An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag.
A U.S. judge approved $125 million for lawyers who sued VW on behalf of owners of 88,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. Lawyers got another $175 million in a previous related case.
Ford wants to avoid a U.S. recall of about 2.5 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week.
A federal judge in California allowed some claims to proceed by bondholders who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal.
Lawyers for people injured by Takata's defective airbags told a judge there was "no basis" for an "unjust" request by the company's U.S. unit to halt hundreds of consumer lawsuits.
The United States outlined a tough negotiating strategy for revising the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and for the first time in a U.S. trade deal said it would seek to deter currency manipulation by trading partners.
Mazda is recalling 19,000 cars in South Africa due to airbag safety concerns as the Japanese carmaker extends a global recall.
American Honda will voluntarily recall 2.1 million Accord models worldwide made between 2013 and 2016, after five reports that the vehicle's battery sensors caused engine fires.
Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.33 million vehicles worldwide in two separate campaigns for potential fire risks and inadvertent airbag deployments.
The German government summoned Daimler executives to Berlin to explain the carmaker’s role in possible diesel-emissions cheating after two engines drew increased scrutiny from prosecutors.
Daimler has been accused of selling over a million cars with excessive emissions in Europe and the U.S., a German newspaper reported, citing a search warrant issued by a Stuttgart court.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the agency must ensure VW's diesel emissions cheating scandal is not repeated, and will treat improper behavior by automakers "very aggressively."
NHTSA said new testing is prompting Takata to declare 2.7 million airbag inflators defective in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles built from 2012 to 2015.
Ford said it is recalling about 6,000 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gasoline vehicles that have improperly welded torque converter studs.
House Republicans expect to introduce bills later this week that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars and take other steps to remove obstacles to putting such vehicles on the road, a spokeswoman said.
The CFPB banned banks and other financial services companies from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts to prevent consumers pursuing claims of wrongdoing from joining class-action lawsuits. The rule could have a wide-ranging impact on automaker's captive finance units and other auto lenders.
Honda confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata airbag. The incident occurred in Florida when an individual was working on repairs for a 2001 Honda Accord.