If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.
Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.
The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.
The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years.
The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks.
The NTSA has received 5 complaints about the issue and knows of one injury.
The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…