Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
Ford is recalling more than 202,000 cars, vans and trucks in North America in five separate recalls to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling and other safety issues.
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.
The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem. Ford is expected to start the recall on Oct. 27.