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    Electrical steel production in US far from sufficient to support OEMs’ electrification goals
    According to S&P Global Mobility, hybrid and electric light vehicle production in the United States is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% between 2023 and 2030 to 9.8 million units. This is also going to drive demand for EV motors (e-motors) in the country, which we forecast will grow at a CAGR of 20% over the same period to 14 million units. Besides its application in other industries, electrical steel is also used in the manufacturing of e-motors and charger...
    Our battery technology delivers a platform for manufacturing efficient, affordable EVs: OneD Battery Sciences
    S&P Global Mobility: How was OneD Battery Sciences established? Please tell us about the origin of ‘SINANODE’ platform. Vincent Pluvinage: I have lived in the Silicon Valley since 1987, and I have taken a couple of companies public. Since 2001–02, I have been active in Silicon Valley as an investor, mainly focusing on innovative technologies, where I can use my physics and bioengineering background, to bring to market technologies that are well patented. I am an inventor at heart...
    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...
    US agency opens probe into 50,000 Tesla Model X vehicles over front seat belts
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on March 28 that they are opening a probe into 50,000 Tesla Model X vehicles after receiving two complaints reporting front seat belt failures. Both newer vehicles had insufficiently connected anchor linkages and neither incident involved a vehicle collision with occupants wearing seat belts, the agency said. Tesla, which has disbanded its press office, did not respond to a request for comment, reported Reuters on March 28. ...
    Honda to recall more than 330,000 vehicles due to issues with side view mirror
    Honda is set to recall over 330,000 vehicles due to issues with heating pads behind side view mirrors, the Associated Press reported on March 28. The heating pads may not be bonded properly, which could lead to the mirror glass falling out and increase the risk of a crash. The affected vehicles include model year (MY) 2020–22 Odyssey, MY 2020–22 Passport, MY 2020–21 Pilot and MY 2020–21 Ridgeline. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) observed that the vehicles...
    Hyundai, Kia recall over 571,000 vehicles due to fire risk
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 571,000 vehicles in the US due to a potential fire hazard caused by tow hitch harnesses, the Associated Press reported on March 23. The automakers have advised customers to park their vehicles outdoors. Affected Hyundai vehicles include model year (MY) 2019–23 Santa Fe, MY 2021–23 Santa Fe Hybrid, MY 2022 and 2023 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid and the MY 2022 and 2023 Santa Cruz. The affected Kia model is the MY 2022–23 Carnival minivan...
    Ford recalls 1.5 million vehicles in the US to fix brake hoses, wiper arms
    Ford is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles in the United States in two actions to fix leaky brake hoses and windshield-wiper arms that can break, Associated Press reported on March 18. The largest of two recalls covered nearly 1.3 million 2013–18 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars. The company said in documents posted March 17 by safety regulators that the front-brake hoses can rupture and leak brake fluid. That would increase brake-pedal travel and make stopping ...
    Honda recalls 500,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to fix seat belt issue
    Honda is recalling 500,000 vehicles in the US and Canada because the front seat belts may not latch properly, reported news agency Associated Press on 15 March. The recall covers some of the automaker’s top-selling models including the 2017–20 CR-V, the 2018 and 2019 Accord, the 2018–20 Odyssey, and the 2019 Insight. Also included is the Acura RDX from the 2019 and 2020 model years. Significance: Honda has no reports of injuries caused by the problem. Dealers wi...
    Kia to recall 188,912 K5 sedans in US over airbag issue
    Kia will recall 188,912 model year 2023 K5 sedans over a potential issue that causes the side curtain airbags to deploy improperly, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report on 7 March read. The report added that the side curtain airbag(s) may have been installed improperly during vehicle assembly at the Kia Georgia, US, plant. As a result, the side curtain airbags may not deploy properly during a crash. This comes after Nissan recalled over 463,000 vehicles last...
    Ford to restart F-150 Lightning production after a battery cell-related recall
    Ford Motor Company announced on 10 March that it will get back to the production schedule of the F-150 Lightning pickup on 13 March, after the automaker recalled 18 electric trucks due to a battery cell manufacturing defect, according to a Reuters report dated 11 March. The recall stemmed from production over a four-week period starting at the end of 2022. Ford said it had recently established that 18 vehicles containing cells from that four-week period had made it to deal...
    Hyundai recalls older Veloster models over fire risk
    Hyundai is recalling 26,169 model year (MY) 2012 and 2013 Velosters over the possibility of an electrical short that could lead to a fire, Consumer Reports wrote on 7 March. The short circuit could result from water entering the Reverse Park Aid Sensor (RPAS) due to insufficient sealing of the printer circuit board within the RPAS assembly. The vehicle’s rear parking assist feature could stop functioning, leading to transmission being stuck in Park. Hyundai has acknowledged five reports of ...
    Tesla recalls 3,470 Model Y over loose bolts in seat back frames
    Electric vehicle (EV) major Tesla announces another recall of its new Model Y vehicles in the United States. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report dated 27 February said, the subject population includes certain Model Y vehicles that were manufactured with certain second-row seat backs as identified by the supplier. The total number of potentially involved cars is estimated to be about 3,470 units, a defect of 4%.  Significance: The latest safety recall...
    Nissan recalls over 700,000 Rogue and Rogue Sport SUVs over ignition key issues
    Nissan is set to recall model year (MY) 2014–20 Rogue sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and MY 2017–22 Rogue Sport SUVs over issues with their folding ignition key, Consumer Reports wrote on 28 February. The folding key could potentially fold while it is in the ignition, making it easier to unintentionally turn off the vehicle while it is in motion. That could cause a sudden loss of engine power, power steering, and power brakes, and result in a crash. In the event of a crash from the issue, the...
    Hyundai recalls select vehicles over seatbelt issue
    Hyundai is recalling 65,517 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and sedans from its Genesis line up following issues with the seatbelt, USA Today reported on 27 February. According to the official recall report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai discovered an issue with the seatbelt pretensioner—a mechanism that tightens the belt in the event of a crash. The pretensioners could end up being deployed abnormally in certain crashes due to overpressurization and ...
    Toyota recalls select Lexus models in mainland China over issues with fuel tank vent pipe shell
    Toyota has announced a recall of Lexus cars in mainland China following issues with the fuel tank vent pipe shell, which may crack due to the improper shape of its upper part, Times Now reported on 21 February, citing China's State Administration for Market Regulation. The damage may lead to oil leakage, leading to safety risks and discharge hazards. The recall involves 9,498 Lexus GS models produced between September 2011, and August 2018, including GS 250, GS 300, GS 350, GS 300h, and GS 45...
    Tesla recalls 20,000 cars in Canada over issues with FSD
    Tesla is recalling 20,000 vehicles in Canada over issues with its Full Self-Driving (FSD) system, CBC reported on 16 February. The recall will look to fix problems with the way FSD operates around intersections and responds to posted speed limits. Transport Canada says that Tesla has filed a notice of defect that affects 20,667 vehicles in the country. “Tesla will notify owners by email and supply an over-the-air firmware update,” a Transport Canada spokesperson told CBC News via email. ...
    Tesla recalls 362,758 vehicles over autonomous driving software issue
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced Tesla would recall 362,758 vehicles due to safety issues with its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software, according to a report published by Yahoo Finance on 17 February 2023. NHTSA's recall notice said that Tesla's experimental FSD beta software “may allow the vehicle to act unsafe around intersections,” such as driving straight through an intersection in a turn only lane, or through a stop-sign controlled intersecti...
    Nissan to recall nearly 500,000 vehicles due to airbag issue
    Nissan is set to recall over 463,000 vehicles due to risk of injury caused by an issue during airbag deployment, the Associated Press reported on 15 February. The emblem on the steering wheel can come loose when the air bag is deployed and injure drivers. The recall will take place mainly in North America, covering MY2008-2011 Frontier small pickups, Titan large pickups and Xterra, Pathfinder and Armada SUVs, MY2008-2009 Quest minivans, as well as about 11,000 parts used for service. The a...
    Stellantis to recall 340,000 diesel Ram pickup trucks over fire hazard due to electrical connector
    Stellantis will recall 340,000 diesel Ram pickup trucks to replace an electrical connector after reports of six fires, Reuters reported on 16 February. The automaker has recommended customers to park the vehicles outside until repairs are made. The company's US unit FCA US discovered that a part on some trucks may overheat and in certain cases, may pose a fire risk. Currently, the automaker is not aware of any related injuries or accidents. The recall covers MY2021–23 Ram 2500 and 3...
    Honda recalls over 114,000 vehicles in US over faulty rearview cameras
    According to a report published by Automotive News on 7 February 2023, American Honda Motor Co. said that it has recalled over 114,000 vehicles in the US for rearview cameras that may not display images. The recall includes Honda Fit hatchbacks from 2018 to 2020 and Honda HR-V crossovers from 2019 to 2022. A design issue in the audio display power circuit may prevent the graphics from displaying when the engine is started with the key, according to a recall notice submitted to NHTSA on 2 Febr...
    Honda issues warning for certain MY 2001–03 vehicles with unrepaired Takata Alpha driver side airbag inflators
    Honda has issued a “Do Not Drive” warning today for certain MY 2001–03 Acura and Honda vehicles with unrepaired Takata Alpha driver side airbag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a press release on 3 February. Models with Alpha airbags include MY 2001–02 Honda Accord, MY 2001–02 Honda Civic, MY 2002 Honda CR-V, MY 2002 Honda Odyssey, MY 2003 Honda Pilot, MY 2002–03 Acura 3.2 TL, and MY 2003 Acura 3.2CL. “If you have a vehicle with a ...
    Toyota recalls select MY2021 RAV4 Prime over software issues in HEV-ECU
    Toyota has announced a recall of 16,000 units of MY2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in the United States over a software issue that could cause the car’s hybrid system to shut down, it said in a press release on 2 February. The Hybrid Vehicle Control ECU (HEV-ECU) in the PHEV contains software that could cause the hybrid system to shut down after driving continuously in “EV mode” in cold temperatures and then the accelerator pedal is rapidly pre...
    Ford to recall 462,000 vehicles globally due to issue in rearview camera display
    Ford Motor has announced a recall of 462,000 vehicles globally due to video output which could fail, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying, Reuters reported on 27 January. The recall covers select MY 2020–23 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and MY 2020–22 Lincoln Corsair vehicles featuring 360-degree cameras. Out of the 462,000 vehicles, 382,000 will be recalled in the United States. Significance: The automaker said it has reports of 17 minor crashes relating to the recall iss...
    Volvo recalls around 106,900 vehicles globally over faulty brakes
    Volvo has issued a recall of 106,900 vehicles worldwide over potential issues with automatic safety brakes, according to multiple reports on 25 January. The electronic braking support function is affected when the system takes over in the event of an emergency. It does not impact manual braking using brake pedals. Vehicles being recalled are model year (MY) 2023 C40, XC40, S60, V60, XC60, V90, and XC90 models. Volvo is set to issue a free software update to fix the issue.
    BMW recalls over 14,000 hybrid EVs in US due to issue with battery software
    BMW has recalled over 14,000 hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) in the US due to a software issue in the battery pack, Electrive reported on 7 January. The affected vehicles include model year (MY) 2022–23 iX, i4 and i7 models where electronic control unit for the battery pack could cause a loss of power due to a software issue. Affected vehicles include 5,389 iX vehicles, spread across all engine options, 38 all-wheel drive i7 xDrive60s and 8,659 i4 vehicles. “The high voltage battery ele...
    Maruti Suzuki recalls over 17,000 cars for defect in airbag controller
    Maruti Suzuki has recalled 17,362 vehicles manufactured between December 8 and January 12, Money Control reported on January 18. The recall is due to a defect in the airbag controller. Affected models include the Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and Grand Vitara. Maruti will inspect and replace the airbag controller if required, free of cost. The defect could result in the non-deployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a vehicle crash.
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 320,000 vehicles due to engine stalling
    Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall of select model year (MY) 2012 to 2020 ML and GLE sport utility vehicles (SUVs) because of concerns that water could collect in the spare tire wheel, leading to a possible fuel pump malfunction and subsequent engine stall. 323,963 SUVs are set to be recalled, Consumer Reports noted on 5 January. The automaker suggests that drivers could become aware of the problem if they notice a damp carpet in the cargo area, the sound of water sloshing, or a check-...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 120,000 vehicles due to issue with sunroof
    Mercedes-Benz is set to recall over 123,696 vehicles for sunroof panels that could detach, The Drive reported on 2 January. Affected models include model year (MY) 2001-2011 C-Class, CLK, E-Class, and related CLS-Class. The issue is likely caused by ineffective bonding between the glass sunroof panel and the sliding roof frame. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the automaker was first made aware of the issue in 2017, when it received rep...
    Honda to recall over 200,000 hybrid vehicles over brake pedal sensor issue in mainland China
    Honda will recall over 200,000 hybrid vehicles because of issues with brake pedal sensors in some models, Reuters reported on 29 December, citing a mainland China State Administration for Market Regulation statement. Approximately 105,608 units of model year (MY) 2018–20 hybrid vehicles produced by Honda’s venture with Dongfeng Motor Group are being recalled, along with 95,081 units from Honda's manufacturing partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group made between August 2018 a...
    General Motors recalls 140,000 Chevy Bolt EVs over fire issue
    General Motors (GM) has announced that it is recalling 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs in North America as the carpet could catch fire after a crash where a front seat belt pretensioner deploys, according to a report published by Reuters on 20 December 2022. GM said the recall covers various model year (MY) 2017–23 Chevrolet Bolt EVs due to rare instances of front seatbelt pretensioner exhaust gases coming in contact with floor carpeting fibers, after a vehicle crash, which could cause...
    General Motors recalls over 825,000 vehicles in US, Canada over DRL issue
    General Motors has planned to recall over 825,000 vehicles in the US and Canada due to the daytime running lights (DRL) related issue, according to a press release on 14 December 2022. The DRL may not turn off when the headlights are turned on. The recall affects the 2021-23 Buick Envision, the 2020-23 Cadillac CT4 and CT5, the 2020-23 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, the 2022-23 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Yukon XL. The recall covers 740,108 U...
    Ram plans to recall around 1.4 million pickups over tailgate issue
    According to a report published by Automotive News on 13 December 2022, Stellantis has planned to recall around 1.4 million pickups globally due to tailgates-related issues. The tailgate might not latch properly and could open while driving. According to the company, several Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles with model years ranging from 2019 to 2022 are included in the recall. As stated by the manufacturer, there have been no reports of injuries or collisions, but they have received over ...
    Subaru recalls select MY 2019–2022 Ascent models over improper fastening of ground bolt
    Subaru of America has announced a safety recall on certain model year (MY) 2019–2022 Ascent vehicles, it said in a press release dated 9 December. The recall is related to the improper fastening of ground bolt that secures the ground terminal of the positive temperature coefficient. The issue could potentially lead to the melting of the ground terminal and surrounding components, increasing the risk of fire when the PTC heater is in operation. No crashes or injuries have been reported yet ...
    NHTSA opens safety probes into Honda, Jeep, and Ram vehicles
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening new safety probes into select vehicles sold by Honda and Stellantis, Reuters reported on 6 December. The investigation affects the highest 1.72 million vehicles from Honda, mainly comprising model year 2018–22 Honda CR-V and HR-V models. The probe also impacts more than half a million vehicles from Stellantis, including 230,000 vehicles from Jeep and 390,077 vehicles sold by Ram Truck. The investigation impacts model year...
    Tesla to recall over 435,000 vehicles in mainland China over issue with side marker lights
    Tesla is set to issue software updates to over 435,000 vehicles in mainland China to fix an issue with side marker lights that could in extreme circumstances lead to a collision, Reuters reported on 1 December. The recall covers 142,277 Model 3 cars and 292,855 Model Ys. The update will be issued over the air. Last week, the electric vehicle maker recalled around 81,000 electric cars in mainland China owing to a software issue and seat belt problems. The recall included 70,434 imported Model ...
    Tesla recalls over 81,000 vehicles due to software, seatbelt-related issues in China
    Tesla has recalled around 81,000 electric cars in China owing to a software issue and seat belt problems, according to a report published by Bloomberg on 25 November 2022. According to the country's State Administration for Market Regulation, Tesla will recall 70,434 imported Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, as well as 10,127 Chinese-made Model 3 vehicles. The Model S and Model X recalls require an over-the-air software update to solve a fault in the cars' battery management ...
    Ford recalls 634,000 SUVs over fire risks from cracked fuel injectors
    Ford Motor is set to recall 634,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) worldwide over fire risks from cracked fuel injectors, Reuters reported on 24 November. The affected vehicles include MY2020–23 Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs with 3-cylinder, 1.5 liter engines. A cracked fuel injector could cause fuel or fuel vapor to accumulate near hot surfaces and lead to fire under the hood. The recall covers about 520,000 vehicles in the United States and 114,000 in other countries. The recall also includ...
    Tesla recalls 30,000 Model X vehicles over airbag deployment issue
    Tesla has recalled around 30,000 Model X vehicles in the United States over an issue causing the front passenger airbag to deploy inadvertently, Reuters reported on 18 November. The airbag could deploy incorrectly in certain low-speed collision events where a young front seat passenger is unbelted and out of position, which increases the risk of injury. The automaker said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries, or deaths related to the recall and that it would be fixed via an over-the-air upd...
    Tesla recalls over 321,000 cars in US over taillight issue
    Tesla is set to recall over 321,000 vehicles in the United States over an issue related to taillights, Reuters reported on 19 November. The lights may intermittently fail to illuminate. According to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla said the taillight-related recall covers some MY2023 Model 3 and MY 2020–23 Model Y vehicles. The EV maker is expected to deploy an over-the-air update to correct the issue. No crashes or injuries have been reported. Ea...
    Tesla recalls over 40,000 vehicles over issues with power steering
    Tesla has issued a recall of about 40,168 Model S and Model X vehicles due to a fault with the power steering, Business Today reported on 9 November. The recall is due to a software defect that can reduce or cut power steering assistance when the car treats potholes and other bumps in the road as steering assist torque. The flaw could be jarring enough to lead to a crash. Tesla identified 314 vehicles with the problem and is not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the issue. The issue ...
    Volkswagen recalls vehicles in the US over faulty tire pressure monitoring system
    Volkswagen is recalling nearly 225,000 vehicles in the US citing faulty tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that may not detect air loss in all four tires at the same time, The Associated Press ­reported on 4 November. According to the report, the automaker claims it is unaware of any "incidents or injuries," warranty claims, or field reports related to the issue. Significance: The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019 Tiguan, Golf Sportswagen, Golf Alltrack, Golf R, and Audi Q3 a...
    FCA recalls Chrysler, Dodge cars in the US over faulty tire pressure monitoring sensors
    FCA is recalling Dodge Challenger coupes and Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans citing a faulty tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor issue, Consumer Reports reported on 2 November. Significance: According to the report, the TPMS sensors' batteries may fail prematurely. If this occurs, the sensors will become inoperative, and the driver may not be notified if a tire loses pressure. Furthermore, if a TPMS warning light is already activated as a result of the failed battery, the driv...
    Hyundai recalls 44,000 Santa Fe SUVs over fire risk
    Hyundai will recall over 44,000 vehicles over fire risks, Washington Post reported on 1 November. The affected model is MY 2018 Santa Fe Sport, which may contain components in the anti-lock braking system that generate electrical currents too great for its fuses. That could cause an electrical short, and even when idle, catch fire. Hyundai has advised owners to park them away from buildings and other cars. “Out of an abundance of caution, Hyundai recommends parking these vehicles outside an...
    Tesla to recall over 24,000 Model 3 vehicles due to seat belt issue
    Tesla has issued a recall of over 24,000 Model 3 vehicles due to an issue with the seatbelt, Electrek reported on 27 October. The recall affects certain Model 3 vehicles manufactured between 2017–22. The automaker will inspect the assembly of the second-row left-hand seat belt buckle and the center seat belt anchor to ensure components are fastened to specification. The NHTSA said that servicing certain components in Model 3 vehicles require disassembly of the second-row left seat belt buck...
    Kia recalls Sportage vehicles in the US over fire risks
    Kia is recalling 71,000 Sportage vehicles in the US over fire risks originating from around the hydraulic electronic control unit (ECU) that could occur while parked or driving, Automotive News reported on 26 October. Significance: The recall includes model year (MY) 2008 to 2009 Sportage vehicles according to a filing by Kia to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Since 2017, Kia has found eight vehicle fires and 15 localized melting/damage events in Sportage crossover...
    Volkswagen recalls Audi, Bentley vehicles in the US over faulty rearview camera display
    Volkswagen is recalling more than 173,000 Audi and Bentley vehicles citing a software malfunction resulting in a blank display for legally mandated backup cameras, Cars.com reported on 14 October. Significance: According to a notification issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), not displaying the rearview camera display increases the danger of a crash. An issue with a software causes a blank screen to display instead of the rearview camera image when the vehicle ...
    Chrysler recalls Dodge Journey vehicles in the US over faulty headlights
    Chrysler is recalling Dodge Journey vehicles citing dimly lit amber side reflex reflectors within the headlight that could cause poor visibility, Autoevolution reported on 6 October. Significance: According to the safety report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a front amber side reflex reflector inside the headlight does not comply with federal safety regulations. The faulty headlight assemblies, which bear part numbers 05116288AC, 68200084AB, 05116289AC, and 682...
    Rivian recalls nearly all its vehicles in US owing to loose fastener in front suspension
    Rivian Automotive will recall nearly all of its vehicles owing to a loose fastener that could result in the loss of steering control, Reuters reported on 8 October. The carmaker is recalling about 13,000 vehicles after it discovered that a fastener connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may not have been sufficiently torqued in some vehicles, the article read. Following seven reports related to the issue, the company officially notified the affected customers about the re...
    Tesla recalls over a million vehicles over issues with window automatic reversal system
    Tesla will recall nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the window automatic reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, increasing the risk of injury, Reuters reported on 22 September. The recall affects select MY 2017-2022 Model 3, MY 2020-2021 Model Y, and MY 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles. According to the NHTSA, a closing window without automatic reversing system could lead to excessive force exerted by pinching a driver or passenger be...
    Kia recalls Carens MPV in India over faulty airbag control module unit
    Kia India has announced a recall campaign for a software update of the vehicle’s airbag control unit (ACU), the automaker said in a press release on 4 October. “Kia India is committed to provide a superlative ownership experience to its customers by offering an evolved brand experience. The company conducts regular checks and rigorous testing of components, governed by Kia’s global standards. As a responsible corporate, the company has decided to voluntarily recall the vehicles for insp...
    Volvo Cars stops selling pure combustion cars in Denmark
    Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has stopped sales of pure combustion engine powered vehicles in Denmark, including mild hybrids, according to a company media release issued on 20 September 2022. “Volvo Car Denmark stops all sales of cars that run exclusively on petrol or diesel,” the company said in a statement Tuesday, adding that Denmark becomes the second market where Volvo will focus solely on Recharge cars, which are electric and plug-in hybrid cars. The Danish announcement is an impo...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls GLE, GLS SUVs in the US over rear-door window trim defect
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 161,000 model year (MY) 2020 and 2022 GLE, GLS SUVs over faulty rear-doorway window trim that may detach when the car is in motion, according to Consumer Reports on 16 September.   Significance: According to the report, vehicles include certain MY 2020-2022 GLE350, GLE450, and GLS450 SUVs, MY 2021–22 AMG GLE53 SUVs, 2020–21 GLE580 and GLS580 SUVs, and MY 2021 GLE400e, AMG GLS63, AMG GLE63 S, and Maybach GLS600 SUVs. The recall applies to vehicles manufactur...
    Porsche to recall 193,000 vehicles over issues with headlights
    Porsche will recall 193,000 MY2013–20 Cayenne and Macan SUVs, Cayman S coupes, and Panamera sedans, Consumer Reports wrote on 13 September. The recall is due to the caps that cover the low-beam headlight horizontal adjustment screws are missing. This can lead to the headlights being improperly adjusted. The headlights may not light the road properly or cause a glare to oncoming drivers, and can increase the risk of a crash.
    Chevrolet recalls more than 120,000 Spark and Spark EV hatchbacks due to faulty hoods
    Chevrolet will recall over 120,000 model year (MY) 2013–15 Spark and Spark EV hatchbacks due to faulty hoods, Consumer Reports reported on 31 August. The hoods could open while the car is in motion, obstructing the driver’s view. The report states that Chevrolet is aware of 276 instances of the hood latch failing, including 22 crashes and one minor injury. Significance: The secondary hood latch may corrode prematurely and not engage. Incase of failure, the hood could open and block the dr...
    Ford recalls 198,000 vehicles in the US over fire risks
    Ford Motor has recalled 198,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States due to risks of catching fire, Reuters reported on 1 September. The vehicles affected are model year (MY) 2015–17 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. The American automaker will replace the blower motor assembly. Ford also said it was recalling 1,175 units of MY2022 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles because the right-rear axle half shafts may have been manufactured improperly and a part co...
    Ford recalls around 277,000 vehicles in the US over visibility issue with rear view camera
    Ford will recall more than 277,000 pickup trucks and cars in the United States over issues with rear view camera lens, Associated Press reported on 31 August. The rear-view camera lens can reportedly get cloudy and reduce visibility for the driver. Ford is recalling select model year (MY) 2017–20 F-250, 350, and 450 trucks and Lincoln Continental. The recalled vehicles have a 360° camera system. Significance: Ford says the anti-reflective lens on the cameras can degrade, causing a clo...
    Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles in the US over fire risks
    Hyundai and kia are recalling Palisade, Telluride SUVs over a faulty trailer hitch wiring harness which may lead to a fire, CNET reported on 23 August.   Significance: According to the report, the issue arises when debris collects on a printed circuit board (PCB) within the trailer hitch, resulting in a short circuit and a fire. The majority of complaints addressed to automakers concern melting, while some vehicles experienced more serious fires. These recalls affect around 245,000 Pa...
    General Motors recalls over 484,000 SUVs in US over potential seat belts malfunction
    General Motors (GM) is set to recall more than 484,000 SUVs in the US over an issue, which could cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction, CBS News reported on 16 August. Models affected include MY 2021 and MY 2022 Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades, and GMC Yukons. Owners will be notified from 26 September. The automaker has said that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem. Significance: If required, dealers will replace buckle assemblies a...
    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...
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