Regulators say the merger would create a semiconductor chip conglomerate and stifle innovation across the industry.
The automaker is recalling the electric vehicle after investigating two manufacturing defects linked to car fires.
The probe will look at 11 accidents, each of which involved a parked emergency vehicle.
In a bid to protect its investments in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, the carmaker is lobbying against the transition to electric vehicles.
Vendors are cashing in on people desperate to leapfrog the line—or falsely certify that they got the shot.