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Buick, Cadillac

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling nearly 34,000 Buicks and Cadillacs in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to fix a problem with the automatic transmissions.

The recall affects Buick LaCrosse full-size sedans and Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs from the 2013 model year.

The company says a software problem can cause transmissions to unexpectedly shift into sport mode. That can override any slowing effect from the transmission, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will reprogram the transmission at no cost to the owners. The recall already has begun.

Acura TSX

TORRANCE, CALIF. — Honda Motor Co.’s luxury Acura brand is recalling 76,000 TSX sedans in 22 cold-weather states because corrosion could cause them to stall.

Those vehicles could have since been resold in the South.

TSX sedans for the 2004-08 model years are affected. Acura says that in places where road salt is heavily used, salt and water can saturate the carpet under the dashboard that covers the electrical control unit. Salty water can corrode the metal case that houses the electrical unit, causing a stall.

Acura will notify owners next month. The company will install a water-resistant cover over the electrical unit at no charge.

Mitsubishi

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors says a battery for i-MiEV electric cars caught fire at an auto-assembly plant, but that no one was injured.

Mitsubishi said the problems with the lithium-ion battery occurred during production, and may be related to a change in production methods in December.

Spokesman Kai Inada said the company was investigating the cause and has not issued any recalls related to the problem.


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