Regulatory

California to Allow Testing of Self-Driving Delivery Trucks

April 22, 2019 at 11:42 AM

The California Dept. of Motor Vehicles this month proposed a rule that would allow self-driving light-duty delivery trucks to be tested on public roads.

Ford Leans on Hybrids to Meet EU Emission Rules

April 22, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will rely on plug-in hybrids, not all-electric cars, to meet the European Union’s tougher carbon dioxide emission rules for 2020-2021.

China Recall Targets Airbag Inflators in 360,000 BMWs

April 22, 2019 at 12:40 AM

MW AG is recalling 360,000 vehicles in China to replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode, the Xinhua News Agency reports.

Japan Officials Raid Suzuki HQ in Quality Probe

April 19, 2019 at 4:24 PM

A dozen officials from Japan’s transport ministry swept through Suzuki Motor Corp. headquarters earlier today as they investigate falsified quality inspection reports.

BMW Expands Recall for Engine Fires

April 19, 2019 at 1:49 PM

BMW AG is recalling an additional 184,500 cars in the U.S. to fix an electrical problem that could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

FCA to Recall 323,000 Cars for Rollaway Flaw

April 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing to recall 323,000 Dodge Dart small cars worldwide that could roll away after being parked.

Mazda Recall Targets Faulty Wipers

April 16, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 187,800 of its sporty Mazda3 small sedans in the U.S. to replace a defective relay that could block operation of the windshield wipers.

Report: Mercedes SUVs Targeted in Diesel Emission Probe

April 15, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Germany’s motor vehicle authority is investigating whether Daimler AG used illegal software in some of its SUVs to rig European emission tests, according to Bild am Sonntag.

U.S. Probes Unexpected Braking in Nissan Rogue SUVs

April 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM

U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into owner reports that their Nissan Rogue SUVs spontaneously hit the brakes.

EPA to Unveil Revised Plan to Freeze CO2 Limits

April 12, 2019 at 1:30 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the plan it issues this summer to freeze carbon dioxide emission limits is being modified in hopes of placating protesters.

Ford Recalls F-Series Engine Block Heaters, Again

April 10, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 327,000 of its F-Series pickup trucks in North America to check engine block heater cables that may have been damaged in a previous recall.

FCA Agrees to Settle Investor Lawsuit over Diesels, Recalls

April 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay certain shareholders $110 million to settle claims that the company misled them about recall costs and its problems with diesel emissions.