U.S. Product Recall News

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Over Engine Issue
August 5, 2020
The Detroit Free Press reports that “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing for a possible recall over an emissions issue affecting about 1 million vehicles, likely including Jeep SUV models, equipped with its 2.4-liter Tigershark engine.”

Honda to Recall 1.6 Million Vehicles Over Four Separate Recalls
August 4, 2020
Car and Driver reports that “Honda is issuing a set of recalls that cover more than 1.6 million potential problems in 600,000-plus Odyssey minivans and Pilot and Passport SUVs.” The recall is for certain models from 2018-2020 and includes “faulty door latches, non-operating backup cameras, and non-illuminating dashboard lights.”

Toyota to Recall 183,397 Tundras for Dim Turn Signals
July 22, 2020
Car and Driver reports that “a total of 183,397 2018 through 2020 Toyota Tundras built between February 22, 2017, and May 29, 2020, are being recalled for dim front turn signals.” The lights “were incorrectly wired during assembly due to faulty instructions, said Toyota.”

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Vehicles Recalled for Issue with AC Condensation Drain Hose
July 22, 2020
Cars.com reports that “approximately 3,600 model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedans” are being recalled over the improper installation of the air-conditioning condensation drain hose. The issue “may allow water to enter the front-seat footwells and center tunnel area, potentially damaging certain electrical components and resulting in malfunctions of the supplemental restraint system, failure to start, activation of the limp-home mode while driving and an impairment of other features, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.”

Kia to Recall 2015-2016 Soul EVs
July 13, 2020
Cars.com reports that Kia is recalling “approximately 3,700 model-year 2015-16 Kia Soul EV electric hatchbacks” because “the parking mechanism may become damaged if the driver moves the gear selector into Park before coming to a complete stop.”

Daimler Trucks North America to Recall Nearly 183,000 Tractor Trailers
July 11, 2020
FreightWaves reports that “Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling about 183,000 Freightliner Cascadia tractors from 2017-2021 in the United States and Canada” due to corrosion issues with “an antilock brake component” that can “cause the truck to pull to one side” and “could result in a sudden change in vehicle direction due to uneven braking on the front axle.”

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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