“Quite frankly, it’s a black eye for our industry.”
Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
“I want it understood that they day of GM being a polite competitor is over,” Barra tells the Detroit Economic Club.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
It’s a potentially deadly defect that could be inside your car. Federal officials have linked four deaths to defective airbags that can explode—sending shrapnel flying. Thirty more people have been injured. Now millions of vehicles are being recalled.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.
Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly.
Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because the hoods could fly open while they’re being driven.