BMW is recalling 312,000 vehicles in the UK after realizing there may be similar safety issues in cars not covered in their recall last year. The vehicles included in the newest recall are the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.
Yesterday, the Ford Motor Co. replaced its chief executive Mark Fields and brought in the former Steelcase chief Jim Hackett to assume the position. This is in an effort to fight with recent stock losses and to move forward the advancements like self-driving cars. During Mr. Field’s there-year tenure, the company saw a 40 percent drop in its stocks. Mr. Hackett joined the company last year as the head of its “smart mobility” operation, which focuses on autonomous vehicle technology. Ford is struggling to keep pace with its larger rivals such as General Motors and as well as newcomers like Tesla and Google, especially in the sectors like driverless vehicles technology.
The federal government filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday, accusing it of using illegal engine-control software to enable its diesel-powered vehicles to pass emissions tests. The filing occurred days after Fiat Chrysler proposed a modification to the software to ensure correct test results in hopes of resolving the issue. The Environmental Protection Agency accused Fiat Chrysler in January of installing the software on about 104,000 Ram pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicles sold from 2014 through 2016.