U.S. Product Recall News
Harbor Freight Recalls 1.7 Million Jack Stands That Can Fail
May 28, 2020
The AP reports that NHTSA is “warning people not to use Pittsburgh Automotive jack stands sold by Harbor Freight Tools because they can collapse when holding a load.” The NHTSA reports that “Harbor Freight is recalling over 1.7 million three-ton and six-ton steel jack stands.”
Mitsubishi to Recall 223,000 Vehicles for Suspension Rust Issue
May 27, 2020
The AP reports that Mitsubishi is “recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and 22 cold-weather U.S. states because suspension parts can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control.” In the U.S., the recall includes “2008 to 2013 Outlander, the 2011 to 2016 Outlander Sport, the 2008 to 2010 Lancer and the 2010 Lancer Sportback.”
Mitsubishi Recalls Nearly 3,200 Outlander SUVs for Seatbelt Issue
May 26, 2020
Cars.com reports that Mitsubishi is recalling nearly “3,200 model-year 2019-20 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs and model-year 2019 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUVs” over faulty seatbelt. According to Cars.com, “the seat belt for the right-side second-row seat may have been assembled incorrectly and may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.”
Ford Recalls 2020 Expeditions and Navigators for Brake Issue
May 12, 2020
Consumer Reports is reporting that “Ford is recalling certain 2020 Expeditions and 2020 Lincoln Navigators because they are equipped with nonfunctioning Pre-Collision Assist features, a system that includes forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB).”
School Buses Recalled for Brake Problems
May 4, 2020
Truck, Parts & Services reports that “Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain 2009-2019 Vision transit buses, 2006-2021 Vision and 2007-2013 All American school buses. The report says “the floor-mounted parking brake may fail to hold the vehicle stationary on an incline when the vehicle is loaded to its maximum weight, due to an insufficient application force. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.”
McLaren Recalls Nearly 3,000 Vehicles for Fuel Leak
April 30, 2020
Autoweek reports that McLaren is recalling 2,763 vehicles including its 720S, 570GT, GT and Senna models for a potential fire risk. According to NHTSA’s report “the noise vibration and harshness foam pad (NVH foam pad) situated underneath the fuel tank can potentially retain corrosive moisture from the environment and over time corrode the surface of the fuel tank where the NVH foam is in contact with the surface of the fuel tank.”
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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.