Ford cites loose seat-back assembly in vehicle recall

April 14, 2014—Ford Motor recalled certain 2013–2014 vehicles, because the driver and passenger seat-back assemblies might have been produced with substandard weld joints that are used to attach the seat-back-recliner mechanism to the seat frame.

GM recalls vehicles because of oil leak

April 1, 2014—General Motors recalled certain 2014–2015 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles, because these vehicles might have a transmission oil cooler line that isn’t seated securely in the fitting.

GM cites power steering failure in vehicle recall

April 1, 2014—General Motors recalled 2004–2006 and 2008–2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004–2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx, 2009–2010 Chevy HHR, 2010 Chevy Cobalt, 2005–2009 Pontiac G6, 2008–2009 Saturn Aura and 2004–2007 Saturn Ion vehicles.

GM cites loss of power in Chevrolet Cruze recall

March 31, 2014—General Motors recalled 2013–2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles that were manufactured from Nov. 28, 2012, through March 7, 2014, and are equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. On the affected vehicles, the right front-half shaft might fracture and separate.

Nissan cites air-bag sensor in 2013–2014 vehicle recall

March 26, 2014—Nissan Motor recalled certain 2013–2014 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, because the occupant classification system (OCS) software might classify the passenger seat as empty when the seat actually is occupied.

GM recalls Chevy Express, GMC Savana, citing air bag

March 18, 2014—General Motors recalled 2009–2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles that were manufactured from Jan. 27, 2009, through March 7, 2014, that have a gross-vehicle-weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less and are equipped with front-passenger air bags.

Chrysler cites brake in recall of Durango, Grand Cherokee

March 17, 2014—Chrysler Group recalled 2012–2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles that were manufactured from Oct. 11, 2011, through Oct. 1, 2012. Under certain braking conditions, the ready alert braking system, or RAB, might cause a hard brake-pedal feel.

Honda cites engine stall in motorcycle recall

March 7, 2014—Honda Motor recalled its 2013 CB500 (F, FA, X, XA) and CBR500 (R, RA) motorcycles. The rocker-arm shaft that retains the engine bolts might have been manufactured incorrectly, which would result in the bolts loosening during engine operation.

GM cites ignition switch in vehicle recall

Feb. 27, 2014—General Motors recalled 2003–2007 Saturn Ion vehicles, 2006–2007 Chevrolet HHR models, and 2006–2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles, because the ignition might allow the key to move unintentionally or switch position.

Toyota cites brake system in vehicle recall

Feb. 14, 2014—Toyota Motor recalled 2012 RAV4 and 2012–2013 Tacoma and Lexus RX 350 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder.

Toyota recalls Prius because vehicle might stall

Feb. 14, 2014—Toyota Motor recalled 2010–2014 Prius vehicles, because the Intelligent Power Module that’s inside of the inverter module contains transistors that might become damaged from high operating temperatures.