June 03, 2019

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.”