BMW's North America unit is recalling about 150,000 cars and sports-utility vehicles in two separate actions to fix faulty fuel pumps that could cause the vehicles to lose power, the German automaker said Tuesday.
Federal regulators are urging owners of previously recalled Ford vehicles to get them fixed to prevent the possibility of engine fires. Only about 40% of the 17.5 million Ford cars, trucks, vans and motor homes recalled have so far been brought in for repairs.
In Asia Friday Japan's Nikkei 225 Index rose 0.5% to 9,427 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.6% to 23,518. In China the Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.3% to end the day at 2,975.
First Toyota, now Honda: Japan's No. 2 automaker said Thursday it also plans to recall an as-yet undetermined number of vehicles because of brake fluid leaks that could lead to reduced braking power. Toyota's recall for same issue, announced earlier in the day, affects 1.5 million vehicles.
Toyota Motor is issuing another recall -- this time it involves 740,000 cars and sports-utility vehicles in the U.S. and nearly 600,000 units in Japan to repair a seal on the vehicles' brake master cylinder that may leak fluid and impair braking performance.
Swedish automaker Volvo is recalling 9,746 cars in the U.S. to repair driver's side airbags that may not deploy during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Wednesday. Models affected are the 2010 and 2011 S80 and XC70; the 2010 V70; and the 2011 XC60.
Chrysler Group is recalling 26,397 cars and trucks to repair power-steering hoses that may become disconnected and leak fluid, raising the potential for vehicle fires.
General Motors said Friday it is recalling more than 300,000 Chevrolet Impala sedans to fix front seat belts that may not adequately protect passengers in a crash.
GM is recalling nearly 4,000 2010 Cadillac SRX crossovers to repair power steering lines that may get damaged and leak fluid, the automaker said Thursday. The problem has resulted in at least one fire, but GM said there have been no crashes or injuries as a result of the defect.
Toyota may have repaired most of the cars it recalled for unintended acceleration problems, but it hasn't repaired its stock price, and U.S. shareholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the automaker for failing to disclose what it knew about the defects.
Toyota says complaints by its cars' unintended acceleration have dropped 80% compared to April, , as the world's largest automaker continues to make strides in repairing the nearly 8 million vehicles recalled in the U.S. to over sticky gas pedals and accelerators that get hung up on floor mats.
Mini Cooper cars are known for their quick, precise handling, but some owners have complained of steering problems that may lead to a crash, prompting a federal investigation.
U.S. officials have begun an investigation into 133,000 Honda Fit models in response to consumer complaints about headlights that stopped working. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's preliminary investigation involves Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model years.