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Recall Sweep Targets AutoNation Dealerships

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund issued a damning report after finding one in every nine used vehicles for sale at 28 AutoNation-owned locations in 12 states is subject to an open recall.

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Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.

GM Recalls 2010 Cobalts for Wiring Flaw

General Motors is recalling 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts for misrouted wiring that can prevent a driver’s side airbag from deploying during a crash, reports Automotive News. The recall covers 2010 Cobalts — 59,474 in the U.S. and 13,950 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built with improper side impact sensor wire routing in the driver’s side front ... Read More »

G.M. Chief Flatly Dismisses a Merger Overture From Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — Mary T. Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, on Tuesday firmly rejected the idea that the company could benefit from a combination with a rival automaker like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which tried in March to start merger talks with G.M., reports The New York Times. In remarks made before G.M.’s annual shareholders meeting ... Read More »

Mazda Adds 540,000 Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recall

Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling nearly 540,000 cars and pickups in North America for air bag inflators that can explode, adding to the massive recall of vehicles with potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags, reports The Detroit News. Recalled cars include the 2003-08 Mazda 6, 2006-07 MazdaSpeed 6 and the ... Read More »

GM Recalls Heavy Duty Trucks with Takata Air Bags

General Motors Co is recalling about 375,000 heavy duty pickup trucks equipped with passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp, the U.S. automaker said, reported Reuters. The trucks are 2007 and 2008 model Chevrolet Silverados and GM Sierras. Subaru will expand its recall of 2004 and 2005 model Impreza compact cars with Takata air bags ... Read More »

Congress Sets Hearing on Takata, Automakers Expand Recalls

Five automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp air bags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths, reported Reuters. Takata last week complied with demands of U.S. safety regulators and doubled the vehicles to be involved in air ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Answers NHTSA Recall Questions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Monday said it has responded to detailed demands from federal auto safety regulators who want information about 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles since 2013, reports The Detroit News. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last month it was ordering Fiat Chrysler to attend a July 2 ... Read More »

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall After Takata Complies with U.S. Order

TOKYO – Honda Motor Co called back about 690,000 cars in Japan and the United States to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp after the Tokyo-based parts supplier last week agreed to comply with U.S. orders to expand some of its previous recalls, reports Reuters. Honda, Japan’s third-biggest automaker, disclosed the recall in filings in Tokyo and ... Read More »

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Ford Recalls 12,500 F-150s for Potential Steering Issue

DETROIT, MI – Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 12,300 F-150 pickup trucks from the 2015 model year for a potential steering issue, reported MLive. The Dearborn automaker said the safety recall involves “an upper I-shaft that might have been riveted improperly, potentially causing it to separate.” If that happens, it could result ... Read More »