Regulation and Safety
 
SIGNAL STRENGTH

Regulators, automakers, entrepreneurs push to break through the V2V roadblock

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, which allows vehicles to signal their locations to one another and possibly avert collisions, is starting to look like the auto industry's version of a Catch-22.

Feds find GM acted criminally in ignition switch defect, NYT says

8:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/23/15 8:46 am ET - adds detail
The Justice Department has determined that GM's failure to recall millions of defective ignition switches for years involved criminal wrongdoing and could file criminal charges against some of the company's former employees, The New York Times...

Recall completion rates declining, Autotrader surveys show

10:41 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Following what's shaping up to be the largest industrywide recall in U.S.

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk

12:05 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Porsche today launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to $937,000, saying a carbon...

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled...

GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Can Takata survive historic U.S. airbag recall?

6:53 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Automakers have largely stood behind airbag component maker Takata, taking the hit to their own reputations from a series of recalls related to the...

Consumers overwhelm NHTSA website

7:29 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of car owners who were urged to check a government website and see if their airbags are safe have overwhelmed the site and U.S.

U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit added to Takata criminal case

10:50 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
US prosecutors in Detroit have joined the federal probe into Takata's defective airbag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

Takata says 265 airbag inflators ruptured during testing

1:49 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Embattled airbag supplier Takata told U.S. regulators that 265 of its airbag inflators ruptured in the company's testing since September.

Takata recall poses dilemma for U.S. backing untested fix

6:48 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Takata's latest recall leaves U.S.

Takata changed design of its airbags in 2008, report says

6:32 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2015
Troubled airbag supplier Takata began changing the safety devices in 2008 to reduce the risk that humidity would cause them to deploy abnormally,...

Takata acknowledges defect in airbags

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
After months of pressure from U.S. regulators, Takata Corp.

FCA ordered to explain handling of 20 recalls at July hearing

12:45 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will be hauled before a public hearing to investigate the handling of 20 recalls, escalating tensions between U.S.

GM faulty-ignition death claims hit 104

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
The death toll from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has inched past 100, the office administering GM’s compensation fund said.

130,000 Nissan Versas under investigation for potential coil spring flaw

10:33 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
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EDITORIAL

A callous response to the airbag crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
We're pleased to see that many auto-parts recyclers are cooperating with Honda's efforts to recover potentially deadly Takata airbags from America's...

Takata, Japan automakers stuck in uneasy reliance

7:46 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2015
Airbag supplier Takata and Japanese carmakers including Honda are locked in the commercial equivalent of a bad marriage -- not entirely happy in each...

Honda exec says latest airbag recall may impact Japan sales

7:04 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Honda could see an impact on sales in Japan from its plans to recall some 5 million cars to replace potentially fatal airbags made by troubled...

Takata asking to pay for recalls through installments, report says

7:49 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Takata asked automakers to allow it to pay for costs related to its recalled airbags by installment and is meeting with its bankers almost every day...

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