Litigation and Regulations
Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agencyFri, 17, Feb 2017
China buys auto suppliers as Takata deal loomsThu, 16, Feb 2017
Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdownThu, 16, Feb 2017
Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.
GM, Toyota call for easing of U.S. rules limiting self-driving carsMon, 13, Feb 2017
GM and Toyota officials plan to tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers and suppliers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.
Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targetsSun, 12, Feb 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.
Calif. Alfa, Fiat dealers fight the factoryMon, 13, Feb 2017
Takata forecasts third annual loss after U.S. criminal settlementFri, 10, Feb 2017
Takata, the troubled airbag supplier behind the biggest auto safety recall, said it will probably report a third consecutive annual loss as it booked a one-time charge after agreeing to settle a U.S. criminal investigation.
VW's U.S. comeback faces roadblock from Trump tax on Mexican BeetlesThu, 09, Feb 2017
Takata to plead guilty Feb. 27, court documents showTue, 07, Feb 2017
Takata is set to plead guilty Feb. 27 in federal court in Detroit to a single felony count of wire fraud to resolve a Justice Department investigation into ruptures of airbag inflators linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide, according to a court filing Tuesday.
Tesla joins legal fight against Trump's immigration orderTue, 07, Feb 2017
BMW agrees to settle vehicle water damage suit for up to $478 millionTue, 07, Feb 2017
BMW has agreed to pay up to $477.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit covering about 318,000 U.S. luxury car owners who may have suffered water damage harming electrical components in vehicle trunks.
Mexico minister signals changes to rules of origin in NAFTA talksThu, 02, Feb 2017
Mexico, the United States and Canada could overhaul rules about a product's country of origin in a renegotiation of the NAFTA trade treaty in order to strengthen regional supply chains, the Mexican economy minister said.