WASHINGTON - American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 247,000 2002-03 CR-V sport wagons to repair a transmission cable linkage that could keep motorists from shifting into park.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a vehicle not in park can roll away and crash.
Dealers will replace corroded shift cables and install a corrosion-resistant control pin.
Volkswagen of America Inc. is recalling 269,000 New Beetles from the 1998-2001 model years to replace brake light switches that malfunction.
NHTSA also reports that Volvo Car Corp. is recalling 220,000 vehicles because a part is missing from the system that anchors child safety seats. The recalled vehicles are all cars sold in the United States in the 2001 through 2003 model years, except the C70 and XC90, plus the 2004 S40 and V40 cars built so far.
Each car is supposed to be equipped with two plastic sleeves between the rear seat cushion and seat back to guide attachments from two child seats to the lower anchors, says company spokesman James Hope. The cars now have only one sleeve.
The company is sending a kit to each customer. It contains the missing sleeve, and, where needed, a corrected manual. Owners may install the sleeves themselves or have them installed at dealerships, NHTSA says.
Here are other safety recalls reported by the agency: