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Volvo Cars recalls nearly 2.1 million cars worldwide

Jul. 1, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Volvo Cars said Wednesday that it is recalling nearly 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seat belts can be weakened. The front seat belts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, press...

US probes complaints of sticky steering on older GM SUVs

Jun. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with power steering that can stick on thousands of older General Motors SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the problem could affect 781,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain small SUVs from the 2010 through 2012...

Toyota recalls gas-electric hybrids for engine stall problem

Jun. 24, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 752,000 gas-electric hybrid vehicles worldwide because the engines can lose power and stall. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2015 Prius and 2014 to 2017 Prius v hybrids. The company says in a statement that the hybrids are designed to go into a fail-safe mode if...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2019 photo shows a Jeep logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 95,000 Jeep Cherokees worldwide, Thursday, June 18, 2020,  because a transmission problem can cause the small SUVs to lose power unexpectedly.  The recall covers certain Cherokees from the 2014 through 2017 model years and includes about 2,700 replacement parts.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jeep SUVs recalled to fix problem that can cause power loss

Jun. 18, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 95,000 Jeep Cherokees worldwide because a transmission problem can cause the small SUVs to lose power unexpectedly. Also, when drivers shift into park, the transmissions may not go there, increasing the risk of a rollaway crash. The recall covers certain...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, the company logo stands over a long row of unsold vehicles at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving. It's the third recall for the same problem. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Ford recalls about 2.5M vehicles for latch, brake troubles

Jun. 10, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak. The door latch recall covers more than 2.1 million cars, SUVs and vans in the U.S. The latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the...

George Floyd's funeral procession arrives at Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Pearland, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd's casket taken inside mausoleum

Jun. 9, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd. — New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records. — Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House. — Portland mayor to redirect $7 million from police budget to other...

Nissan recalls nearly 1.9M cars for pesky hood latch problem

Jun. 4, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the fourth time, Nissan is recalling hundreds of thousands of midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a nagging latch problem that may allow the hood fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall covers nearly 1.9 million Altimas and includes cars from the 2013 through 2015 model...

Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

Jun. 2, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling nearly 1.4 million vehicles worldwide because their fuel pumps could fail and cause engines to stall or lose power. The recall includes 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. It's part of a larger recall of fuel pumps made by parts supplier Denso. Honda said in a statement Tuesday...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. Nearly two dozen states and several cities are challenging the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers. They asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to review the actions of government agencies that led to the new rule being issued in March. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

May. 27, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers. They asked the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Suspension rust problem forces Mitsubishi to recall vehicles

May. 27, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and cold-weather U.S. states because parts of the suspension can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control. In the U.S. the recall covers the 2008 to 2013 Outlander, the 2011 to 2016 Outlander Sport, the 2008 to 2010 Lancer and...