Regulatory

Mercedes May Join Calif. Fuel Economy Coalition

August 20, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Daimler AG is preparing to join three other major carmakers in backing a California scheme to boost fuel economy in spite of Trump administration plans to the contrary.

Audi E-tron First EV to Earn Top IIHS Safety Rating

August 15, 2019 at 1:51 AM

Audi AG’s e-tron crossover vehicle has become the first electric car to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety rating.

Ford Recalls Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for Seatbelt Flaw

August 14, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 108,400 of its 2015 model Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans in North America to fix seatbelts that could fail in a crash.

Ford Extends Warranty on Dual-Clutch Gearboxes

August 14, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Ford Motor Co. is extending its warranty on 560,000 dual-clutch transmissions after highly publicized complaints that the gearbox may hesitate or suddenly shift out of gear.

Renault’s Dacia Unit Faces Steep Emission Costs

August 13, 2019 at 1:03 AM

The costs of meeting the European Union’s tightening emission rules may soon dry up profits for Renault SA’s popular Dacia low-price brand.

NHTSA’s Acting Chief to Step Down by September

August 12, 2019 at 5:15 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation confirms that Heidi King, acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will resign at the end of this month.

Conti Cuts Lead in Electronic Components

August 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Continental AG is reducing the lead in some electronic components used in vehicles sold in the European Union to meet the region’s end-of-life recycling regulations.

FCA Offers a Fix for Jeep Shimmy Issue

August 12, 2019 at 12:40 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says a revised steering damper should solve complaints about Jeep SUVs developing a persistent shimmy at highway speeds.

First-Round Payouts to Takata Victims Due

August 09, 2019 at 5:13 PM

A fund set up to compensate people injured by exploding Takata Inc. airbag inflators is ready to award $10 million in first-round payments.

Report: Daimler May Face €1 Billion Diesel Fine

August 09, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Daimler AG could face fines between €800 million and €1 billion ($897 million-$1.1 billion) by year-end for a variety of violations of European Union diesel emission rules, Der Spiegel reports.

NHTSA’s Acting Chief to Leave?

August 09, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Heidi King, who has served as acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more than a year, reportedly is quitting.

Recall in China Targets Honda Turbo Flaw

August 08, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Regulators in China say Honda Motor Co. will recall 222,700 Accord sedans in the country to fix a turbocharger problem that can suddenly reduce engine power.