Faulty clutches prompt recall by Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won’t fully disengage.

The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. said in documents that gas bubbles can cause the clutch master cylinder to lose its ability to fully disengage the clutch, especially if the bike has been parked for a long time. This could cause a rider to lose control of the motorcycle if it’s started in gear.

Ford recalls 390,000 vehicles because of door-latch failures

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

The recall covers certain Ford Fiestas, Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2012 through 2014 model years that were made in Mexico.

The automaker said Friday that a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail. If that happens, it’s possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven.

Pay for GM chief executive triples to $15.8 million in 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s compensation more than tripled in 2014 to $15.8 million in her tumultuous first year in the automaker’s top job.

Barra and other top executives got only 74 percent of the cash incentives they could have received, because GM fell short of goals set by the board. But her stock awards more than doubled from 2013 when she was senior vice president for product development and purchasing.

– From news service reports