Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The company is aware of a single reported accident and a relatively small number of complaints involving 0.015 percent of the subject vehicle population.
Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.
The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…
Chrysler is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
The latest recall covers some Dodge Journey SUVs and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2007 to 2009 model years.
BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota will all recall cars at the U.S. government’s request because their air bag inflators could rupture.
Out of the hundreds of makes and models of vehicles on American roadways only 22 can say they are among the safest on the road – that according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.