February 04, 2021

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertibles Recalled for Seat Belt Issue
February 4, 2021

Consumer Reports is reporting that 24,550 Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertibles from the 2017 to 2021 model years “are being recalled because the seat belts might not comply with federal Occupant Crash Protection standards.” The problem is that the “front seat belts might not fully retract to their stowed position because of the geometry of the front seat belt retractor.” NHTSA documents “show that the safety concern is that some seat occupants may find this an inconvenience and fail to use the seat belt at all, which increases the risk of injury during a crash.”

Jeeps Recalls Gladiators, Wranglers with Manual Transmissions for Clutch Overheating Issue
February 3, 2021

Consumer Reports is reporting that 42,887 Jeep Wranglers from 2018-2021 and Gladiators from the 2020-2021 model years with manual transmissions are being “recalled because they could pose an increased fire risk and create road debris.” The automaker reports that the problem is that the “clutch pressure plate, used to transfer power from the engine to the transmission, could overheat and cause the clutch to fracture.” Such a fracture could “cracks or holes in the transmission case, allowing heated debris to be expelled.”

Nissan Recalls 354K Pathfinder SUVs for Brake Light Issue
January 28, 2021

The AP is reporting that Nissan is recalling over 354,000 Pathfinder SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years worldwide “because the brake lights can stay on all the time.” The automaker reports that the “problem can limit engine power and let drivers shift out of park or start the engine without a foot on the brake pedal.”

Ford Recalls 3 Million Vehicles for Faulty Airbag Inflators
January 21, 2021

Reuters reports that Ford is recalling 3 million vehicles “for air bag inflators that could rupture.” The recall includes “various 2006-2012 model-year Ranger, Fusion, Edge, Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKX vehicles.”

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.”

Ford Recalls 375,200 Vehicles Over Defect Tied to 13 Accidents
November 4, 2020

The Detroit Press reports that Ford is recalling 375,200 Explorer SUVs in North America for a “problem that diminishes steering control and is related to at least 13 reported accidents and six injuries.” The issue affects select 2013-2017 Ford Explorers.

Volkswagen Recalls 218k Jettas for Fuel Leak Issues
October 28, 2020

The AP reports that “Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel leak problem that can cause fires.” The recall “covers certain cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.

Tesla to Recall Model Y SUVs with Real Lamp and Tow Package
October 20, 2020

Cars.com reports that Tesla issued a recall for 2,500+ of its Model Y SUVs that are equipped with a “global rear lamp and the $1,000 Tow Hitch Package.” The recall is over a “software error that “prevents the illumination of trailer brakelights.

Hyundai to Recall Kona EVs Over Fire Risk Concerns
October 8, 2020

Reuters reports that Hyundai Motor Co will voluntarily recall its “Kona electric vehicles as a possible short circuit due to what may be faulty manufacturing of its high-voltage battery cells could pose a fire risk.” The recall includes "25,564 Kona electric vehicles (EVs) built between September 2017 and March 2020.”

Ford Recalls 38k Mustangs Over Brake Problem
September 28, 2020

Car and Driver reports that Ford Motor Co. is “recalling 38,005 2020 Mustang vehicles to replace a brake-pedal bracket that could fracture during hard braking.” The issue “affects automatic-transmission models built between March 2019 and August 2020.”

Hyundai, Kia to Recall 600,000 Vehicles for Brake Fluid Leak that can Cause Fires
September 3, 2020

ABC News reports that “Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.” According to the NHTSA, the recall includes “more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.” The recall also includes “203,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015.”

Ford Motor Co. Recalls Nearly 500 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs
August 25, 2020

Cars.com reports that Ford Motor Co. issued a recall for 490 model year 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs because the “front seatbacks may have fasteners with incorrect torque on the side airbag or seatback module attachments.” If the “side airbag and seatback module are not fully secured, it could affect the trajectory of the side airbag deployment and may prevent or delay the airbag cushion from positioning correctly, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.”

Ford Issues Three Recalls Affecting F-150 Trucks, Edges and Lincolns
August 13, 2020

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford is recalling 431 2020 F-150 pickup trucks over a battery connection issue that can cause a fire. The company is also “recalling more than 558,610 2015-18 Ford Edges...and 2016-18 Lincoln MKXs” over a faulty brake hose that “could rupture and cause a fluid leak, which could increase the risk of a crash.” Ford also issued a recall that involves 3,597 Lincoln Corsairs that have a “coil spring that could corrode and fracture before falling off the vehicle, causing a potential road hazard for any vehicles following behind it, Ford said.”

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.”

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 900,000+ Vehicles Worldwide for Faulty Airbag Covers
July 10, 2020

Reuters reports that Fiat Chrysler is recalling about “925,239 of its older model vehicles in the United States to replace air bag covers on their steering wheels after 14 potentially related injuries.” The recall includes “2007-2011 Dodge Nitro SUVs, 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country, and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.”

Toyota Expands Prius Recall for System Failures
July 6, 2020

The Car Connection reports that “Toyota is expanding a recall from 2018 on certain Prius models that can stall while driving.” The “recall affects 266,638 models, including the 2013-2015 Prius and 2014-2017 Prius V.”

Harbor Freight Recalls 1.7 Million Jack Stands That Can Fail
May 28, 2020

The AP reports that NHTSA is “warning people not to use Pittsburgh Automotive jack stands sold by Harbor Freight Tools because they can collapse when holding a load.” The NHTSA reports that “Harbor Freight is recalling over 1.7 million three-ton and six-ton steel jack stands.”

Mitsubishi to Recall 223,000 Vehicles for Suspension Rust Issue
May 27, 2020

The AP reports that Mitsubishi is “recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and 22 cold-weather U.S. states because suspension parts can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control.” In the U.S., the recall includes “2008 to 2013 Outlander, the 2011 to 2016 Outlander Sport, the 2008 to 2010 Lancer and the 2010 Lancer Sportback.”

School Buses Recalled for Brake Problems
May 4, 2020

Truck, Parts & Services reports that “Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain 2009-2019 Vision transit buses, 2006-2021 Vision and 2007-2013 All American school buses. The report says “the floor-mounted parking brake may fail to hold the vehicle stationary on an incline when the vehicle is loaded to its maximum weight, due to an insufficient application force. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.”

McLaren Recalls Nearly 3,000 Vehicles for Fuel Leak
April 30, 2020

Autoweek reports that McLaren is recalling 2,763 vehicles including its 720S, 570GT, GT and Senna models for a potential fire risk. According to NHTSA’s report “the noise vibration and harshness foam pad (NVH foam pad) situated underneath the fuel tank can potentially retain corrosive moisture from the environment and over time corrode the surface of the fuel tank where the NVH foam is in contact with the surface of the fuel tank.” 

Ducati Recalls 1299 Superleggera for Brake Pad Issues
April 30, 2020

RideApart reports that “Ducati North America has issued a recall on the Ducati 1299 Superleggera due to potentially defective brake pads.” The recall includes “roughly one percent of the 97 units sold in the U.S. could be affected.”  

Toyota to Recall Corolla Hatchback for Back-up Light Issues
April 15, 2020

CNET Roadshow reports that Toyota is recalling “960 Toyota Corolla hatchbacks from the 2020 model year” because the “wire harness in the rear hatch may have sustained damaged during production.” The issue could “cause the back-up lights to stop working, which increases the risk of a crash.”

Ford to Recall Nearly 68k Pick Up Trucks and SUVs
April 7, 2020

Car and Driver reports that Ford is recalling “nearly 68,000 vehicles built in February or March of this year, including the 2020 F-150, Ranger, and Expedition with 10-speed automatic transmission.” The issue is “an improperly placed part can lead to the driver putting the shifter in park while the transmission is still in drive.”

Nissan Recalls 250k+ Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags
April 2, 2020

The AP reports that Nissan is “recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.” The recall covers “certain 2012 to 2017 Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger vans, the 2013 to 2015 Nissan Titan pickup and Armada large SUV, and the 2011 and 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV.”

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, GLS-Class Vehicles Being Recalled
March 31, 2020

Cars.com reports that “approximately 220 model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and GLS-Class SUVs” are being recalled because “the seams on the rear cross-member may have been insufficiently welded,” which may “allow cracks to form when towing, possibly causing the rear cross-member to detach and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.”

Toyota Recalls 2020 Highlander SUVs for Stall Risk
March 30, 2020

Consumer Reports is reporting that Toyota is recalling more than 38,000 of its Highlander SUVs because “issues with the engine control software could cut off the engine’s fuel supply while driving,” which could cause the vehicle to stall and cause a crash. The recall includes “every 2020 Toyota Highlander manufactured between June 24, 2019, and March 4, 2020.”

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.”

Toyota Recalling 1.8 Million U.S. Vehicles for Faulty Fuel Pump
March 5, 2020

Fox News reports that Toyota is recalling approx. 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. for faulty fuel pumps. Fox News adds that “the pumps can fail and cause the engine to hesitate or stall while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of an accident.” The recall includes “a range of Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks across the 2013-2019 model years.”

Hyundai Recalls 207,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Problems
March 4, 2020

The AP reports that Hyundai is joining Kia in “another U.S. recall for problems that could cause engine fires.” Hyundai is recalling “nearly 207,000 Sonata midsize cars from 2013 and 2014 because a hose that connects one fuel pump to another can develop cracks, leak fuel and potentially cause a fire.”

Toyota to Recall 3.2 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Fuel Pump Issue
March 4, 2020

Reuters reports that Toyota is recalling “3.2 million vehicles worldwide to address a fuel pump issue that could result in engines stalling.”

Ford Recalls Over 200,000 F-150 Trucks to Fix Issue with Daytime Running Lights
February 25, 2020

The AP reports that Ford is recalling over 200,000 F-150 pickup trucks “mainly in North America to fix a problem with the daytime running lights.” The recall includes trucks with “LED headlights from the 2018 through 2020 model years.”

Kia Recalls 228,000 Vehicles for ABS Problems
February 24, 2020

Car and Driver reports that Kia is recalling “228,829 vehicles, including 2006–2010 Sedona minivans and 2007–2009 Sorento SUVs, due to a heightened risk of an engine fire.” The “issue can occur when moisture enters the anti-lock-brake (ABS) system's electronics, leading to an electrical short.”

Goodyear to Recall Certain Fortera Tires for Belt Separation Issue
February 20, 2020

Traction News reports that Goodyear Tire is “recalling 3,721 Fortera HL tires, size P255/65R18 due to a belt separation that could lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of crash.”

Ford to Recall 225,000 Vehicles for Rear Suspension Failure
February 13, 2020

Consumer Reports is reporting that “Ford is recalling more than 225,000 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, and Lincoln MKT vehicles from the 2013 to 2018 model years over concerns that a rear suspension component could break while driving.”

Tesla Recalls 15,000 SUVs Over Power Steering Issue
February 12, 2020

Reuters reports that “Tesla is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs because of a potential issue that can lead to a loss of power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash.” The recall includes “most Model X vehicles built before mid-October 2016.”

Honda Recalling 241k Minivans for Wiring Issue
February 12, 2020

ABC News reports that “Honda is recalling more than 241,000 of its popular Odyssey minivans for a potential wiring problem in a power outlet that can increase the risk of a fire.” The recall includes “all 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey models. It also impacts certain 2020 models, including the Odyssey EX-L, the Odyssey Touring and the Odyssey Elite vehicles.”

GM Recalls 162,000 Pick Ups for Faulty Brake Control Software
February 7, 2020

The AP reports that “General Motors is recalling about 162,000 full-size pickup trucks worldwide for a second time because of faulty brake control software that was installed in a recall from last year.” The recall includes “Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty trucks from the 2019 model year.”

Hyundai Recalls Elantra for Risk of Engine Fire
February 7, 2020

Consumer Reports is reporting that Hyundai is recalling “396,025 Hyundai Elantra sedans from the 2006 through 2011 model years” and “33,361 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons from the 2007 through 2011 model years” because “of a faulty ABS module could short circuit and cause a fire.”

Audi Recalls 107k U.S. Cars for Takata Air Bag Issue
February 6, 2020

The AP reports that “Volkswagen is recalling nearly 107,000 older vehicles sold by its Audi luxury brand because Takata driver's air bag inflators may not function properly or they could hurl shrapnel in a crash.”

Honda, Acura Recall Over 1.5 Million Cars for Faulty Takata Airbag
January 22, 2020

Consumer Reports is reporting that more than “1.5 million older Honda, Acura, and Isuzu vehicles have been recalled because their Takata airbags could cause serious or fatal injuries to vehicle occupants.” The recall includes “certain Acura CL, Acura MDX, Acura RL, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Odyssey, Honda EV Plus, and Isuzu Oasis vehicles, most of which were produced in the late 1990s.”

Toyota Recalls 3.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Defective Air Bags
January 21, 2020

Reuters is reporting that Toyota is recalling “3.4 million vehicles worldwide because of an electronic defect that can result in air bags not deploying in crashes.” The recall includes 2.9 million U.S. vehicles between 2011 and 2019, including the Corolla, Matrix, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid.”

BMW Recalls Nearly 357k Vehicles for Faulty Takata Air Bag Inflators
January 17, 2020

U.S. News is reporting that BMW is “recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators.” The recall includes a variety of vehicles from 2000-2015, including 1 series, 2 series, X1, X3, X5, X6 SUVs.

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.”

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.”

Untested, Uncertified Car Seats for Sale Online Could be Deadly
November 5, 2019

The Washington Post reports on the growing problem of “untested, uncertified car seats for sale online” and how they are “putting children at risk.” In a statement provided by eBay, the company said it “prohibits products that don’t meet safety regulations.” But there are “currently dozens of fake Doonas, MiFolds and other knockoffs available on the site, and new ones are listed daily.” Amazon has “far fewer, and they’re increasingly harder to find on the site.” Amazon said it is “continuously scanning the site to detect concerning products.” Child seat safety advocates say, “that solving the problem … is complex,” and will require involvement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is working to prevent imports from making their way into the country in the first place.”

GM Recalls 638,000 SUVs for Unintended Braking Issue
October 31, 2019

Reuters reports that General Motors “is recalling 638,000 U.S. sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks because a wheel-speed sensor could fail and cause unintended braking.” The “recall covers 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive.”

108,000 Diesel Ram Trucks Recalled Due to Fire Risk
October 25, 2019

Reuters reports that Fiat Chrysler is “recalling 108,000 Ram 1500 diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States for coolant leaks tied to reports of some fires and four minor injuries.” The recall “covers trucks from the 2014 through 2019 model years after finding microscopic cracks in some Exhaust Gas Recirculation coolers.”

More than 50k School Buses Recalled for Safety Concerns
October 21, 2019

The Atlantic Journal-Constitution reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall of more than 50,000 school buses because of a safety concern. The agency says, “the bus seat backs were made with styrene blocks and they may not give enough impact absorption around the back of the seat frame.”

Subaru Recalls 360,000+ Forester SUVs for Faulty Airbag Sensors
October 14, 2019

Digital Trends reports that Subaru is recalling more than 360,000 Forester crossover SUVs “over a safety issue that has the potential to deactivate the airbag.” The recall includes Forester Crossover SUVs between 2015 and 2018.

Ford Recalls 28,000+ 2019 Super Duty Pickup Trucks
October 3, 2019

Cars.com reports that Ford is recalling “approximately 28,600 model-year 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks built at the Kentucky Truck Plant and Ohio Assembly Plant from May 21 to July 26.” The “electronic locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger-side axle shaft manufactured with steel that doesn't meet Ford specifications, which may lead to a fracture and loss of motive power while driving in two-wheel drive, as well as the inability to hold the Park function.”

WAYB Pico Child Restraints Recalled
September 17, 2019

Consumer Affairs reports that “WAYB is recalling 4,558 WAYB Pico child restraints manufactured between March 1, 2019, and May 12, 2019. The headrest's aluminum tubular frame can break allowing the headrest to detach, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.”

More than 2 Million Ram Trucks Recalled for Tailgate Issue
September 10, 2019

The Detroit Press reports that Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 2 million Ram trucks “because of defects that could lead their tailgates to open unexpectedly.” The recall applies to “2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups equipped with an 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate, all 2013-2014 and 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups built before April 1, 2018, with a 6- or 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate”

Toyota Recalls 190,000+ Vehicles Due to Defective Airbags
August 29, 2019

USA Today reports that “Toyota is recalling about 191,000 Corolla and Matrix cars to fix airbags that replaced defective Takata airbags but may have been damaged.” The recall affects “certain 2003 through 2008 model-year Corolla cars and 2005 through 2008 model-year Matrix cars.”

Toyota Recalls 14,000+ SUVs for Faulty Rearview Camera
August 21, 2019

MSN reports that Toyota is recalling more than 14,000 of its 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid's because the rearview cameras may not activate when the car is put in Reverse. The recall affects vehicles “made between May 27, 2019 and July 27, 2019.” MSN says that Toyota “traced the backup camera issue to a damaged electrical connector.”

Ford Recalls 108,000 Fusion, MKZ Vehicles Over Seat Belt Safety Issues
August 15, 2019

MLive (MI) is reporting that Ford “announced a recall of more than 108,000 2015 model Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles after a seat belt issue may stop people from being held in their seats during a crash, according to the Associated Press.” Ford “says front seat belt cables can lose strength due to heat buildup and then fail to hold passengers in place during a crash.” According to MLive, the automaker reported that “it is aware of one injury as a result of the problem."

Ford Recalls 2020 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator for Missing Park Release Cover
August 7, 2019

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford Motor Co. announced a safety recall for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs because the vehicles may be missing the manual park release cover, ‘increasing the risk of crash.’” According to the Free Press, “the recall affects 13,896 vehicles in the United States and 239 in Canada”

Volkswagen Recalls More Than 25,000 Vehicles Due to Airbag Issues
July 29, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Volkswagen is “recalling 27,822 of its 2015-2016 CC cars and Tiguan SUVs because a defective computer component can keep the airbags from deploying when needed in a crash or, in rare cases, make the airbags deploy even in the absence of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”

Allergan Recalls Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer
July 24, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA requested Allergan to recall Biocell textured breast implants from the market after discovering the implants are linked to a higher risk of a rare cancer known as breast-implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which develops in the body’s immune system. The FDA said “it has now received reports of 573 cases of the implant-associated lymphoma and 33 deaths of such patients.”

Volvo Recalls More Than 500,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
July 22, 2019

USA Today is reporting that “Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.” The vehicles involved in the recall, include “two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in the following models: S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.”

Nissan Recalling Titan Trucks Over Issue That May Cause Electric Short
July 18, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Nissan is “recalling 91,319 of its 2017-2019 Titan pickup trucks because an electrical short could cause the engine to stall, causing a crash risk.” The problem “stems from potential damage to the alternator wiring harness, which may have occurred during the engine’s installation.”

Subaru Recalls Vehicles Due to Faulty Welds
July 12, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Subaru is recalling thousands of 2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 Subaru Legacy vehicles due to faulty welds, which means “the vehicles’ overall body structures aren’t as strong as they should be, NHTSA says, and they may not perform as designed in a crash.”

Mazda Recalls Over 250,000 Vehicles for Engine Software Problem
July 10, 2019

The AP reports that “Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly.” The recall includes “certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019.”

Ford Recalls 58,000 Vehicles for Engine Software Issue
July 9, 2019

USA Today reports that “Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 58,000 Focus cars in North America to fix a powertrain software issue that could cause a deformed fuel tank.” The recall affects “2012 and 2017 Focus vehicles with 2-liter GDI engines, as well as 2013-14 Focus ST vehicles with 2-liter GDI engines.”

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 80,000+ Jeep Cherokee SUVs for Transmission Issue
July 8, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 80,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because “a software problem can lead the transmission to unexpectedly shift into Neutral, reducing power.” The issue “affects only 2014 Cherokees with a 3.2 V6 engine.”

Eye Drops, Ointments Recalled for Sterility Concerns
July 5, 2019

USA Today reports that Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for several over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at Walmart and Walgreens over “concerns the products may not be sterile.” According to the recall notice, it is a "precautionary measure," and "Altaire has received no reports of adverse events, nor has Altaire obtained any out of specifications results including sterility testing, for the products."

Volkswagen Recalls More Than 660,000 Vehicles Over Headlight Issue
July 2, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Volkswagen “is recalling certain Passat sedans and Atlas SUVs because it is possible that their headlights could be misaligned,” which means “they may not illuminate the road ahead or they may cause glare for oncoming drivers.”

Growers Express Recalls Fresh Vegetable Products from Green Giant Fresh, Signature Farms, Trader Joe’s
July 2, 2019

The AP is reporting in continuing coverage that Growers Express is voluntarily recalling “fresh vegetable products distributed across the nation under several brand names ... because of possible listeria contamination.” The AP adds, “Growers Express says in a statement the [affected] products...include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut-squash based veggie bowl ... sold under the brand names Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms, and Trader Joe’s.”

Honda Recalls Additional 1.6 Million Vehicles to Repair Exploding Takata Airbags
June 28, 2019

The AP is reporting on the recall of 1.6 million vehicles in the US by Honda in order “to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators,” giving Honda the distinction of “completing its required recalls six months ahead of schedule.” With this last recall, “Honda says it will have recalled or accounted for 22.6 million inflators in about 12.9 million vehicles.” According to the story, Honda also “said it has completed repairs or accounted for 83 percent of the, among the highest in the auto industry.”

Fisher-Price Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessories
June 27, 2019

USA Today reports, “More than two months after Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers the company is recalling an inclined sleeper accessory that was included with some play yards.” In a June 27, 2019 notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website, nearly 71,000 Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards are included in the voluntary recall. “Advocates, including the American Academy of Pediatrics have urged the safety commission and lawmakers to eliminate the inclined sleep product category completely.”

Over 23,000 Audi Q3 SUVs Being Recalled Because of Turn Signal Issues
June 25, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Audi is recalling 23,421 2016-2018 model year Q3 SUVs over a “software problem” that may lead to drivers not being “notified when a turn signal has failed.” Without a “warning...the loss of turn signal function could increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” The automaker “says that the LED turn signal is designed to work for the lifetime of the vehicle, but this problem keeps the car from meeting a regulatory requirement.”

Porsche Recalling Nearly 100,000 Vehicles Due to Roll-Away Risk
June 24, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that 99,665 cars and SUVs are being recalled by Porsche “because the cable that links the gear selector to the transmission can fail, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than what the shifter indicates, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” The motorist may “move the shift lever to the Park position and remove the ignition key, even though the gear box may not be in Park, NHTSA says.”

Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Drugs Following FDA Inspection
June 19, 2019

Modern Healthcare is reporting that “Premier Pharmacy Labs, a sterile compounding pharmacy, has issued a nationwide recall of nearly two dozen unexpired drugs following a recent inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” Premier “is recalling the drugs due to a lack of sterility assurance, based on concerns voiced at the FDA inspection.”

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalling Frozen Cut Spinach Leaves After Listeria Bacteria Found in Product
June 18, 2019

USA Today is reporting, “Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling frozen spinach leaves voluntarily after finding traces of listeria in the product.” Sprouts Farmers Market is conducting an internal investigation with manufacturer National Frozen Foods of Oregon.

Mizkan America Recalling Ragú Brand Pasta Sauces that May Contain Plastic Fragments
June 18, 2019

Food Safety News reports in continuing coverage that Mizkan America Inc. has issued a recall notice for an unreported amount of Ragú brand pasta sauces “from stores nationwide because they may contain fragments of plastic.

Ruiz Foods Products Recalling El Monterey Breakfast Wraps
June 16, 2019

USA Today reports that “Ruiz Foods Products Inc. has recalled more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps after some customers complained about ‘small rocks’ in the burritos.”

Land Rover Recalled Due to Defective Seat Belts
June 13, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting that Land Rover is recalling more than 16,000 vehicles due to defective seat belts. The recall includes certain 2016-2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUV models. The driver’s seat belt locking mechanism may not lock as designed in a crash. 

Amazon Recalls Space Heaters That Can Cause Fires
June 12, 2019

Business Insider is reporting Amazon “is recalling about 377,000 AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heaters sold from October 2017 through March 2019.” The company “voluntarily instituted the recall after receiving 30 reports from users in the US and Canada that said that the units can get too hot and malfunction, potentially burning or sparking and causing fires.”

Audi Recalls E-Tron SUVs for Battery Fire Risk
June 10, 2019

Wired is reporting that Audi has issued a voluntary recall for “some of its first electric vehicles over battery issues that could cause fires, though none have yet been reported.” The recall is for “1,644 E-Tron electric SUVs, only 540 of which have made it to customers.” The issue reportedly “stems from a faulty grommet seal, which sits in the vehicle’s wiring harness between the charge port and the battery.”

Claire's Recalls Makeup Set After it Tested Positive for Asbestos
June 9, 2019

USA Today is reporting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says JoJo Siwa’s makeup kit sold at Claire’s is dangerous, as it tested positive for asbestos. Claire’s “has recalled the product after the FDA issued a warning to stop using the product immediately.”

Whole Foods Recalls Pesto Products Due to Undisclosed Nuts
June 7, 2019

CBS News is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has issued an allergy alert for undeclared nuts in two pesto products sold at Whole Foods Market stores in five states.” Whole Foods was recalling the pesto, which was sold in those states.

NHTSA Probes GM's Recall of Vehicles Due to Seat Belt Issue
June 3, 2019

Reuters (5/31) is reporting on NHTSA's investigation into “General Motor Co’s recall in 2014 of 1.4 million vehicles to address a problem with flexible steel cables that connect safety belts to the seat-mounted pre-tensioner.” According to Reuters, “dealers were to inspect for signs of damage and replace pre-tensioners as needed,” but NHTSA “said Friday it has received four reports from owners reporting anchor cable separations with no warning after the recall had been completed.”

Johnsonville Recalls 95,393 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Sausages
June 3, 2019

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that “Johnsonville Sausage is recalling 95,393 pounds of ready-to-eat sausages that may be contaminated with hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.”

NHTSA Investigating 2014 GM Seat Recall 
May 31, 2019

The AP (5/30) is reporting that NHTSA is “investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem.” The recall “covered about 1.4 million Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs from the 2009 through 2014 model years” because “a flexible steel cable connecting the front seat belts to the vehicle could separate,” in a crash. However, NHTSA “says it has four complaints that seat belts failed in the SUVs after recall repairs were done.” 

Mitsubishi Recalls Mirage G4 Sedans over Software Error That Could Lead to Airbags Not Deploying
May 29, 2019

Consumer Reports is reporting Mitsubishi is recalling about 26,000 Mirage G4 sedans “manufactured from March 24, 2016, through Nov. 28, 2017” because “a software error may cause the vehicle’s airbag system to mistakenly interpret vibrations from a rough road or driving with a flat tire as an airbag malfunction,” which could the vehicle to “disable all seven of the car’s airbags.” 

Target Recalls USB Cables That Caused Burns
May 29, 2019

USA Today is reporting that, “Target is recalling $15 charging cables that can pose shock and fire hazards.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning customers to stop using the cables, indicating that “Target received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns.”