Product Recalls


  • DETROIT, Oct 16- Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2014 and equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and a 160 amp alternator, according to the...

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires. The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators, push the total number of recalls so far this year 544, totaling a record of more than 52 million vehicles. It can even cause fire or...

  • Michaels Stores recalls folding tables Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Michaels Stores said Wednesday that is recalling about 8,400 folding tables because they can collapse when customers sit on them. There have been four reports of customers falling and injuring their backs, legs or hips after sitting on the table, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The Michaels Cos., based in Irving, Texas, said customers can...

  • Toyota recalls Lexuses in US for fuel leak risk Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall is part of a larger recall of 759,000 cars that also covers the Crown Majesta, Crown and Mark X in...

  • Peanut farmers deal with fallout from salmonella Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— There will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New Mexico this harvest season because of lingering fallout from the bankruptcy and sale of a peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Grown along the New Mexico- Texas border, the sweet variety is coveted for...

  • Nearly 1.7 million Toyota, Lexus cars recalled Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Shoppers at the Toyota of Deerfield car dealership on October 2, 2014 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This is a Van Tuyl Group property recently sold to Warren Buffett.

    Toyota announced it would recall 1.67 million Toyota and Lexus cars due to three separate defects.

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it would recall a total 1.67 million vehicles globally to address three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could hinder the brake's performance. Toyota said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths resulting from the defects. The latest in a series of recalls by the world's...

  • Chrysler recalls 184K SUVs for air bags, seat-belts Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    2014 Dodge Durango

    Chrysler said an electrical short circuit may occur in certain 2014-model Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

  • Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs for air bag defect Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. The recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Most are in the U.S., but 57,443 SUVs are in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

  • Honda recalls 43,000 cars for faulty seat belts Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Honda to fix seat belts that may become stuck in very low temperatures in its latest recall.

  • Recalls this week: shears, helmets Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Nearly 300,000 shears that can break are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and hanging lamps. DETAILS: Fiskars 32- Inch Bypass Lopper Shears with model number 6954. They were sold at The Home Depot Inc. stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.

  • Mitsubishi recalls cars, SUVs for stalling problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly. The recall covers the Lancer and Lancer Evolution from the 2008 to 2011 model years, as well as the Lancer Sportback from 2009 to 2011. Also affected are the Outlander small SUV from 2008 to 2011 and the Outlander Sport from the 2011...

  • Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for hood latch problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion. Only Altimas from the 2013 model year are covered by the recall so far, but Nissan is investigating whether other models could be involved, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety...

  • Company recalls floor mats fitting GM trucks Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    DETROIT— A company that makes after-market floor mats for General Motors full-size pickup trucks and SUVs is recalling more than 45,000 of them because they can interfere with the gas pedals. Omix Ada of Suwannee, Georgia, says the recall covers Cabela's Custom Fit, Line-X Truck Gear, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain and Tread Lightly mats. The plastic mats fit...

  • DETROIT, Oct 7- Chrysler Group LLC said on Tuesday it is recalling about 22,100 small cargo vans because of inadvertent side air bag deployments, the company and U.S. safety regulators said. Chrysler said 18,245 model year 2013 to 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman vehicles are in the United States and 3,870 are in Canada. Shares in a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler...

  • GM turns to Facebook to get recalled cars fixed Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    To get dangerous recalled cars fixed, General Motors has been forced to go beyond the usual ominous-sounding recall letters.

  • Chrysler recalls commercial vans to fix headrests Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    DETROIT— Chrysler is recalling 21,470 full-size commercial vans in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the headrests. The recall covers 2014 Ram ProMaster vans. The company says the headrests can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person's head and the head restraint.

  • Latest GM recalls cover 57,000-plus vehicles Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

    General Motors said it was recalling more than 57,000 vehicles in the U.S. for problems ranging from a wiring problem to inadvertent engine shutdown.

  • GM recalls 57,000-plus vehicles     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Steven Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, discusses General Motors recalling more than fifty thousand automobiles to deal with potential problems ranging from wiring issues to inadvertent shutdown of the engine.

  • Latest GM recalls cover 57,000-plus vehicles Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 4- General Motors Co said on Saturday it was recalling more than 57,000 vehicles in the United States for potential problems ranging from a wiring problem in the steering column to inadvertent shutdown of the engine. The recall of 57,182 vehicles in three categories came a day after GM recalled 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally...