Auto Recalls

Chevrolet, GMC


DETROIT — General Motors is recalling nearly 22,000 full-size pickup trucks to fix problems with the seats.

The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year. The trucks have manual front reclining seat backs.

Safety regulators say the seats could move in a rear-end crash and the headrests might not protect passengers as designed.

Dealers will inspect the seat backs and adjust them if needed.

Jeep, Ram

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickups and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems.

About 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and 10,800 Ram pickups from the 2014 model year are affected.

Chrysler said the Jeep’s warning lights might randomly illuminate and its instrument cluster might black out. Since the same electronic module controls anti-lock braking and electronic stability control, those systems may also be affected.

In the trucks, Chrysler quality-control personnel noticed that the backlighting on the instrument panel might work only intermittently.

Dealers will reprogram the vehicles’ software for free.

Ford Focus, C-Max

DEARBORN, MICH. — Ford is recalling about 24,000 cars because a chime won’t sound if the driver’s door is opened while the key is in.

The recall in the U.S. and Canada affects Ford Focus electric cars from 2012 and 2013, and the C-Max hybrid from the 2013 model year. Ford dealers will modify software starting this month to make the chimes sound properly.



Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44

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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:41

Shutdown would hit Augusta hard