U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government’s auto ...

Oct 16, 2014

Toyota recalls Lexuses in U.S. for fuel leak risk

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall covers the ...

Jul 24, 2014

GM issues six more safety recalls

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is ...

Jul 18, 2014

Fuji Heavy to recall Subaru Legacy cars over computer fault

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage. In a report filed with the transport ministry, Fuji Heavy said wrongly programmed computers in ...

Jul 17, 2014

BMW to recall 1.6 million cars over concerns on Takata air bags

German automaker BMW said Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp. because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 ...

Jul 4, 2014

660,000 Subaru vehicles recalled in U.S.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is recalling about 660,000 Subaru vehicles in the United States due to defective brake systems. Five models made between late 2003 and early 2014, including its mainstay Legacy sedan and the Forester sport utility vehicle, are subject to the recall ...