Regulatory

VW Posted False Data on Emissions, Fuel Economy in Japan

December 05, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Volkswagen AG reports that an internal audit turned up dozens of cases in which the company submitted false reports on fuel economy and emissions to authorities in Japan.

Toyota Drops Funding for Germany Anti-Diesel Group

December 05, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has dropped financial support for a German anti-diesel group in response to complaints that it sponsorship helped to promote sales of its own gasoline hybrid cars in Europe.

Report: Carmakers Face New Diesel Recalls in Europe

December 03, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Renault and Suzuki may soon be recalling diesels because of emission concerns in at least three European countries, Bild am Sonntag says.

Volvo Recall Targets Crash Notification Feature

December 03, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is recalling 17,500 late-model cars and crossovers in the U.S. to fix the system that gives emergency responders the vehicle’s location after a crash.

China Tracks Real-Time Whereabouts of EVs

November 29, 2018 at 1:34 AM

The Chinese government is monitoring the movement of all electric cars in the country through the cooperation of the vehicle manufacturers, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. Judge Orders New Talks to Resolve FCA Diesel Settlement

November 29, 2018 at 12:09 AM

A federal court in San Francisco has ordered a new round of talks to resolve charges that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV used illegal emission control software in 104,000 diesels sold in the U.S.

Honda Recalls Odyssey Minivans to Fix Faulty Door Latch

November 21, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Honda Motor Co. is calling back 107,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because their power sliding doors could open while the vehicle is moving.

U.S. Investigates Hyundai-Kia Engine Recall

November 21, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Federal prosecutors in New York City are probing whether two U.S. engine recalls by Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate in 2015 and 2017 were conducted quickly enough, Reuters says.

Regulatory Fumble Hurts Bentley Production, Sales

November 20, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury car unit nearly halted operations after failing to certify its cars to meet the European emission standards that took effect on Sept. 1.

S. Korea Ponders Another Digit for License Plates

November 19, 2018 at 6:02 PM

South Korea will decide by year-end whether to add a seventh digit to its six-digit vehicle license plates, the Korea Herald says.

Jeep Drivers Complain of “Death Wobble” Steering Flaw

November 19, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Hundreds of Jeep Wrangler drivers in the U.S. have reported that the steering systems in their SUVs can begin to shake violently after hitting a modest bump at highway speeds.

Colorado Adopts California Air Quality Standards

November 19, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Colorado has become the 13th state to embrace California’s air quality standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles.