Regulatory

NHTSA May Order GM to Broaden Power Steering Recall

May 15, 2019 at 1:13 AM

The U.S. is investigating whether General Motors Co. should broaden a previous recall to fix power steering failures in its compact pickup trucks.

Renault May Face Diesel Cheating Lawsuit

May 13, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Renault SA has moved closer to possible charges that it rigged some of its diesel vehicles to evade European emission standards, according to Le Monde.

FCA Faces Penalties of €1.8 Billion for Excess CO2 Emissions

May 13, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV expects to spend at least €1.8 billion ($2 billion) on regulatory credits and fines in Europe and the U.S. through 2021 because its new-car fleets won’t meet government limits for carbon dioxide emissions.

Mitsubishi Calls for Return of U.K. Plug-in Hybrid Incentives

May 09, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says the U.K. should reinstate incentives for plug-in hybrid incentives that the government discontinued last November.

Porsche Pays €535 Million Fine in Diesel Cheating Scandal

May 07, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has been fined €535 million ($599 million) by German prosecutors in Stuttgart for selling diesel-powered vehicles that didn’t meet emission standards.

GM to Fix Engine Block Heaters in 324,200 Pickups

May 03, 2019 at 2:55 PM

General Motors Co. plans to recall 324,200 of its large pickup trucks in the U.S. with engine-block heater connectors that could catch fire.

China Probes Emission Collusion by German Carmakers

May 03, 2019 at 12:33 AM

China’s competition authority has asked BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group for data related to European Commission claims that they conspired to delay emission control technology.

Cummins to Review Tests for Diesels Sold to FCA

May 01, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Diesel maker Cummins Inc. says it has agreed to review its emission test procedures for engines supplied for heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks made in the U.S. by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Honda Recall Targets Engine Flaw in 93,900 Vehicles

April 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 93,900 cars, SUV/crossovers, minivans and pickup trucks in the U.S. to replace engine timing belts that could shred.

Japan Adds EV Emissions to Fuel Economy Goals

April 24, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Japan plans new emission standards this summer that recognize electric cars don’t directly emit pollutants, but the power plants that charge their batteries do.

U.S. Steps Up Probe of 12.3 Million Faulty Airbag Controllers

April 23, 2019 at 1:25 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded a year-old investigation into an electrical flaw in 12.3 million TRW Automotive airbag controllers linked to eight fatalities.

New York City to Charge Congestion Fees

April 22, 2019 at 12:31 PM

New York City has agreed to institute a “congestion pricing” system that would charge vehicles a usage fee to enter certain sections of the city.