Regulation and Safety
 

NHTSA would get stop-sale power under U.S. bill

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be able to order automakers to cease the sale of vehicles with dangerous safety defects under the Obama administration's multiyear surface...... Read More »

GM shield in doubt as judge mulls ending bar on ignition suits

6:19 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/27/2015 3:25 pm ET -- corrected
A bankruptcy judge told GM six years ago it didn't have to worry about lawsuits over cars made before its $49.5 billion government bailout. Last month, the same judge said he wasn't so sure anymore.... Read More »

Takata sued in Canada over airbag-related vehicle recalls

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Takata, the Japanese supplier whose airbags have been linked to six fatalities globally, has been sued in Canada in three separate cases, it said in...... Read More »

Georgia trial renews demand by safety advocates for recall of older Jeeps

3:34 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The Georgia trial over the death of 4-year old Remington Walden in 2012 is renewing demand by safety advocates for a massive recall of older Jeeps.... Read More »

Feds broaden crackdown on dealership fraud

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission is broadening its enforcement of car dealerships to crack down on deception and fraud in operations that go beyond...... Read More »

Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said.... Read More »

Ford recalls 220,000 vehicles in N.A. for 3 issues

9:25 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in North America for potential issues with door handles, vacuum pump relays and sensors.... Read More »

Malibus are recalled for faulty sunroof controls

1:51 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
General Motors is recalling 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the US for sunroof control issues.... Read More »

FCA trial over child's fiery death expected to renew recall push

7:50 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
A trial set to begin today in a south Georgia town is renewing demand for a massive recall of older Jeep models whose fuel tanks lawyers argue are...... Read More »

Honda recalls 104,000 vehicles for inflators

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda Motor Co. last week added more than 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. to existing recalls for flawed airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.... Read More »

Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall

5:34 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
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Wagoner, Akerson depositions being sought by plaintiffs' lawyer

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
Former GM CEOs Rick Wagoner and Dan Akerson are among 96 current and ex-employees that lawyers involved in class-action lawsuits over faulty ignition...... Read More »

Japan far outpaces U.S. in replacing Takata airbag parts

6:49 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
As automakers plead with U.S.... Read More »

Calif. recall bill would tighten used-car loopholes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
California lawmakers are considering potentially precedent-setting legislation designed to protect consumers from unknowingly buying used vehicles...... Read More »

Barra, other GM execs to be deposed in ignition-switch case

6:19 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is among current and former executives set to be questioned in litigation over ignition-switch defects that led to the...... Read More »

BMW settles dispute with FTC over Mini warranties

2:03 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
BMW, hoping to avoid extending a dispute with U.S.... Read More »

Honda adds more vehicles to U.S. recalls on Takata airbag flaws

6:24 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015
Honda added about 100,000 vehicles in the United States to existing recalls for flawed airbags made by Takata after discovering it hadn’t...... Read More »

Plaintiffs' lawyers say GM internal documents contradict Valukas report

2:25 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Plaintiffs suing GM over faulty ignition switches have gained access to previously confidential documents produced by the automaker, and their...... Read More »

Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises by 3 to 67

11:22 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen by three fatalities from a week earlier to 67, the administrator of GM's...... Read More »

Takata more forthcoming on airbag probe, NHTSA chief says

10:21 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2015
Takata, subject to a $14,000 daily fine from U.S.... Read More »

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