Here's some of what's on tap from our friends over at AOL Autos:
Here's some of what's on tap from our friends over at AOL Autos:
Chrysler is refusing a request by regulators to recall about 2.7 million Jeeps to fix fuel tanks that could leak and cause fires. The automaker says the SUVs are safe.
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.
A software glitch in certain Buick Lacrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossovers could decrease a driver's visibility in fog or ice, prompting GM to recall 10,000 of the vehicles.
Chrysler is recalling nearly half a million popular minivan and crossover models because the engines may unexpectedly turn off while driving, increasing the risk for a crash.
Faulty interior door handles may allow the doors to pop open during a crash. The recall involves F-150 pickups from the 2009-10 model years equipped with chrome interior door handles.
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.
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.
Volkswagen and Chrysler are recalling 600,000 cars in separate actions to fix problems related to passenger side air bags and possible fuel leaks, according to federal safety officials.
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.
A U.S. District Court judge will not dismiss allegations against Toyota for problems related to sudden unintended acceleration in certain car models, as the automaker had hoped.
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 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.
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.
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.
Toyota Motor is once again defending itself against claims that it sought to cover up vehicle defects after it reportedly bought back cars that accelerated unintentionally but failed to disclose the problem to federal safety officials.
Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) will recall 2.14 million vehicles because of a flawed ignition relay that could create problems with the engine. The recalls are mostly in Japan, with 835,000 units, and in the United States and Canada, with a total of 762,000 units, Reuters reported. About a dozen different models are affected, including the March/ Micra and the Cube.
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.
Honda Motor (HMC) and Isuzu Motors are recalling several small sports-utility vehicles from the 1998 to 2002 model years to fix suspension problems caused by road deicing products.