Sticky accelerators are at the center of the Chrysler recall, which involves more than 25,000 model year 2007 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compass SUVs.
Chrysler Corporation recalls almost 35,000 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compass SUVs in the US and other countries to fix a potential problem with sticky gas pedals, an issue that has affected Toyota cars.
Chinese production of Honda automobiles remains stalled as the result of a strike by workers looking for a larger wage increase.
Toyota Motor Corp said it would take a $50 million stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors, a move that gives the Japanese automaker a chance to repair its dented public image and vaults the California start-up on to the world stage.
The companies announced a deal yesterday in which Tesla will buy a defunct Toyota plant in California, and Toyota will purchase $50 million of Tesla stock.
Jim Lentz, the US sales president for Toyota, testified that its electronic throttles are not responsible for instances of unintended acceleration.
The heads of Toyota and Tesla announced Thursday they will enter into a joint venture building electric cars in California.
A top Toyota executive appeared Thursday before lawmakers skeptical of the automaker's approach. The Toyota recall was prompted by acceleration problems.
Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 4,500 Lexus vehicles in Japan. Another 7,000 vehicles in other countries, including the US, are also likely affected.
A123 Systems, the maker of a more fuel efficient battery, is a case study of green-job creation.