auto recalls

NHTSA Demands Recall Data from GM

U.S. safety regulators are demanding that GM turn over documents detailing what the company knew when about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 deaths.

US Investigates Stuck Throttles in Ford Tauruses

Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that accelerators can stick in Ford Tauruses from model years 2005 and 2006. The investigation, opened Wednesday, covers an estimated 360,000 of the sedans. The probe could lead to a recall, but so far none has been ordered by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a federal safety agency.

2010 Likely Busiest Year for Auto Recalls in Seven Years

2010 may be the year of the car recall, with the U.S.'s six largest suppliers recalling more than 19 million vehicles over the last 12 months. Toyota, which recalled about 7 million cars this year, tops the list. General Motors, at about 4 million, came in second.

General Motors Recalls 100,000 SUVs to Repair Seat Belts

Topping off a week in which Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, VW, Chrysler and Ford between them recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles, General Motors today announced it is recalling 100,000 SUVs to repair front row seat belts that may come loose in a crash.

Honda to Recall 1.35 Million Fits

Honda Motor Co. said it would recall about 1.35 million Fit subcompacts globally to repair defective wiring in the headlights. No accidents...

Toyota's Latest Recall: 94,000 Sienna Minivans

The beleaguered Japanese carmaker is sending notices to Sienna owners to warn them of brake-light switch brackets that are susceptible to damage and could lead to eventual loss of braking effectiveness. No accidents relating to the defect have been reported.

Seat Problem Prompts Volvo to Recall 7,420 Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo is recalling 7,420 sedans and wagons to fix seats that may allow front passengers to move the seats too far forward, putting them at risk of injury in a crash, federal safety officials said Monday.

Honda May Be Investigated for 2005 Accord Hybrid Accident

Honda Motor may be the subject of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation because of possible acceleration problems with its Honda Accord Hybrid that may have caused a 2005 crash that killed one person.

Toyota Earnings Preview: Recalls May Hurt

When Toyota Motor reports quarterly earnings tomorrow it will give investors the latest snapshot of how big a toll massive recalls and tepid auto sales are taking on the company's bottom line.

Is BMW Selling Lemons as 'Certified Pre-Owned'?

While BMW has finally admitted the need for a recall of cars plagued with faulty fuel pumps, the ultimate-driving-machine-maker now also faces a related charge: that it's buying back these vehicles from owners and reselling them without disclosing their sordid history.