U.S. Product Recall News
Toyota Recalls 14,000+ SUVs for Faulty Rearview Camera
August 21, 2019
MSN reports that Toyota is recalling more than 14,000 of its 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid's because the rearview cameras may not activate when the car is put in Reverse. The recall affects vehicles “made between May 27, 2019 and July 27, 2019.” MSN says that Toyota “traced the backup camera issue to a damaged electrical connector.”
Ford Recalls 108,000 Fusion, MKZ Vehicles Over Seat Belt Safety Issues
August 15, 2019
MLive (MI) is reporting that Ford “announced a recall of more than 108,000 2015 model Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles after a seat belt issue may stop people from being held in their seats during a crash, according to the Associated Press.” Ford “says front seat belt cables can lose strength due to heat buildup and then fail to hold passengers in place during a crash.” According to MLive, the automaker reported that “it is aware of one injury as a result of the problem."
Ford Recalls 2020 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator for Missing Park Release Cover
August 7, 2019
The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford Motor Co. announced a safety recall for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs because the vehicles may be missing the manual park release cover, ‘increasing the risk of crash.’” According to the Free Press, “the recall affects 13,896 vehicles in the United States and 239 in Canada”
Volkswagen Recalls More Than 25,000 Vehicles Due to Airbag Issues
July 29, 2019
Consumer Reports is reporting that Volkswagen is “recalling 27,822 of its 2015-2016 CC cars and Tiguan SUVs because a defective computer component can keep the airbags from deploying when needed in a crash or, in rare cases, make the airbags deploy even in the absence of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
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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
- The OECD tracks the recalls of products manufactured and sold world-wide in most developed nations.