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Kia Motors Recalls Nearly 87,000 Forte Sedans in U.S. Due to Fire Risk

Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the United States because a cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators, reported Reuters. The recall involves certain model year 2014 Forte compact sedans and is expected to begin on Feb. 24, ... Read More »

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General Motors Issues Three New Recalls, Cites Ignition Systems

General Motors Co began the new year by announcing three new vehicle recalls on Thursday, as the ignition switch crisis continued to dog the automaker after millions of vehicles were recalled in 2014, reported Reuters. No crashes or injuries were reported in the latest round of recalls involving 83,572 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks. GM ... Read More »

Toyota Recalls More Cars for Dangerous Takata Air Bags

Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained, reported Reuters. Toyota’s action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same problem two weeks ... Read More »

Toyota Recalls 1.67 Million Toyota, Lexus Cars

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally in a voluntary move to address three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake’s performance, Reuters. Toyota said in an email it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from ... Read More »

GM Sued for $10 Billion Over Losses on Recalled Cars

General Motors was hit with its biggest lawsuit so far over serial recalls, brought on behalf of drivers of 27 million vehicles who are seeking more than $10 billion in compensation for fallen car prices, reported Detroit Free Press. The class action against GM aims to represent everyone who bought or leased a recalled car ... Read More »

Chrysler Recalls More Than 900,000 Vehicles Globally in Two Actions

Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires, reported Reuters. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2014 and equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and a 160 ... Read More »

GM Caps Week With Three New Recalls

General Motors Co. capped the week by issuing three new recalls covering almost 60,575 vehicles in North America — the biggest for an ignition switch issue on some Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicles, reported The Wall Street Journal. The auto maker has now issued six separate recalls over the past three days ... Read More »

Chrysler Recalls 350,000 Vehicles on Ignition Switch Issues

Chrysler Group LLC, a unit of Fiat SpA, said it will recall about 350,000 vehicles from the 2008 model year because of a condition that may cause the ignition key to get stuck or inadvertently move, reported Reuters. In some cases, the ignition switch could upon startup not stop at the “on” position and instead ... Read More »

Feinberg: 19 Deaths Linked to GM’s Deadly Ignition Switch Recall So Far

DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher, reported Michigan Live. Kenneth Feinberg said Monday that he has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for ... Read More »

Ford Recalls Multiple Vehicles and GM Halts Some Corvette Sales

Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 74,000 older model Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossover vehicles because the electronic hybrid system may overheat, according to a filing with U.S. regulators on Friday, reported NBCNews. Escapes from model years 2005 to 2008 and Mariners from 2006 to 2008 are affected by the recall. Ford also is ... Read More »