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General Motors, Honda recall vehicles

Associated Press

General Motors SUVs

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 51,640 SUVs because the fuel gauges might show inaccurate readings.

The recall involves the 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.

GM says the engine control module software might cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. If that happens, the vehicle might run out of fuel and stall without warning.

GM says dealers will reprogram the software for free, starting immediately. The company will also notify owners by mail.

Honda Odyssey

TORRANCE, CALIF. — Honda is recalling 24,889 of its 2014 Odyssey minivans because their side air bags might not deploy during a crash.

Honda says a shorting terminal, which prevents deployment of the air bag before it’s put into the vehicle, might have been damaged during assembly. That might illuminate the air bag warning light and prevent the side curtain air bags from deploying.

Dealers will repair the minivans for free. Honda will notify owners starting May 16.

Saturn Aura

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 of its 2007-08 Saturn Aura midsize sedans because the automatic transmission shift levers can show the wrong gear and says it has known about the problem for at least a year.

The problem, caused by failure of the transmission shift cable, has led to 28 crashes and four injuries, GM said Tuesday. The Auras can roll away unexpectedly because the driver might think the car is in “park” when it’s in another gear.

Similar vehicles, including some Auras and the nearly identical Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6, were part of a recall for a similar problem in 2012.

GM says it will notify owners and replace the cable and mounting bracket at no cost to owners.

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