Regulatory

Europe Readies Mandatory Safety Systems Rule

February 22, 2019 at 1:24 AM

Europe is weeks from finalizing legislation that would require new cars to be equipped with such safety systems as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and distracted driver detection by 2022.

White House Signals Legal Fight with California on Emissions

February 22, 2019 at 12:26 AM

The Trump administration confirms it has officially ended negotiations with the California Air Resources Board about coordinating emission standards, setting up a legal battle over future regulations.

Ford Probes Possible Emission, Fuel Economy Test Errors

February 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. tells Reuters it is investigating possible errors in the way it calculates emission and fuel economy figures for its U.S. vehicles.

Nissan Recalls Murano Crossovers for Brake Flaw

February 21, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 92,200 of its Murano crossover vehicles in the US. and Canada to fix a sticky antilock braking system valve.

Talks Stall Between U.S., Calif. on Fuel Economy

February 19, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Efforts to reconcile future U.S. and California rules about vehicle emissions have collapsed with no agreement, sources tell Bloomberg News.

EU Sets CO2 Emission Limits for Big Trucks

February 19, 2019 at 2:11 AM

The European Union has set proposed goals for lowering carbon dioxide emissions from heavy-duty commercial trucks 30% by 2030 compared to this year’s levels, Bloomberg News reports.

Nissan Recall Targets Altima Door Latch Flaw, Again

February 18, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has begun a second recall of 341,000 cars in the U.S. with rear doors that may unlatch and open when their windows are lowered.

Honda Recalls 437,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Failures

February 15, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans to call back about 437,000 of its sedans and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix fuel pumps that could fail during hot-weather operation.

Ford Recalls 1.5 Million F-150 Trucks with Shifter Flaw

February 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.5 million of its F-150 fullsize pickup trucks in North America to fix a problem that could make the transmission to abruptly downshift into first gear even when traveling at high speed.

EU, Japan Back Automatic Emergency Braking Rule

February 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM

The European Union and Japan support a United Nations plan that would equip all new passenger and light commercial vehicles with automatic emergency braking systems, beginning in 2020.

Carmakers Recall Another 1.7 Million Takata Airbag Inflators

February 08, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Seven overseas carmakers are collectively recalling 1.7 million vehicles to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash, the Associated Press reports.

U.K. May Allow Driverless Vehicle Testing This Year

February 06, 2019 at 11:29 AM

The U.K. is developing guidelines that later this year could allow fully autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads without a backup driver.