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  • The EPA action affects 104,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, about one-sixth the vehicles in the Volkswagen case. The EPA and California Air Resources Board told Fiat Chrysler it believes its undeclared auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law and each issued notices of violation.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday pressed Ben Carson, Donald Trump's nominee to lead housing policy, on potential conflicts of interest between the agency he is set to run and properties in which the president-elect may hold a financial stake. The Department of Housing and Urban Development hands out billions of dollars each year to...

  • The EPA action affects 104,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, about one-sixth the vehicles in the Volkswagen case. The EPA and California Air Resources Board told Fiat Chrysler it believes its undeclared auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. He said the EPA and the company could...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Japan's Takata Corp is expected to agree to plead guilty to charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a government investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said. The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to...

  • The EPA action affects 104,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, about one-sixth the vehicles in the Volkswagen case. The EPA and California Air Resources Board told Fiat Chrysler it believes its undeclared auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. He said the EPA and the company could...

  • DETROIT— U.S. car shoppers will find plentiful deals, relatively low interest rates and lots of high-tech choices in the market this year. "It's a good time to buy a car now, and it should be for the rest of the year," says Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with the car-shopping site Edmunds.com. PRICES: The average price people pay for a new car rose to $32,000 in December, a...

  • The EPA action affects 104,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, about one-sixth the number of vehicles than in the Volkswagen case. The EPA and California Air Resources Board told Fiat Chrysler it believes its undeclared auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio...

  • The EPA and California Air Resources Board told the automaker it believes its undeclared auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. FCA said in a statement on Thursday that it is "disappointed" with the EPA assertions. FCA said will prove to the EPA that its emissions controls are "properly...

  • "Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle's engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe," said Cynthia Giles, EPA assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne denied any wrongdoing, saying the EPA was blowing the issue out of...

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    Ford recalling vehicles in Mustang, Lincoln, and Mercury ranges for faulty inflators.

  • DETROIT— Ford is adding more than 816,000 vehicles in North America to the growing Takata air bag inflator recall. The company says the latest callback covers the 2005-2009 and 2012 Mustang and the 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ. Also included are the 2007-2009 Ford Ranger and Edge, the 2007-2009 Lincoln MKX, the 2006-2009 Mercury...

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford Motor Co. says a contract worker has died after falling from a crane at a Detroit- area plant. The Dearborn Fire Department said Wednesday that the man had significant injuries and was taken to a hospital. Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration spokeswoman Tanya Baker told The Detroit News that it sent a compliance officer...

  • MIAMI— A Volkswagen AG executive indicted in the company's U.S. emissions scandal who was arrested in Miami while on vacation was denied release on bail Thursday by a judge who found it was too likely he would flee home to Germany. They said if Schmidt were to return to Germany, there would be no way for the U.S. to extradite him because he is a German citizen.

  • WASHINGTON— Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany have been indicted in the U.S. in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal as prosecutors made good on efforts to charge individuals in a corporate corruption case. In announcing the federal charges and a corporate plea bargain by Volkswagen, Justice Department prosecutors on Wednesday...

  • *China electric car makers have large-scale advantage- BYD. BEIJING, Jan 11- More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla and Nissan. China has spent billions of dollars on subsidies to help companies...

  • The German automaker agreed on Wednesday to pay $4.3 billion in U.S. civil and criminal fines and pay California $153.8 million. In total, VW has now agreed to spend up to $22 billion in the United States to address claims from owners, environmental regulators, U.S. states and dealers. Five of the six current and former Volkswagen executives are in Germany and it is...

  • MONTREAL, OTTAWA Jan 11- Canadian auto industry executives are asking government ministers on Wednesday to mitigate the costs of reducing carbon emissions under a new program designed to help fight climate change, two sources familiar with the matter said. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of rolling back environmental regulations, which would subject...

  • DETROIT— The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments Wednesday against six executives at Volkswagen AG. Five of the six are believed to presently live in Germany. One, Oliver Schmidt, was arrested Jan. 7 in Miami during a visit to the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Volkswagen AG has agreed to a $4.3 billion settlement to resolve the U.S. government's civil and criminal investigations into the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating, according to documents made public Wednesday. Prosecutors also charged six Volkswagen executives and employees, for their roles in the nearly 10- year...

  • DETROIT— This year's North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that's flush with cash but uncertain about the future. "The ground is so unstable beneath them right now," said Karl Brauer, a senior director of content at Kelley Blue Book. Here's what we learned at the Detroit auto show:.