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  • But Nissan said that in model years 2013 to 2015 Altima sedans made from March 6, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014, the secondary latch may not hold. Nissan has not yet found the root cause of the problem or how to fix it, and cannot definitely say whether the recall in North America will have to be expanded again. Nissan said it "tentatively concludes that vehicles manufactured...

  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven. The latest recall covers Altima midsize sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years, bringing the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- U.S. auto safety regulators are considering unprecedented steps to speed up the replacement of potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags in millions of cars that remain on American roads despite massive recalls initiated by automakers. Rosekind, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates major...

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government's highway safety agency has closed an investigation into reports of Michelin truck tire failures without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the 2014 model of Michelin's 22.5- inch diameter XZA tires in October after getting six complaints and a police report about seven...

  • General Motors, Honda lead all automakers in recalls Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. topped the U.S. government's list of automakers with the most recalled vehicles last year. Widening problems with air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. pushed Honda into second place with 18 recalls totaling just over 9 million vehicles. More than half of Honda's recalled vehicles— 5.4 million— were due to...

  • Cradle-bassinet recalled over danger to infants Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dream On Me is recalling its 2- in-1 Bassinet to Cradle because it poses a falling and suffocation risk for infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. The products were sold at websites including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, ToysRUs.com and Kohls.com between May 2012 and October 2014. They were made in China.

  • Hyundai recalls 200K Elantras over steering problem Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 AM ET
    The Hyundai Elantra Touring at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago, in 2008.

    Hyundai is recalling 204,768 Elantras because of a power steering defect that might cause the cars to suddenly revert to manual steering.

  • NEW YORK— Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The affected cars include model years 2008 to 2010 of Elantras made between June 1, 2008 and April 30, 2010 and Elantra Touring vehicles made between Nov. 1, 2008 and April 30. The recall includes nearly 205,000...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • CNBC update: Keith Hall new CBO chief  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports Congressional leaders have named a new CBO director, pro-Russian rebels have withdrawn rocket systems from the front lines in Ukraine, and Fiat-Chrysler has issued a recall for about 467,000 SUVs to fix a fuel pump issue that may cause the engine to stall.

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem. The recall announced Friday by the company covers 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees outside North America. The September recall affected Grand Cherokees and Durangos from 2011...

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park. The recall covers the Chrysler 200 with V-6 engines from the 2015 model year. The company said manufacturing problems at a parts supplier's factory can cause the nine-speed transmissions to malfunction.

  • PARSIPPANY, N.J.— GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill, alli, is now back in most U.S. stores. Glaxo's innovation center for consumer products, in Parsippany, New Jersey, says the product package was redesigned to make tampering easier to spot. Before shipping alli, known chemically as orlistat, to retail stores, Glaxo launched it in mid-February through Drugstore.com and...

  • How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. Go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's VIN lookup site at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and key in the number. GET A VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT: You can pay a third party such as Carfax or Experian's AutoCheck for a vehicle history check.

  • DETROIT— It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences. More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S.— about one-fifth the total— were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. "It's a very major public safety problem," says Chris Basso, a...

  • DETROIT— General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Dealers will replace a switch trim plate to fix the cars, which mainly were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- Australia's Patties Foods Ltd scrapped its interim dividend on Tuesday as it weighs the cost of a hepatitis outbreak linked to Chinese frozen berries, while the government increases testing of imports from related factories in China. Around 20 people have been diagnosed with the disease after eating the Patties berries, which were grown in...

  • Mercedes recalls 147K cars for engine fire risk Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires.

  • DETROIT, Feb 22- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires, the U.S. safety regulator said Saturday. The cars have a rubber seal in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, increasing the risk of an under-hood fire, according to the National...

  • Mercedes recalls more than 147,000 vehicles to fix seal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons made over the past few years to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal that could spark a fire. The recall mostly affects E350 sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Mercedes-Benz will start the recall next month.