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Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 11/25/15 8:20 pm ET - adds comments
The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.

Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 11/25/15 3:48 pm ET - adds Honda statement
Embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata ignored concerns from employees about misleading and manipulated data provided to Honda about its airbag inflators from as early as 2000, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015
General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or...

U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars

10:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a...

Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.

Audi to revise emissions control software in U.S. vehicles with 3.0-liter engines

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Audi said today that it will revise emissions control software used on more than 85,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.

Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators

11:37 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford will become the fourth automaker to stop using certain Takata airbag inflators.

Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem

10:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Ford is recalling 451,865 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix a potential fuel tank problem that could lead to...

7 years' worth of VW diesels now under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Last week was supposed to bring some measure of clarity to Volkswagen's emissions fiasco.


Harmonized tailpipe rules are worth the fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The Volkswagen cheating scandal has created an important opportunity to forge a single global standard for auto emissions.

VW CEO says diesel engine refits 'manageable'

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The steps needed to fix about 8.

CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles...

VW, under deadline, submits fix to 2.0-liter diesel emissions violations

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The EPA and California air regulators received an initial proposal from Volkswagen, which faced a Friday deadline, to address emissions violations...

Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Tesla Motors, unable to fully explain a broken seat belt discovered in early November by a European owner of the all-electric Model S sedan, has...

VW cuts 2016 capital investment 8% due to cost of fixing emissions cheat

7:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Volkswagen today cut 1 billion euros ($1.

VW's 3.0-liter diesels under wider scrutiny by EPA, CARB

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
The EPA said at least 85,000 vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche with 3.

Hyundai to recall about 305,000 Sonatas in U.S. for brake pedal issues

11:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Hyundai plans to recall nearly 305,000 vehicles in the U.S.

U.S. senators urge VW to expand diesel compensation, agree to buybacks

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015
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Auto dealers poised for victory on recall provision in U.S. highway bill

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
It was supposed to be the response by Congress to a historic string of auto safety lapses that rocked the industry.

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