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Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler, Rosekind says

1:11 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/31/15 2:27 pm ET - adds details
The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said today.

Senate passes bill raising automaker fines to $105M

4:29 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
The U.S. Senate passed legislation that will triple the maximum fines automakers pay for violations of motor-vehicle safety laws yet bypassed other measures sought by consumer groups.

GM recalls 82,620 Cadillac ATS sedans over sunroof issue

4:49 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
General Motors is recalling 82,620 Cadillac ATS sedans and issuing a stop sale on the vehicle for issues with the power sunroof.

New test shows disparities in Ford F-150 crash protection

6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
After a follow-up test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Ford "shortchanges" some buyers of its redesigned 2015 F-150 pickups by...

GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs' lawyer

6:28 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
General Motors may face a renewed media campaign over what a key opponent called its “false narrative” about recalls of cars with...

Mini issues recall for side impact protection

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
Mini is recalling 30,456 Cooper and Cooper S cars in the U.S. to address poor side impact protection.

Jeep fuel-tank fire death verdict slashed to $40 million

4:46 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
A judge in Georgia has reduced a $150 million award to $40 million for the family of a young boy killed when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he...

Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty

4:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay a $70 million fine, accept three years of close oversight by an independent monitor and buy back thousands of...

FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's consent agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grants sweeping powers to an independent...

GM fund approves 3 more serious-injury claims

10:43 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Three more serious injuries have been linked to General Motors defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

EDITORIAL

Car hacking is real, and auto industry must respond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
When two hackers took command of a Jeep Cherokee while journalist Andy Greenberg was driving it on public roads, an exploit revealed last week in a...

VINCE BOND JR.

A proving ground for collaboration

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Could the smartphone -- the source of so many deadly driving distractions -- prove to be an auto safety device? That question has been in my head...

Fiat Chrysler hit with record $105 million U.S. penalty over recalls

4:30 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2015
Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay a $70 million fine, accept three years of additional oversight by an independent monitor and buy back thousands of...

FCA's anti-hacking recall marks industry milestone

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's recall of about 1.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles to install anti-hacking software

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles to close a software loophole that allowed hackers to remotely take control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

FTC probes GM over possible CPO sales without recall fixes

6:03 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating GM because some of its dealerships advertised certified used vehicles that hadn't received...

Nissan halts sales of some redesigned Maximas

6:27 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2015
Nissan halted some U.S. deliveries of the redesigned 2016 Maxima due to an unidentified quality problem.

FCA recalls 144,416 Dodge Journeys to secure engine cover

3:53 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling an estimated 144,416 Dodge Journey models in the U.S. to better secure their engine covers.

U.S. Senate weighs highway bill with modest safety reforms

1:15 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2015
A six-year highway funding bill considered by the Senate would provide a path for safety regulators to impose bigger fines on automakers and take...

FCA consent order would be ‘a strong outcome,’ NHTSA chief says

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind says the agency is talking with Fiat Chrysler about a settlement to a dispute over the automaker’s handling of...

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