Litigation and Regulations
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.
Michigan governor vetoes aftermarket parts billThu, 16, Jun 2016
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would limit access to aftermarket-repair parts, saying the law would increase costs to consumers and hurt the state's aftermarket industry.
VW diesel emissions settlement deadline extended by U.S. judgeWed, 15, Jun 2016
A federal judge late on Wednesday extended the deadline for Volkswagen, U.S. government regulators and owners of nearly 500,000 2.0 liter vehicles to reach a final diesel emissions settlement until June 28.
U.S. indicts two Japanese auto suppliers for bid-riggingWed, 15, Jun 2016
Two Japanese auto suppliers, Tokai Kogyo Co. and Maruyasu Industries Co., were indicted on Wednesday on price-fixing charges along with five executives, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Takata selling shares in automakers to raise cashTue, 14, Jun 2016
Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the biggest automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as the company faces compensation claims for its defective devices.
GMC launches rear-seat alert in 2017 AcadiaMon, 13, Jun 2016
As the temperatures rise outside, children, pets and other personal items can be mistakenly left in a vehicle with blistering heat. GMC is looking to change that.