Regulation And Safety

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.

UPDATED: 9/11/17 2:50 pm ET - adds suit filed
States sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

New York, California and three other states sued the US government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers building new vehicles not meeting fuel-economy standards.

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VWs awaiting diesel fix stolen from Mich. stadium

Dozens of Volkswagen vehicles repurchased from customers for violating diesel emissions standards have been caught up in a second scandal. They were stolen from their purgatory outside the abandoned Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit and in some cases fraudulently resold.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Diesel: Whose fault is it?

The diesel disaster, made public two years ago today, has done more to move electric cars front and center than anything I can imagine

Feds in sync with industry on autonomous cars

Safety groups complain that pending legislation and policy guidance give the industry too much leeway, but some experts say the government approach may drive improvements faster than regulators can.

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