An Arizona bill aimed at enabling motor vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. to sell cars directly to customers out of its own showrooms in the state, rather than at dealerships, will not be passed, according to a Tuesday report.
A slew of car parts makers Monday urged the Michigan federal judge overseeing a sprawling antitrust multidistrict litigation alleging bid-rigging and price-fixing on automotive wire harnesses to carve out end payors' “meritless” South Carolina and Arkansas state law claims from the suit.
Kia Motors Corp. on Monday called on the Texas Supreme Court to retract a ruling that erased a nearly $1 million award for the family of a woman who died when a Kia Spectra airbag failed to deploy, saying the family is not entitled to a new trial and should take nothing.
Automotive parts supplier Visteon Corp. and map publisher Rand McNally on Monday became the latest targets in a wave of suits filed in Texas federal court alleging that the companies have infringed on a patent covering car GPS and collision prevention systems.
Three years ago, plaintiffs attorney Lance Cooper found something unusual about the ignition key on a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that crashed, killing his clients' 29-year-old daughter: It was in the wrong position at impact. That inconsistency led to Cooper's extraordinary discovery that General Motors Co. ignition switches were defective and ultimately pushed the automaker into its largest crisis since its 2009 bankruptcy.
Bankrupt electric-car maker Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. reached an agreement to pay creditor Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC and other secured lenders $8 million to cover administrative claims and to put another $20 million into a liquidating trust, according to a Friday filing in Delaware bankruptcy court.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to identify causes for the delays in setting renewable fuel standards and issue a plan to timely release the standards, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report on the domestic petroleum refining industry released Monday.
A coalition of electric utilities asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject federal emissions standards for ozone pollution, arguing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ignored its obligation to set standards that are neither lower nor higher than necessary to protect the public.
ExxonMobil Corp. was hit with a putative class action in Louisiana federal court Thursday that accuses it of knowingly selling a batch of defective fuel that damaged the engines of users' vehicles.
U.S. Bancorp said on Monday that it had acquired auto lender Ally Financial Inc.'s document custodian business, expanding its capacity for storing and safeguarding key loan documents.
BMW AG is recalling more than 156,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential defect that causes some 2010 to 2012 vehicles with six-cylinder engines to stall or suffer engine damage, the German automaker confirmed Friday, soon after initiating a similar recall in China.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed an investigation into an acceleration problem with some 400,000 Ford Motor Co. F-150 trucks, and won’t be demanding a recall, the agency said on Friday.
Five Democratic senators on Friday slammed General Motors Co. for its “fraudulent and reprehensible concealment” of a deadly ignition defect during its 2009 reorganization, and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in the recall of the 2.6 million affected vehicles.
A five-year old bribery scandal has cost German truck and diesel engine manufacturer MAN SE more than $340 million in fines, penalties and investigation costs, according to proxy materials recently released by the company in anticipation of its upcoming annual shareholder meeting in May.
German auto giant Volkswagen AG on Friday stood firm on its €6.6 billion ($9 billion) takeover offer for Swedish truckmaker Scania AB, refusing to raise its offer despite recent objections from several Scania minority shareholders who've derided the offer as being too low.
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General Motors Co. told a Texas federal court Wednesday that the plaintiffs suing to force the automaker to park its more than 2.5 million recalled cars should post a bond, which an attorney for the plaintiffs said could cost up to $1 billion.
A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday advanced bipartisan privacy legislation that would put drivers in control of the location and other private data scooped up by their vehicles' event data recorders, in response to concerns over the widespread access to and potential misuse of the data.
The U.S. Federal Claims Court recently rejected Humvee designer AM General LLC’s lawsuit protesting a $562 million military vehicle awarded to rival General Dynamics Corp., and AM said Thursday that it does not intend to appeal.
General Motors LLC was hit with another personal injury suit over its faulty ignitions Thursday in Texas state court, targeting not only the car company but four of the engineers who worked on the Chevrolet Cobalt, including two who were suspended with pay Thursday.