Regulatory

U.S. Indicts 4 Audi Execs in Diesel Cheating Probe

January 18, 2019 at 12:04 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has charged four midlevel Audi AG executives in Germany with doctoring the company’s 3.0-liter diesels to evade emission tests.

Ford Recall Targets Flaw in SUV’s Self-Steering Feature

January 17, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,600 of its 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUVs because their self-steering system may not work.

Hyundai, Kia Calls Back 168,000 Vehicles for Engine Fires

January 16, 2019 at 8:15 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are recalling 168,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a high-pressure fuel line that could leak and cause a fire.

Korea Fines Toyota for Deceptive Safety Advertising

January 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Toyota Motor Corp. $729,000 for misrepresenting the safety of its RAV4 crossover vehicles.

VW: Higher Material Costs Will Hike New-Car Prices

January 14, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Volkswagen AG says the cost of materials needed to meet European carbon dioxide emission standards will drive up its new-car prices over the next several years.

FCA Launches Its Final Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

January 11, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 1.6 million vehicles—1.4 million of them in the U.S.—to replace passenger-side front airbag inflators that may explode when triggered by a crash.

Wheeler Nominated to Head EPA

January 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM

President Donald Trump has nominated Andrew Wheeler, who has been serving as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, as its permanent administrator.

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.