Regulation and Safety

VW emissions violations put self-certification under new scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015
VW's diesel scandal has exposed holes in the U.S. emissions testing regime, prompting regulators to launch new tests.

Safety regs kill Nissan's 'car that saved the company'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015
Nissan has quietly ended production of the Xterra, a rugged light truck that helped fan the flame of SUV sales in the 1990s while aiding the company's turnaround in the U.S.

The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering...

EPA: Post-VW emissions scrutiny tthe new normal

7:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
The tougher auto emission tests that U.S.

California to launch separate VW emissions probe, report says

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
California plans to conduct its own probe of Volkswagen in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel...

NHTSA upgrades probe of Ford police interceptor for brake failure

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
NHTSA upgraded an investigation of 20,275 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over sudden brake failures.

Nissan recalls Versa to fix suspension prone to corrosion from road salt

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Nissan is recalling 218,019 Versa cars in the U.S. to fix a front suspension problem caused by road salt that can corrode the front coil springs.

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.

VW's Horn to face U.S. House panel over emissions violations

6:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn will go before a U.S.

VW damaged trust in auto industry, Japan car group chairman says

6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
VW compromised consumer trust in the auto industry by equipping its diesel engines with software that cheated emissions tests, the chairman of...

VW seeks to boost finances to meet emission scandal costs

8:22 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
Volkswagen is looking at ways to cut costs and boost cash flow and could sell more shares if the price of clearing up a scandal over its rigging of...

EPA says recall of VW diesel cars 'likely'

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
The EPA said today that a recall of affected Volkswagen diesel cars in the ongoing emissions scandal would "likely" take place.

Volkswagen expects emissions investigation to take months

11:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
Volkswagen expects it will need at least several months to get to the bottom of the rigging of emissions tests on its diesel vehicles, which has...


Which court will hear Volkswagen class actions?

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
VW and Audi owners whose vehicles have been tainted by the emissions scandal have filed class actions in at least 40 federal jurisdictions in 30...

Illegal VW diesel emission systems may require 2 solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
VW's promise to fix pollution control systems on about 11 million diesel vehicles will involve changes to software, and possibly hardware, that could...

Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road...

Automakers summoned to Washington amid reporting lapses, fines

7:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he is going to summon the major automakers to Washington to discuss the need for accurate reporting of...

Fiat Chrysler says it under-reported death, injury claims

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has found “significant” under-reporting of deaths and injuries possibly linked to safety defects in its...

VW makes the rounds on late night comedy TV

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
The VW emissions scandal has proven to be maddening for consumers and dealers and potentially catastrophic to the company's bottom line.

EPA should do more road emissions tests, critics say

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
VW's ability to cheat on emissions screening for seven years is putting pressure on U.S.

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