Hyundai issued two recalls affecting 889,000 Sonatas due to brake problems. Huyndai's recalls affects mostly Hyundai Sonatas from model years 2011-2014, although some 2015 Hyundai Sonatas are affected.
Rules for quiet hybrid and electric cars to have alert noises aren't ready yet. Thus, automakers are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the rules for quiet electric cars.
Chrysler has recalled about 792,300 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees from all over the world. Chrysler issued the recall because there is a problem with the cars' ignition switch, which has been linked to one accident so far.
China will require 30 percent of all government cars to be electric cars. The plan will include battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell cars, and it is set to be phased in over the next two years.
Electric cars have a valuable advocate in Tesla, whose Model S sedan is the gold standard in the growing industry. But in addition to the growth of electric cars, Tesla's success is vital to the US auto industry as a whole.
General Motors is recalling several models – 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura – for power steering problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving.
The CEO of Delphi, the manufacturer of defective ignition switches, said General Motors is the one to blame for the ignition problem responsible for at least 13 deaths. During the her fourth Congressional hearing, GM CEO Mary Barra said the automaker is doing everything it can to correct the the problem and compensate victims.