WASHINGTON, July 2- The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday he will move quickly to take action in response to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's mishandling of recalls involving up to 11 million vehicles. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said action could come by the end of July and take the form of either a...» Read More
WASHINGTON, July 2- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV misled U.S. auto safety regulators about recall notifications to the owners of vehicles equipped with defective Takata Corp air bags, a U.S. safety recall analysts said on Thursday. "Fiat Chrysler failed to notify owners within the required 60 days in seven recalls we are discussing here today," Joshua Neff, senior...
AUTO REGULATOR TELLS HEARING THAT FIAT CHRYSLER MISLED NHTSA ABOUT RECALL OWNER NOTIFICATIONS INVOLVING TAKATA AIR BAGS.
Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. The Focus vehicles were made in Michigan as far back as June 2014, while the C-Maxes were made in Michigan starting in April 2014 and the Escapes were built in Louisville starting in April 2014. About 375,000 of the cars were sold in the U.S., 52,000 in Canada and 5,000 in Mexico.
AUTO REGULATOR SAYS FIAT CHRYSLER'S FAILURE TO APPRISE NHTSA OF ITS RECALLS "OBSTRUCTS" AGENCY OVERSIGHT.
AUTO REGULATOR TELLS HEARING THAT NHTSA HAS "SERIOUS CONCERNS" ABOUT FIAT CHRYSLER RECALL NOTIFICATIONS TO OWNERS AND AGENCY.
A defect in certain Ford models can lead to engines staying on after the ignition key is turned to the "off" position and removed.
NEW YORK— About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the seams on the floats, distributed by Otteroo Corp. of San Francisco, can leak air. They were sold on Otteroo.com, Amazon.com and Zulily.com between January 2014 and July...
NEW YORK— Yamaha is recalling about 200 snowmobiles because of brake problems that can cause an injury or death. The snowmobiles were sold at Yamaha dealers around the country between February and April. Yamaha said customers should stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their nearby dealer to schedule a free repair.
June 29- General Motors Co said a judge in Delaware has dismissed a lawsuit by shareholders who wished to recoup losses stemming from the recall of millions of vehicles with an ignition switch defect linked to several deaths. There are three other shareholder derivative actions, one in Wayne County, Michigan and two in Federal District Court for the Eastern...
Tops from Lululemon are among this week's recalled products. They were sold through Classroom Direct catalogs, School Specialty Furniture and Equipment catalogs, School Specialty Education Essentials catalogs, School Specialty Early Childhood catalogs, and on www.schoolspecialty.com from May 2015 through June 2015. They cost between $105 and $115.
Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada posted the joint recall with Lululemon on Thursday and said consumers should either remove the draw cord or contact Lululemon for a non-elastic replacement. The latest recall, which was initiated by Lululemon, affects some 318,000 tops in a variety of styles sold in the United States and Canada...
Lululemon Athletica recalled more than 300,000 women's tops because of a risk from the product's elastic drawcords.
TORONTO, June 25- Lululemon Athletica Inc, which was hit by high-profile recall of overly sheer yoga pants in 2013, is recalling more than 300,000 women's tops due to the risk from the product's elastic draw cords, Canadian and U.S. government websites said on Thursday. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said consumers should either...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the tops have an elastic draw cord with a metal or plastic tip in the hood or in the neck area. About 185,000 of the tops were sold in Canada and 133,000 were sold in the U.S. between January 2008 and December 2014. The items were sold under a variety of names, colors and styles, and they cost $75 to $260.
DETROIT— Subaru is recalling some 2015 vehicles to fix a software problem that could cause the automatic braking system to fail. Subaru says in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators that the problem can increase the risk of a crash. Subaru says it could take too long for the car to tell the driver that the assist system shouldn't be used.
DETROIT— Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists. The Honda luxury brand says the recall covers 2014 and 2015 MDX SUVs. The air conditioner clutch drive bolt can loosen or break, which could cause a pulley to fall under the vehicle.
Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars because the air bags can push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash.
DETROIT— Mitsubishi is recalling about 460,000 cars in the U.S. because the air bags have the potential to push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries in a crash. Mitsubishi reported the first injury claim was filed in March of 2006, and other claims were filed in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Yet the cars were not recalled until May, the company said in...
Toyota and Nissan said they would expand a recall to the rest of the world to replace potentially deadly passenger-side air bag inflators.