Regulatory

Toyota Expands Airbag Inflator Recall to 1.7 Million Units

January 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s latest recall to replace explosion-prone Takata Corp. airbag inflators involves 1.7 million vehicles worldwide, 75% of them in the U.S.

FCA Will Pay $800 Million to Settle Diesel Cheating Claims

January 10, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay $800 million to resolve federal and California civil claims that its diesels used illegal software to evade emission tests.

Toyota Recalls Another 169,500 Takata Airbag Inflators

January 07, 2019 at 2:37 PM

Next week Toyota Motor Corp. will begin calling back 169,500 cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. to replace airbag inflators whose propellant may explode in a crash.

Ford to Replace Another 953,000 Takata Airbag Inflators

January 04, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Ford Motor Co. is preparing to replace another 953,000 Takata Corp. airbag inflators in the U.S. and Canada that could explode when triggered by a crash.

Volvo Trucks Braces for $778 Million Hit on Emission Fix

January 04, 2019 at 12:09 AM

AB Volvo is setting aside 7 billion kronor ($778 million) to cover the potential costs of fixing a flaw that allows some of its trucks to emit too much nitrogen oxides.

Car Recalls in China Drop to 12 Million Units

January 03, 2019 at 1:54 AM

Chinese carmakers recalled about 12 million vehicles last year, down from 20 million in 2017 and 11 million in 2016.

Italy Plans Taxes on Gas Guzzlers, Subsidies for “Green” Cars

December 31, 2018 at 12:23 AM

Italy’s parliament has approved  incentives on fuel-efficient vehicles and higher taxes for new cars with poor fuel economy and high carbon dioxide emissions.

Germany Okays Diesel Retrofits to Avoid Bans

December 28, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Germany’s transport ministry has cleared the way for owners of older diesels to retrofit their cars and avoid city bans on such vehicles.

VW Spending to Fix Diesel Cheating Tops €27 Billion

December 24, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Volkswagen Group has spent more than €27 billion ($30.8 billion) in the past four years to remedy 11 million diesels it had rigged worldwide to evade emission standards worldwide.

VW Says Some Diesels May Still Have Cheater Software

December 24, 2018 at 2:35 AM

Volkswagen AG has advised Germany’s transport authority (KBA) that half a million diesels it recalled because they were rigged to cheat on emission tests may still do so after repairs.

Ford Recalls 874,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks

December 21, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 874,000 of its F-150 pickup trucks to fix a faulty engine block heater cable connection.

Daimler Confirms Recall to Replace Illegal A/C Fluid

December 20, 2018 at 1:56 AM

Daimler AG has agreed with European regulators that it must recall 127,800 of its 2013 model cars to replace their outlawed air-conditioning system refrigerant.