Week In Cars: More recalls, stolen Corvette returned
It was another busy week in the world of cars. Three automakers — General Motors, Chrysler and Subaru — each issues recalls for numerous models with problems ranging from ignition issues to corroding brake lines.
In addition, a Corvette that was stolen 33 years ago was returned to its rightful and grateful owner. Check out the rest of the week's headlines below.
GM recalls another 8.4 million vehicles(Credit: GM)
General Motors recalled 8.45 million more this past Monday for defects including ignitions and electrical malfunctions. Several models were impacted including Chevrolet Malibus from 1997 to 2005 and Cadillac CTS cars from the 2003 to 2014 model years. The automaker said it’s aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. The fatal crashes occurred in older full-size sedans being recalled for ignition. It isn’t clear whether the faulty ignition caused those crashes GM said. Get the full story here.
Subaru recalls 660,000 vehicles(Credit: Subaru)
Subaru recalled 660,238 vehicles covering four models including the Forester. The notice covered those vehicles registered in cold-weather U.S. states because of possible corrosion of brake lines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said brake line corrosion can cause brake fluid leaks that make them less effective, increasing the risk of a crash. Get the full story here.
Chrysler recalls minivans, SUVs(Credit: Chrysler)
Chrysler this past week added about 696,000 minivans and SUVs including the Town & Country (shown here) to a 2011 recall to fix faulty ignition switches. After Chrysler filed paperwork telling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the expansion, the agency said it was dissatisfied, raising concerns about whether the switch problem can stop the air bags from inflating in a crash. Get the full story here.
Long lost Corvette returned(Credit: GM)
In 1979, someone stole George Talley's Chevrolet Corvette. This week, General Motors reunited the 71-year old Detroit residents with his long lost car. Get the full story here.
Google, carmakers on different roads(Credit: AP/Google)
Two years ago, a small team of Google engineers and business staffers met with several of the world’s largest carmakers, to discuss partnerships to build self-driving cars. While both sides were enthusiastic about the futuristic technology, yet it soon became clear that they would not be working together. Get the full story here.
Carmakers report strong June sales(Credit: AP)
Ford, Chrysler and Nissan all beat estimates in what was big sales month for the auto industry. Adjusting for seasonal trends, U.S. auto sales may have accelerated to an annualized pace of 16.3 million in June, the average of 14 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg, from 15.9 million a year earlier. Get the full story here.