U.S. Product Recall News
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.”
GM Recalls 640,000 Pickup Trucks for Seat Belt Issues
November 21, 2019
CBS News reports that General Motors is recalling more than 640,000 “pickup trucks worldwide because a high-tech seat belt can set a vehicle's carpeting on fire.” The recall “covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. Also included are some 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 models, as well as Sierra 2500 3500 heavy-duty pickups.”
Mazda Recalls Nearly 117,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags
November 19, 2019
The Associated Press reports that Mazda is “recalling nearly 117,000 U.S. vehicles for a second time to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.” The new recall covers previously recalled vehicles from 2013 to 2017 that “received Takata replacement inflators because parts from other manufacturers weren’t available.” Vehicles included in the new recall includes 2007 to 2012 CX-7 and CX-9 SUVs, 2003 to 2012 Mazda6 sedans, 2004 to 2005 MPV minivans, 2004 RX-8 sports cars, and 2006 to 2007 Mazdaspeed6 sedans.
Nissan Recalls Nearly 400,000 Vehicles for Braking Issue
November 16, 2019
Reuters reports that Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 cars in the U.S. for a “braking system defect, causing concerns that a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire.” The recall includes “Maxima sedans from 2016 through 2018, Infiniti QX60 luxury crossovers from 2017 to 2019, Murano SUVs from 2015 to 2018 and Pathfinder SUVs from 2017 to 2019.”
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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.