Car recalls: why they happen and what buyers should know
Why do car recalls occur? Here’s what to know if your car has an open recall.
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Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued recalls for more than 3 million vehicles, including more than 1.7 million Kia vehicles and 1.6 million Hyundai vehicles that could cause fires.
Are you looking to see if any recalls have been issued for your car? If a vehicle is not listed below, owners can check USA TODAY’s auto recall database or search NHTSA database For new calls. The NHTSA website also lets you search for recalls based on your vehicle identification number, or VIN.
Below are the vehicle recalls posted NHTSA From September 23 to September. 30.
Key reminder: Kia and Hyundai are recalling more than 3.3 million vehicles for potential fire-related problems
Kia is recalling 1,730,192 vehicles because the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) could cause a short circuit, leading to an engine compartment fire, Kia said. NHTSA report. This may increase the risk of infection.
Kia is asking owners to keep their vehicles parked outside and away from any structures until the recall is complete. If there is a problem, they will replace the HECU at no cost.
Notification letters will be mailed by November 14. Owners can contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s recall number is SC284.
- 2010-2019 Kia Borrego
- 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza
- 2010-2013 Kia Forte
- Soup Kia Forte 2010-2013
- 2015-2018 Kia K900
- 2011-2015 Kia Optima
- 2011-2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
- 2012-2017 Kia Rio
- 2010-2011 Kia Rondo
- 2011-2014 Kia Sorento
- 2011-2013 Kia Soul
- 2010-2013 Kia Sportage
Hyundai recalls 1,642,551 cars due to an anti-lock braking system (ABS) problem. NHTSA report. Cutting fluid may seep in and cause an electrical short. This could result in a fire in the engine compartment, which could increase the risk of an accident or injury.
Owners of these cars are asked to park their cars outside and away from any buildings until the repair is completed.
Notification letters are supposed to be mailed to owners by November 21. If you need to get in touch, you can reach Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai recall number is 251.
- Hyundai Accent 2012-2015
- Hyundai Azera 2012-2015
- Hyundai Elantra 2011-2015
- 2013-2015 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
- 2014-2015 Hyundai Equus
- 2011-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2013
- Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2011-2015
- 2010-2013 Hyundai Tucson
- Hyundai Tucson 2015 fuel cell
- Hyundai Veloster 2012-2015
- 2010-2012 Hyundai Veracruz
Jeep Wrangler Gladiator recall
Chrysler is recalling 6,298 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator vehicles with manual transmissions. The rearview camera for these vehicles may malfunction according to the NHTSA. Also, the reverse lights may not turn on when the car is in reverse. Both of these problems can reduce drivers’ ability to see and not alert other drivers that a vehicle is reversing.
The gear position sensor will be replaced by the dealer free of charge.
Notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 7. If you need to contact Chrysler Customer Service, their number is 1-800-853-1403. The number is 92A for this recall.
- 2022-2023 Jeep Gladiator
- 2022-2023 Jeep Wrangler
Subaru Recall: Outback, Legacy, Ascent, and Impreza
Subaru is recalling 4,311 Outback, Legacy, Acent and Impreza vehicles. NHTSA The report says the center support bolts attached to the driveshaft may have come loose. This will separate the front end of the driveshaft, which could cause a collision.
Dealers will clean the center support strut bolt mounting surfaces and install new bolts.
Subaru’s customer service number is 1-844-373-6614. The recall number is WRN-23. Notification letters will be mailed on November 20.
- 2023 Subaru Ascent
- 2023 Subaru Impreza
- 2023 Subaru Legacy
- 2023 Subaru Outback
Kia recall: Forte
Kia is recalling 3,866 of its 2023 Forte vehicles. NHTSA said the right lower front arm may not have been welded properly. This may cause a sudden loss of steering control.
Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the repair has been completed. If repair is necessary, dealers will replace it free of charge.
Notification letters will be mailed on September 27. Kia’s customer service number is 1-800-333-4542. The recall number is SC283.
BMW recalls: Rolls Royce
According to the NHTSA report, BMW is recalling the 1305 from some 2021-2023 Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles. Tempered glass may break in an accident. This could result in injury in a crash.
A protective film will be applied by dealers to the tempered glass free of charge.
If you need assistance, you can contact Rolls Royce Customer Service at 1-877-877-3735. Notification letters will be mailed by November 13.
- 2021-2023 Rolls-Royce Ghost
BMW recall: 740i, 760i, xDrive and i7 xDrive60
BMW is recalling some of its 2023 740i, 760i xDrive and i7 xDrive60 vehicles. It is possible for a vehicle’s windshield wiper to malfunction in certain weather conditions NHTSA report. This may reduce visibility, which may increase the risk of an accident
Dealers will inspect and replace your windshield wiper system at no charge.
BMW customer service number is 1-800-525-7417. Notification letters will be mailed to me on November 20th.
- 2023 BMW 740I
- 2023 BMW 760I
- 2023 BMW i7
Hyundai recall: 2024 Kona
Hyundai recalls 2,354 Kona cars. According to the NHTSA report, the rear seat belts may not function properly. In the event of a collision, the occupant may not be properly restrained, and injury may result.
If there is a problem with the rear seat belt, dealers will replace it free of charge.
Notification letters will be mailed on November 21. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. The call number is 250
General Motors Recalls: Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Yukon
General Motors is recalling 189 2023 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. It is possible that the arm bolts on the rear suspension outboard control system were not heat treated properly. This will cause the bolts to break and the rear wheel to misalign according to A NHTSA report.
November 6 is when notification letters will be issued. If you need any assistance, owners can contact Chevrolet Customer Service at 1-800-222-1020; Cadillac Customer Service at 1-800-458-8006; GMC Customer Service at 1-800-462-8782. N232415910 is GM’s recall number.
- Cadillac Escalade 2023
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- Chevrolet Suburban 2023
- Chevrolet Tahoe 2023
- 2023 GMC Yukon
- 2023 GMC Yukon XL
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