Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers to search for solutions.
Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered.
Nissan and BMW are recalling more than 94,000 vehicles because the fuel pumps can fail and cause stalling.
Brooke Melton, 29, died in a 2010 crash near Atlanta when the ignition switch of her Cobalt slipped out of the run position.
Toyota is recalling 112,500 cars and SUVs to fix problems with electric power steering controls and electric vehicle software.
It’s the same problem that caused the recall of 189,000 other SUVs in September of last year…
The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years.
Statistics show that automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles in the U.S. last year — more than double the old record.
Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason.
Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.