vehicle recall

8 Stories

Anton Yelchin’s Parents Suing Over His Death

They're filing lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, other entities

(Newser) - Anton Yelchin's parents are suing Fiat Chrysler over their son's death, their lawyer has announced, reports Variety . The 27-year-old Star Trek actor died in June when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway, pinning him to a pillar; it turned out the vehicle was under recall at... More »

'Happy Manipulating!': Takata Emails Depict Tampering

'New York Times' reveals recently unsealed communications

(Newser) - Nearly 20 million vehicles have been recalled thanks to Takata airbags , which can explode and have been connected to eight US deaths. Now, the New York Times reveals internal emails that show Takata employees were manipulating testing data as far back as 2000—around the time the company introduced a... More »

Volkswagen Is Cheating on Smog Tests: EPA

482K cars ordered recalled

(Newser) - If you drive a Volkswagen diesel model, your car might be getting recalled—though not for safety reasons. The Obama administration has ordered the carmaker to recall about 482,000 cars because, it claims, Volkswagen put illegal software in those cars designed to get around environmental standards, the New York ... More »

Chrysler Refuses to Recall Jeeps Over Fuel Tank Fires

NHTSA urges automaker to recall 2.7M vehicles

(Newser) - Chrysler has rejected the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request to recall 2.7 million older Jeeps, saying that it believes the agency's concerns about fuel tank fires are unfounded. The NHTSA asked Chrysler to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys after a probe into... More »

Toyota Recalls 2.77M More Cars

For shaft, water pump defects

(Newser) - Just a month after Toyota's largest-ever recall for a single part , the company is recalling 2.77 million more vehicles worldwide. Most of the vehicles involved—2.76 million in 10 models made between 2000 and 2011—require a fix for the shaft that connects the steering wheel to... More »

VW Recalls Jettas for Horn Glitch That Turns Off Car

Glitch could affect 71,000 cars

(Newser) - Imagine this scenario: You're on the highway, someone cuts you off, you slam your horn in frustration—and suddenly your car turns off. That scenario is indeed possible if you own a 2011 Jetta; Volkswagen has recalled roughly 71,000 of the cars after finding a glitch that, in rare... More »

Toyota Recalls 650K Priuses

Cooling pump problem could lead to overheating, power loss

(Newser) - Toyota today issued another recall of its Prius, this time recalling 650,000 of the hybrids to fix a faulty cooling pump, reports the Wall Street Journal. The problem could lead to overheating and loss of power, but thus far hadn't resulted in accidents; Toyota, however, appears to be erring... More »

Toyota Recalls 1.5M Cars

Firm calls for Lexus, Avalon models over brake fluid, fuel pump issues

(Newser) - Worries over brake fluid and fuel pump issues have prompted Toyota to recall 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon, and other models, largely in the US and Japan, the AP reports. The US will see some 740,000 models recalled, while 599,000 will be recalled in Japan. Over the last... More »

8 Stories

AROUND THE WEB