Hyundai is recalling around 205,000 examples of the 2008-2010 Elantra sedan and 2009-2010 Elantra Touring because the electrically assisted power steering can potentially fail. The fix is updating the ECU for the component.
Bombardier Recreational Products is recalling 5,165 examples of the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT. It's possible that if the trikes idle for low periods or there is prolonged low-speed riding, excessive heat can build up. This can cause to burns to riders or fires.
Kia is recalling over 12,000 examples of the 2016 Sorento because of the possibility of a faulty accelerator pedal. A bad solder on a capacitor could cause the crossover to enter Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode.
GM is announcing two recalls to align its vehicles with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. One covers the moonroof controls for the Cadillac ATS, and the other controls the electronic parking brake for the Chevy Impala.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee gave its full support to a bill that would encourage whistleblowers in the auto industry. Under the legislation someone that speaks out could get 30 percent of any federal fines against automakers for safety lapses.
General Motors received 33 more claims to its ignition-switch claim facility this week, which pushed the total to 4,345. The number of accepted cases increased by eight, including one fatality and seven injuries.
An issue with the occupant classification system has prompted Land Rover to recall certain Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports for a software reflash, with another pair called in to have their supercharged engines replaced.
If things go poorly for Takata financially in the wake of its airbag recall, there's a small possibility that the company might need financial assistance from the affected automakers. After all of the trouble, though, Honda has little desire to support the supplier.
DOT Secretary Says Supplier Is 'Bad Actor' On Safety Landscape
Federal investigators said Friday that global automotive supplier Takata has not cooperated with a problem into the company's exploding airbags, which are responsible for killing at least five motorists and injuring dozens more.
General Motors received 75 more claims from people about the automaker's faulty ignition switches. The number of eligible claims jumped up by 12, including four more for deaths and eight more for injuries.
Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, recalled 1.56 million of them in June 2013 under pressure from U.S. safety regulators. But only 12 percent of the SUVs have been repaired in the 18 months since the recall, a much slower pace than usual.
The General Motors ignition switch compensation fund received 57 more reports this week that were postmarked before the January 31 deadline. The number of accepted claims ticked up slightly by one additional death and two more injuries.
GM is following up its Lambda-platform CUV stop-sale for possible cracks in their 18-inch Goodyear Fortera HL tires with a recall covering 5,876 examples of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Goodyear already recalled about 48,512 of the tires.