Thursday, April 10, 2014

More problems in the auto industry; more recalls; GM fined

As the PopTort wonders if the auto industry has broken the world record for total number of cars recalled in one year, Volkswagen has announced that it has initiated a recall for over 150,000 Passat vehicles that may have headlights with loose electrical connections and that it has also stopped selling several popular models that could pose a fire risk.

Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Corp has initiated five separate recalls, impacting an estimated 6.39 million vehicles sold worldwide, due to a number of different problems, including faulty steering controls, windshield wiper motors, engine starters, and seat rails.

Finally, General Motors is being fined $7,000 per day for its continuing failure to answer questions about the recent ignition switch recall, which has affected 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S.

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