The documents apparently show that GM knew about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 car-crash deaths, but didn’t act.
The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million older-model small cars in a case linked to 13 deaths.
The recall affects Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 27,933 Edge crossovers in the U.S. because a damper in the fuel line could crack and cause fuel leaks.
Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV to fix oil and fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Ford says a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor can cause the engines to stop and not be restarted for at least an hour.
A software problem is prompting a recall at Chrysler.
The recall covers 76,200 vehicles sold in the U.S.
BMW is recalling more than 134,000 5-Series cars in the U.S. because the rear lights can fail.
Ford has paid the top penalty of $17.35 million to settle government allegations that the company was slow to recall nearly a half-million SUVs last year.