Auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.
The recalls involve the Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X, as well as the Chevrolet Spark.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.
A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they’re parked.
Outfielder Jordan Danks is the younger brother of White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.
General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
The company is aware of a single reported accident and a relatively small number of complaints involving 0.015 percent of the subject vehicle population.
The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…
The 2005 email, unearthed in April during a company wide review of ignition-switch problems, is more evidence that GM knew about safety problems for years but failed to recall troubled cars until recently.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.