For the seventh time since its redesign for the 2013 model year, the Ford Escape SUV is being recalled, this time for potential oil and fuel leaks that could lead to fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is closing two investigations into steering and powertrain issues affecting more than 800,000 Ford vehicles, eliminating the need for recall expansions.
Volkswagen AG is recalling more than 80,000 SUVs and hybrid sedans for electrical issues that could cause headlight and taillight failures.
General Motors has announced two new recalls covering nearly 60,000 Chevrolet Malibu cars for wiring defects that could lead to heating and air conditioning issues or fires.
Chrysler Group LLC has announced that it will issue three new recalls covering more than 1.2 million pickup trucks for defects that could lead to a loss of steering.
The Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a worldwide recall covering nearly one million vehicles for electrical defects that could prevent air bags from deploying in the event of an accident.
Among the federally operated agencies and organizations closed during the ongoing government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been forced to set aside a number of outstanding vehicle safety investigations, potentially postponing recalls to correct harmful defects that could lead to accidents.