Nissan recalls more than 250,000 vehicles for faulty airbag control units

Airbag recalls continues to be big news: as Automotive News reports that the Takata airbag scandal is about to inflate by millions more affected vehicles, Nissan has recalled more than 258,000 cars and crossovers for faulty front passenger seat airbag classification modules that could turn off the airbag even when the seat is occupied by an adult. The same recall applies to the Chevrolet Express van.

Another large recall comes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which is recalling more than 185,000 mid-size crossover models in Canada to fix power steering lines that could leak in extreme cold conditions. Transport Canada hasn't issued its official notice yet, but we'll share it with you when it's published.

Chevrolet is recalling nearly 30,000 Sonic, Spark and Trax models because the car may not provide an audible reminder if the keys are left in the ignition after the car is parked.

In more than 53,000 late model Nissan Sentras, installing a child seat in the front passenger seat could deform the seatbelt bracket.

A couple weeks ago, we told you about a Chrysler recall to address cars rolling away because of a transmission shifter design that made it unclear whether the vehicles had been shifted into park; Transport Canada has issued a formal recall notice for affected Canadian vehicles.

Transport Canada has also issued a Canadian recall for a Ford transmission flaw that was first addressed by US authorities last week.

Here's another Ford recall for improperly welded rear suspension links in a number of 2014 Explorer models.

There are 2,100 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with a bad wiring connection that could cause the vehicle to get stuck in neutral or park.

A few hundred GM full-size trucks and SUVs have poorly welded suspension control arms that could break while the vehicle is being driven, and a few Ford F-150 pickups have tires that may have been damaged on the assembly line.

In a number of smaller recalls, Ram Promaster City vans have a software problem that could deactivate trailer lights; Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could shed paint; and Ford Taurus X and Lincoln MKS and Hyundai Elantra and Sonata models may have faulty airbags.

Takata recall set to expand by millions of vehicles 5/4/2016 9:45:22 AM