Environmental groups sue U.S. over delayed fines for gas guzzlersSept. 7
Three environmental groups filed suit against the federal government Thursday for delaying the rollout of higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for automakers that produce new vehicles that fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.
FCA says Hellcat engine spitting oil in 2017 Dodge Challengers, Chargers; recall announcedAug. 25
FCA is recalling about 1,200 2017 Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers in the U.S. outfitted with 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engines.
U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit saysAug. 16
A new lawsuit accuses the federal government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.
GM recalling nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwideAug. 4
General Motors is recalling nearly 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks worldwide that could lose power steering.
Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concernsJuly 28
Ford said it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries.
U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odorsJuly 27
NHTSA is upgrading a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide.
New Takata airbag recalls could expose automakers to more liabilitiesJuly 19
Takata's bankruptcy filing was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but last week's announcement of more airbag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities.
Former interim NHTSA chief Friedman takes policy role at Consumers UnionJuly 10
David Friedman, the former interim head of NHTSA who steered the agency through the GM recall crisis, was named to a key policy post at Consumers Union.
Porsche, Audi SUV recalls may strike other automakersJuly 7
Faulty fuel pump parts that have spurred recalls of more than 450,000 SUVs by Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi brands were supplied to 13 other automakers and suppliers, supplier Continental told American regulators.
Battle looms over self-driving rulesJuly 1
Safety groups are mounting opposition to a new House Republican legislative package governing self-driving vehicles, saying the proposals give automakers too much of a free hand.
NHTSA pressed on pace of Takata repairsJune 10
Lawmakers are urging NHTSA to step its work on the Takata recall amid concerns about a leadership vacuum at the agency and a persistent shortage of parts.
Automakers split on how fast to deploy automatic brakingJune 8
Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 but some major companies are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries a year.