Honda blamed the lapses on inadvertent data entry and computer programming errors, as well as a misinterpretation of the federal TREAD act, a law passed in 2000 requiring faster reporting of deaths, injuries and safety defects by automakers.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
The issue allows the key to be removed 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off, even if the transmission is not in park.
Carol Cain learns about the growing problem of homelessness in metro Detroit from Gerry Piro of Covenant House Michigan and Sam Slaughter of Slaughter Auto Group. Plus Carol talks with auto experts about the future of the industry.
The new pickup should be in dealerships by late December.
Marketing Vice President Jim Farley to lead Ford of Europe, Ford of Europe President Stephen Odell to assume Farley’s marketing job.
Chrysler posts $611 million in third quarter earnings, expects to make around $2.5 billion for full year.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car
Ford Motor Company has issued five safety recalls for approximately 202,000 vehicles in North America.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.