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GM/Chevrolet Is Not Repairing Dangerous Bolt EV

Across the nation, at least 16 Bolt EV electric cars are confirmed to have caught fire. The car has been recalled, and GM has released instructions for owners. For now, they are asking that you park the car outdoors, reducing the risk of flames damaging the home. Owners should also charge outdoors, if possible. When charging, keep the...read more

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How Often Should I Check for Recalls on My Vehicle?

How Do Vehicle Recalls Work? When a vehicle has a defect that affects the vehicle’s safety or when the vehicle fails to meet minimum safety standards, manufacturers are required to repair, replace, or repurchase the vehicle back from the consumers. When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that there is a problem that affects a...read more

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Which Manufacturers Have the Most Recalls?

Why Vehicle Recalls Are Important No one wants to deal with a vehicle recall, but they are often necessary. When a manufacturer discovers an ongoing problem or defect with a vehicle part (including software), they will issue a recall and notify owners to repair or replace the part. Recalls can range from typos on informational...read more

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Drained Honda Battery

Everyone wants a vehicle that they can count on, and Honda is one of the most reputable brands for reliability. However, not all of these vehicles are trouble-free. A recent class action lawsuit against Honda alleges that the auto manufacturer sold more than two million vehicles with a defect that may cause the cars to...read more

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 300k+ Vehicles with Backup Camera Issue

Mercedes-Benz is an incredibly popular auto manufacturer in the U.S. Consequently, thousands of consumers are affected when a recall is issued. Recently, Mercedes-Benz reported a software issue that affected the backup cameras of nearly 350,000 vehicles. Vehicles involved include convertibles, coupes, sedans, and SUVs from 2019, 2020, and 2021 model years. Some of the vehicles...read more

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How to Check for RV & Travel Trailer Recalls

Why You Should Check for Recalls Before Going on Vacation As you start planning your summer vacation, you should add “check for vehicle recalls” to your list. Owners of RV and travel trailers know how important it is that their vehicles are well-maintained and ready to go. Part of this is ensuring that any relevant...read more

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DMV Urges Drivers to See If Their Vehicles Are Part of a Safety Recall

In 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued nearly 900 safety recalls affecting more than 55 million vehicles or their parts. Startlingly, only 75% of these recalls were ever fixed. That means 25% of the unfixed ones potentially put you, your passengers, and others on the road at risk. On behalf of the Department of...read more

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Porsche Stops Sales of 2021 Boxster, Cayman, & 718 Spyder

Porsche has issued a recall order for their 2021 models, Boxster GTS 4.0, Cayman GTS 4.0, Cayman GT4, & 718 Spyder. They have also halted sales on all unsold models. Reportedly, models with a flat 6-cylinder engine may have a faulty connecting rod. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall document (linked...read more

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Kia Recalls Nearly 380,000 Vehicles for Potential Fire Risk

Similar to a recent recall by Hyundai, Kia is recalling nearly 380,000 of its vehicles due to potential engine fire risks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHRSA), the following Kia vehicles are included in the recall: Short-Circuited Engines in Kia Vehicles The issue is due to a possible short circuit in the hydraulic electronic...read more

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Hyundai Tucson Expands Recall for Engine Fire Risk

Last September, the South Korean auto manufacturer, Hyundai, issued a recall for certain 2019-2021 models of Tucson crossover SUVs due to an electrical short in the car’s computer that could potentially start fires, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initial recall was for about 180,000 vehicle models. In January, however, the...read more

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Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall

Hyundai Issues Electric Vehicle Recall Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric Cars Catch Fire Car manufacturer Hyundai has issued its second recall of electric vehicles in less than a year. In October of 2020, 12 fires were reported in Kona Electric cars, causing the company to recall 6,707 vehicles. The fault lies in the batteries. Software...read more

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What Is Recall Clustering?

Recall clustering is a phenomenon that occurs when automakers delay recalls to minimize stock penalties and avoid being the first safety issue in a news cycle. Researchers at Notre Dame recently uncovered the problematic trend in a study called, “Hiding in the Herd: The Product Recall Clustering Phenomenon.” After analyzing 3,117 auto recalls over a 48-year period, researchers...read more

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