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Ford, Chrysler Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles

GM also orders another – small – recall.

by on May.10, 2014

Ford's Escape has faced a number of recalls since it was redesigned two years ago.

In the wake of General Motors’ controversial recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches it appears automakers are being far more sensitive to potential safety problems – and Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group are the latest to announce recalls that collectively total about 1.5 million vehicles.

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GM is also adding to its expanding recall count – which reached a total of 7 million vehicles during the first quarter alone. It has now added another 9,000 midsize sedans to the list.

This week’s big safety news comes from the other members of Detroit’s Big Three, however.


Chrysler, Ford, Volkswagen Facing Nearly 800,000 Recalls

Makers respond to an array of safety-related problems.

by on Dec.15, 2010

Ford expands August recall of older Windstars.

It has been a busy data for federal safety regulators who authorized a collection of recalls by major automakers that will impact nearly 800,000 vehicles overall.

The news impacts a variety of makers, including domestics Chrysler and Ford, as well as German automaker Volkswagen.

VW has the largest recall, a move impacting about 380,000 vehicles, overall, due to fuel leak problems that could lead to vehicle fires.

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The recall involves Beetle, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Rabbit models from the 2007 through 2009 model-years.

The specific details vary between models but all involve fuel lines that could contact other parts, chafe and begin to leak.