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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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Troublesome Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Recalled for Numerous Defects

Naturally, many people who buy “luxury vehicles” expect them to be beautiful, high-performance, durable, and equipped with high-quality features. Yet, even the newest and best-in-class vehicles can prove to be troublesome. That seems to be the case with some of the latest Alfa Romeo vehicles, including the 2018 Stelvio which has been recalled by the National...read more

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Do I Have a Lemon Vehicle If My Car Was Recalled?

While a recalled vehicle and a lemon have similarities, they are viewed quite differently under the law. What Is a Recall? It is important first to understand how a recall is determined on a national level. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems that a specific vehicle, part, or add-on is no longer meeting the...read more

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What If My Car is Recalled During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or an automotive manufacturer issues a recall, it means an automobile has a serious problem that poses a safety risk to consumers and other roadway users. A recall also means the issue is so serious that it has to be fixed. But what if your vehicle is recalled...read more

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Toyota & Lexus Recall Nearly 700K Vehicles for Faulty Fuel Pump

One of the most dangerous issues that a driver can face is having their vehicle stall while it’s in motion, especially while the person is driving on one of Southern California’s busy freeways. Unfortunately though, there have been vehicle defects that have led to engine stalling and one of Toyota’s latest recalls is evidence that the issue...read more

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Car of the Month – Audi 2019 e-Tron – Recall Problems

2019 Audi e-Tron Recall It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to have production line problems. However, it can be disappointing when you learn that the vehicle you just purchased or leased has been recalled. Not only can this be an inconvenience, many times, it’s also a safety issue that needs to be rectified sooner than later....read more

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