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  • Chrysler recalling 381,876 Ram trucks for fire hazard Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    DETROIT, Oct 29- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Chrysler Group said on Wednesday it is recalling 381,876 Ram trucks mostly in the United States to correct a potential fire hazard. Chrysler said in a statement that problems with 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs equipped with Cummins diesel engines could cause fuel-heater...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 29- FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Ltd, a joint venture of Volkswagen AG and a Chinese state-owned carmaker, will recall 270,635 Audi cars in China to fix a problem with air bag software, China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday. The Audi recall comes less than two weeks after Volkswagen said it would call back more than 580,000 cars in China to fix a...

  • Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the electronic stability control. The recalls bring the newly merged company's total for the year to 6.4 million vehicles worldwide and 5.1 million in the U.S. as it continues to...

  • VW recalls 270,000 cars in China to fix airbags Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    BEIJING— Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday. The recall by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. applies to 265,943 Audi A4L cars made in China and 4,692 imported Audi A4 allroad cars, according to the Administration for...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 29- FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Ltd, a Chinese joint venture of Volkswagen AG, will recall 270,635 Audi cars in China due to an air bag software issue, China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday. The Audi recall also comes less than two weeks after Volkswagen said it would call back more than 580,000 cars in China to fix a possible suspension defect.

  • Baby wipes recalled over possible contamination Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    Ten brands of baby wipes are part of a nationwide voluntary recall after tests showed the presence of a bacteria in some. USA Today reports.

  • AutoNation's 'brilliant' quarter: CEO     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO, dissects the company's quarterly numbers and talks about share repurchase plans.

  • Honda Motor Q2 profit falls 4 pct, misses estimates Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 28- Honda Motor Co on Tuesday reported a 4.1 percent fall in second-quarter profit, missing analyst estimates, as it struggles with product recalls in the United States and Japan that could delay the development of new models. The result comes as U.S. consumers announced a lawsuit against Honda in relation to its recall of over 5 million cars carrying...

  • More air bag recalls could test Takata ties Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:56 PM ET
    A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    Japan's Takata is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move - for now.

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO, Oct 28- Japan's Takata Corp, whose potentially defective car air bags have been linked to four deaths in the United States, is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move- for now. But over the coming few years, as the next new models are designed and built, loyalty to Tokyo- based Takata, the world's No.2...

  • DETROIT, Oct 27- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation of Chrysler Group's handling of two recalls for potential steering issues affecting nearly 1 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks in the United States. Chrysler Group regrets any inconvenience our customers may have experienced. " Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports,...

  • DETROIT, Oct 27- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation of Chrysler Group's handling of two recalls for potential steering issues affecting nearly 1 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks in the United States. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted online that it was looking at the slow execution of the two...

  • Deaths linked to GM's ignition switch rise to 30 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    The program to compensate victims of mishaps caused by General Motors' vehicles approved one new death claim.

  • Honda Q2 profit to rise, but recalls cloud outlook Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:32 AM ET

    Honda said it would re-examine its process for developing cars, a move that could delay their debuts. The Fit recalls come on top of more than 5 million cars that Honda has called back in the United States over unrelated issues with Takata Corp's potentially defective airbags that have been linked to four deaths in Honda's single-biggest market.

  • TOKYO, Oct 27- Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2- 3 billion yen to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said. The additional charge- on top of 75 billion yen previously set aside for airbag recalls- would cover the projected cost of recent recalls...

  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • Recalls this week: Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicles Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Certain models of Arctic Cat's all-terrain vehicles are being recalled because a component failure can cause a loss of control. DETAILS: Model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs. They were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from May 2007 to October 2014.

  • Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    Evenflo car seats are shown inside the company's showroom in Vandalia, Ohio.

    Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

  • Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    DETROIT— Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall comes after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected model numbers include 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237,...

  • David Shepardson, The Detroit News, discusses the enormous task of fixing millions of defective airbags.