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.

Triumph recalls motorcycles because engine might stall

Jan. 29, 2014—Triumph Motorcycles recalled 2012–2014 Tiger Explorer ABS A1, and 2013–2014 Tiger Explorer Spoke ABS XC A1 and Trophy SE A1 motorcycles that were manufactured from Nov. 17, 2011, through Dec. 16, 2013.

Tesla recalls Model S, cites charging-system safety

Jan. 15, 2014—Tesla Motors recalled 2013 Model S vehicles that are equipped for and were delivered with certain 14-50 (240 volt) universal mobile connector, or UMC, adapters. During charging, the adapter, the cord, or the wall outlet could overheat.

BMW recalls models for air-bag malfunction

Dec. 17, 2013—BMW recalled certain vehicles because of the possible failure of the front passenger-seat occupant-detection mat that determines whether and how the passenger front air bag should be deployed in a crash.

Mercedes-Benz recalls S550; seat belt might fail

Dec. 17, 2013—Mercedes-Benz recalled 2014 S550 vehicles that were manufactured from April 11, 2013, through Oct. 14, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the front seat-belt anchor might be installed incorrectly and allow it to come loose in the event of a crash.