Litigation and Regulations
U.S. discloses terms of VW's $15 billion settlement for emissions violationsTue, 28, Jun 2016
VW's decision to cheat on the 2.0-liter diesel vehicles it made the cornerstone of its U.S. vehicle lineup will cost the company nearly $15 billion in far-reaching settlements with purchasers of those cars and the U.S. government.
Fiat Chrysler rollaway recall linked to 68 injuries, 266 crashesTue, 28, Jun 2016
U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday there were 68 reported injuries and 266 reported crashes in vehicles, including 2014-2015 Fiat Chrysler Jeep Cherokee models that have a type of gear-shifting control that has confused some consumers and led to roll-away incidents.
Uber, Lyft settle litigation involving top executivesTue, 28, Jun 2016
Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.
VW's U.S. settlement to grow to $15 billion in emissions scandal, report saysMon, 27, Jun 2016
Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.
Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawalMon, 27, Jun 2016
Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheatingFri, 24, Jun 2016
Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.
IIHS may broaden small-overlap ratingThu, 23, Jun 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said it may add passenger-side evaluations to its influential crashworthiness ratings program after it found that several small crossovers showed disparities in driver- and passenger-side protection in the group's tough small-overlap crash test.
Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roadsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.
Speedometer case prompts U.S. Supreme Court to reject challenge to patent reviewsMon, 20, Jun 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp. in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding.
Dealers claim victory after U.S. Supreme Court vacates service adviser overtime rulingMon, 20, Jun 2016
Auto dealers claimed victory today after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court's decision that dealership service advisers are eligible for overtime pay under U.S. labor law. In a 6-2 vote, the high court today vacated a 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that service advisers are eligible for overtime pay.
Cheap cars fueling Mexico's sales boom often lack airbags, ABSSun, 19, Jun 2016
In the past few years, auto sales in Mexico have surged to record levels, thanks to plentiful financing and aggressive competition to get small, cheap cars into the hands of the working class. But that focus on a low sticker price has held back safety, consumer advocates say.
GM seeks to dismiss claims for recalled vehicles' lost valueFri, 17, Jun 2016
A lawyer for General Motors on Friday asked a U.S. judge to bar "unprecedented" claims on behalf of millions of customers who say their vehicles lost value because the GM brand was damaged by dozens of recalls, including one for a faulty ignition switch.