Car electronics

Chrysler recalls 18092 Fiat 500L cars for transmission issue – Reuters

Monday, March 17, 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FIA.MI)(FIATY.PK), is recalling some 2014 models because in certain temperatures the transmission shift lever may have a delayed effect or no effect on selecting a gear, according to documents…

GM issues 3 new recalls unrelated to switch – USA TODAY

Monday, March 17, 2014

Buck Enclave crossover SUV is among 1.18 million full-size crossovers GM recalled because wiring of seat-mounted side air bags could fail.(Photo: Buick) Story Highlights Crossover SUV side air bags could fail Cadillac XTS brake issue could cause fires Unbelted passengers in commerical vans could suffer serious head injuries General Motors announced three new recalls — not related to last month’s ignition switch recall — involving nearly 1.5 million vehicles. The…

Toyota suspends India production as pay dispute drags – Reuters India

Monday, March 17, 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) Indian unit has temporarily closed its two plants where some workers had stopped production lines to protest a delay in salary hikes after 10 months of negotiations. The factories near Bangalore are Toyota Motor’s only vehicle plants in the world’s sixth-biggest auto market, where the Japanese manufacturer generates just a sliver of global sales. Their closure raises the spectre of labour unrest at…

Honda recalls nearly 900000 Odyssey vans in US for fire risk – Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 17, 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice posted on Friday. In a March 13 filing with NHTSA, Honda said 2005-2010 Odysseys built in Alabama have a fuel-pump part that could crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. The company said it has no reports of…

GM, experts call latest crash death tally misleading – USA TODAY

Monday, March 17, 2014

A 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt coupe, one of the recalled GM vehicles.(Photo: GM WIECK) General Motors says it cannot rule out that more than 12 fatalities will ultimately be linked to the problem in cars it recalled last month, but it also says that a death toll of 303 being floated by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is “pure speculation” based on unreliable data. “If, in the course of our…

Honda Recalls 900000 Minivans for Fire Risk – TIME

Monday, March 17, 2014

2013 Honda Odyssey minivans sit outside Bob Lindsay Honda in Peoria, Illinois, June 25, 2013. Daniel Acker—Bloomberg/Getty Images The recall will include 886,815 Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States from the 2005-2010 models years, and the car company said it plans to replace a fuel strainer linked to a fire risk free of charge Honda is recalling almost 900,000 vehicles to replace a fuel-related part that could increase fire…