U.S. Product Recall News
Hyundai Expands Fire-Related Recall
January 11, 2021
Consumer Reports is reporting that Hyundai has “added another 471,000 Tucson SUVs to an existing recall related to vehicle fires, and warned owners to park their cars outside and away from structures until repairs can be made.” The vehicles added to the recall list include “Hyundai Tucson SUVs from the 2016 through 2021 model years.”
Honda Recalls 1.79 Million Vehicles Worldwide
December 15, 2020
Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is “recalling 1.79 million vehicles worldwide in four separate campaigns, including some linked to reported fires.” The recalls cover 1.4 million vehicles in the US. The automaker “said one recall covers 268,000 2002-2006 model year CR-V vehicles in the United States to replace power window master switches.”
Mitsubishi Recalls SUVs for Parking Brake Issue
December 10, 2020
Consumer Reports is reporting that “Mitsubishi is recalling 21,758 Outlander and Outlander Sport SUVs from the 2016 model year” because “the parking brake may stick when the vehicle is in motion, or it may fail to keep the vehicle stationary when engaged.”
Volkswagen Tiguans Recalled for Seatbelt Issues
November 29, 2020
Carcomplaints.com reports that Volkswagen issued a recall for “more than 12,500 model year 2018 Tiguans because the front seat belt webbing may tear and fail to restrain occupants in crash impacts.”
Tesla Recalls Model X Over Adhesive Safety Hazard
November 25, 2020
Business Insider reports that Tesla is recalling more than 9,000 of its Model X vehicles “due to issues with a cosmetic adhesive that could come loose, fly off, and create a safety hazard.” The recall “applies to vehicles built between September 2015 and July 2016.”
GM Recalls 7,500 Vehicles for Tire Issues
November 18, 2020
Roadshow reports that General Motors issued a recall for approximately 7,500 vehicles because of an issue with overcured tires that may lead to sideway breakage. The recall includes “certain 2020 model year Buick Enclaves, Cadillac XT5s, GMC Acadias and Chevrolet Traverse crossovers, as well as 2020 to 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks”
GM Recalls Bolts Over Danger of Battery Fire
November 14, 2020
USA Today reports that GM is “recalling all 2017-19 model year Chevrolet Bolt electric cars because they may pose a fire risk.” The recall includes “68,667 vehicles globally; of those, 50,925 are in the United States, said Jesse Ortega, GM's executive chief engineer for the Chevrolet Bolt EV.”
Ford Recalls Vehicles Over Danger to Link Shaft Brackets
November 14, 2020
Carcomplaints.com reports, “Ford Edge, Explorer and Taurus vehicles may roll away or lose the ability to continue moving forward while driving, and Ford believes the entire problem is caused by vibrations.” Ford announced recalls for “nearly 16,000 model year 2014-2016 Ford Taurus, 2014-2016 Ford Explorer and 2014 Ford Edge vehicles...because the link shaft brackets may fracture due to vibrations of the vehicles.”
Volvo Recalls 54,000 U.S. Vehicles for Airbag Defect
November 7, 2020
The AP reports that Volvo is recalling “up to 54,000” vehicles in the U.S. equipped with ZF/TRW airbag inflators because “the devices perform similarly to deadly inflators made by Takata.” The recall was announced after “metal fragments from an exploding air bag inflator killed the driver of an older Volvo.” The recall includes “Volvo S60 and S80 cars from the 2001 through 2003 model years.”
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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.