Recalls

11th Takata airbag death confirmed
11th Takata airbag death confirmed

Another death has been conclusively linked to exploding airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata. It's the eleventh fatality worldwide, the tenth in the U.S., and the tenth to occur in a Honda vehicle. The incident took place just one week ago, on March 31, in Fort Bend County, Texas. The...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson recalled for lighting glitch

Hyundai is recalling more than 2,200 Tucson crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with the vehicles' brake lights. The problem is linked to a trailer hitch harness supplied by Mobis Parts America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "In the affected...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
2015-2016 Subaru Forester, WRX recalled for stalling risk

Subaru has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Forester and WRX vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine problem that could cause them to stall in traffic. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango recalled to repair brakes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 15,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately eight of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could boost the...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalled (not for the reason you think)

Volkswagen has recalled 2012, 2013, and 2014 models of the Volkswagen Passat TDI--but not for the reason you might think. Although those diesel models are equipped software designed to cheat on emissions tests--a problem that's still without a solution--today's recall stems from a very different...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer, 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC recalled to replace engine block heaters

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 5,500 SUVs to fix a problem with their engine block heaters. Affected models include the 2016 Ford Explorer and the 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC. Ford says that the existing heaters on those vehicles can overheat due to the design of the engine block itself...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated]

Updated with a statement from Honda. See below. Honda has taken lots of heat over the past couple of years because of its close relationship with Takata. First and foremost, Honda has suffered from guilt by association with the Japanese supplier--a supplier that had until recently insisted that its...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could dramatically affect drivers' ability...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu recalled twice in one week for airbag issues (but now, Takata's to blame)

On Wednesday, General Motors issued a recall for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to fix a problem with the car's airbags. Today, the Detroit automaker announced a second Malibu recall, and again, it's meant to repair the car's airbag system. The previous airbag problem was rooted in the chemicals that...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, GMC Canyon recalled for airbag problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1,500 Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Malibu, and GMC Canyon vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with their airbag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those systems may not deploy airbags as intended...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for seatbelt wiring problem

Hyundai has issued a recall for more than 34,000 Santa Fe crossovers from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could result in serious injuries to occupants during...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue recall expands to fix Bosch fuel pump problem

Last summer, Nissan recalled more than 76,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers from the 2014 model year. At the same time, BMW recalled over 18,000 sedans from 2014 and 2015, mostly from the automaker's 3-Series and 4-Series. The link? Both manufacturers had used faulty fuel pumps manufactured by Bosch...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Insurance companies want you to get recalled cars repaired, too

Last week we discussed some of the new, unorthodox methods that car companies are using to track down owners of recalled vehicles. But automakers aren't the only companies that want consumers to have their flawed car fixed. Insurers feel the same, and at least one is letting its customers know when...Read More»

2016 Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for stuck-accelerator issue

Concerns about a sticking accelerator pedals have led Maserati North America to issue a recall for up to 28,235 vehicles—some of which are still at dealerships or holding lots. In 2014-2016 Maserati Ghibli and 2014-2016 Maserati Quattroporte models, the anchor on the driver-side floor mat...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
2013-2015 Nissan Leaf recalled for braking problem, 46,000 vehicles affected

Nissan is recalling more than 46,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles from model years 2013, 2014, and 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a defect that interferes with braking during the colder months. The problem is linked to...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Malibu subject of stop-sale order & recall

General Motors has issued a stop-sale and recall of three 2016 models: the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The recall is effective across the U.S. and Canada. In a letter to dealers, GM said that the problem with those models involved the airbag...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Automakers really, really, really want you to fix your recalled car

So, your car's been recalled. Big deal. You got the notice in the mail, you've pinned it to your bulletin board or tossed it atop your teetering to-do pile. You'll get to it. But automakers aren't feeling quite so nonchalant about recalls. In fact, they really, really want you to take your car to a...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
2015-2016 Dodge Dart recalled for unexpected 'torque event'

The Dodge Dart may be headed for the graveyard (again), but it's not going gently into that good night. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1,200 Darts from the 2015 and 2016 model-years because of a software issue that could result in an unexpected "torque event". The National Highway...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
2012 Hyundai Genesis, 2011-2013 Hyundai Equus recalled to fix wiper problem

Back in October, General Motors recalled nearly 30,000 SUVs to replace a faulty windshield wiper motor cover that could cause motors to overheat and catch fire. Now, the manufacturer of that cover, Valeo, is causing headaches for Hyundai, which is recalling more than 18,000 Genesis and Equus...Read More»

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