Tag: investigations

As Justice Department Launches Ford Probe, Automaker Surprises Investors

That headline was unavoidable, by the way. On the same day Ford Motor Company released a better than expected first-quarter earnings report, it also revealed the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into its emissions certification process — a probe that could see fuel economy ratings rolled back. Wall Street seemed much more interested […]

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Federal Probe Covers 12.3 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy in a Crash

<img data-attachment-id="1527153" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Paul Giamou","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X Mark II","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1465828907","copyright":"(C) 2016 Paul Giamou Photography Ltd.","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Toyota Corolla LE beige" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1527153 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Toyota Corolla LE – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) […]

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EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion

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Fiat Chrysler, JLR, Renault, Nissan, PSA Under Possible Antitrust Investigation

The European Commission is said to be investigating several automotive companies over possible antitrust violations relating to the sale of auto parts. According to Germany’s Der Spiegel, Renault, Nissan, PSA, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have all been placed under government scrutiny for possible price fixing. The report claims the manufacturers may have colluded to […]

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Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […]

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Ghosn Investigation Leads Top Nissan Exec to Bolt

Nissan’s chief performance officer, José Muñoz, has resigned from the company amid an broadened investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s alleged financial misconduct. Muñoz, 54, who also headed up Nissan’s Chinese business, previous had his hand on the tiller of the company’s North American operations. Muñoz’s sudden departure, which comes just days after the exec […]

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Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility off the Hook As Brake Investigation Wraps Up

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s probe into reports of exhaust gasses leaking into the cabin of certain Ford Explorers continues, the company doesn’t have to worry about the brakes on its law enforcement variants anymore. After launching an investigation into front brake hose failures — at the request of the Sacramento Police Department […]

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EU Launches Emissions Collusion Investigation Against German Automakers

Roughly one year ago, German automakers were confronted with a crisis. Following Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fiasco, European antitrust regulators became suspicious that BMW, Daimler, and VW Group were involved in a longstanding automotive cartel that cooperated on decisions regarding technical issues, development, supplier management, and illegal price fixing. Investigators were also concerned manufacturers worked together […]

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