Fiat asks judge to reject General Motors request over racketeering case

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Monday asked a U.S. federal judge to reject a request lodged by General Motors to reinstate a racketeering lawsuit against FCA, comparing a recent filing of GM to a “third-rate spy movie, full of preposterous allegations”. Last week, GM asked U.S. District Judge Paul Borman to restart the case, claiming […]

General Motors asks judge to reinstate racketeering case against Fiat

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

General Motors on Monday asked a U.S. federal judge to reinstate a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), saying it has new details on foreign accounts used in an alleged bribery scheme involving its smaller competitor and union leaders. In its filing to U.S. District Judge Paul Borman, GM says the scheme, which it […]

EU investigation into Fiat, Peugeot deal halted as regulators await data

FCA Peugeot

EU antitrust regulators have suspended their investigation into Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA’s proposed merger while waiting for the automakers to provide requested data. “This procedure in merger investigations is activated if the parties fail to provide, in a timely fashion, an important piece of information that the Commission has requested from them,” the […]

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler expand autonomous vehicle partnership

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

Waymo LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are expanding their autonomous vehicle partnership to commercial vehicles, and FCA will develop wholly self-driving vehicles exclusively with Waymo going forward, the companies stated on Wednesday. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, and FCA said they will work together to develop autonomous light commercial vehicles for […]

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 900,000 vehicles due to faulty airbag covers

Dodge Nitro

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) said on Friday it would recall about 925,239 of its older model vehicles in the United States for replacing airbag covers on their steering wheels after 14 possibly related injuries. The recall concerns 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro SUVs, 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, the Italian-American automaker […]

Federal judge dismisses General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a racketeering lawsuit General Motors (GM) had filed against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), saying the biggest U.S. automaker’s alleged injuries were not caused by FCA’s alleged breaches. GM officials said that they “strongly disagree” with the order by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman, whom the automaker […]

U.S. court rejects General Motors’ call to remove judge from FCA lawsuit

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected General Motors’ call to remove a lower court judge from its racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), but said the automakers’ CEOs need not meet to settle the issue. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stated U.S. District Judge Paul Borman abused his discretion by requiring […]

U.S. appeals court stays order requiring GM, FCA meet to resolve lawsuit

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

A U.S. appeals court on Monday put a stay on a lower court’s order requiring CEOs from General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to resolve GM’s racketeering lawsuit. “In order to provide enough time to consider the matters raised in GM’s petition, and having considered the relevant factors, we conclude that a temporary […]

Ford, Volkswagen to stay neutral on challenges to new vehicle emissions rules

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Four major automakers will remain neutral by taking no position on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards but want to weigh in on any court fix, according to a document read by Reuters. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards to require […]

Merger with FCA among the best solutions to cope with crisis, says Peugeot CEO

FCA Peugeot

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares is sure that a $50 billion merger of the owner of Peugeot vehicles with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will proceed as planned and deliver synergies of no less than 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion). The deal to form the world’s fourth-largest automaker has become even more important because of the impact […]

Dodge and Kia Motors top J.D. Power quality study

Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge and Kia Motors have topped an initial quality study of new vehicles sold in the United States based on owner responses, industry consultant J.D. Power stated on Wednesday. The study observed problems experienced by owners of new 2020 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership and figured out their initial […]