Auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.
General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.
The recalls involve the Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X, as well as the Chevrolet Spark.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.
A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
Food giant Kraft is voluntarily recalling more than 7,000 cases of American cheese.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Corona is recalling select packages of its 12-ounce clear glass bottles of Corona Extra because they might contain small particles of glass.
The jars of raw almond butters at Trader Joe’s often find their way into shoppers’ carts as a lower-fat alternative to peanut butter.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they’re parked.