Regulatory

China Lifts Import Freeze on Tesla Model 3 EVs

March 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM

China has removed a temporary ban on Tesla Model 3 electric sedans that began last week over a lack of certain Chinese-language labels.

JLR Faces Big Recall in Europe for CO2 Emissions

March 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. appears likely to recalls tens of thousands of its vehicles in Europe because their carbon dioxide emissions are greater than reported.

FCA to Recall Nearly 968,000 Vehicles that Flunked U.S. Emission Tests

March 13, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to recall 967,700 of its gasoline-powered cars and SUV/crossovers in the U.S. and Canada that failed “in-use” emission tests.

Honda Repeats Takata Airbag Recall for 1.1 Million Vehicles

March 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will again recall 1.1 million of its Honda and Acura brand vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.

FCA Recalls Alfa Models to Fix Cruise Control

March 08, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling some 60,000 Alfa Romeo models worldwide to fix adaptive cruise control systems that don’t switch off when the driver taps the brake pedal.

VW Challenges Fine Over Diesel Emissions in India

March 07, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will challenge a $71 million fine in India for selling diesel-powered vehicles that had been rigged to evade emission standards.

UPDATE: U.S. Fleet Fuel Economy at Record High

March 06, 2019 at 4:51 PM

New cars and light trucks in the U.S. climbed to a record-high average of 24.9 mpg in the 2017 model year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump Tells Automakers It’s Us-or-Them on Emissions

March 06, 2019 at 3:41 PM

The Trump administration has told carmakers they must choose between federal and California emission laws after ending talks to find a compromise.

Subaru Recalls 2.3 Million Cars Worldwide

February 28, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Subaru Inc. says it will recall nearly 2.3 million of its Impreza cars and Forester crossover vehicles to replace a switch that can make it impossible to start the engine.

Four Hyundai, Kia Recalls Target 625,700 Vehicles

February 28, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are launching four recalls in the U.S. that involve 625,700 vehicles with wiring failures or engine problems.

BMW Fined for Using Wrong Emission Software

February 25, 2019 at 2:45 PM

BMW AG has agreed to pay an €8.5 million ($9.7 million) fine in Germany for installing the wrong emission control software in 8,000 diesel-powered cars.

Europe Readies Mandatory Safety Systems Rule

February 22, 2019 at 1:24 AM

Europe is weeks from finalizing legislation that would require new cars to be equipped with such safety systems as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and distracted driver detection by 2022.