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.
The ignition switch at the heart of a series of General Motors recalls, cited in at least 13 deaths, emerged in an effort to improve cars after previous switches felt “cheap.”
General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.
General Motors is preparing to recall about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because an incorrect part means that the air bags might not inflate properly in a crash.
A thorough review of General Motors safety issues is nearing completion and has not turned up any more serious problems, company CEO Mary Barra said on Tuesday.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that 15 employees were fired and five others were disciplined over the company’s failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches.
General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.
Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars — Forenza and Reno models — because the steering columns can catch fire. The vehicles were made for Suzuki by General Motors.
For the second day in a row General Motors is recalling vehicles because of safety concerns. The latest recall includes 218,000 Chevy Aveo’s. GM says the vehicles can catch on fire due to a faulty part in the vehicles headlights.
General Motors needs 9 million parts to repair the millions of cars that it has recalled since February 7. The situation has frustrated drivers who face waits with unsafe cars.
Two different automakers have announced separate recalls totaling more than 400,000 vehicles in North America. The recalls were both announced on Tuesday morning.
The new CEO of General Motors is going to be in the hot seat on Tuesday, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill grill her about a series of recalls which are tied to at least 13 deaths.