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Auto News: Ford Recalls 550K Vehicles, VW Emissions

by Hagens Berman

07/18/2018

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Ford Recalls 550,000 Vehicles Over Rollaway Danger, But Feds Never Investigated

Ford is recalling almost 550,000 vehicles in North America because the automatic transmission might not be in “park,” although the shift indicator says it is. That could allow the vehicle to roll, the automaker said in a news release Wednesday.

Federal regulators never investigated the issue despite having at least 30 complaints from owners of the recalled 2013 -16 Fusions and 2013-14 Escape models. Three of those owners said they were injured. read more »

EU says Vokswagen yet to guarantee emission fix does not impair cars

EU officials have pressured VW to do more to compensate European customers after it admitted to U.S. regulators in September 2015 that it had cheated on emissions tests there using software installed in as many as 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide - the majority of them in Europe. 

Audi says solution for NA diesels agreed

Almost three years on from the start of the VW Group dieselgate crisis, Audi says it can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the US and Canada. It also says the approval authorities have now cleared the proposed package of measures for the last of five engine generations. read more »