Regulatory

CR: Freezing Fuel Economy Rules will Hike Fuel Costs

August 07, 2019 at 1:34 PM

The Trump administration’s plan to freeze fuel economy standards after 2020 will cost U.S. consumers more in fuel purchases than it saves them in lower new-car purchase prices, Consumer Reports says.

Senators Urge Carmakers to Back Calif. Fuel Economy Plan

August 06, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Thirty U.S. senators are asking 13 carmakers to throw their support behind a California proposal to raise average fuel economy 28% between 2021 and 2026, The Detroit News reports.

Daimler Offers Subsidies to Retrofit Diesels

August 06, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Daimler AG plans to pay owners of its older diesel models in Germany €3,000 ($3,400) to upgrade the emission control systems on their vehicles.

Nissan to Fix Suspension Flaw in 184,300 Cars

August 02, 2019 at 3:19 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to repair rear suspension parts that could corrode and crack and break loose in 184,300 cars sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Audi Recall Targets Faulty Airbag Sensors

August 02, 2019 at 3:03 AM

Audi AG is calling back 170,100 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to repair a corroded wire that may prevent the passenger-side frontal airbags from deploying when they should.

Euro Noise Regs Quiet Mercedes-AMG Models

July 30, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Tighter noise regulations in Europe have pushed Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG unit to tone down the exhaust nodes of its performance cars.

Carmakers, Colorado Agree on EV Mandate

July 30, 2019 at 2:51 AM

Groups representing all major carmakers have agreed with Colorado on a state plan to adopt California’s zero-emission sales rules four years from now.

Airbag System Defect Prompts VW, Porsche Recall

July 29, 2019 at 2:17 PM

Volkswagen AG is recalling 35,300 VW and Porsche brand vehicles to remedy a defective electronic airbag controller.

DOT Ruling Due “Soon” on GM Autonomy Bid

July 29, 2019 at 12:35 AM

General Motors Co. can expect a regulatory decision “soon” on its request to waive U.S. safety rules that require self-driving vehicles to have a steering wheel and foot pedals.

Ex-Hyundai/Kia Execs Indicted for Recall Delay

July 26, 2019 at 2:56 AM

Prosecutors in Seoul have indicted a trio of former executives at Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate for delaying recalls in South Korea to fix known engine defects.

Carmakers, Calif. Reach Pact on Emission Limits

July 25, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Four carmakers—BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen—have reached a voluntary agreement on emission standards in California, Reuters reports.

Toyota Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions 40% in N.A.

July 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. hopes to lower the carbon footprint of its North America operations by 40% in three years.