Regulatory

U.S. Closes Probe Into Ford Police Vehicle Brake Failures

November 07, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The U.S. has closed an investigation into reports of abrupt brake failures in Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.

U.S. Opens Probe on GM Windshield Wiper Failures

November 06, 2018 at 1:03 PM

The U.S. is investigating whether General Motors Co. should recall 1.7 million SUVs because their windshield wiper systems may fail.

SEC Subpoenas Tesla’s Production Records

November 05, 2018 at 12:43 AM

Tesla Inc. confirms that its production statistics for the Model 3 electric sedan have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

London to Test ULEV Street Restrictions Next Year

November 01, 2018 at 9:43 AM

London plans to launch a pilot program in April that will limit access to a section of Moor Lane in the center of the city’s financial district to ultra-low-emission vehicles (ULEVs).

UPDATE: Indian Court Orders Older Cars Off the Road in Delhi

October 30, 2018 at 12:49 PM

India’s supreme court has ruled that about 3.7 million older gasoline and diesel vehicles in the metropolitan Delhi area must be taken off the road, effective immediately.

GM Backs Gradual Hike in Fuel Economy Rules

October 29, 2018 at 3:05 PM

General Motors Co. claims the sharp increases in fuel economy currently required by federal rules are neither feasible nor practical, but the company does favor a gradual improvement.

Mazda Widens Recall for Takata Airbag Inflators

October 29, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling another 155,800 vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone Takata Corp. airbag inflators.

U.S. Opens Probe of Daimler’s Recall Process

October 29, 2018 at 12:09 AM

U.S. safety officials are investigating several cases in which Daimler AG was too slow and uninformative in launching safety recalls for its Mercedes-Benz cars, Bloomberg News reports.

GM to Propose Nationwide EV Initiative

October 26, 2018 at 1:12 AM

General Motors Co. is expected to propose today that the U.S. order carmakers to sell increasing numbers of EVs each year, beginning in 2021.

Ford Recalls 1.5 Million Focus Cars to Fix Fuel System Flaw

October 25, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 1.5 million small cars in North America to fix a fuel system flaw that could cause the fuel tank to collapse.

Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets 5-Star Safety Rating in Europe

October 24, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s fuel cell-powered Nexo crossover vehicle earned a top five-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program.

BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Diesels Worldwide

October 23, 2018 at 3:08 AM

BMW AG is recalling 1.6 million of its diesel-powered vehicles worldwide to fix an engine problem that could melt the intake manifold and cause a fire.