U.S. Product Recall News

Tesla to Recall Model Y SUVs with Real Lamp and Tow Package
October 20, 2020
Cars.com reports that Tesla issued a recall for 2,500+ of its Model Y SUVs that are equipped with a “global rear lamp and the $1,000 Tow Hitch Package.” The recall is over a “software error that “prevents the illumination of trailer brakelights.

Hyundai to Recall Kona EVs Over Fire Risk Concerns
October 8, 2020
Reuters reports that Hyundai Motor Co will voluntarily recall its “Kona electric vehicles as a possible short circuit due to what may be faulty manufacturing of its high-voltage battery cells could pose a fire risk.” The recall includes "25,564 Kona electric vehicles (EVs) built between September 2017 and March 2020.”

Ford Recalls 38k Mustangs Over Brake Problem
September 28, 2020
Car and Driver reports that Ford Motor Co. is “recalling 38,005 2020 Mustang vehicles to replace a brake-pedal bracket that could fracture during hard braking.” The issue “affects automatic-transmission models built between March 2019 and August 2020.”

Hyundai, Kia to Recall 600,000 Vehicles for Brake Fluid Leak that can Cause Fires
September 3, 2020
ABC News reports that “Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.” According to the NHTSA, the recall includes “more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.” The recall also includes “203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015.”

Ford Motor Co. Recalls Nearly 500 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs
August 25, 2020
Cars.com reports that Ford Motor Co. issued a recall for 490 model year 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs because the “front seatbacks may have fasteners with incorrect torque on the side airbag or seatback module attachments.” If the “side airbag and seatback module are not fully secured, it could affect the trajectory of the side airbag deployment and may prevent or delay the airbag cushion from positioning correctly, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.”

Ford Issues Three Recalls Affecting F-150 Trucks, Edges and Lincolns
August 13, 2020
The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford is recalling 431 2020 F-150 pickup trucks over a battery connection issue that can cause a fire. The company is also “recalling more than 558,610 2015-18 Ford Edges...and 2016-18 Lincoln MKXs” over a faulty brake hose that “could rupture and cause a fluid leak, which could increase the risk of a crash.” Ford also issued a recall that involves 3,597 Lincoln Corsairs that have a “coil spring that could corrode and fracture before falling off the vehicle, causing a potential road hazard for any vehicles following behind it, Ford said.”
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Who Issues Recalls in the United States?

CPSC –Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. CPSC is charged with protecting the public in the United States from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction, such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals.

NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA provides recall information on vehicles and equipment sold in the United States, which has experienced safety-related defects or did not comply with U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Other Recall Resources

OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development