September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
Chrysler announced it is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The company is aware of a single reported accident and a relatively small number of complaints involving 0.015 percent of the subject vehicle population.
Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.
The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry.
The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…