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    How the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 impacts the US EV ecosystem
    On 7 August 2022, Democrats in the US Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which aims to not only take control of rising inflation by reducing the fiscal deficit but also invest in domestic manufacturing of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs), secure the necessary supply chain, and cut down the carbon footprint by roughly 40% by 2030. The proposal made within the purview of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) expects to raise about USD739 billion and invest about ...
    Software complexity starting to cost CEOs their job
    Complexity in the software has increased to a level where it has become not just difficult to debug and maintain, but it has compounded an OEM’s already difficult situation to comprehend the overall system interactions between various electronic control units (ECUs) and to properly test all the various combinations of features in a car. Most of the software in vehicles is written by suppliers that also use third-party software and work with externals, so the OEM’s control on the result is ve...
    Ferrari recalls vehicles in the US over faulty brakes
    Ferrari North America is recalling 23,555 vehicles citing brake issue that could lead to failure and crashes, CNET Roadshow reported on 5 August. A total of 19 vehicles dating back to 2005 are part of the recall. This also covers series production models like the FF, F8 Tributo, and Portofino, along with LaFerrari. Significance: According to Ferrari, the problem arises when the brake fluid reservoir cap malfunctions, which causes a vacuum to create inside the reservoir. This could then lead t...
    Jeep recalls Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L SUVs in the US over faulty taillights
    Jeep is recalling around 10,000 Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to faulty taillights that may not illuminate at night, Consumer Reports article read on 4 August. Significance: According to the report, the problem is with the vehicles' side marker assemblies—the taillights that glow red continuously when the headlights are turned on—rather than the brake lights, which illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed. This flaw reduces visibility at night and...
    Volkswagen recalls vehicles in the US over exploding airbag housing
    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling model year (MY) 2016 vehicles due to concerns about a faulty airbag component that could lead to the airbag housing exploding, NBC News reported on 9 August. Affected vehicles include MY 2016 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, S3 Sedan, R8 Coupe, A3 Sedan, A3 Sportback e-tron, A3 Cabriolet, Golf SportWagen, Golf R, Golf GTI, and Golf Mk7, as well as the battery-electric e-Golf hatchback, report added. Significance: A faulty airbag inflator might cause fata...
    LG Electronics, LG Energy Solution to equally bear GM Chevy Bolt EV recall costs
    LG Electronics and LG Energy Solutions (LGES) reached a final agreement on Monday to equally split the global recall–related costs of the General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt EV, a report filed by ET Auto said on 25 July 2022, citing the regulatory filing by the South Korean companies at the Korea Stock Exchange headquarters. Citing the agreement between LG Electronics and General Motors, the report said that the share ratio is calculated according to the results of a review and analysis by a n...
    Toyota recalls Tacoma vehicles in the US over faulty child seat anchors
    Toyota has announced that the company is recalling certain model year (MY) 2022–23 Tacoma vehicles citing faulty upper child seat anchors that do not comply with safety regulations in the US, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 21 July. Significance: Upper child seat anchors in the involved vehicles may not have been adequately welded and may not meet minimum strength requirements. Vehicles with upper child seat anchor welds that do not meet strength requirements do not c...
    BMW recalls all-electric iX, i4 vehicles in the US over software issue
    BMW is recalling several all-electric iX and i4 models citing failure to illuminate warning notifications in the vehicle’s center information display (CID) due to a programing issue, autoevolution reported on 19 July.   Significance: According to the report, the main cause is "a programming error" that may have an impact on how some warning messages are displayed in the CID when the vehicle is in valet parking mode. The automaker had to therefore recall vehicles because some of the fun...
    Hyundai recalls MY 2017–18 Ioniq models over fire risks
    Hyundai has recalled 10,575 hybrid and plug-in hybrid Ioniq vehicles owing to a potential fire risk, according to a 10 July report. The issue is caused due to a faulty relay in the car’s power relay assembly. The affected vehicles were recalled earlier as well. The faulty relay could lead to increased resistance and generate heat. Significance: The power relay assembly is located under the rear seat, and the issue is a loose connection. The affected Ioniq Hybrid Models were built from 16 No...
    Ford recalls over 100,000 vehicles in the US owing to the risk of under-hood fires
    Ford has recalled select model year (MY) 2020–22 Escape, Maverick, and Corsair cars owing to the risk of under-hood fires, The Verge reported on 10 July. The recall affects over 100,000 vehicles in the US, all of which are hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Ford has reportedly said that the printed circuit boards are susceptible to an electrical short leading to engine fires even when the ignition is not on. The company says it has reports of 21 fires and one injury. Significance: In...
    Tesla recalls Model 3, Model Y EVs globally owing to software glitch
    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is recalling over 59,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles citing a software glitch, The Hindustan Times reported on 3 July. A software bug has prompted Germany's automotive regulator Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) agency to publish a recall notice to notify Model Y and Model 3 owners of a bug with the Emergency Call (eCall) safety system on the vehicles. According to Tesla, the eCall system automatically contacts emergency responders and communicates standard informa...
    Tesla issues recall notice for select Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in Germany over faulty automatic emergency call system
    Germany's road traffic agency has issued recall notices for Tesla Model Y and Model 3 owing to a fault in the automatic emergency call system, Reuters reported on 3 June. The issue of the faulty system affects 59,000 vehicles globally. The German authority said a software issue was causing a breakdown of the eCall, which is designed to automatically contact emergency responders if there is a serious accident. The authority said 59,129 vehicles were affected globally but did not spec...
    Nissan recalls Pathfinder SUVs in the US over faulty hood latch
    Nissan Motor Co. is recalling Pathfinder sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the US citing faulty latches that enable the hood to suddenly open and obstruct drivers view while vehicle is in motion, Reuters reported on 29 June. Significance: According to the report, the Japanese automaker is recalling 322,671 vehicles between model year (MY) 2013 and 2016. Based on US safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) investigation, accumulation of dust and foreign p...
    Toyota, Subaru recall bZ4X and Solterra SUVs globally over wheel issue under sudden braking
    Toyota and Subaru are recalling all-electric bZ4X and Solterra sport utility vehicles (SUVs) owing to an issue with the wheel coming off loose upon sudden braking, Reuters reported on 23 June. According to the report, out of 2,700 Toyota bZ4X units, 2,200 were for Europe, 260 for the United States, 10 for Canada, and 110 for Japan. Subaru is recalling 2,600 units of the Solterra units. The Japanese safety regulator said sharp turns and sudden braking can cause a hub bolt to ...
    Porsche recalls select Taycan EVs due to issues with center screen
    Porsche is recalling 12,490 Taycan vehicles in the United States due to problems with the center screen, Motor Illustrated reported on 15 June. The center screen may not come up when the car starts, which prevents the driver from seeing their surrounding through the rearview camera and the 360-degree surround-view could also flicker. The automaker has said that the affected models have been built between October 2019 and April 2022. Significance: Porsche will fix the issue by installing a new...
    Stellantis recalls select Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500s over faulty high-pressure fuel pump
    Stellantis has recalled model year (MY) 2014 through 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and MY2014 through 2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with a 3L diesel engine, a Consumer Reports article dated 16 June read. The recall is related to a faulty high-pressure fuel pump, which can wear prematurely, causing the vehicle to stop suddenly and potentially result in a crash. Significance: Due to premature wear, the high-pressure fuel pump could stop working and discharge internal debris into the...
    Porsche recalls all-electric Taycan vehicles in mainland China over faulty seat harness
    Porsche China is recalling all-electric Taycan vehicles in mainland China citing damage from seat harness while adjusting the front driver and passenger side seats, according to a report by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on 17 June. According to the report, recall includes model year (MY) 2020–21 series of imported Taycan pure electric vehicles (PEVs) manufactured between 7 January 2020 and 29 March 2021. Significance: The fabric sheath of the seat harness has been...
    Stellantis recalls Chrysler vehicles in US over faulty fuel pump and rearview mirror image display
    Stellantis is recalling Chrysler vehicles in the United States following the discovery of two safety concerns in specific models that could compromise fuel delivery or rearview mirror image display, TrixAbia reported on 16 June.   According to the report, Stellantis stated that the recalls could affect over 248,000 vehicles outside the US. This comprises about 60,287 vehicles manufactured in Canada and 188,418 vehicles manufactured outside of North America. Significance: A high-p...
    Ford recalls vehicles in North America citing roll away concerns in ‘park’ position
    Ford is recalling vehicles in the US and Canada that can roll away due to a faulty or missing component that prevents the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear or when the driver selects the ‘park’ position, Reuters reported on 15 June. According to a filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), recall includes various model year (MY) 2013–19 Escape, MY 2013–18 C-Max, MY 2013–16 Fusion, MY 2013–21 Transit Connect and MY 2015–18 Edge vehicles....
    Ford recalls around 49,000 Mustang Mach-Es over safety defect resulting in power loss
    Ford Motor is recalling about 49,000 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States caused by an overheating issue, which could result in a loss of propulsion power, Reuters reported on 14 June. DC fast charging and repeated wide-open pedal events could cause the battery main contactors to overheat. The affected vehicles were built between May 2020 and May 2022 and Ford expects to release a software update from next month. Significance: The overheating could lead to arcing and de...
    Kia recalls Sorento, Sportage models in Australia due to faulty heater core element
    Kia Australia has recalled around 31,000 Sportage mid-size SUVs and Sorento seven-seat sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a software malfunction that could lead to a vehicle fire, Daily Mail Australia reported on 7 June. The recall applies to model year (MY) between 2015 and MY 2021 along with MY 2014 to MY 2020 Sorento models. Significance: According to the safety report, a software fault in both vehicles might enable the heater core element to function at a higher temperature than norm...
    Mitsubishi Motors recalls MY 2022 Outlander in the US over faulty seat belt locking retractor
    Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 2,865 model year (MY) 2022 Outlanders in the United States citing seat belt locking retractor malfunction, Consumer Affairs reported on 3 June. According to the report, Mitsubishi said the issue with bearing plate located inside the seat belt automatic locking retractor (ALR) may not comply with federal regulations and thereby violating safety standards under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protectio...
    NHTSA receives 758 complaints over Tesla’s phantom braking
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 758 complaints of Tesla cars that suddenly brake at high speeds, Bloomberg reported on 3 June. The US regulator has asked Tesla for a response by 20 June. Significance: The complaints were first addressed in February, in which the regulator stated, “NHTSA is aware of complaints received about forward collision avoidance and is reviewing them through our risk-based evaluation process. This process includes discussions wi...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1 million vehicles over issues with braking system
    Mercedes-Benz Group is set to recall nearly one million vehicles globally over a potential issue with the braking system, a 6 June article by the Agence France-Presse read, citing the German federal transport authority KBA. In KBA’s statement, affected models include the model year (MY) 2004–15 ML, GL sports utility vehicle (SUV) series, and the R-Class luxury multipurpose vehicle (MPV). Significance: Mercedes confirmed the recall in a statement to AFP, saying a “particularly ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 254,000 vehicles over issues with automatic crash notification systems
    Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 254,000 vehicles due to issues with their automatic crash notification systems, Consumer Reports wrote on 27 May. Affected vehicles include MY2017–22 CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, SLC-Class, A-Class, AMG GT-Class, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, SL-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, GLB-Class, and G-Class vehicles, and MY2019–21 Freightliner Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Significance: With 191 complaints registered,...
    BMW recalls vehicles in the US over sunroof software issue
    BMW of North America is recalling more than 61,221 vehicles due to a faulty sunroof control unit that allows them to be closed without the key fob being present in the car, ConsumerAffairs reported on 23 May. The closing of the sunroof is a violation of federal regulations under “Power-operated window systems” that could cause an injury to unattended humans or animals in the vehicle.   The recall includes several models such as the model year (MY) 2022 4-Series Gran Coupe (430i, 430i...
    Lucid Motors recalls select Air models over issues with display wiring harness
    Lucid Motors will recall 1,100 model year (MY) 2022 Air vehicles due to issues with wiring harness not being secured properly which could result in display screens failing to function, Reuters reported on 25 May. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that a disabled screen would not show critical information, such as the speedometer, gear selection indicators, and warning light. Significance: The issue could potentially result in a hazardous situation. Reuters report...
    Hyundai to recall Accent, Elantra vehicles in the US over exploding seat belt pretensioner
    Hyundai Motor America is recalling 281,000 vehicles citing faulty seatbelt pretensioner, Reuters reported on 24 May. The seatbelt pretensioners could explode and strike occupants with metal fragments, causing injuries. The recall includes 239,000 vehicles in the US and around 42,000 vehicles in Canada, report added. Seatbelt pretensioners are part of the passive system that secures seatbelts in place during an accident to give occupants enhanced protection. Significance: The recall incl...
    Ford recalls select Mustang Mach-E EVs over software issue
    Ford has recalled 464 dual-motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) due to software snag which could result in the EV entering “a speed limited state.” According to the CNET report on 23 May, the recall affects 464 vehicles manufactured from model year (MY) 2021 onward. Significance: The software issue is related to the powertrain control module, which contains the electronics that help deliver power to the wheels. Ford has announced that it would remedy the situ...
    Hyundai, Kia recall around 20,000 vehicles due to software issue related to parking brakes
    Hyundai and Kia have recalled around 20,000 Ioniq 5 and EV6 electric vehicles due to a software snag which could potentially cause parking brakes to disengage and present a roll-away risk, CNET reported on 18 May. The recall affects 10,729 Ioniq 5s and 9,014 EV6s. Significance: The issue is likely to be fixed by updating the software for the Shifter Control Unit. The recall is free of charge, and Hyundai expects to begin notifying owners of affected vehicles by mail on or around 10 July. In ...
    Ford recalls F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks in the US over faulty driver’s airbag
    Ford Motor is recalling more than 310,000 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks citing faulty driver’s airbag that may not deploy during an impact, Autoevolution reported on 19 May. The faulty deployment is due to dust ingress into the steering wheel resulting in friction at the clock spring ribbon cable that rotates with the wheel. This electrical power outage can disrupt several functions including driver’s airbag. Significance: Last year, an issue with the steering wheel lock of a Ford Sup...
    Tesla recalls more than 100,000 vehicles in mainland China over issues with infotainment system
    Tesla has issued a recall notice for 107,293 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in mainland China over issues related to the infotainment system, Global Times reported on 16 May. The software snag could increase the risk of collisions in extreme circumstances. The affected vehicles were manufactured between October 2021 and April 2022. The infotainment system’s CPU may not cool enough while being recharged, causing it to run at a slower pace and the touch screen displaying problems. The automaker...
    Porsche recalls 6,072 Taycan EVs in China over faulty child seat installation
    Porsche has announced a recall for 6,072 Taycan electric vehicles (EVs) citing an issue with rear seat belt latch harness in some of the vehicles that may not be wired correctly and could interfere with the fixed locking bar in the ISOFIX fixing port in the right rear seat, according to a statement released by China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on 16 May. Significance: The faulty wiring may cause the ISOFIX seat in the rear right seat of the Taycan EV to not lock correc...
    Rivian recalls 500 R1T e-pickup trucks in US over faulty front airbags
    Amazon backed US-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Rivian Automotive has announced a recall for around 500 Model Year (MY) 2022 R1T pickup trucks in the US citing front airbags issue which may not deactivate when a child is siting in the front seat, Reuters reported on 12 May.    Rivian automotive has said that there have been no accidents or injuries related to the faulty front airbag, and the issue was due to a defect during supplier manufacturing the seat, report added. ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 292,287 vehicles in US over braking issue
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a ‘do not drive’ recall for around 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles citing a potential corroded brake booster issue, which could affect braking capability, according to a safety report released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 12 May. The affected vehicles include Model Year (MY) 2006–12. Before the issue occurs, drivers might notice a change in the feel of the brake pedal and/or hissing/airflow noises when applying the ...
    Tesla recalls nearly 130,000 MY 2021 and 2022 vehicles in US due to overheating of center screen CPU
    Tesla has issued a new recall of nearly 130,000 MY 2021 and 2022 vehicles over an overheating issue related to the CPU of the center screen, Electrek reported on 10 May. Tesla said that the center display could get laggy due to CPU overheating when pre-conditioning the battery pack for Supercharging or when Supercharging. Affected cars include MY2021-2022 Model S, Model X, and MY 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles operating certain firmware releases. Significance: Tesla also said that it would...
    Ford recalls over 250,000 units of Explorer SUVs in US over driveshaft issue
    Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall for more than 250,000 Explorer sport utility vehicles (SUVs), citing a faulty driveshaft that when parked into shift can roll away unexpectedly, The Associated Press reported on 29 April. The roll away is caused by the rear axle horizontal mounting bolt that may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.      The affected vehicles include certain model year (MY) 2020–22 Explorer Hybrids, MY2020–21 Ford Explorer Interceptor Hy...
    Tesla issues OTA recall of over 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles over track mode issues
    Tesla has issued an over-the-air (OTA) recall of more than 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles, Electrek reported on 29 April. The recall is due to an issue with “track mode.” The recall affects certain model year MY 2018–22 vehicles. The notice says the unit of speed could fail to display on the speedometer while in Track Mode. These could result in vehicles failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, “Control and Displays.” Tesla will ...
    Ford recalls 652,996 pickups, SUVs in US over faulty windshield wipers
    Ford has issued a recall for 652,996 vehicles in the United States over inoperable windshield wipers, saying the wiper arms may break and detach from the vehicle, Automotive News reported on 21 April. The faulty wipers include both the driver- and passenger-side wiper arms.   The recall affects model year (MY) 2020–21 Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition, the MY2020–22 Ford Super Duty, and the MY2020–21 Lincoln Navigator. Significance: Owners of the affected vehicles will be noti...
    Toyota recalls around 460,000 Toyota, Lexus vehicles in US over software issue
    Toyota is issuing a safety recall involving approximately 460,000 vehicles over a software error, according to a press release published by the Japanese automaker on 13 April.  The automaker says that the vehicles recalled have a software error that can affect Vehicle Stability Control system (VSC). Significance: The software error can cause the VSC from not turning on automatically when the vehicle is restarted under certain circumstances thereby not complying with the Federal safety re...
    Land Rover recalls 14,812 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport models in US over faulty seat belt
    Land Rover is recalling 14,812 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models over a driver's seat belt issue that might cause these vehicles to not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), according to a safety recall report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 8 April. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) is equipped with a vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, webbing-sensitive locking mechanism and the noncompliance involves vehicle-sensitive...
    FCA recalls 4,586 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles in US over missing weld to secure child seats
    FCA is recalling 4,586 units of model year (MY) 2021–22 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles in the United States owing to a missing piece of welding intended to secure child seats in the second row, according to a safety recall report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 24 March. Significance: The missing piece of weld may cause the child seat tether to disengage from the seat frame in the event of a crash. Due to the missing piece, affected vehic...
    Tesla to recall 127,785 Model 3 EVs in China due to faulty semiconductor components
    Premium electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has planned to recall a total of 127,785 units of Model 3 cars in China due to faults in semiconductor components that might lead to collisions, according to a report published by Reuters on 7 April 2022. According to a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, the company will recall the vehicles manufactured between January 2019 and January 2022, with 34,207 units imported and 93,578 units made in China. S...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 9,156 S-class, EQS models in US due to faulty rear lights
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 9,156 S-Class and EQS-Class models in US over concerns that a software bug will disable much of the vehicle's rear lighting, CNET reported on 28 March. Significance: The affected Mercedes-Benz S-Class, EQS-Class include MY 2021 and MY 2022 models. The software bug primarily affects turn signals, hazard warning lights, and backup lights, which will be addressed through a software update. The automaker has concluded that the faulty lighting is caused by defe...
    GM recalls 740,000 SUVs in US over headlight glare issue
    General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the US due to headlight beams that can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers, The Associated Press reported on 22 March. The announcement comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rejected a request from the automaker to avoid the recall. Commenting on the headlight glare issue, Dan Flores, company spokesperson, said, “We are still finalizing an actual remedy for the affected vehicles.” Si...
    Ford recalls 737,000 vehicles in US over issues on software and oil leak
    Ford Motor is set to recall 737,000 vehicles in the United States due to a software snag that could affect braking and a faulty engine oil separator housing that could crack and develop an oil leak potentially leading to an engine fire, Reuters reported on 1 April. The US carmaker is reportedly recalling 345,451 MY2020–22 Ford Escape vehicles and MY2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles with 1.5L engines. Ford is also recalling 391,836 MY 2021–22 F-150 units, MY 2022 Ford Maverick, Expediti...
    Tesla recalls 947 vehicles over delay in rearview image display
    Tesla will recall 947 vehicles in the United States over a delay in rearview image display when the driver begins to reverse, Reuters reported on 25 March. The recall includes some 2018–19 Model S, Model X, and 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles equipped with Autopilot Computer 2.5 and operating certain firmware releases. The vehicles do not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) safety standard on rear visibility and the automaker will perform over-the-air (OTA) softwa...
    Volkswagen US recalls more than 200,000 Atlas SUVs over airbag, brake issues
    Volkswagen Group of America announced a voluntary recall for the Atlas SUV covering a total of 222,892 units, that include both the Atlas and the smaller Atlas Cross Sport, according to a Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-152 released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 11 March. The recall is expected to fix driver or passenger front side airbag. The affected models include 2019–20 Atlas, 2020–23 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021–23 Atlas FL. NHTSA’s recall repo...
    NHTSA directed Lamborghini to recall over 4,000 Huracans due to faulty headlight screw
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Lamborghini have announced a recall in the United States for the Huracan that were built without caps covering the low-beam horizontal adjustment screws, according to a press release published by autoeveolution.com on 21 February. The recall campaign includes 4,796 Huracan units Significance: The faulty headlight screw produces glare to oncoming vehicles without proper illumination on the road ahead, thereby increasing the risk o...
    Tesla gets NHTSA recall notice for vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta owing to driving past stop signs
    Tesla will recall its vehicles with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta over a feature called “rolling stop” that allows vehicles to drive past stop signs, Electrek reported on 1 February. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that “entering an all-way-stop intersection without coming to a complete stop may increase the risk of collision.” Tesla has told the safety body that it is not aware of any collisions, injuries, or fatalities related to this condit...
    Ford recalls 200,000 vehicles in the US over brake lights issue
    Ford will recall around 200,000 vehicles in the US over a brake light issue, the Associated Press reported on 19 January. The report says Ford is recalling the models to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain MY 2014 and 2015 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize vehicles as well as some MY 2015 Mustangs. The models were either sold or registered in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virgini...
    Ford recalls nearly 200,000 older models over faulty brake pedal modules
    Ford is recalling close to 200,000 older-model vehicles due to potential separated brake pedal bumper according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Automotive News said on 19 January. Some of the affected models include MY 2014–15 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, and certain MY 2015 Mustangs Significance: Based on the NHTSA’s report, Automotive News said that the malfunction caused by the faulty brake pedal bumper will cause the lights to illuminate continuously there...
    Hyundai Canada recalls 1,900 vehicles due to faulty windshields
    According to Driving on 18 January, The Korean automaker said it recalled almost 1,900 newer cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Canada due to installation of poorly secured windshields, which in time are bound loosen up and let in moisture and wind noise into the cabin.   Significance: Hyundai’s recall campaign includes specifically 1,893 model year (MY) 2021 Santa Fe and Sonata models that are eligible to get windshield replaced by the Hyundai Canada. According to Hyundai’s a...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls select EQS and S-series models over software error
    Mercedes-Benz has recalled 227 MY2021 and 2022 EQS and S models due to a software error that allowed the dashboard infotainment screen to access the internet and allow video games to be played while the car was in motion, Newsweek reported on 10 December. If the occupant selects the function while the vehicle is in motion, it could lead to driver distraction and increase the risk of a crash. Significance: The issue was first known in Tesla. In December 2021, the NHTSA looked into the matter o...
    Tesla recalls 0.5 million Model 3 and Model S cars over potential safety issues
    American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla is recalling 356,309 Model 3s and 119,009 Model Ss based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Recall Reports 21V-00D and 21-00B submitted on 21 December. According to the two recall reports: On the 356,000 Model 3s, the coaxial cable that connects to rearview camera has the potential to wear out and get damaged owing to repeated opening and closing of the trunk lid. Unavailability of the rearview camera h...
    BMW recalls select iX3 EVs in mainland China over welding issues
    BMW has recalled select iX3 electric vehicles in mainland China over welding issues, PanDaily reported on 24 December, citing Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation. Poor welding quality at the site of plug-in pins for the internal contact point system in the battery in some vehicles could lead to deviations between the actual and measured values of temperature/voltage. Significance: When the deviation value exceeds the safety value, the vehicle will activate the power failure pro...
    Hyundai recalling 2,679 Ioniq EVs for unintended acceleration
    According to an InsideEVs press release dated 28 December, a recall of 2,679 Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbacks from model years 2017 to 2019 is currently underway to address a possible unintended acceleration issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall notice, an unstable electrical ground could cause affected vehicles to enter a fail-safe mode, which, in certain situations, may cause acceleration after the accelerator pedal is released. Signific...
    Audi recalls nearly 300,000 vehicles over water ingress issue
    Audi has recalled around 288,991 vehicles in the United States due to an issue related to water ingress, Hindustan Times reported on 27 December. The issue could potentially cause a short circuit leading to sudden loss of engine power. The affected models include select Audi Q5, SQ5, and Q5 Sportback. Significance: Audi said that sudden and unexpected drop in engine power output could increase the risk of an accident because if liquid is spilled on the rear seats of the affected models, it is...
    Ford recalls Bronco Sports and Escapes over faulty rear-brake-lining issue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report 21V-922 submitted on 23 November, Detroit automaker Ford Motors is recalling 114,996 vehicles, specifically model year (MY) 21 and MY 22 Bronco Sport and Escape models, over a faulty rear-brake-lining issue. According to the report, the affected vehicles have been equipped with rear brake linings that have a coefficient of friction that is outside of the specified tolerances. Additionally, the brake v...
    Hyundai recalls MY 2021 Palisades over brake fluid contamination issue
    According to the NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-840 dated 3 November, Hyundai Motor America is recalling 995 2021-2021 Palisades over a defect in the braking system. According to the report, the brake fluid in the subject vehicles may have been contaminated with mineral oil causing the brake master cylinder inner cup seals to expand. An expanded brake master cylinder inner cup seals could reduce hydraulic pressure applied by the master cylinder resulting in reduced braking at the whe...
    Jeep recalls MY 2021 Grand Cherokees, MY 2022 Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers over software issue
    Jeep has issued a recall of 99,255 model year (MY) 2021 Cherokee and MY2022 Wagoneer vehicles over a software snag that could disable passenger airbags without warning, a report on 19 November read. All the models were all introduced in the second half of 2021. Significance: The vehicle's occupant restraint controller is loaded with an incorrect software, which could disable the airbags without warning, and potentially increase the risk of injury or fatality in the event of a crash. Jeep will...
    Volkswagen recalls MY 2022 Tiguans over brake pipe assembly issue
    According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-833 dated 3 November, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling 1,285 2022 Tiguan PAs over an assembly defect in the braking system. According to the report, vehicles included in the recall may have been manufactured with an improperly torqued nut at the right front brake pipe. According to Volkswagen, if the nut becomes loose, brake fluid may leak, resulting in the vehicle requiring a longer braking distance, increasing the risk of a ...
    Volkswagen recalls select MY 2020–21 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs due to faulty airbags
    Volkswagen will recall over 54,249 model year (MY) 2020 and 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to the possibility of airbags being deployed unexpectedly even if there is no crash, Consumer Reports wrote on 24 November. Significance: The notice reads that a “manufacturing error at a supplier may cause the drain tube within the vehicles’ air conditioning systems to become blocked. As a result, water that was supposed to drain out of the vehicle could spi...
    Ferrari recalls 488s and 458s over potential brake fluid leak issue
    According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-833 dated 29 October, Ferrari North America, Inc. is recalling 9,985 vehicles over a braking system defect that could potentially cause brake fluid leak, leading to a partial or total loss of braking capability. According to the report, the affected vehicles are MY 2016–19 Ferrari 488 GTB MY 2016–19 Ferrari 488 Spider MY 2010–15 Ferrari 458 Italia MY 2012– 15 Ferrari 458 Spider MY 2014–15 Ferrari 458 Speciale MY 20...
    Toyota recalls 227,400 MY 2018–19 Camry vehicles in the US over faulty power brake assist system
    Toyota is issuing a safety recall involving 227,400 model year (MY) 2018–19 Camry vehicles in the United States, it said in a company press release dated 17 November. The automaker says that the vehicles recalled have a system that provides power brake assist when the driver depresses the brake pedal and specific components in the system can prematurely wear off and could lead to a sudden loss of power braking assist. Significance: While nonpower assisted braking will remain functional, a s...
    Audi recalls over 240,000 vehicles over passenger airbag issues
    Audi will recall over 240,000 vehicles in the US and Canada due to an electric cable problem, which can cause a computer to disable the passenger air bag, the Associated Press reported on 17 November. The recall covers certain MY 2017–20 Audi A4, RS5, A5, S4, and S5 models. Significance: The recall notice says that a cable in the passenger occupant detection system could be faulty, which could cause the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag. Dealers will re...
    Tesla recalls 11,704 cars over issue with automatic emergency braking
    Tesla has issued a recall for 11,704 vehicles due to an issue over false automatic emergency braking events and forward-collision warnings, Electrek reported on 2 November, citing a statement by NHTSA. The report also says that the issue was fixed with an over-the-air software update. Tesla cancelled software “version 2021.36.5.2 on vehicles that had not installed it, disabling FCW and AEB on affected vehicles, and/or reverting software to the nearest available version. Contemporaneously, w...
    Tesla recalls nearly 12,000 US vehicles over software communication error
    According to press release on Reuters dated 2nd November, Tesla is recalling nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles sold since 2017 because a communication error may cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday. NHTSA said Tesla "uninstalled FSD 10.3 after receiving reports of inadvertent activation of the automatic emergency braking system" and then "updated the software and released FSD...
    Ford recalls select EcoSport models in Australia over faulty hood insulators
    Ford Australia has recalled 1029 units of its model year (MY) 2013–17 Ford EcoSport sport utility vehicles (SUVs), because of a potential fire risk, a notice dated 19 October from the transportation department of Australia showed. The recall notice read ‘the hood insulator may become damaged and come in contact with hot engine components resulting in an engine bay fire.’ Ford will contact affected owners in writing, requesting that owners make an appointment at their preferred...
    Ford recalls 2011–13 Explorers over rear knuckle assembly manufacturing issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Report 21V-746 submitted on 24 September, automaker Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011–12 Explorers to address a ZF rear knuckle manufacturing issue. According to the report, vehicles included in this action were originally built with a bushing design for the rear suspension toe link attachment. Upon subsequent service or repair of the rear suspension, a cross-axis ball joint (CABJ) replacement may have been utilized for t...
    Hyundai recalls over half a million vehicles over faulty turn signals
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 550,000 cars and minivans in the US due to faulty turn signals, the Associated Press reported on 30 September. The turn signals could end up flashing in the opposite direction to what the driver intends. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–17 Sonata midsize cars, MY 2016–17 Sonata gas-electric hybrids and MY 2015–17 Kia Sedona minivans. Hyundai says a software snag in the junction box may not be properly interpreting signals. No crashes or inj...
    Volvo to recall over 460,000 cars globally due to faulty air bags
    Volvo Cars is recalling 460,769 cars worldwide due to faulty air bags, CNBC reported on 5 October. The issue could prove fatal in the event of a crash. Fragments of the inflator inside the air bag may, in certain cases, project out and or strike the passenger, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. The vehicles impacted include the model year (MY) 2001–06 S80 and MY 2001–09 S60 models, with 259,383 units sold in the US. Volvo said the problem occurs if the air bag inf...
    Volkswagen Australia recalls MY 2021 Passat models due to brake assembly issue
    According to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Recall report REC-004962 published on 23 September, automaker Volkswagen Australia is recalling 95 model year (MY) 2021 Passats to address a brake booster issue. According to the report, the defect involves the threaded nut connecting the brake servo and brake pedal not meeting manufacturing specifications. As per the report, should the threaded nut become loose, the brake pedal will n...
    VW America recalls MY 2021 Audi E-TRON models over Continental brake booster issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Report 21V-707 submitted on 13 September, automaker Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain model year (MY) 2020–21 Audi E-TRON Quattros to address a Continental electric brake booster manufacturing issue. According to the report, the manufacturing issue involves a process error during the sub-suppliers production of wafers for the flexray transceiver (a component within the electromechanical brake booster). The company believes that parts that...
    Hyundai recalls select MY 2017 Tucson and Sonata models over risk of engine fire
    Hyundai Motor is recalling over 130,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for an issue with the engine that could increase the risk of a fire, Automotive News Canada reported on 24 September. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2017 Tucson and MY2017 Sonata Hybrid sedans with 2L Nu GDI engines produced in Ulsan, South Korea. The recall affects 95,515 vehicles in the US and 34,607 vehicles in Canada. According to a filing on NHTSA, the connecting rod bearings in the engines of the...
    Ford recalls select MY2021 Mustang Mach-E models in Canada over issues with glass roof and windshield
    Ford has issued a recall of nearly 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada owing to a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off, Electrek reported on 21 September. The American automaker mentioned that it has issued a recall of 1,812 MY2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles due to the risk of the glass roof coming off. “On certain vehicles, the glass panel of the panoramic sunroof may not be properly attached. Over time, the glass could beco...
    VW and Porsche recall 2020–21 models due to brake booster issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Reports 21V-695 and 21V-697 submitted on 8 September, automakers Volkswagen Group of America and Porsche Cars North America Inc are recalling certain model year 2020–21 vehicle models to address a Bosch electric brake booster manufacturing issue that increases the risk of a crash. According to the defect description provided in the two recall reports, the pressure input rod connection on the Bosch electric brake booster may not have been tightened corre...
    GM to replace battery modules in recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV in October 2021
    General Motors has announced that replacement battery modules for its recalled Chevrolet Bolt models will begin shipping to dealers by mid-October, according to a company press release on 20 September. In August, the American automaker said it expected to take a USD1 billion hit on the recalls due to the risk of fires from the battery pack. The recall covered 73,000 vehicles from model years 2019 through 2022. “We’re grateful for the patience of owners and dealers as we work to advance...
    General Motors works with LG to resolve problems linked with EV battery fire
    US vehicle manufacturer General Motors is working with its longtime electric vehicle (EV) battery supplier LG Corp in tracking down and fixing problems linked to battery fires in Chevrolet Bolts that threaten the strategic plans of both the companies, a Reuters report said on 13 September. The report cited GM chief financial officer Paul Jacobson, who at an investor conference on Friday last week said that LG is working with GM engineers to "clean up the manufacturing process" at LG battery p...
    Subaru recalls select MY 2021 Impreza models over issues in chassis components
    Subaru of America has announced a safety recall on 802 model year (MY) 2021 Subaru Impreza vehicles, it said in a press release on 1 September. The automaker said that the affected vehicles could be equipped with a left front lower control arm with an improper weld near a connection joint between the lower control arm and the crossmember. Significance: The weld issue could lead to a partial separation of the lower control arm from the crossmember, which could lead to the tire contacting the w...
    Volkswagen recalls 45,496 vehicles in US due to seatbelt issue
    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 45,496 vehicles over a seat belt locking retractor malfunction, according to a filing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 5 August. The NHTSA comes under the aegis of the United States Department of Transportation. The affected vehicles are model year (MY) 2021 Volkswagen ID4, Audi A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback, A6 Allroad, A6 Sedan, A7, A8, E-Tron Quattro, E-Tron Sportback Quattro, Q3, ...
    GM to incur USD1 billion hit on recall of Chevrolet Bolt EVs due to fire risk
    General Motors (GM) is expected to take a USD1 billion hit as it recalls its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) owing to the risk of fires from the battery pack, Reuters reported on 21 August. GM said it would indefinitely stop Bolt sales and will seek reimbursement from battery supplier LG. The report went on to add that the recall covers 73,000 vehicles from model years 2019 through 2022. “The reserves and ratio of cost to the recall will be decided depending on the result of the...
    Chrysler to recall over 212,000 vehicles due to airbag inflator malfunction
    American carmaker Chrysler has announced that it will conduct a recall of certain models over an issue with their side curtain airbag inflators. According to a notification published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 12 August, the reason for this recall is that a separated inflator end cap or inflator rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components being propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash. ...
    General Motors to replace battery modules in Chevy Bolts to mitigate fire risk
    General Motors plans to replace the batteries in its existing electric car fleet of Chevrolet Bolt, offering customers a new 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty, according to a report filed by electric vehicle (EV) news publication Electrek on 16 August. “A spokesperson from GM has told us that the company has informed its customers that starting on 23 August, they can start book appointments to have all of the modules in their batteries replaced with new ones, and giving a new 8-year, 100,000 mi...
    Subaru to recall over 165,000 vehicles in the US over fuel pump glitch
    Japanese car maker Subaru is recalling certain models over a potential glitch in their gasoline fuel pumps. According to a notification published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 29 July, the reason for this recall is that the low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail, which could cause an engine stall while driving and thereby, increase the risk of a crash. The recall is scheduled to commence with notification letters mailed to owners on 13 Septembe...
    GM recalls Bolt EVs due to battery fire risk
    General Motors is recalling several units of its electric car, Chevrolet Bolt that was manufactured between 2017–19, due to the threat of a potential battery fire, according to a listing on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “The high voltage battery could catch fire when charged to full or nearly full capacity,” it said in a note. The latest recall exercise, which is the second time in a year because of a potential fire risk, will affect 50,413 units of Chevrolet a...
    Ford issues three safety recalls impacting more than 850,000 vehicles globally
    Ford announced three safety recalls in a 16 July press release. The first recall is for certain model year (MY) 2020–21 F-350 pickup trucks with 6.7L engine and single rear wheel axle for a rear axle housing spring seat interface weld issue. The American automaker also recalled select MY 2013–17 Explorer models with issues related to a seized cross-axis ball joint and select MY 2020–21 Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with 3.0L gas engines for improperly secured battery cable wi...
    Porsche to recall over 10,300 Taycan EVs over software issues
    German luxury carmaker Porsche is recalling 10,373 units of its high performance electric sportscar, the Taycan. According to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 29 June, the company stated that the reason for this recall is to rectify faulty monitoring software that could incorrectly detect an error and potentially cause the electric motor of the vehicle to shut off, resulting in a loss of motive power. Significance: The vehicles affected by th...
    Tesla to recall over 285,500 vehicles in mainland China for online software update related to assisted driving
    American high-performance electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has announced that it would recall 285,520 units of its Model 3 and Model Y cars in mainland China. The recall will be done remotely, and the purpose is to conduct an online update of the vehicles’ software related to assisted driving. According to a report filed by business news agency Reuters on 26 June, owners of these affected vehicles will not be required to drive their cars to Tesla dealerships for this recal...
    GM recalls over 380,000 vehicles over rear suspension issue
    American car maker General Motors, LLC is recalling certain models of the Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4X. according to a notification published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 24 June, the reason for the recall is that the rear suspension toe link adjuster may not have been tightened properly, which could result in a loose toe link. A loose toe link can separate and cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners are advised t...
    GM to recall over 285,600 vehicles over airbag warning light glitch
    General Motors is recalling 285,622 vehicles in the US over malfunction of the airbag indicator light, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 3 June. The NHTSA comes under the aegis of the United States Department of Transportation. “The airbag malfunction indicator light may fail to warn the driver of a problem with the airbag, increasing the risk of injury,” the recall note said. The said recall is being made across the 2021 edition of mode...
    Subaru recalls 38,755 vehicles in Australia over issue with rear stabiliser bracket bolts
    Subaru is recalling 38,755 vehicles in Australia over an issue with rear stabiliser bracket bolts, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 2 June 2021. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018–19 Subaru XV and Forester vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the rear stabiliser bracket bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. In this case, the bolts may become loose over time and/or fall out during normal v...
    Hyundai, Kia, and other brands to recall more than 700,000 vehicles in South Korea
    Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors (GM), and Toyota have issued a recall affecting a total of 714,720 vehicles in South Korea, according to a report by Pulse News on 27 May 2021. The recall covers 22 models, over various faulty parts. Of the total vehicles being recalled, the majority are Hyundai and Kia vehicles, with a total of 700,583 units, which are related to a fire risk due to a hydraulic electro control unit (HECU), which could potentially cause an electrical short circuit, t...
    Ford recalls 1,796 vehicles in US over issue with mounting bracket
    Ford has issued a recall notice for 1,796 vehicles in the United States over issue with mounting bracket, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 24 May. The recall affects certain model year MY2021 Super Duty F-350 and F-450 vehicles equipped with a fifth wheel left-hand mounting bracket that may be cracked. Significance: According to the recall notice filed by NHTSA, a cracked mounting bracket could result i...
    Nissan recalls 24,140 vehicles in US over issue with fuel pump
    Nissan has issued a recall of 24,140 vehicles in the United States over issue with fuel pump, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 20 May. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020–21 Nissan Armada and INFINITI QX80 vehicles equipped with V8 engines. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the impeller can swell and bind within the fuel pump module, causing it to fail. According to the recall notice ...
    Ford recalls 204,709 vehicles in North America over transmission issue
    Ford is recalling more than 204,709 vehicles in North America States over transmission issue, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves Transit Connect vans from the 2013 through 2021 model years, affecting 192,080 in the United States and 12,629 in Canada. Significance: In the subject vehicles, a faulty part in the transmission could allow the vehicles to roll away even though the shifter appears to be in Park. The ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 17,800 vehicles in US to replace rear door latches
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 17,800 vehicles in the United States over rear door latches problem, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 14 May. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019–21 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, components within the door latch may prevent the rear doors from latching or opening properly. The rear door may appear closed even when the...
    Mercedes-Benz to recall over 342,366 vehicles in the US over MBUX software error
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 342,366 vehicles in the United States over issue with MBUX multimedia system software, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 14 May. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019–21 CLA-Class, GLE/GLS-Class, A-Class, E-Class, E-Class Coupe and Convertible, GLA/GLB-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, and AMG GT-Class 4-door Coupe vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicle...
    Kia recalls 4,069 vehicles in the US to replace oil pan
    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017–18 models of the Kia Forte. According to a notification by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 13 April, the reason for the recall is that foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, which may cause an oil pump failure and result in engine damage. This can cause the vehicle to stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Significance: In total, 4,069 units of model year 2017–18 Kia Forte vehicles...
    Kia recalls 440,370 vehicles in the US over possible leakage of brake fluid
    Kia Motors has issued a new recall affecting 440,370 vehicles in the United States over possible leakage of brake fluid, according to a report by Automotive News on 18 May citing a document submitted to US vehicle safety regulators. The recall involves 283,803 units of model year (MY) 2013–15 Kia Optima sedans and 156,567 units of MY 2014–15 Kia Sorento crossovers. Significance: According to the report, the parts supplier is Mando America Corp. "Due to suspected supplier quality deviation...
    Ford recalls 616,967 vehicles in US over issue with retention pins of roof rail covers
    Ford is recalling 616,967 vehicles in the United States over an issue with retention pins of roof rail covers, according to a notification released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 5 May. The recall affects model year 2016–19 Explorer vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicles, the retention pins could loosen and allow the roof rail covers to detach from the vehicle. According to the NHTSA recall notice, a detached roof rail cover can create a road hazar...
    US NHTSA launches safety probe into 1.1 million Honda Accord vehicles over sudden loss of steering control
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a safety probe into more than 1.1 million Honda Accord vehicles over sudden loss of steering control, reports Reuters on 10 May 2021. The probe covers model year 2013 through 2015 cars. The issue in the steering could result in the loss of direction control in these vehicles. According to the report, “under normal driving conditions, with no warning or input from the driver, the vehicle may veer or jerk out of its intende...
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