Cars

U.S. Ends Probe of Tesla Fatal Crash Without Seeking Recall

By Tom Krisher , Joan Lowy, and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 22
Tesla Motors Inc. won't face a recall or fine as a result of a fatal crash involving its Autopilot system, but U.S. safety regulators are warning auto manufacturers and drivers not to treat semiautonomous cars as if they were fully self-driving.

New Mexico Targets Takata, Auto Makers Over Faulty Air Bags

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Jan 21
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

VW Will Appeal Court Order to Buy Back Customer's Diesel Car

By Frank Jordans and David McHugh | Jan 20
Volkswagen says it will appeal a court ruling that it must buy back a German customer's diesel car rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Auto Show Concepts: Would You Build Them or Forget Them?

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 17
Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future.

France Investigating Renault for Possible Emissions Fraud

Jan 16
French authorities are investigating carmaker Renault for suspected fraud in its diesel emissions controls, denting the company's share price as the global fallout spreads from revelations of emissions cheating at Volkswagen.