Ford issues five recalls for 285,000 N.A. vehiclesWed, 27, Apr 2016
Ford today issued five recalls covering a total of about 285,000 vehicles in North America for problems that include transmissions downshifting into first gear at high speeds, poor welding and tires damaged by a factory conveyor belt. The recalls are connected to four crashes and one injury, Ford said.
VW has not fixed a single diesel car in U.K., minister saysTue, 26, Apr 2016
Volkswagen has not fixed any of the 1.2 million cars in the U.K. affected by its diesel-emissions scandal, the British transport minister said, despite the company having said it had begun software modifications to some models.
Mercedes helps dealers weather Takata recallsMon, 25, Apr 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA will pay dealers as much as $1,775 per month for new and used vehicles with recalled Takata airbags that are stuck in their inventory under a stop-sale order.
FCA recalls 1.1 million sedans, SUVs with Euro-style shifters after injuriesFri, 22, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million SUVs and sedans worldwide with European-style electronic shifters to prevent the vehicles from moving if a driver forgets to put the vehicles in park.
AutoNation changes recall policy to allow some auctionsFri, 22, Apr 2016
AutoNation is changing one of the key tenets of its policy not to sell any vehicle with an open recall. The retailer now will allow some recalled vehicles to go to wholesale auction if lack of replacement parts causes lengthy repair times.
German automakers to recall 630,000 diesel cars to fix emissionsFri, 22, Apr 2016
Volkswagen, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche will recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel emissions management software, a German government official said, widening a clampdown on air pollution in the wake of the VW scandal.
GM recalls 1.04 million pickup trucks worldwide to repair seat beltsFri, 15, Apr 2016
General Motors said today it is recalling nearly 1.04 million newer pickup trucks for a seat belt flaw. The largest U.S. automaker said the recall of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups is not linked to any crashes or injuries.
U.S. says 85 million Takata airbags may still face recallWed, 13, Apr 2016
U.S. auto safety regulators say there are about 85 million unrecalled Takata airbag inflators in U.S. vehicles that would eventually need to be recalled unless the company can prove they are safe.
Takata projects burning 24% of cash over next 12 months, report saysWed, 13, Apr 2016
Takata, the airbag supplier behind the auto industry’s largest overall recall, projected burning through almost a quarter of its cash over the next year if repairs continue at the current pace, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Automakers urge insurance companies to remind U.S. drivers of recallsTue, 12, Apr 2016
Major carmakers want U.S. auto insurance companies to help persuade millions of American car owners to get recalled vehicles fixed.
Tesla recalls Model X for seatback flawMon, 11, Apr 2016
Tesla Motors said it will recall the Model X crossover to replace a third-row seat that failed an internal crash test. Tesla, which notified customers of the recall this morning, said it discovered the flaw as it prepared to launch the all-electric crossover in Europe.
Takata said to seek backer to help pay for airbag recallsTue, 12, Apr 2016
Embattled airbag maker Takata has begun looking for a financial backer amid a global recall of its potentially lethal airbags, and plans to draw up a list of candidates by August, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.