Auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.
The recalls involve the Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X, as well as the Chevrolet Spark.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.
With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space – all by itself.
A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.
General Motors also plans new “connected car” to help prevent crashes.
Automaker lays out plans for “partnership” between the car and the driver.