GM safety practices no longer under NHTSA oversight; meetings will continue

GM's safety practices are no longer under the oversight of federal regulators, but the automaker said it plans to keep meeting with them at least monthly about potential defects.

Interpol seeks 5 ex-VW managers over emissions fraud, report says

The U.S. has issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers accused of wrongdoing in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a German newspaper reported.


Accuride agrees to acquire German wheel supplier

Automotive wheel and related parts supplier Accuride agreed to acquire German competitor Mefro Wheels in its second acquisition this quarter.

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UPDATED: 6/22/17 12:56 pm ET - adds details
FCA backs new public education campaign on auto recalls

The National Safety Council launched Check To Protect, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check for recalls on their vehicles. The program is backed by Fiat Chrysler under a settlement with NHTSA.

UPDATED: 6/22/17 9:05 pm ET -- corrected
Dodge Grand Caravan output idled to meet U.S. airbag safety rule

Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for U.S. customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan, as the company races to meet a new airbag safety rule.

UPDATED: 6/21/17 2:51 pm ET - adds details
Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.

Volvo eyes even tougher sales target

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the automaker has the potential to exceed its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles annually by 2020. Volvo sold a record 534,332 vehicles last year.

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