Latest Automobile recalls News

Maryland recalls 8,000 out-of-compliance driver's licenses

Aug. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration has recalled driver's licenses of 8,000 residents who they say missed multiple deadlines to get their identification in compliance with federal requirements. News outlets report the affected licenses were found not to meet amended requirements...

Ford recalls 108K cars; seat belts may not hold in a crash

Aug. 14, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling over 108,000 midsize cars in North America to fix a problem that could stop the seat belts from holding people in a crash. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2015 model year. The company says the cars' front seat belt cables can lose...

Nissan to fix suspensions on about 200K Altima midsize cars

Aug. 1, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan will do a "service campaign" to fix nearly 200,000 Altima midsize cars because a suspension part can come loose from the frame due to corrosion. The campaign falls short of a recall, but the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is continuing an investigation into the...

Automaker Daimler loses $1.3 billion on diesel, air bag woes

Jul. 24, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, says it lost 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in the second quarter as the company booked 4.2 billion euros in one-time charges for troubles with diesel vehicles and air bag recalls. The quarterly loss reported Wednesday was the...

Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

Jul. 22, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire. The Swedish carmaker said Monday the affected cars are two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in...

Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

Bill would ease rules on selling used cars subject to recall

Jul. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would ease restrictions on the sale of used cars that have been subject to a recall but have not been repaired is set to come up at a public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Supporters of the bill, including used car dealers, have argued that they should be able to sell...

Daimler warns of profits snag from diesel, airbag recall

Jul. 12, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall. Friday's announcement drove down Daimler shares, which were 1.1% lower at 46.52 euros...

Mazda recalls over 262K vehicles to fix engine stall problem

Jul. 10, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly. The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019. Mazda...

Honda to recall 1.6M vehicles, finish Takata recalls early

Jun. 28, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, completing its required recalls six months ahead of schedule, the automaker said Friday. When the latest recall is done, Honda says it will have recalled or accounted for 22.6 million...