U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employees who do safety investigations and recall notifications are not at work due to the shutdown.
Top negotiator said it will have little impact: there are currently no domestically produced pick-up trucks exported to the US.
Affects approximately 15,905 vehicles in Canada.
Penalty the first under new rules to limit the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
The plant will open in 2016 and have the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles annually.
The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.
The technology replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.
A successful deal would likely involve a trade-off between the auto and agricultural sectors.
Analysts suggest if sales continue at their current pace, 2013 will be a record year for auto sales, topping 1.7 million units.
Ford, Chrysler see increases of 7% while GM inches up 0.1%.
Ford sells nearly 194,000 vehicles in the US, led by the F-Series pickup.
172,000 Canadian drivers will get pre-paid credit cards to reimburse them for deficiencies in gas consumption ratings.
US environmental agency says automakers overstated gas mileage by up to six miles a gallon.
Workers resume walkout, Kia workers join them.