The vehicles also might not start, and the fuel pump could keep working even when the engine is shut off.
Toyota is recalling about 140,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The probe covers about 52,000 Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years.
GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors because they could catch fire when left unattended.
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
The 2005 email, unearthed in April during a company wide review of ignition-switch problems, is more evidence that GM knew about safety problems for years but failed to recall troubled cars until recently.
For about half the vehicles, it’s the second recall for the same problem.
The recall train at General Motors just keeps on rolling.