Tennessee drivers of Chevy Malibu midsize cars may be contacted by General Motors as the automaker announced a recall of almost 40,000 of the vehicles due to window defroster and power seat wiring issues. The defective products recall covered more than 44,000 2014 Malibus because of the malfunctioning defroster, including 42,696 in the U.S., 1,034 in Canada and another 676 in Mexico. Also, 15,000 2013 model Malibus were covered by another recall.
Chrysler is going to be recalling more than 1 million Ram pickup trucks for steering issues caused by problems in their front ends. The trucks are being recalled because the tie-rod ends that affect the steering system might have been improperly installed due to technicians misinterpreting the instructions. Three recalls were issued on Nov. 8 affecting approximately 1.2 million Ram pickup trucks from model years 2003 to 2012, but Chrysler anticipates that only about 453,000 of them will actually need repairs.
Several injured victims were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash along westbound I-40 in Knoxville occurred during the early morning of Oct. 31. The accident started shortly before 5:15 a.m. with a rear-end collision that left one vehicle stranded in the middle of the road. Luckily, occupants of the car were able to flee before an approaching semi-truck collided with their vehicle.