U.S. Product Recall News
Ford Recalls Nearly 250,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Door Latches
March 25, 2020
Consumer Reports is reporting that “Ford is recalling 248,912 cars from the 2014 to 2016 model years because door latches have been found to be susceptible to cracking and failure in warm regions.” The recall includes “the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta, 2014 to 2016 Ford Fusion, and 2014 to 2016 Lincoln MKZ cars that are or have been previously registered in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and federal territories.”
Paccar Recalls 35k+ Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk
March 24, 2020
Transport Topics reports that “Peterbilt Motor Co. is recalling 35,671 trucks to repair an issue with battery cables on certain models.” The recall includes "Peterbilt Model 365, 389, 567 and 579 trucks manufactured between 2015 and 2020.”
Volvo Recalls All 2019, 2020 Vehicles for Automatic Braking Issues
March 21, 2020
Car and Driver reports the Volvo issued recalls for all if its “2019 and 2020 model years, including the S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90.” The recall is because there “is a glitch in programming of the vehicles' automated emergency braking system, which could lead to a crash since the system may not brake as expected when encountering an obstacle.”
Jeep Recalls Wrangler & Gladiator for Clutch Issues
March 11, 2020
Roadshow reports that Jeep is recalling the Wrangler and Gladiator because the clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture in certain vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The recall includes “33,237 models total and includes the 2018-2020 Wrangler and the 2020 Gladiator.”
Recall Alerts for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500
March 11, 2020
Cars.com is reporting that approx. “20,300 model-year 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks” are being recalled because “the bolts used to attach the front and rear brake calipers may not have been heat-treated and may break under load, reducing brake performance or interfering with wheel rotation and increasing the risk of a crash.”
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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.