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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 pickup trucks as part of a far-reaching consent agreement to settle a U.S.

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 monitor tasked with overseeing the company's safety operations, deepening the federal government's role in...

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 more than 500,000...

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...

GM ignition switch review approves 3 more injuries

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Three more minor injuries have been linked to General Motors' defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

JASON STEIN

Birthday wish for CFPB: Get real

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Five years after it was created, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should seek additional information and better methodology to ensure it is...

Ferrari recalls 814 supercars for improper airbag installations

10:51 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Luxury supercar maker Ferrari is recalling 814 vehicles, costing from $200,000 to more than $1.

Senate panel reverses course on rentals of recalled vehicles

9:26 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2015
A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups,...

Honda used airbag inflators made by ARC as probe widens

6:39 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2015
Honda, the automaker worst affected by the global safety crisis involving defective airbags, said it had used inflators made by a second company...

GM case judge says customers can't see U.S. probe data

6:49 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2015
General Motors customers suing over faulty ignition switches lost their bid for access to witnesses interviewed by the government in a probe of the...

Subaru recalls 32,400 Imprezas to fix potential airbag problem

10:07 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2015
Subaru of America is recalling some Impreza compact cars for an issue with the occupancy detection system that can prevent the front passenger airbag...

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