Regulation and Safety
 

Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models

11:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 4:39 pm ET - adds detail
Ford told its dealers in the United States to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the...... Read More »

Honda to modify 12,000 redesigned Fits sold in U.S. to enhance crashworthiness

10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 3:05 pm ET - adds analyst comment
Honda plans to modify 12,000 redesigned 2015 Fit models in customer hands in the United States following a mid-model-year engineering change that improved the subcompact's...... Read More »
THE GM RECALL

GM expands website for owners of recalled vehicles

12:18 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2014
General Motors' website for owners of its vehicles recalled for faulty ignition switches has been expanded to include all 20 models involved, the...... Read More »

U.S. details plans for car-to-car safety communications

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
After more than a decade of research into car-to-car communications, federal auto safety regulators took a step forward today by unveiling their plan...... Read More »

No key ring tags, GM tells dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
In its recall-induced quest to strip customers' key chains of any dangling tchotchkes, GM has raised the alarm about promotional key tags.... Read More »

Crash rule threatens Aston Martin, dealer says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Aston Martin's U.S. stores could be put out of business when a new federal safety rule lands next month, a top dealer said in a petition.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

U.S. judge appoints lead counsel for GM ignition-switch cases

7:06 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
A federal judge has appointed two lawyers who led cases against Toyota, and a plaintiffs' attorney from Texas, to lead litigation against General...... Read More »

Ford recalls 2013 Escape for 11th time, this time for wiring problem

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
Ford has issued its 11th recall on the 2013 Escape crossover, this time because a wiring problem could cause the engine to hesitate or stall.... Read More »

46,515 Land Rover SUVs in U.S., Canada recalled for airbag issue

8:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 40,551 Land Rover SUVs in the United States because the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a part...... Read More »

U.S. appoints former federal prosecutor to be Toyota safety monitor

6:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014
Former federal prosecutor David Kelley has been appointed as the government monitor who will supervise Toyota's safety after the company's...... Read More »

Attorneys for GM customers compete to lead ignition-switch legal battle

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Lawyers for GM customers are jostling to lead lawsuits over faulty ignition switches.... Read More »

Hyundai hit with $17M fine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Federal regulators last week slapped Hyundai with a $17.... Read More »

Lenders wary of feds' scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
The U.S.... Read More »

VW recalls 189,000 Tiguan SUVs in N. America for potential stalling

9:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2014
Volkswagen is recalling 189,490 Tiguan small SUVs in North America for potential stalling issues.... Read More »

Victims' claims for GM compensation pour in

11:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
More than half of the 113 applications submitted in the first week of General Motors' compensation program for victims of its faulty ignition switch...... Read More »

GM issues 5 more recalls covering 269,000 vehicles

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
General Motors issued five recalls covering about 269,000 U.S.... Read More »

Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
A group of well-known hackers and security professionals are trying to build better ties with the auto industry and to enlist their help in improving...... Read More »

Ford recalls about 3,000 vehicles in North America

11:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
Ford is recalling about 3,000 cargo vans and luxury SUVs in North America in three separate moves to address potential brake hose, sliding door and...... Read More »

VW expands Chrysler-built minivan recall over ignition switches

9:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
Volkswagen is more than doubling a three-year-old recall of its Chrysler-built Routan minivans that have ignition switches that can be knocked into...... Read More »

Hyundai fined $17.35 million by U.S. for delayed reporting of brake defect

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
Hyundai will pay a $17.35 million fine for failing to report a brake defect on Genesis models, and carry out a recall, in a timely manner to U.S.... Read More »

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