Parking Lots Fill Up with New Cars From Alabama Auto Plant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Parking lots have been filling up with scores of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that thousands of the vehicles are showing up in parking lots across west and central Alabama. Officials with Daimler AG, the Germany-based company that owns Mercedes-Benz, declined to say how many vehicles are being stored. But company officials…

Older Jeeps Recalled; Suspension Problem Could Cause Crash

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 325,000 older Jeep SUVs in North America to fix a suspension problem that could limit a driver’s control of the vehicles. The recall covers Liberty SUVs from the 2004 through 2007 model years. Fiat Chrysler says water can get into the rear lower control arms and cause rust and possibly cracks. That could hurt…

Hyundai Issues Recall Over Break-Away Steering Wheel

Vehicles were manufactured at Montgomery Hyundai plant

 Hyundai has recalled tens of thousands of 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the steering wheel breaking away from the steering column. Roughly 43,900 vehicles are included in Hyundai’s recall. Hyundai will notify impacted owners of the recalled vehicles starting in March, and if necessary, will repair the…

GM Eliminating Shift at Michigan Plant; 1,100 Jobs Affected

General Motors Co. is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in Michigan. GM says it’s ending the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township plant because one of its products – the GMC Acadia SUV – is moving to Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Lansing plant will still have two shifts building the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse SUVs….