Regulatory

Senate Bill Would Mandate Rear-Seat Reminder Tech

May 24, 2019 at 11:34 AM

The U.S. Senate has introduced legislation that would require new vehicles to include a rear occupant alert system to help prevent children from being left behind in a vehicle.

Honda Recall Targets Damaged Airbag Wiring in CR-V Crossovers

May 23, 2019 at 12:24 AM

Honda Motor Co. is preparing to replace damaged wiring in the steering wheels of 2019 model CR-V small SUV/crossovers that could trigger an airbag misfire.

FCA Recalls 693,300 Minivans, Trucks in Two Recalls

May 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching two recalls in North America to fix engine stalling, power steering failures and tailgate latches that could break.

FCC Delays Review on Spectrum for V2V Communications

May 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

U.S. regulators are delaying a review of unused broadcast spectrum set aside to enable vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.

Calif. Ponders Emission Rules to Offset Weaker U.S. Limits

May 16, 2019 at 5:17 PM

California regulators say they may impose more demanding emission limits on cars—and even a ban on internal combustion engines—to offset the greater pollution from vehicles that meet the relaxed standards planned by the Trump administration.

Ford Expands Recall for Gear Shift Flaw

May 15, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Ford Motor Co. is preparing to recall an additional 272,500 Fusion midsize sedans and Ranger compact pickup trucks in North America to fix flaws that could interfere with transmission gear selection.

NHTSA May Order GM to Broaden Power Steering Recall

May 15, 2019 at 1:13 AM

The U.S. is investigating whether General Motors Co. should broaden a previous recall to fix power steering failures in its compact pickup trucks.

Renault May Face Diesel Cheating Lawsuit

May 13, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Renault SA has moved closer to possible charges that it rigged some of its diesel vehicles to evade European emission standards, according to Le Monde.

FCA Faces Penalties of €1.8 Billion for Excess CO2 Emissions

May 13, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV expects to spend at least €1.8 billion ($2 billion) on regulatory credits and fines in Europe and the U.S. through 2021 because its new-car fleets won’t meet government limits for carbon dioxide emissions.

Mitsubishi Calls for Return of U.K. Plug-in Hybrid Incentives

May 09, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says the U.K. should reinstate incentives for plug-in hybrid incentives that the government discontinued last November.

Porsche Pays €535 Million Fine in Diesel Cheating Scandal

May 07, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has been fined €535 million ($599 million) by German prosecutors in Stuttgart for selling diesel-powered vehicles that didn’t meet emission standards.

GM to Fix Engine Block Heaters in 324,200 Pickups

May 03, 2019 at 2:55 PM

General Motors Co. plans to recall 324,200 of its large pickup trucks in the U.S. with engine-block heater connectors that could catch fire.