U.S. Product Recall News
Toyota & Lexus Recall Nearly 700,000 Cars for Fuel Pump Issue
January 14, 2020
Consumer Reports is reporting that “Toyota and Lexus are recalling about 696,000 vehicles from the 2018 and 2019 model years because their fuel pump could stop working, which could lead to a sudden stall or hesitation while driving.”
Subaru Recalls Nearly 500,00 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags
January 9, 2020
CNN reports that Subaru is “recalling nearly 500,000 cars for faulty airbags that could explode and shoot metal projectiles throughout the vehicle.” The recall includes “a number of Subaru models released between 2003 and 2014 that have Takata airbags in the front passenger seat.”
GM Recalls 900,000+ New Vehicles Due to Brake Software, Fire Risk Issue
December 20, 2019
Reuters reports that General Motors is “recalling more than 900,000 vehicles worldwide in two separate campaigns to address brake software issues and fire risks.” GM is recalling “more than 550,000 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac CT6 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles due to a potential software glitch that could disable vehicle brake systems and notifications.” The company is also “recalling more than 400,000 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks because battery positive cable rings may have been manufactured with excessive glue, potentially resulting in a fire risk or stalling.”
Volvo Recalls Vehicles for Door Issue
December 16, 2019
Consumer Reports is reporting that Volvo is recalling “144,937 S60 sedans and V60 wagons from the 2011 through 2017 model years because their doors may open unexpectedly while the car is in motion.”
Ford Recalls 250,000+ Pickups due to Tailgate Issue
December 9, 2019
U.S. News reports that Ford Motor Co. is “recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly.” The recall includes certain “F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks from the 2017 through 2019 model years,” all of which “have electric tailgate latch release switches in the tailgate handle.”
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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.