Auto News: Ford Diesel, Antitrust Probe, Tesla Crash

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Ford Could Face its Own Dieselgate

The Dieselgate scandal brought Volkswagen to its knees, and now Ford may be facing something similar.

While this isn’t like adding code to spoof emissions testing procedures, everyone has seen what happens if an automaker even tries to game the system. And don’t think for a minute the current administration will be any more forgiving than the last, because if anything it might be even more stringent.

That could be why Ford has hired a law firm to investigate the matter, because the stakes are incredibly high. Considering the company has been teetering on the brink of financial ruin, any misstep in this area could spell certain doom. read more »

Renault, Nissan, PSA, FCA, JLR face European antitrust probe, report says

Renault, Nissan, PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover are being investigate by the European Commission for possible antitrust violations on car parts, a German magazine reported.

The probe centers around whether the companies colluded to raise prices by as much as 25 percent on car parts, with the help of consulting firm Accenture. The commission’s investigation started in December, Der Spiegel reported, without saying where it got the information. read more »

Fatal Crash And Fire Killed a Tesla Driver After Door Handles Allegedly Didn't Work

Tesla “deeply Saddened”

A man died after crashing a 2016 Tesla Model S into a tree in Miami, Florida

The car reportedly swerved through multiple lanes of traffic before hitting a median and some trees and bursting into flames - and the death may have been related to the electric carmaker's iconic pop-out door handles malfunctioning after the wreck.

"Efforts to extract the driver were unsuccessful," local police sergeant Mark Leone said in a statement Monday morning, as quoted by the Sun Sentinel. read more »