#RECALLS

Regulations

Toyota Recalls 3.2 Million Sketchy Fuel Pumps Worldwide

Expanded campaign targets 7 years of production

Business

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Propulsion

Owners Claim Tesla EVs May Accelerate Unexpectedly

Are Tesla electric cars spontaneously zooming off on their own?

Business

Takata Recalls Another 10 Million Airbag Inflators

Takata—the bankrupt airbag supplier responsible for the world’s largest auto-related recall ever—is throwing another 10 million defective devices into the mess.

Mercedes Recalls Nearly 745,000 Faulty Sunroofs

Daimler is calling back 744,900 Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. to check for glass sunroof panels that could blow off while the vehicle is moving.

Regulations

GM Recalls Target Fire, Braking Problems

General Motors is calling back roughly 900,000 fullsize pickup trucks and luxury sedans worldwide to fix a fire risk and/or eliminate a software glitch that could knock out a vehicle’s antilock braking and stability control systems.

Regulations

Mazda Launches Second-Round Airbag Recall

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 116,900 vehicles in the U.S. to again replace their passenger-side frontal airbag inflators, this time with units that won’t degrade over time.

Dodge Darts with Faulty Transmissions Recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling 27,500 of its 2013-2015 model Dodge Dart small cars to fix dual-clutch transmissions that may spontaneously shift into neutral.

NHTSA Cuts Takata Recall Estimate by 36%

About 19.2 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash, not the 30 million estimated a few months ago, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM Ignition Switch Fatality Count Reaches 107

The independent fund set up to compensate victims of defective General Motors Co. ignition switches has so far deemed 107 fatality claims eligible for payment.

GM Recalls Nearly 469,000 Cars to Fix Seatbelts

General Motors Co. is preparing to call back 468,900 of its 2011-2012 model Chevrolet Malibu sedans in North America to replace front seatbelt anchor cables that could break, rendering the seatbelts useless.

Ford Recalls Nearly 390,000 Cars to Fix Door Latches

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 389,600 small and midsize sedans in North America to replace door mechanisms that could either prevent the door from latching shut or allow it to open when the car is moving.

Door Latch Flaw Prompts Ford Explorer SUV Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 212,900 of its 2011-2013 models Ford Explorer SUVs to replace door latch springs that could come loose and allow a door to pop open in a crash.

Feds Probe Effectiveness of Nissan Airbag Recall

The U.S. is investigating complaints that last year's recall of 989,700 Nissan Motor Co. vehicles may have failed to fix a flaw that switches off the passenger airbag system when an adult occupies the seat.

GM Recalls Volts to Fix Carbon Monoxide Threat

General Motors Co. is recalling 64,200 Chevrolet Volts in the U.S. and Canada to limit how long a parked car can be left with its electric system switched on.

Propulsion

Toyota Recalls 112,500 Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching a pair of recalls in the U.S. to remedy damaged circuit boards or defective electric propulsion systems in 112,500 of its standard, hybrid and electric vehicles.

Nissan Expands Hood Latch Recall

Nissan Motor Corp. is broadening a recall of its Altima sedans in the U.S. and Canada from 238,000 units to more than 878,000 to fix a secondary hood latch that may not work.

FCA Ignition-Switch Recall Expands to 702,600 Units

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is expanding a recall to repair ignition switches that could be jolted out of the "on" position, thus turning off the engine and disabling the power steering, power brakes and airbag system.

U.S. Expands Ford Door Latch Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has added two more models to its six-month-old investigation into Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close securely.

Electronics

Hyundai Recalls Elantra Models

Hyundai Motor Co. is preparing to recall 204,800 Elantra sedans and hatchbacks to fix an electronic defect that could cause the car's steering system to lose its power assist.

FCA to Expands Recall to Fix Engine Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching a global recall of 467,500 SUVs to replace a defective fuel pump relay that can cause the engine to stall or prevent it from starting.

FCA Recalls Some Chrysler 200s for Shifter Defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling nearly 26,000 Chrysler 200 sedans in North America to repair transmissions with a defect that prevents them from being shifted into Park.

Daimler Recalls 147,000 Cars to Fix Fire Hazard

Daimler AG is recalling 147,200 of its Mercedes-Benz E- and CLS-Class cars in the U.S. to more firmly attach a rubber engine compartment seal that could drop onto the engine and catch fire.

JLR Recalls Ranger Rover SUVs

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is preparing to update faulty airbag software in 61,800 of its 2012-2015 model Ranger Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs in the U.S.