U.S. Opens Another Probe into Kia, Hyundai Engine Fires

April 01, 2019 at 3:11 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched another investigation into a variety of engine problems that represent a fire risk in 3 million Hyundai and affiliate Kia vehicles.

VW Recall Targets Faulty Rear Suspension Springs

April 01, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Volkswagen AG is recalling 56,200 vehicles in the U.S. with rear axle suspension springs that could fracture and damage a tire.

Honda Confirms Another Death from Takata Airbag Blast

April 01, 2019 at 12:41 AM

Honda Motor Co. confirms a 16th fatality in the U.S. caused by a Takata Corp. airbag inflator exploding in a crash, Reuters reports.

Stuttgart Will Ban Most Diesels on April 1

March 28, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Stuttgart, Germany, will begin banning older-generation diesel vehicles—including those owned by its own residents—on April 1.

Europe to Mandate Advanced Safety Features for 2022 Cars

March 26, 2019 at 1:25 PM

The European Commission says it intends to require such safety features as driver monitors, “intelligent” speed controls and automatic emergency braking, starting with 2022 models.

EC Closes CO2 Loophole in New WLTP Emission Test

March 26, 2019 at 11:51 AM

The European Commission has tightened emission testing protocols after determining that carmakers were gaming the process to make it easier to meet future carbon dioxide goals.

China’s Carmakers Call for Connectivity Standards

March 25, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Several of China’s largest carmakers are calling for the country to set unified rules for the “internet of vehicles” that will enable cars to communicate with each other and their environment.

States Launch Probe into Hyundai-Kia Engine Fires

March 18, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Several states are investigating whether Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate broke state consumer protection laws in their handling of engine flaws that could cause fires, Reuters reports.

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

SEC Sues VW, Winterkorn Over Diesel Emissions

March 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Volkswagen AG and former CEO Martin Winterkorn have been charged by the SEC with “massive fraud” for selling securities at the same time their diesels were violating U.S. pollution laws.

FCA Recall Targets Minivan Steering Defect

March 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 47,800 of its Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the U.S. to fix steering components that could fail.

VW Could Face SEC Sanctions Over Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Volkswagen AG says it may be sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its diesel emission cheating, which was revealed in September 2015.