General Motors has named a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge compact car recall that has damaged the company’s reputation.
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.
Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.
A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.
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.