Volkswagen’s troubles continue, but this time it’s not emissions-related cheating, it’s failing camshaft lobes which can wreak havoc on braking performance. »
The feds have been publicly flogging Fiat Chrysler over the botched handling of some 11 million recalled vehicles. NHTSA could impose fines up to $700 million on the automaker, so it’s no surprise that Fiat Chrysler and its CEO are starting to play nice with the government agency.
General Motors announced the recall of 196,379 Hummers for fire risk. Three people suffered minor burns due to the issue, and GM said earlier today those were the only fires related to the issue. Now it’s come out that 42 fires have been reported.
A Justice Department inquiry found that GM’s failure to disclose a faulty ignition problem in their cars constituted criminal wrongdoing, the New York Times reported Friday. The penalty has yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be the largest ever faced by an automaker for criminal wrongdoing, surpassing the $1.2… »
Chevrolet Volt owners are inadvertently leaving their plug-in hybrids runnings in their garages, causing the battery to drain, the engine to fire up, and leading to two carbon monoxide-related injuries. Now GM is recalling around 64,000 Volts. »
The Takata airbag recall has included over 16 million cars globally and 4.3 million in the U.S., and the latest documents filed to NHTSA include GM vehicles for the first time. »
GM and Chrysler aren't the only one with ignition issues. Harley-Davidson is recalling over 3,300 bikes that could switch from "on" to "accessory" because of excessive vibration. »
Not to be left out of the recall news today, Chrysler has expanded a recall from 2010 to include another 695,957 vehicles for an ignition issue that sounds awfully familiar. »
It. Never. Ends. GM is recalling another 7.6 million vehicles for six new ignition-related safety defects in models ranging from 1997 to 2014. And according to the automaker, these recalled cars are responsible for seven crashes resulting in eight injuries and three deaths. »
Last year Congress provided the Secretary of Transportation expanded authorities on how vehicle recall notifications were sent to vehicle owners. The goal of this new authority, according to congressional report language, was to “improve efficacy.” »
GM will recall 38,400 2008 and 2009 Pontiac G8s in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concern regarding the front passenger air bag modules. »
Harley-Davidson, already enduring its worst market conditions in decades, now has another problem to contend with: It has announced a recall of over 300,000 motorcycles because heat from the exhaust system may cook the rear brake-light switch, killing the brake light, and possibly leading to fluid leakage and rear… »
After arm-twisting by U.S. auto safety regulators, Ford will expand a recall of F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT trucks to 1.2 million vehicles from 2004-2006 model years, due to air bags that could deploy without warning. »