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Detroit 3 seek EPA credits for paint, glass

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2015
The latest round of requests from the Detroit 3 for “off-cycle” emissions credits highlight some of the many tools automakers can use to comply with EPA regulations that seek to cut carbon dioxide.

NHTSA sees FCA penalties over recall, safety shortcomings

4:14 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/2/15 5:52 pm ET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is expected to face penalties by NHTSA for violating auto safety laws over its handling of recalls under federal scrutiny.

GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw

10:53 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM's compensation fund for faulty ignition switches covers only 2.59 million vehicles with that specific flaw.

GM directors don't have to face ignition-switch claims

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
General Motors directors don't have to face investors' allegations that lax supervision allowed the company to make cars with faulty ignition systems...

Message to NHTSA: Reform first, funding later

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
In previous congressional hearings on auto safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's shortcomings in major defect cases were...

GM ignition-switch death claims rise to 119

11:32 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
General Motors’ defective ignition switches are now linked to 119 deaths, two more than a week ago, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg...

FCA recalls small number of SUVs over suspension complaint

6:28 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a small number of new SUVs that may have been equipped with improperly heat-treated suspension components.

EDITORIAL

Fixing NHTSA's flaws is not NHTSA's job alone

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has systemic flaws that undermine its ability to police auto safety.

Honda restates earnings after airbag recall costs increase

6:29 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Honda restated its financial results for the fiscal year ended in March, to account for additional costs to cover an expanded recall of cars equipped...

Ford F-150 pickups draw NHTSA scrutiny

1:31 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Some Ford F-150 pickups from the 2011-12 model years are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a possible...

Takata president makes public apology for airbag deaths

6:17 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Takata President Shigehisa Takada made a public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company's airbags dating back...

FCA to recall 164,000 Jeep Cherokees

1:46 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is launching a voluntary recall of about 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs globally to install shields that protect the power...

Subaru recalls 72,000 vehicles in U.S. for possible brake failure

8:56 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Subaru is recalling 72,000 newer-model vehicles in the U.S.

Ford issues 16th recall on Escape since latest redesign

9:46 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Ford has issued the 16th recall on the Escape crossover since its redesign three years ago.

Senator calls for compensation fund for Takata airbag injury victims

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
An influential U.S.

NHTSA, blasted in audit, vows to reform early-warning system

1:27 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will tighten its early-warning reporting requirements by next June as part of sweeping...

EDITORIAL

Is IIHS raising safety standards too quickly?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The decision by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to expand crash testing to more variants of pickups next year and beyond opens a broad...

U.S. audit finds NHTSA hobbled by systemic, staff shortcomings

7:30 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
NHTSA is beset with longstanding, systemic operating problems that have undermined the agency's ability to adequately police auto safety for years,...

Honda confirms 8th fatality from exploded Takata airbag

6:34 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Honda confirmed an eighth fatal victim of a ruptured Takata airbag inflator after completing the investigation of a September crash in Los Angeles.

Tougher environmental rules proposed for heavy-duty pickups, vans

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption by heavy-duty pickups and vans would be reduced by 16 percent from the 2021 to 2027 model years under...

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