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    Impact of US tariff on permanent magnets imported from mainland China
    Announcement of US tariffs On May 14 the US announced changes in tariffs to thwart imports of electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries and critical minerals such as graphite and permanent magnets from mainland China. As per the official announcement, in 2024, the tariff on EVs imported from mainland China will increase from 25% to 100%, the tariff on lithium-ion EV batteries will increase from 7.5% to 25%, and the tariff on battery parts will increase from 7.5% to 25%. The new tariffs will ta...
    What Beijing Auto Show 2024 hints about the future of automotive lighting
    The 2024 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition that concluded earlier in May once again put the spotlight on the fast-growing automotive market of mainland China. The event, more popularly known as the Beijing Auto Show, saw participation from all major automakers, both foreign and local, and automotive suppliers. The massive scale of the event and the level of attention it garnered are evident from the fact that automakers showcased 278 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid el...
    Chrysler recalls over 211,500 vehicles for software glitch
    Chrysler is recalling 211,581 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks in the US due to a software glitch that could potentially disable the vehicles' electronic stability control (ESC) systems. The vehicles affected include certain model year 2022 Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. Outside of the US, the recall affects 17,462 vehicles in Canada, 2,313 vehicles in Mexico, and another 5,023 vehicles in certain markets outside of North America. These vehicles were produced between Apr...
    Kia recalls more than 462,000 vehicles in US to fix defective power seat motors
    Kia is recalling more than 462,000 vehicles in the US due to defective power seat motors, which may catch fire while the vehicles are parked or in motion, according to a filing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said a report on June 8. The recall affects Kia Telluride crossover sport utility vehicles, manufactured between 2020 and 2024. The defect was first detected by a customer in December 2022 who saw smoke coming from underneath the driver's seat. Later, ...
    Toyota recalls over 100,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in US over potential engine stall
    Toyota is recalling nearly 100,000 units of model year 2022-2023 Tundra pickup trucks in the US to fix a problem that could cause their engine to lose power while driving, Reuters reported June 4. The recall also affects 3,500 units of 2022-2023 Lexus LX 600 luxury SUVs. Both recalled models are equipped with Toyota’s V35A six-cylinder engine. In affected vehicles, debris from the manufacturing process may contaminate the engine and cause the main bearings to fail. This could lead to potent...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 15,000 EVs in US over software issue
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 14,912 electric vehicles in the US due to a software issue in the battery management system (BMS) that could result in a loss of drive power, according to a report by Green Car Reports published on June 4. The recall includes all versions of the EQS and EQE sedans, as well as the EQS and EQE sport utility vehicles (SUVs) from model years 2023 to 2025. In affected vehicles, the battery management software might not meet current production specifications and co...
    NHTSA investigates 75,000 Rogue Select compact SUVs in US over unintended deployment of side airbags
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into select Nissan vehicles over reports of unintended deployment of side airbags, Reuters reported June 4. The recall affects 75,000 units of the model year 2015 Nissan Rogue Select compact sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The federal safety agency launched an investigation in response to reports of inadvertent deployment of side airbags after the vehicle door is shut or slammed. Such unintended deployment of airb...
    NHTSA seeks records from Tesla to investigate power steering loss in Model 3, Model Y vehicles
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking records from Tesla in its ongoing investigation into the power steering loss of the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, Reuters reported May 29. The investigation covers about 334,000 units of the Model 3 and Model Y from the 2023 model year and comes after the safety regulator received 115 reports of steering control loss. According to the NHTSA, the reports include steering or related failures, or the steering becoming stuck...
    NHTSA tells owners of 84,000 older Nissan vehicles to stop driving over airbag concerns
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked owners of 84,000 older Nissan vehicles equipped with recalled, unrepaired Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, according to a Reuters report on May 29. The affected vehicles include the 2002–2006 Nissan Sentra, 2002–2004 Nissan Pathfinder and 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4. These vehicles were recalled for faulty airbags in 2020 but have not yet been fixed. The advice from the US federal safety regulator comes after Nis...
    Volkswagen recalls 88,000 ID.4 electric SUVs in US and Canada to fix software bug
    Volkswagen is recalling nearly 80,000 units of the model year 2021–2023 ID.4 electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US to fix a software bug that could sometimes affect the functioning of the instrument cluster and infotainment system, according to a press release dated May 29. The recall also affects 8,000 ID.4 vehicles in Canada. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected vehicle may experience the center displays and instrument panel...
    Lamborghini recalls Urus SUVs in US to fix issue with hood
    Lamborghini is recalling 2,133 units of the Urus sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the US to fix faulty hood which may fly open when the supercar is running at high speed, Bloomberg reported. The recall affects certain model year 2023-2024 Urus S and Urus Performante models. In the US, these two models start at $237,848 and $269,885 respectively. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in affected vehicles the hood latch striker may separate and fail, resulting in an unlatch...
    Ford recalls 9,000 hybrid vehicles due to software issue
    Ford has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 hybrid vehicles due to a software issue that could unexpectedly shift the drivetrain into neutral. The vehicles involved in the recall include 8,369 Maverick hybrid pickup trucks from model year 2022–2024, 277 Escape crossovers from model year 2020–2022, and 81 Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid crossovers from model year 2021 and 2022. A defect in the hybrid powertrain control module (HPCM) in these vehicles could cause the drivetrain to switch int...
    Automakers recall over 7,700 vehicles in South Korea owing to faulty components
    Four automakers, Hyundai Motor, Kia, Jaguar Land-Rover Korea and Volkswagen Group Korea, will recall over 7,700 vehicles owing to faulty components, The Free Press Journal reported May 8, citing South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The companies are voluntarily recalling 11 different models, which include 4,118 units of Hyundai models and 2,668 units of Kia models owing to a manufacturing defect in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve power unit that may cause th...
    NHTSA raises safety concerns on Ford SUV fuel leak recall – report
    US auto-safety agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said it has "significant safety concerns" over Ford Motor's recall of more than 42,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) over concerns that fuel leaks could lead to an engine fire, according to Reuters report on May 9. The NHTSA said in April it was investigating the adequacy and safety consequences of Ford's proposed recall remedy for 2022–2023 model year Bronco Sport and 2022 Ford Escape SUVs with 1.5 lite...
    NHTSA expands probe into Tesla's Autopilot software after recall of 2 million vehicles
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating whether Tesla’s recall of more than 2 million vehicles in December 2023 was sufficient to fix the safety threat posed by its Autopilot feature, a CNN report on April 26 read. Tesla had issued a recall of nearly 2 million vehicles on US roads owing to a software update designed to address safety concerns related to the company's Autopilot feature. The NHTSA launched an investigation into the feature afte...
    Tesla to recall 3,878 Cybertrucks over faulty accelerator pedal – report
    Tesla is recalling 3,878 Cybertrucks to fix an accelerator pedal pad that could come loose and get lodged in the interior trim, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. A trapped accelerator pedal could cause the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash, the auto safety regulator said in a notice, Reuters reported April 19.  Tesla will replace or repair the accelerator pedal assembly at no charge and owners will be notified throu...
    Toyota recalls select Prius models in Japan owing to faulty rear-door handle
    Toyota Motor has suspended orders for its Prius cars owing to a product recall related to faulty rear-door handle parts, The Straits Times reported April 17. The company is recalling 135,305 Prius vehicles in Japan manufactured between Nov. 24, 2023 and April 3, 2024, according to Japan's Transport Ministry. No accidents have been reported due to the issue. According to the report, Toyota's supplier, Tokai Rika, expects to incur ¥11 billion (about $96 million) in costs owing to the recall.&n...
    Ford to recall over 42,000 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs over fire risks
    Ford is recalling an additional 42,652 model year (MY) 2022 and 2023 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs owing to a fire risk, a Consumer Reports article dated April 10 read. The cause is a faulty fuel injector that could cause a fire. The recall includes vehicles with the 1.5L EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. Ford previously recalled over half a million vehicles for the same issue in 2022, but found that the problem affected more vehicles than previously thought. The recall is owing to a cracked fue...
    Leading automakers in Korea issue recall of 50,000 vehicles for faulty parts
    Mercedes-Benz Korea, Stellantis Korea and two other carmakers will recall more than 50,000 vehicles owing to faulty components, the transport ministry said April 4. The four companies, including Honda Motor Co. and Jaguar Land-Rover Korea, are voluntarily recalling a total of 50,760 units of 62 different models, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a report in MNS dated April 4.  The problems that prompted the recall include software problems in the gearbox control ...
    Kia issues recall for 427,000 Telluride SUVs owing to parking brake defect
    Kia is recalling over 427,000 Telluride sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to a defect that may cause the vehicles to roll away while parked. According to documents from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the intermediate shaft and right front driveshaft of certain model year (MY) 2020–2024 Tellurides may not be fully engaged, leading to unintended vehicle movement and increased crash risks. Kia America recalled all MY 2020–2023 and select MY 2024 Tellurides earlier, ...
    Subaru issues recall of 118,000 vehicles in the US over faulty airbag sensors
    Automaker Subaru is recalling 118,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and sedans in the US to address a faulty sensor that can prevent airbags from deploying in a crash, quoting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to a Reuters report on March 28. The recall covers various 2020 through 2022 model years Outback and Legacy. It is the third recall stemming from the same issues from parts produced by the same supplier. Toyota in December 2023 recalled 1.12 mill...
    Maruti Suzuki India recalls 16,041 vehicles over fuel pump motor defect
    Maruti Suzuki India has issued a recall for 16,041 vehicles comprising 11,851 units of the premium Baleno hatchback and 4,190 units of the Wagon R manufactured between July 30, 2019, and November 1, 2019.  This recall is a precautionary measure prompted by suspicions of a defect in the fuel pump motor component. While instances of this issue are rare, there is a possibility that it could result in engine stalling or starting problems, Autocar Professional reported on March 22.  A...
    Chrysler issues recall of 286,000 vehicles over airbag concerns
    Fox Business reported on March 22 that Chrysler is recalling around 286,000 vehicles over concerns that the side airbag inflators in the cars may rupture, which could hurt or even kill people. According to separate notices posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recalls involve certain Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles from model years 2018-2021, and replacement parts for airbags in roughly 1,000 vehicles. The notices state that the side curtain airb...
    Hyundai, Kia to recall US vehicles over damaged charging unit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says
    Hyundai Motor America and Kia America are recalling a combined 147,100 U.S. vehicles over a damaged charging unit, Reuters reported on March 21, quoting the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) According to the report Hyundai will recall 98,878 vehicles, affecting certain Ioniq and Genesis models, while Kia will recall 48,232 vehicles impacting certain EV6 models. The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) may become damaged and stop charging the 12-volt bat...
    Hyundai, Kia to recall nearly 170,000 EVs in South Korea over software problem
    South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia issued a voluntary recall of about 170,000 units of electric vehicles, one of the largest recalls in domestic EVs, The Korea Economic Daily reported March 14.   The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that defects were found in 232,000 units of 12 models from four companies: Hyundai Motor, Kia, Stellantis Korea and Tesla Korea. Among the vehicles subject to the latest recall, 169,932 Hyundai Motor and Kia elec...
    Porsche recalls 911 models over improperly manufactured windows
    Porsche is recalling certain model year 2020–2024 911 vehicles in North America over issues with windows and windshields, a notice by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Feb. 28. The notice stated that the front windshield and rear window may not be properly secured and can detach. A total of 8,101 vehicles has been recalled. The report read that during airbag deployment, an unsecured windshield may not support the front airbags as intended and increase the risk ...
    GM recalls 820,000 pickups owing to tailgate defect
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 820,000 newer pickup trucks in North America owing to a defect that could cause tailgates to unlatch and open unexpectedly. The issue affects 2020 through 2024 model year trucks with power unlatching liftgates, and is caused by water leaking into the exterior tailgate switch and causing a short-circuit while parked. GM is aware of one allegation of a minor injury and three minor property damage complaints related to the recall issue.
    Toyota recalls over 600,000 vehicles owing to safety concerns
    Over 600,000 Toyota pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US have been recalled over the past week owing to different issues that could increase the risk of crashes, The New York Times reported on Feb. 27. The first announcement stated that about 280,000 vehicles, including Toyota Tundra, Tundra Hybrid and Lexus LX600 vehicles from the model years (MY) 2022–2024 and Sequoia Hybrid vehicles from MY 2023–2024, were recalled because “certain parts of the transmission may not ...
    Chrysler to recall 338,238 Jeeps in US, says NHTSA
    Chrysler, a Stellantis-owned brand, is recalling 338,238 Jeeps in the US over an issue that might result in the loss of vehicle control, Reuters reported Feb. 29, quoting the US safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Dealers will replace the upper control arm pinch bolts free of charge in impacted vehicles, the NHTSA said. The report quoting the NHTSA further said that the upper control arm ball joint and steering knuckle might separate and ...
    Kia recalls 4,358 Seltos units over potential oil pump issue
    Kia India has initiated a voluntary recall of 4,358 units of the Kia Seltos owing to a potential error in the electronic oil pump controller, which may impact the performance of the electronic oil pump in the sport utility vehicle's (SUV's) continuously variable transmission (CVT) gearbox. The affected models were manufactured between Feb. 28 and July 13, 2023. Kia is proactively reaching out to customers and replacing the faulty part in the affected models. This recall is the lates...
    Tesla to fix software in 8,700 vehicles in China product recall ‒ report
    China's market regulator said that Tesla Inc. would fix software in 8,700 vehicles to reduce the chance of accidents, according to a Reuters report on Feb. 24.  The action involving 1,071 imported Model S and Model X, and 7,629 China-produced Model 3, is described as a product recall under Chinese regulations, the regulator said. It was not immediately clear if drivers might need, or would be eligible, to return vehicles to Tesla for refunds. The report stated that some vehicles falli...
    BMW recalls nearly 80,000 vehicles in US over potential brake-system malfunction
    According to a filing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA's) website on Feb. 21, BMW is recalling 79,670 vehicles over an issue with braking. The integrated brake (IB) system may malfunction and result in a loss of power-brake assist, or cause the antilock brake (ABS) and dynamic stability control (DSC) systems to not function properly. A loss of power-brake assist can extend the distance required to stop the vehicle, and malfunctioning of the ABS and/or DSC systems ...
    Toyota recalls 280,000 vehicles due to transmission problem
    Toyota has announced a recall of nearly 280,000 vehicles in the US owing to a transmission problem that can cause the cars to roll forward while in neutral. According to an Associated Press report dated Feb. 22, the recall affects some model year (MY) 2022 Toyota Tundra pickups and Lexus LX 600 sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as MY 2023 and 2024 Toyota Sequoia SUVs. The issue involves certain parts of the transmission not immediately disengaging when the vehicle is shifted to neutral, ...
    NHTSA opens investigation into Lucid Motors windshield defroster recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into a recall made by Lucid Motors in January, TechCrunch reported Feb. 12. Lucid had announced the recall of more than 2,000 model year 2022–23 Air luxury-electric sedans owing to faulty high-voltage coolant heaters (HVCH), responsible for supplying warm air to heat the cabin and defrosting, which could lead to the obstruction of driver vision. The carmaker had stated that a software update would be made...
    VinFast recalls 6,000 units in Vietnam to replace switch
    Vietnam's electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast is recalling nearly 6,000 of its VF 5 cars sold in the domestic market to replace the combination switch, Reuters reported on Feb. 6 quoting the company. The vehicles being recalled were manufactured from March to December 2023, the company said in a statement, adding only one vehicle sold on the market was recorded with the switch error and no incidents have occurred. VinFast discovered during tests that the front lights on some VF 5 Plus vehi...
    GM issues recall for 300,000 vehicles owing to tailgate problem
    General Motors issued a recall for its heavy-duty trucks involving the Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups spanning from 2020 to current 2024 models. In addition to the recall, the automaker has ordered a stop-sale for current trucks on dealer lots until they can be repaired. The issue causing the recall stems from the power lock and release function included in trucks with manual tailgates. The recall makes specific notice that trucks with other tailgates are not...
    Honda recalls 750,000 US vehicles over airbag defect
    Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. said it was recalling 750,000 vehicles in the US over a defect involving airbags that could deploy unintentionally during a crash. The front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and short circuit, failing to suppress the airbag as intended, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Feb. 6. Dealers will replace the seat weight sensors. The recall includes certain Honda Pilot, Accord and Civic vehicles from the 2020–2022 model year...
    Tesla recalls nearly 2.2 million US vehicles over software issue with warning lights
    Tesla has recalled nearly 2.2 million vehicles in the US owing to a software issue with the warning lights on the instrument panel. The recall affects various models, including the 2012–2023 Model S, 2016–2023 Model X, 2017–2023 Model 3, 2019–2024 Model Y and the 2024 Cybertruck. The problem lies in the brake, park and antilock brake warning lights, which are too small and can make critical safety information difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash. Tesla has already started re...
    Tesla to recall 200,000 vehicles in US to fix rearview malfunction
    Electric-vehicle maker Tesla is recalling nearly 200,000 Model S, X and Y vehicles in the US due to a software malfunction that could obstruct drivers' visibility while reversing, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Jan. 26, according to a Reuters report on Jan. 27. The development comes less than two months after the company recalled nearly all its vehicles in the US to install new safeguards in its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system. The rearview m...
    Kia recalls over 101,000 vehicles in the US over roof issue
    Kia America is recalling more than 101,000 cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a potentially deadly hazard with the vehicles' roofs, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal safety regulators published the recall on Jan. 22 after the safety issues were reported. Vehicles' roof molding can become loose or detach while driving, which may have been a result of improper installation during vehicle assembly, according to a report by USA To...
    Ford recalls 2.24 million Explorer SUVs worldwide over trim-retention clips
    US automaker Ford Motor is recalling 2.24 million older Explorer sport utility vehicles (SUVs) worldwide because the trim retention clips may not be properly engaged, according to a Reuters report dated Jan. 25. The recall includes 1.89 million SUVs in the US and covers 2011 through 2019 model-year vehicles because the trim could detach, said the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The automaker, however, said it was unaware of any reports of crashes or injuries re...
    Tesla recalls cars in Australia due to software glitch in colder temperatures
    An urgent recall has been issued for Tesla cars manufactured and sold between 2022 and 2023 due to a software malfunction in 4,382 vehicles, according to a report by SkyNews Australia on Jan. 21. All variants of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y ranges are reported to be affected by a software issue that is experienced while operating the cars in colder temperatures. According to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (DITRCA), the defect ca...
    General Motors recalls 66 electric delivery vans due to fire risk – report
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of around 66 electric delivery vans made by its BrightDrop subsidiary owing to a manufacturing defect that could cause fires. The defect, which involves a leak of oil from the drive pinion into the drive unit casing, was discovered in at least two vans after they were built between Nov. 24, 2021, and May 24, 2022, TechCrunch reported on Jan. 17. According to the report, the automaker believes the defect may have been limited to its larger EV60...
    NHTSA probes Stellantis’ recall of Chrysler Pacifica
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now opened an investigation into Chrysler’s recall of nearly 17,000 Pacifica Hybrid minivans after receiving additional fire reports, The Drive reported Jan. 18. The initial recall took place in February 2022 owing to reports of fires. The recall was to address “ignition 'OFF' fires that originate at the high voltage (HV) battery pack assembly.” The NHTSA is examining the effectiveness of the original recall and whether t...
    Ford to recall select EcoSport and Focus models for oil pump issue
    Ford has issued a recall for certain model years of the EcoSport crossover and Focus models owing to a faulty oil pump that can cause the engine to stall, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Jan. 15, as reported by Fox59. The issue increases the risk of a crash. The problem affects 139,730 vehicles, including the model year 2016–2018 Ford Focus and model year 2018–2022 Ford EcoSport. The affected vehicles are equipped with a turbocharged 1.0-liter, 3-cylinde...
    Daihatsu considers recalling up to 320,000 vehicles amid safety outrage
    Daihatsu Motor said it is considering a recall of two minivehicles found with a door defect, potentially affecting about 320,000 units. The announcement comes a day after Japan's Transportation Ministry instructed Daihatsu to consider recalling the Cast model sold under the Daihatsu brand and the Pixis Joy sold under the marque of its parent, Toyota Motor, in the wake of a revelation that the company had rigged safety tests for most of its models, Nikkei Asia reported Jan. 17. Daihatsu s...
    Lucid recalls luxury sedans due to faulty high-voltage coolant heaters
    Lucid Group is set to recall more than 2,000 Air luxury-electric sedans, Reuters reported Jan. 13.  The recall is due to a potentially faulty component that could pose a safety risk due to obstructed driver vision. The recalled units, which include Lucid Air sedans from model years 2022 and 2023, may have faulty high-voltage coolant heaters (HVCH), responsible for supplying warm air to heat the cabin and defrosting. “Lack of defrost capability poses a safety risk due to a possibilit...
    Tesla issues 1.6 million cars recall in China over problems with Autopilot, locks
    Electric vehicle major Tesla is recalling more than 1.6 million cars in China to fix problems with Autopilot features and locks, state regulators announced Jan. 5. Both issues can be repaired through a free over-the-air software update, so drivers do not have to take their vehicles anywhere, regulators said, CNBC reported Jan. 5. The report stated China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said the recall impacts Tesla’s Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles where drivers...
    Rivian recalls select model year 2021 and 2022 vehicles over accelerator pedal issue
    Rivian Automotive is set to recall nearly 7,800 electric vehicles, BNN reported Jan. 3. The recall is due to an issue with the accelerator pedal that could prevent the auto-hold or park functions from activating, increasing the risk of a crash. According to the report, the affected vehicles include the R1S and R1T models produced between June 2021 and October 2022. Rivian has released a software update to address the problem and notified owners of the affected vehicles by mail starting...
    Ford issues recall for 112,965 F-150 trucks
    US automaker Ford is recalling 112,965 F-150s pickup trucks because of a rear-axle hub bolt that can be a roll-away risk if it was damaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the recall affects F-150 vehicles with model years 2021 through 2023 that are equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package, CNN reported Jan. 3, 2023. The agency’s alert said that the rear-axle hub bolt might “fatigue and break, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines.” Bec...
    Honda recalling about 4.5 million vehicles worldwide over fuel-pump issue
    Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s US unit is recalling about 4.5 million vehicles worldwide over risks of fuel-pump failure. The recall includes 2.54 million vehicles in the US and comes after the automaker previously recalled 628,000 US vehicles in 2021 and 136,000 in 2020 for the same issue, Reuters reported Dec. 22, 2023. Honda issued recalls earlier in December 2023 over the same issue in China and Japan. The automaker dealers will replace the fuel-pump module, the automaker said in a fi...
    Land Rover recalls new Range Rover Sport over brake light error
    Land Rover has issued a recall for 4,347 units of its 2023 Range Rover Sport sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US due to a potential safety issue with the vehicle’s brake lights, BNN reported Dec. 28. The recall comes after an announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlighting the risk of water leakage into the exterior light housings, which could cause the brake lights, marker lights, reversing lights and turn indicators to fail. Land Rover’s inter...
    Tesla recalls 120,000 vehicles over faulty doors
    Tesla is set to recall over 120,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the US, Reuters reported Dec. 23. The recall is due to the risk of the vehicles’ doors being unlocked and opening during a crash. Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update for model year (MY) 2021–2023 vehicles that do not comply with federal safety standards for side-impact protection. According to the report, the electric-vehicle maker said in a filing with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administr...
    Toyota recalls about 1 million vehicles over potential airbag failure
    Toyota is recalling approximately 1 million vehicles in the US due to a potential issue with the passenger seat sensors that may prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of a crash, The Hill reported on December 20. The affected models include Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna Hybrid, and Lexus models including ES250, ES300H, ES350, RX350, RX450h, all of which were manufactured between 2020 and 2022. Accordin...
    Automakers resist US bid to force recall of 52 million air bag inflators‒ report
    Major automakers including General Motors, Toyota Motor, and Volkswagen, and two air bag makers said they oppose the U.S. auto safety regulator's bid to require the recall of 52 million air bag inflators, Reuters reported on Dec 19. Officials with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) argued at a hearing in October that inflators produced by the two airbag manufacturers, ARC Automotive and Delphi Automotive, should be recalled because they may rupture and send metal ...
    Tesla recalls over 2 million vehicles in the US due to lack of Autopilot safeguards
    Tesla is recalling over 2 million vehicles in the US to install new safeguards in its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system, after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cited safety concerns, according to a Reuters report on Dec. 14. The largest-ever Tesla recall covers almost all vehicles on US roads to better ensure drivers pay attention when using the system. The report stating Tesla's recall filing said that Autopilot's software system controls "may not be ...
    Honda recalls 300,000 vehicles in the US due to potential safety issues with seat belt connector
    Honda has issued a recall in the US for over 300,000 HR-Vs and Accords produced in 2023 and 2024 owing to a potential safety issue related to the seat belt connector, Fox Business reported Nov. 25. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the seat belt pretensioner may be missing a rivet, which could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. The installation of the rivet was skipped during assembly, and Honda will inspect and fix the issue free of...
    Stellantis issues recall for over 32,000 hybrid Jeep Wrangler owing to potential fire risk
    Automaker Stellantis on Nov. 22 announced a recall of more than 32,000 of its hybrid Jeep Wrangler sport utility vehicles (SUVs) because they pose a potential fire risk, according to an Associated Press report dated Nov. 23. As part of what the company described as a routine review of customer information, Stellantis determined that eight of the hybrid Wranglers had caught fire while they were turned off and parked. Six of the vehicles were being charged when the fires started. The company sa...
    Volkswagen recalls 24,000 ID.4 EVs in US due to flammable sunshades
    German automaker Volkswagen is recalling all the US-bound 2023 ID.4 electric crossovers because the material that was used for the interior sunshade of the panoramic glass roof may not meet federal standards for flammability. In total, 23,883 vehicles made between Sept. 2, 2022, and Aug. 24, 2023, are included in the recall, an InsideEVs report said Nov. 17. Elaborating further, the report said the issue is that during testing, the roller material produced inconsistent results. According...
    Honda recalls nearly 250,000 vehicles in US due to faulty bearing risking engine stall and potential crash
    Japanese automaker Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in the US due to a faulty bearing that can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash, the Associated Press reported Nov. 18. The recall affects certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilot sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and Odyssey minivans, as well as some 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks. Additionally, certain 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX cars and some 2016 to 2020 Acura MDX SUVs are also affected. Honda has received 1,450 war...
    SAIC-GM to recall over 1 million vehicles in China over safety risk
    General Motors' Chinese joint venture with SAIC Motor (SAIC-GM) is set to recall over 1.13 million vehicles, Reuters reported Nov. 10. Affected vehicles include select Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet models, according to the report, stating China's market regulator. The recall is due to the weak humidity resistance of fuel-pump control units that could lead to abnormal functioning and, under extreme circumstances, loss of power during driving. Among the 1,134,085 cars to be recalled are model y...
    Toyota recalls more than 1.8 million RAV4 vehicles in the US
    Japanese automaker Toyota is recalling more than 1.8 million RAV4s from models produced in years between 2013–2018 in the US. At the heart of this massive recall is a fire risk from some replacement batteries, it said in a statement. Since some replacement batteries in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) are not the correct dimensions, they could shake loose and start a fire if the car makes a sharp turn, CNN reported Nov. 1. The company’s statement said, “Some replacement 12-volt batteries...
    Toyota recalls about 814,000 Highlanders in North America over bumper issue
    Toyota is set to recall about 814,000 Highlanders models in North America, The New York Times reported October 27. The recall is due to concerns that the vehicles’ bumper covers could fall off and create hazards on the road. The recall applies to Highlanders, including hybrid versions of the vehicle, with model years 2020 through 2023. Those vehicles have a resin front lower bumper cover that is connected with mounting clips. A minor impact could cause the mounting clips to come loose from ...
    Total of 176,000 Honda Civic vehicles recalled for power steering issue
    Honda is set to recall select Civic models due to the potential for improper installation of replacement power steering racks, which may cause tire issues in North America, USA Today reported October 26. The recall applies to model year 2022–2024 vehicles that underwent certain service repairs. Owners of affected vehicles can have their electric power steering rack replaced free of charge at their nearest Honda dealership. The vehicles that are affected have racks which are incorrectly asse...
    Tesla to recall nearly 55,000 Model X vehicles – report
    US auto regulator the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall 54,676 Model X vehicles manufactured between 2021–2023, as the vehicle controller is likely to fail to detect low brake fluid and not display a warning light, Reuters reported October 18. Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge, to fix the issue, the NHTSA said. The EV maker is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or deaths that...
    Ford issues recall for 238,000 Explorers to replace axle bolts in the US
    US automaker Ford is recalling more than 238,000 Explorers in the US because a rear-axle bolt can fail, potentially causing a loss of drive power or allowing the sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to roll away while in park. The latest recall was announced after US safety regulators opened an investigation into the problem, after getting two complaints that repairs did not work in two previous recalls in 2023 and in 2022, CBS News reported October 13. The US National Highway Traffic Safe...
    Stellantis recalls about 273,000 vehicles in the US over rearview camera issue
    Stellantis is recalling nearly 273,000 trucks in the US, the Associated Press reported October 3. The recall is due to a software issue that can cause the rearview camera image to stop displaying on the radio. The recall covers select Ram 1500 pickup trucks and select Ram 3500 chassis cabs from the 2022 and 2023 model years as well as model year 2022 Ram 2500 trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the lack of a rearview display can reduce a driver's v...
    Nissan recalls 9,813 Ariya EVs due to software defect leading to loss of drive power
    Nissan North America issued a recall of 9,813 model year 2023 Ariya electric vehicles due to a potential software defect that may cause the EV system to shut down, leading to a loss of drive power, a report in InsideEVs said October 7. According to reports filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the inverter software may detect a short circuit and shut down the EV system. The affected models include both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive version...
    Hyundai and Kia recall 3.37 million vehicles in the US due to fire risks
    South Korean auto majors Hyundai and Kia have announced a recall of a massive combined 3.37 million vehicles in the US due to the risk of engine fires, telling owners to park outside and away from structures until repairs are complete. The automakers said internal brake fluid leaks can cause an electrical short that could lead to a fire. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said owners should follow the advice of the automakers and park vehicles outside until repairs are...
    Nissan to recall over 150,000 Altima and Sentra vehicles due to damaged camera harness
    Nissan North America is set to recall 153,376 model year (MY) 2019–2021 Altima and MY 2020–2021 Sentra vehicles, according to a notice by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on September 13. The reason for the recall is a damage to the camera harness that causes distortion or loss of the rearview camera display image. If the rearview camera does not properly display an image, it can reduce the driver's rear view and increase the risk of a crash. AutoTechInsigh...
    Audi, Porsche recalls over 7,000 cars in the US due to insufficient battery sealant
    German luxury-auto makers Porsche and Audi have issued a voluntary recall for several all-electric vehicles sold in the US, anticipating that the factory may have applied insufficiently robust sealant on the high-voltage battery, which can lead to liquid intrusion, increasing the risk of a thermal event, InsideEVs reported September 12. The affected vehicles are from the 2023 model year and include the Porsche Taycan, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Cross Tu...
    Dongfeng Motor to recall 1.19 million vehicles over engine sealing issue
    Dongfeng Motor is set to recall 1.19 million vehicles from December 30 in China, Reuters reported September 7, citing the State Administration for Market Regulation. Vehicles to be recalled include some brands under Dongfeng's joint venture with Nissan Motors produced between July 23, 2018, and Sept. 26, 2021. A lack of tight sealing of the engine exhaust gas recirculation valve, which could result in the internal bearings being corroded by chlorine-containing condensate, has been cited as th...
    US NHTSA seeks recall of 52 million airbag inflators produced by ARC Automotive and Delphi
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked for the recall of 52 million airbag inflators produced by ARC Automotive and Delphi Automotive, Reuters reported September 6. The NHTSA said that the airbags could rupture and send dangerous metal fragments flying. “Air bag inflators that rupture when commanded to deploy are plainly defective, as they both fail to protect vehicle occupants as they should, and, themselves, pose an unreasonable risk of serious injury...
    Hyundai recalls nearly 40,000 vehicles over software error
    Hyundai is set to recall 37,997 model year (MY) 2021–2023 Elantra vehicles over a software issue that could potentially cause the car to accelerate after the brake pedal is released, USA Today reported on August 25. This can potentially lead to a crash. A report by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the motor-control unit software may detect a transmission or drive-motor synchronization fault while driving, triggering a fail-safe condition that te...
    Nissan recalls 236,000 cars in the US due to steering-control issue
    Japanese automaker Nissan is recalling more than 236,000 small cars in the US because the tie rods in the front suspension can bend and break, possibly causing drivers to lose steering control. The recall covers certain Sentra compact cars from the 2020 through 2022 model years. Tie rods help vehicles move the wheels for steering, The Associated Press reported August 20. The automaker said in documents posted August 19 by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that if tie rods ...
    Hyundai, Kia issue recall for 113,000 vehicles in North America due to fire risks
    South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia said they were recalling more than 113,000 newer vehicles in North America because of fire risks, and urged owners to park outside and away from structures pending repairs. The recall covered the Hyundai 2023–2024 Palisade, 2023 Tucson, Sonata, Elantra and Kona vehicles, and 2023–2024 Seltos and 2023 Kia Soul, Sportage vehicles, Reuters reported August 4. The report said nearly 52,000 Hyundai vehicles and nearly 40,000 Kia vehic...
    GM recalls nearly 900 vehicles in the US and Canada due to manufacturing problem
    US automaker General Motors is recalling nearly 900 vehicles in the US and Canada with Takata airbag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel in a crash. The recall covers certain Chevrolet Camaro, Sonic and Volt vehicles as well as the Buick Verano, all from the 2013 model year. Some 2013 Chevrolet Trax versions in Canada are also included, Associated Press reported August 2. The company said in documents posted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that...
    Ford recalls F-150 trucks in North America over unexpected parking brake activation
    Ford Motor issued a recall for 870,000 F-150 trucks in the US due to the risk of an unexpected activation of the electric parking brake due to a potential wiring issue, Reuters reported July 29. The recall covers 2021 through 2023 model year F-150 trucks, according to a filing with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It covers trucks equipped with a single-exhaust system. Contact with the rear-axle housing may damage the wiring harness, causing the electric parking ...
    Mazda recalls more than 220,000 vehicles over rearview camera issue
    Mazda has recalled 227,335 vehicles over an issue where the rearview camera image may not display properly by showing a flickering or distorted image, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice dated July 14 read. Affected models include select model year 2014–18 Mazda3 and model year 2016–21 CX-3 vehicles. In this case, if a rearview camera does not display properly, it can reduce the driver's vision and increase the risk of a crash or injury. Dealers will replace the rearvi...
    Maruti Suzuki to recall over 87,000 vehicles over steering issue
    Maruti Suzuki has announced that it is recalling 87,599 vehicles manufactured between July 5, 2021, and Feb. 15, 2023, according to a company press release dated July 24. The affected models include S-Presso and Eeco. The recall is due to the possibility of a defect in a part of the steering-tie rod used in the vehicles, which in a rare case, could break and affect vehicle steerability and handling. Affected vehicles will be inspected and the faulty part will be replaced free of cost. ...
    FAW-Toyota recall bZ3 electric sedan over defective rear-door handles in China
    FAW-Toyota, the joint venture between Toyota and BYD in China, has announced a recall plan for its electric sedan, the bZ3, due to a rear-door handle defect. This recall affects more than 12,000 units of the bZ3 model that were produced in 2023, EVMagz reported July 23. The report said the root cause of the problem lies in the design of the rear-door handle and the lock, resulting in a gap that may affect proper locking, particularly in high humidity or temperatures. To address this conc...
    Nissan to recall 1.4 million cars in US, Europe, Japan
    Japanese automaker Nissan is issuing a recall of about 1.38 million cars globally of models including Note, Kicks, Serena and Leaf, a company spokesperson said July 14. The recall will affect vehicles in the US, Europe and Japan over several issues, including cars suddenly accelerating after exiting cruise control or a short circuit that would cause motors to stop while driving. No accidents resulting from the issues have been reported at this time, the spokesperson said, according to The Det...
    Honda to recall 124,000 cars owing to potential brake failure
    Honda is set to recall more than 124,000 vehicles over a brake issue that could lead to a loss of function, according to a press release on July 6. The recall consists of model year 2020–21 Civic sedans, model year 2020–23 Ridgeline pickups, model year 2021–23 Passport SUVs, model year 2021–22 Pilot SUVs and model year 2020 Acura MDX SUVs. Honda said that the brake master cylinder could be improperly fastened to the brake booster assembly during production. This has resulted in loose ...
    Honda to recall 1.3 million vehicles worldwide over rear-camera issue
    Honda is recalling 1.3 million vehicles worldwide due to an issue with the rearview-camera image, Reuters reported June 24. According to the report, a faulty communication-coaxial cable connector is likely to prevent the rearview-camera image to appear on the display. The recall covers select model year (MY) 2018–23 Odyssey, MY 2019–22 Pilot and MY 2019–23 Passport vehicles. The recall includes 1.2 million cars in the US, 88,000 in Canada and 16,000 in Mexico. The Japanese ...
    US auto safety regulators likely to investigate Ford over power-loss reports
    According to a Reuters report dated June 24, US auto safety regulators are going to investigate Ford Motor's prior recalls of 710,000 Explorer sport utility vehicles (SUVs) over power-loss reports to determine if the fix is adequate. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that the No. 2 US automaker issued recalls in April 2022 and March 2023 on Ford Explorer SUVs from the 2020–22 model years to address a rear-axle horizontal-mounting bolt that may fractu...
    ARC Automotive rejects National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's request again to recall defective airbags
    ARC Automotive has once again denied National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA's) grounds for a recall of its airbags, Quartz reported June 21. The response follows NHTSA’s questions regarding its allegedly defective airbag inflators that have caused at least two deaths. Earlier in June, the regulator stepped up its investigation into potentially defective airbag inflators supplied by ARC Automotive and stated that it required the supplier to answer questions by June 14...
    Ford issues new recall for 125,000 SUVs and trucks over fire hazard caused by engine failures
    Ford Motor has issued a recall for 125,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and trucks due to possibility of a fire caused by engine failure, Reuters reported June 6. The recall covers select model year 2020–23 Escape and Lincoln Corsair SUVs, and Maverick compact-pickup trucks with 2.5 liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid engines. The automaker said isolated engine manufacturing issues could cause the engine to fail prematurely, leading to a release of engine oil or fuel vapor a...
    Jaguar Land Rover recalls I-PACE sport utility vehicles in US over fire risks
    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) issued a recall of approximately 6,400 I-PACE sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US due to fire risks because the high-voltage electric vehicle battery may overheat, Reuters reported May 31. According to the Reuters report, JLR said the battery-energy control-module software will be updated and battery modules will be replaced as necessary in certain 2019–24 model year vehicles. The company’s engineering team has not determined whether the battery-pack assem...
    Ford recalls over 140,000 Lincoln MKCs owing to fire risks over faulty battery monitor sensor
    Ford Motor has issued a recall of 142,522 model year 2015–19 Lincoln MKC vehicles, CBS News reported on June 2. The automaker has also warned owners to park their vehicles outside owing to the potential for a spontaneous fire in the engine compartment. The MKC's battery monitor sensor, which is placed under the hood, is susceptible to damage when repairs are made to the vehicle's battery or other electrical parts. A short circuit could overheat other materials around the sensor and cau...
    Toyota recalls model year 2022–23 Corolla Cross sport utility vehicles in North America over airbag deployment issue
    Toyota has recalled Corolla Cross sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in North America over an issue with airbag deployment. It has warned drivers of model year (MY) 2022–23 vehicles to not allow anyone to sit in the front passenger seat until the issue is fixed, Consumer Reports posted May 31. A manufacturing defect in a part of the dashboard can cause the airbag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash. The recalled vehicles might also not be in compliance with certain federal safety standa...
    Ford recalls 422,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US due to potential failure of the rearview camera display
    Ford Motor is recalling 422,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US because the video output may fail even after getting a prior recall repair, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying, Reuters reported May 18. The new recall covers 2020 through 2023 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, and 2020–22 Lincoln Corsair SUVs with a 360° camera. The recall expands and replaces prior Ford callbacks for the same issue in 2021 and 2023. In 2022, Ford updated the image pr...
    Stellantis recalls 219,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide over fire risks due to faulty liftgate module
    Stellantis is set to recall 219,000 model year (MY) 2014–16 Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicles (SUVs) globally due to fire risks, Reuters reported May 16. The automaker has also warned owners to park outside until repairs were made. The fire could be caused by an electrical short in the power-liftgate module. The automaker is working on the recall fix with notification letters expected to be mailed by June 30. The recall covers 132,000 vehicles in the US, 23,000 in Canada, 3,000...
    ARC Automotive rejects NHTSA notice to recall 67 million airbag inflators
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had urged ARC Automotive to immediately recall 67 million airbag inflators, a request reportedly rejected by the company. NHTSA, in a letter posted May 12, noted that ARC Automotive's defective airbag inflators had ruptured and killed at least two people in the US and Canada, and injured seven others. “[Airbag] inflators that project metal fragments into vehicle occupants, rather than properly inflating the attached [airbag], c...
    Tesla to fix software in over 1 million vehicles, says Chinese regulator
    Tesla Inc. (Tesla) will need to fix software in more than 1 million vehicles, according to a statement by China's market regulator, as reported by Reuters on May 12. The fix would reduce the chance of accidents. From May 29, Tesla will issue over-the-air software updates to 1.1 million Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y cars, both imported and made in China. The potential issue is that the vehicles were unable to turn off regenerative braking or provide warnings when drivers stepped hard&n...
    GM recalls nearly 1 million US vehicles for airbag defect
    General Motors Co. (GM) announced May 12 it will recall nearly 1 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US because the driver's airbag inflator may explode during deployment, a Reuters report dated May 13 said. The recall covers 994,763 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia vehicles from the 2014 through 2017 model years with modules produced by ARC Automotive Inc. (ARC). Dealers will replace the driver's airbag module. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
    BMW asks owners to not drive older models in the US with Takata airbag inflators
    BMW has issued a notice to the owners of about 90,000 vehicles in the US, asking them not to drive their cars due to a threat of airbags explosion during a crash, the Associated Press reported on May 4. The warning covers certain model year (MY) 2000–06 vehicles which had been previously recalled to replace faulty and dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The company used volatile ammonium nitrate (AN) to inflate the airbags in a crash, which when exposed to heat and humidity, could...
    Stellantis to recall 131,700 MY 2021 Ram 1500 pickup trucks due powertrain software issue
    Stellantis is set to recall 131,700 model year (MY) 2021 Ram 1500 pickup trucks due to a snag in the powertrain software, Reuters reported on April 19, citing a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The issue may cause the pickup trucks with 5.7L eTorque engines to stop due to an incorrect fuel mixture condition. Stellantis is not aware of any related injuries but knows about one report of a vehicle crash potentially related to the issue. Dealers will ...
    State attorneys general urge nationwide recall of Hyundai, Kia vehicles in US
    Eighteen attorneys general have signed off on a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urging them to use their authority and issue a recall of Hyundai and Kia vehicles manufactured between 2011 and 2022, which are at risk of being stolen, an official document dated April 20 read. The cars have ignition switches that can be easily bypassed and the lack of engine immobilizers make them particularly vulnerable to theft. “Thefts of these Hyundai and Kia ...
    Kia recalls Carnival minivans in US and Canada after sliding door causes injuries
    South Korean automaker Kia has issued a recall for about 51,500 Carnival minivans from model years 2022 through 2023 over reports that their sliding doors have pinched limbs and caused injuries. Kia said it is aware of nine injuries, ranging from bruises and swelling to one broken arm “alleged to have been caused” by a power sliding door. All minivans on the market in 2023 have power sliding doors that can close themselves and safety systems that reverse the door if it encounters res...
    Honda to recall around 564,000 CR-V SUVs in US over rusting issues
    Honda is recalling 563,711 model year 2007–11 CR-V sport utility vehicles (SUVs) because of a possibility of their frames rusting due to road salt, resulting in rear suspension parts coming loose, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notice on April 6. The impact of suspension parts coming loose can cause drivers to lose control and increases the risk of a crash. Rear trailing arms connect the rear axle to the chassis. Honda said in documents filed...
    GM’s Cruise recalls 300 robo-taxis to update software after crash in San Francisco
    General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has recalled 300 robo-taxis to update software after one of them rear-ended a municipal bus in San Francisco. Cruise said in government documents posted April 7 that the robo-taxi inaccurately predicted how a bus would move as it pulled out of a bus stop on March 23. The “articulated” two-section bus slowed as it was leaving the stop and was hit by the self-driving vehicle, Associated Press reported on April 7. The company said...
    Volkswagen recalls select Atlas vehicles in US over faulty occupant detection systems
    Volkswagen of America has issued a recall on select model year (MY) 2018–21 Atlas and MY2020 Atlas Cross Sport models due to faulty occupant detection systems in the front passenger seat, according to a statement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on April 4. The recall affects 143,053 vehicles. The passenger occupant detection system could have a faulty wiring, which in turn could deactivate the front passenger airbag even when the seat is occupied. The chance fo...
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