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    Special Report: Impact analysis of COVID-19 and the chip shortage crisis
    Compared to the previous light vehicle production forecast, almost 1.5 million fewer vehicles are forecast to be produced in 2021, which translates to a growth of 11.7% over 2020. Another 1 million more cars are now forecast to be produced in 2022 followed by a 700,000-unit increase in 2023. These v...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    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 du...
    21-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    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 re...
    14-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    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 th...
    02-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    24-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    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...
    23-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    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 sepa...
    23-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    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 c...
    17-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    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 ta...
    10-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    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...
    27-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    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...
    19-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    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 monitorin...
    08-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    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 ass...
    02-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    01-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    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 malfun...
    18-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    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: I...
    04-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    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 ar...
    02-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    01-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    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 INF...
    01-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    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 U...
    31-May-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    25-May-2021 News Recalls
    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) 2...
    21-May-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    20-May-2021 News Recalls
    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 ...
    19-May-2021 News Recalls
    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 t...
    14-May-2021 News Recalls
    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...
    13-May-2021 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 18,800 vehicles in US over problem with transmission oil cooler hose
    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain model year (MY) 2021 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. According to a notification by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 4 May, the reason for the recall is the fact that the transmission oil cooler hose may have been incorrectly...
    11-May-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai issues two recalls affecting more than 390,000 vehicles in North America over engine fire issue
    Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United and Canada over two issues that can cause engine fires, according to a report by The Associated Press on 4 May. The first recall covers more than 203,000 units of Santa Fe Sport SUVs, of which 52,304 in Canada over brake computer problem....
    05-May-2021 News Recalls
    GM recalls 2,568 vehicles in US to replace driver seatbelt lap pretensioner
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 2,568 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the driver seat belt lap pretensioner, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 8 April. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2014...
    03-May-2021 News Recalls
    Kia recalls 147,249 vehicles in US over engine issue
    Kia is recalling 147,249 units of Soul and Seltos vehicles in the United States over an engine issue, according to a report by cnet.com on 20 April citing documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Models equipped with the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-fo...
    27-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls more than 279,000 vehicles in US over wire harness issue
    Toyota is conducting a safety recall affecting approximately 279,000 vehicles in the United States over airbag issue, the automaker announced in a press release on 13 April 2021. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2009–15 Toyota Venza vehicles. Significance: The subject vehicles have a...
    19-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Subaru recalls 871,205 vehicles in US over engine control module, rear stabilizer bar issues
    Subaru has issued two separate recalls affecting 871,205 vehicles in the United States over issues with engine control module (ECM) and rear stabilization bars, Automotive News reported on 15 April. The recalls involve certain model year (MY) 2017–19 Impreza sedan and hatchback and MY 2018–19 Cr...
    16-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 60,678 vehicles in US over steering issue
    General Motors is recalling 60,678 vehicles in the United States over a steering issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 25 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon veh...
    14-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Tesla recalls 2,508 vehicles in Australia over eMMC malfunction
    Tesla is recalling 2,508 vehicles in Australia over an issue with embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 8 April 2021. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014–18 Tesla Model S and MY 2016–18 Tesla Model X equip...
    13-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    BMW recalls 16,850 vehicles in Australia over issue with blower controller
    BMW has issued a recall of 16,850 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the blower controller, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 12 April 2021. The recall affects model year (MY) 2007–10 BMW E70 X5 and BMW E71 X6 vehicles. Significanc...
    12-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 1,222 vehicles in US over airbag issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 1,222 vehicles in the United States over an airbag issue, according to a report by cars.com on 7 April, citing a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The recall affects model year (MY) 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicl...
    09-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 38,407 vehicles in US over issue with rearview camera
    Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall affecting 38,407 vehicles in North America over issue with rearview camera, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 April 2021. The recall covers 34,975 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 3,053 in Canada and 379 in Mexico. The re...
    05-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 19,214 vehicles in US over risk of fire
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 19,214 vehicles in the United States over the risk of fire, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 11 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ram 2500, 3500, and ...
    01-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Honda recalls 761,000 vehicles globally to replace fuel pumps
    Honda will recall about 761,000 vehicles globally to replace fuel pumps, according to a report by Automotive News on 30 March. The recall covers certain Accord, Civic, CR-V, Fit, Pilot, Ridgeline, MDX, RDX, and TLX vehicles. The recall involves 628,000 units of model year 2018–20 Acura and Honda v...
    31-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Audi recalls 153,152 in US over airbag issue
    Audi has issued a recall for more than 153,152 in the United States over issue with airbag, according to a Reuters report on 28 March citing a recall notice on the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects 153,152 units of Audi A3 sedans and its variant...
    30-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Mazda recalls 2,668 vehicles in Australia over issue with boot's power liftgate
    Mazda has issued a recall of 2,668 vehicles in Australia over an issue with boot’s power liftgate, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 21 March 2021. The recall affects model year 2020 Mazda CX-30 (DM) Astina vehicles. Significance: In&nbs...
    29-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    BAIC recalls 31,963 EVs in mainland China due to battery defects
    BAIC is recalling 31,963 electric vehicles (EVs) in mainland China due to battery defects, according to a report by Yicai Global 24 March. BAIC’s three subsidiaries will recall the certain EVs manufactured between 1 November 2016 and 21 December 2018. Significance: The recall is due to a potent...
    26-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Stellantis recalls 20,000 Ram pickup and chassis cab trucks globally over fire risk
    Stellantis is recalling more than 20,000 heavy-duty Ram diesel trucks globally over an issue that could cause an engine compartment fire, according to a report by Automotive News on 24 March. the recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis c...
    25-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 94,641 vehicles in North America over seatbelts issue
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 94,641 vehicles in North America over seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban and Ta...
    25-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 95,198 vehicles in US to replace ABS module
    Hyundai has issued new recalls impacting a total of 95,198 cars in the United States to replace anti-lock braking system (ABS) module, according to a report by CNET on 18 March citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2017–20 G8...
    22-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Indian government notifies rules for mandatory recall of defective vehicles
    The Indian government has notified its recall policy for defective vehicles by automakers, The Economic Times reported on 17 March. According to the notification by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), automakers will have to recall vehicles in case the number of complaints about a d...
    18-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls 26,156 vehicles in US to replace front passenger airbag module
    Nissan is recalling 26,156 vehicles in the United States to replace the front passenger airbag module, according to a recall notice on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 4 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2006–08 INFINITI FX35 and...
    16-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz to recall 2.6 million vehicles in mainland China over software design issue
    German automaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 2.6 million vehicles in China due to an issue regarding a software design, Reuters reported on 12 March, citing mainland China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. Software may fail to communicate a vehicle’s correct location in the event of a ...
    15-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Ford to launch recall of 2.9 million vehicles to replace defective airbag inflators from Takata
    Ford will proceed with the previously announced recall of 2.9 million vehicles equipped with defective airbag inflators after its petition was turned down by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in January 2021, the automaker said in a press release on 12 March. The US automake...
    15-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Kia recalls 380,000 vehicles in US over fire risk
    Kia is recalling nearly 380,000 vehicles in the United States over fire risk, according to a report by Associated Press on 9 March 2021. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2017–21 Sportage sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and MY 2017–19 Cadenza sedans. The company says the recalled vehicles...
    11-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls 854,113 vehicles in North America over brake light issue
    Nissan is recalling 854,113 vehicles in North America over brake light issue, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 9 March 2021. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2016–19 Sentra compact sedans, covering 807,376 vehicles in the United States and 46,737 in Canada. Signific...
    10-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai Motor to share EV battery recall cost with LG Energy Solutions
    Hyundai Motor has agreed to share the cost of replacing batteries on its recalled electric vehicles (EVs) with LG Energy Solutions, according to a report by Just-Auto. According to the agreement, Hyundai is expected to pay 30% of the cost of battery replacement, which would amount to about USD886 mi...
    09-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Ford delays Mustang Mach-e deliveries in US
    Ford is delaying deliveries of some 4,500 Mustang Mach-E in the United States, according to a report by The Detroit News on 4 March 2021. The automaker did not specify the issue, which is causing the delivery delays. However, Ford said that additional quality checks are being performed on the subjec...
    US NHTSA probes nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4s for fire risk
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 vehicles for fire risk, according to a report by Associated Press on 1 March. Toyota RAV4s that have battery frames that may result in the sudden loss of electrical power, vehic...
    02-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Continental recalls around 94,000 passenger vehicle and light truck tires in US
    Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 94,000 Continental, General, and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires, according to a press release on 25 February. The affected tires were produced at the company’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant and sold to vehicle manufactu...
    01-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls nearly 82,000 EVs globally to replace battery systems
    Hyundai is recalling nearly 82,000 electric vehicles (EVs) globally due to fire risks, according to a Reuters report on 24 February. The recall is one of the first mass battery pack replacements conducted by a major automaker. The recall affects the Kona EVs, some of which were first recalled in lat...
    25-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 40,000 SUVs in US over software glitch
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 41,838 model year (MY) 2020 and 2021 GLE and GLS models in the United States over an issue with the Electronic Stability Program software, Bloomberg reported on 20 February. The fault can cause the vehicle to move to one side, increasing the risk of a crash. Mer...
    23-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 87,350 vehicles in North America over windshield adhesion
    Ford has issued a safety recall in North America affecting 87,350 vehicles over windshield adhesion issue, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 February 2021. The recall affects certain model year 2020–21 Ford F-Series vehicles, involving 79,017 vehicles in the United States and federa...
    23-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 101,593 vehicles in Canada over airbags issue
    General Motors is recalling 101,593 vehicles in Canada over airbags issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 5 February 2021. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2007–09 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado, Ch...
    22-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 153,000 vehicles in North America over defective airbag inflators
    Ford has lost track of some older Takata airbags that can explode and hurl shrapnel, so the automaker is recalling more than 154,000 vehicles in North America to check for them, according to a Reuters report on 18 February. The automaker has issued two recalls as it can't find 45 obsolete airbags th...
    19-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Volkswagen recalls 10,303 vehicles in US over issue with steering knuckles
    Volkswagen is recalling 10,303 vehicles in the United States over issue with steering knuckles, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 27 January. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Atlas and 2020–21 ...
    16-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 24,550 vehicles in US over seatbelt problem
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 24,550 vehicles in the United States over seatbelt problem, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) on 29 January. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2017–21 C300, 2017–2...
    16-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 1.29 million vehicles in US over eCall system failure
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall pof 1.29 million vehicles in the United States over a failure in the eCall system, according to a Reuters report on 13 February. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2016-2021 CLA-Class, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, SLC-Class, A-Class, GT-Class, C-Clas...
    15-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Tesla to recall 36,000 Model S, Model X vehicles in mainland China over memory card issues
    US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla is recalling 36,000 imported Model S and Model X vehicles in mainland China over multimedia memory card issues, according to a report by Yicai Global on 5 February. The recall covers 20,428 units of Model S cars produced between September 2013 and February...
    10-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 42,887 vehicles in US over risk of overheating of clutch pressure plate
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for 42,887 vehicles in the United States over the risk of the overheating of the clutch pressure plate, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 28 January 2021. The re...
    09-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Kia recalls 30,938 vehicles in Canada to update engine control module
    Kia is recalling 30,938 vehicles in Canada over a problem in the engine control module, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 1 February 2021. The recall affects certain model year 2016–18 Kia Forte and MY 2014–15 Rondo vehicles. The recall only affects vehicles equippe...
    08-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Tesla agrees to recall 135,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over touchscreen issue
    Tesla has agreed to recall around 135,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to an issue with the touchscreen, Reuters reported on 2 February. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stated that the touchscreen can fail when a memory chip runs out of storage capacity. This could le...
    03-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Xpeng recalls nearly 14,000 vehicles in mainland China to replace inverters
    Xpeng Motors will recall 13,399 electric vehicles (EVs) in mainland China to replace inverters, Yicai Global reported on 29 January. The recall affects G3 electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) over the risk of loss of power while driving, according to the repot citing a statement on the websit...
    01-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls nearly 354,000 vehicles globally over brake light switch defect
    Nissan is recalling more than 354,000 vehicles globally over brake lights issue, Associated Press reported on 28 January. The recall covers certain Pathfinders from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Some of these vehicles are being recalled for a second time over the same issue. The model year (MY)...
    29-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Mitsubishi recalls 9,000 vehicles in Vietnam to replace fuel pumps
    Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam Co. Ltd. has begun recalling 9,066 units of the Mitsubishi Xpander and Outlander models in order to replace fuel pumps. Mitsubishi stated that the reason for this recall is that fuel pump inside the gas tank may stop working, resulting in an inability to start or shut-off t...
    26-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Airbag recall to cost Ford USD610 million
    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Ford to recall nearly 3 million vehicles in the United States to replace defective airbag inflators supplied by erstwhile Japan-based supplier Takata Corporation. On 21 January, the automaker said in a regulatory filing that...
    25-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 2,341 vehicles in Australia over seatbelt issue
    Toyota has issued a recall of 2,341 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the seatbelt, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 19 January. The recall affects 806 units of model year (MY) 2020 Toyota Yaris Cross (MXPB10) and 1,535 units of ...
    25-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Volkswagen recalls 56,000 Golf hatchbacks over software issues
    Volkswagen (VW) will recall 56,000 units of its Golf hatchbacks to fix software problems affecting the infotainment system and reversing camera, Reuters reported on 12 January. The report adds that the fix affects vehicles of the Golf 8 series made until July 2020. As quoted by in the article, ...
    22-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    NHTSA asks Ford to recall 3 million vehicles over airbag issue
    The US auto safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Ford to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags, according to a Reuters report on 19 January. NHTSA denied petitions filed by Ford and Mazda in which the automakers sou...
    20-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 144,700 vehicles in Canada over issue with ABS
    Hyundai has issued a recall of 144,700 vehicles in Canada over a problem in the control module for the antilock brake system (ABS), according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 30 December 2020. The recall affects certain model year 2016–21 Tucson vehicles. Significance: This...
    20-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    US NHTSA asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over touchscreen failures
    The US safety agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Tesla to recall around 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures, Reuters reported on 14 January 2021. MCU failures could pose safety risks as it could result in failure of touchsc...
    15-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 9,279 vehicles in US to replace roof-rail airbag modules
    General Motors has issued a recall notice for 9,279 vehicles in the United States to replace roof-rail airbag (RRAB) modules, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 25 November 2020. The recall is expected began on 22 December 202...
    06-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 561 vehicles in Canada over brake caliper issue
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 561 vehicles in Canada over brake caliper issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 4 January. The recall affects certain model year 2019–20 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. This recall only affects certain vehicles equipped with an...
    06-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Ford to recall 1,339 Lincoln vehicles in mainland China over issue with driveshafts
    Ford will recall 1,339 Lincoln vehicles in mainland China over issue with driveshafts, according to a report by Xinhua on 1 January 2021 citing China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall affects imported Lincoln Aviator SUVs produced between 24 August and 30 September...
    05-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 29,344 vehicles in US over issue with engine cover
    Ford has issued a recall notice for 29,344 vehicles in the United States over issue with engine cover, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 17 December 2020. The recall is expected to begin 8 February 2021. The action affects ce...
    05-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    BMW recalls 936 vehicles in mainland China over defective on-board diagnostics system
    BMW is recalling 936 vehicles in mainland China due to defective on-board diagnostics (OBD) system, Xinhua news agency reported on 21 December citing Chinese market regulator, the State for Market Regulation, as source. The affected vehicles include imported X5M, X6M, M5 and M8 models, produced betw...
    04-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 40,126 vehicles in Canada over issue with power steering control unit
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 40,126 vehicles in Canada over power steering issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 21 December. The recall affects certain model year 2013 through 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA, CLA Class and B Class vehicles. This recall only affects v...
    04-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    BMW recalls 812 vehicles in US over electrical system issue
    BMW has issued a recall notice for 812 model year (MY) 2021 xDrive vehicles, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 9 December. The recall is expected to begin 1 February 2021. Significance: According to the recall notice, BMW ...
    31-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 1,470 vehicles in North America to replace motor mount fasteners
    Ford will recall select model year 2020–21 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators in North America to replace motor mount fasteners, the automaker said in a press release on 21 December. The recall affects 1,405 vehicles in the US, 65 in Canada, and 2 in Mexico. These vehicles were built at Ford’s Chica...
    31-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Volkswagen recalls 105,000 Beetles in US to replace defective Takata airbag inflators
    Volkswagen (VW) is recalling over 105,000 Beetles in the US to replace faulty airbag inflators from Takata, Associated Press reported on 23 December. The recall affects model year 2012 through 2014 Beetles. In affected vehicles, VW’s dealers will replace the driver’s airbags free of cost, starti...
    28-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Honda recalls 268,655 vehicles in US to replace power window master switch
    Honda has issued a recall notice for certain model year (MY) 2002–06 CR-V vehicles, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 10 December. The recall is expected to begin 18 January 2021. Significance: According to the recall no...
    28-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors recalls 840,000 vehicles in US to fix issues with suspension, seat belts
    General Motors (GM) is recalling nearly 840,000 vehicles in the US to fix issues with suspension systems or seat belts, Associated Press reported on 23 December. The seat belt recall affects 624,000 units of model year (MY) 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500; the 202...
    24-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Honda recalls 220,000 vehicles in US over driveshafts issue
    Japanese carmaker Honda has announced that it will be recalling 220,000 Accord vehicles in the United States. According to a notification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dated 10 December, the recall affects certain Honda Accord vehicles equipped with a 4-cy...
    24-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 2,563 vehicles in US over starter harness issue
    Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall notice for certain model year (MY) 2018–20 AMG GLC 63 4MATIC vehicles, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 11 December. The recall is expected to begin 9 February 2021. Significance: A...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Volkswagen recalls 2,355 vehicles in US to replace positive battery terminal cover
    Volkswagen has issued a recall of 2,355 vehicles in the United States to replace the positive battery terminal cover, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 9 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018–19 Audi RS5...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Subaru recalls 7,741 vehicles in US over issue with cockpit control module
    Subaru is recalling 7,741 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the cockpit control module, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 10 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Legacy and Outback vehicles e...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls 7,583 vehicles in US over issue with engine wiring harness
    Nissan has issued a recall of 7,583 vehicles in the United States over an issue with an engine wiring harness, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 8 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Titan and Titan XD p...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 31,756 vehicles in North America to inspect engine cover
    Ford is recalling 31,756 vehicles in North America to inspect the engine cover, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles for 7.3-liter engine cover thermal management. The recall covers approximately 29,344 vehi...
    22-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Honda recalls 737,233 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    Honda is recalling 737,233 vehicles in the United States to update body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 10 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Accord sedan, Accord h...
    22-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 23,957 vehicles in Australia over issue with brake booster
    Toyota has issued a recall of 23,957 vehicles in Australia over an issue with brake booster, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 16 December. The recall affects 1,348 units of model year (MY) 2018 Hilux (GUN122); 595 units of MY 2018 Hilux (GUN...
    21-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Honda recalls 1.4 million vehicles in US for software, other problems
    Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the United States over issues with drive shafts, window switches and a software flaw, according to a report by The Associated Press on 15 December. The software issue related recall involves 737,000 units of model year (MY) 2018–20 Accord and MY 2019...
    16-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Mitsubishi recalls 4,916 vehicles in Canada to replace rear brake calipers
    Mitsubishi Motors has issued a recall of 4,916 vehicles in Canada to replace rear brake calipers, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 27 November. The recall affects model year (MY) 2016 Outlander and RVR vehicles. Significance: In certain vehicles, the parking brake o...
    09-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Volvo Cars recalls 4,779 imported vehicles in mainland China to replace defective airbags
    Volvo is recalling 4,779 imported vehicles in mainland China to replace defective airbags, Xinhua reported on 30 November. The recall includes 4,410 units of S80 and 369 units of S60 sedans.   Significance: According to the Chinese quality watchdog State Administration for Market Regulation ...
    08-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 129,000 vehicles in US for engine issue
    Hyundai has issued a recall for approximately 129,000 vehicles in the United States over some issue with Connecting rod bearings in a car’s engine, according to a report by cars.com on 4 December. The recall involves some model year (MY) 2012 Santa Fe SUVs, MY 2011–13 and 2016 Sonata Hybrid seda...
    07-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Kia recalls 295,000 vehicles in US over fire risks
    Kia Motors is recalling 295,000 vehicles in the United States over fire risks, according to a Reuters report on 5 December. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2012–13 Sorento, MY 2012–15 Forte and Forte Koup, MY 2011–13 Optima Hybrid, MY 2014–15 Soul, and MY 2012 Sportage vehicles. ...
    07-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    NHTSA opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles over suspension issue
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a formal investigation into around 115,0000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue, according to a Reuters report on 27 November. The safety regulator opened a preliminary evaluation into certain model year (MY)...
    04-Dec-2020 News Recalls
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