Tag Archives: nhtsa

Audi A6 Hybrid Vehicles Recalled for Short Circuits, Fires

A fire in a railway container in China last December with 2 new Audi vehicles started a chain of events that lead to this global recall. Audi investigations with Valeo the supplier on the  root cause, possible contributing factors and affected production period ensued. Continue reading

Posted in customer satisfaction, electronics, recalls | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500-3500 Hoods Fly Open

The hood-latch striker wires may not have been heat-treated properly by Motor City Stamping Chesterfield MI. Continue reading

Posted in customer satisfaction, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Recalls a Recall on 2019 Ranger Pickup for Fires

Ford Motor Company today is issuing a safety recall for 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles that were previously recalled as the company’s quality woes continue. Continue reading

Posted in customer satisfaction, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sulfur Fumes Cause Mercedes ABS and ESP Safety Recall?

The electrical contact of a resistor might be impaired due to sulfur fumes originating from the axle oil. Due to a development “deviation” at the supplier Tollo Linear  of Sweden, a batch of electrical resistors don’t meet the requirements for chemical resistance. Continue reading

Posted in electronics, quality, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Rear Toe-Links Fracture from Driving

Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition for the specified vehicles. This potentially deadly safety defect affects 211,207 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 15,281 in Canada and 1,396 in Mexico. It appears to be related to a larger Ford Explorer toe-link recall. Continue reading

Posted in engineering, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Silverado, Sierra Software Recalled for Botched Older Recall

This pre-launch EBCM software contains a potentially deadly error. If the pickup is started remotely using the OnStar mobile app or the driver enters the vehicle and waits five or more minutes before starting the vehicle using the ignition, this software error can disable the vehicle’s electronic brake assist and illuminate the ESC, ABS and BRAKE warning lights. Continue reading

Posted in electronics, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Subaru America Recalls Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflators  

These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using Takata inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. Continue reading

Posted in auto news | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Recalls Super Duty Vehicles for Carpet Fires

In affected Ford Super Duty and SuperCrew trucks, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar, which may spread and increase the risk of injury. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Automakers Slow to Make Vehicles Safer?

However, it still takes decades for improvements to influence the entire fleet of registered vehicles. Drivers don’t abandon older vehicles when automakers make safer ones. Continue reading

Posted in engineering, marketing, safety | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two New Safety Recalls at Ford Motor – F-Series and Explorer

Ford Motor Company is issuing two new safety recalls in North America on some of its newest, best-selling vehicle lines – F-Series, and Explorer. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

GM Recalls More than 500k Pickup Trucks for Possible Burning Cloth Carpet After Seat Belt Pretensioners Activate

When the front seat belt pretensioners deploy, hot gas may vent through an opening in the pretensioner bracket, possibly igniting the carpet. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

FCA US Recalls More Than 107,000 Diesels for Engine Fires

Thus far no fix is proposed even though the company is aware of four injuries related to the safety defect. In the required NHTSA filing, FCA says it has identified 61 field reports potentially related to EGR cooler failure. Total EGR cooler warranty replacements is 8,909. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEMA Sues U.S. DOT for Stopping Replica Car Law

Another Agency run by President Trump’s political appointees is allegedly defying a 2015 law – the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) – passed by Congress to let low-volume automakers sell up to 325 replica cars each year that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, manufacturing, performance | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BMW, Rolls Royce, Toyota Backup Camera Software Recall

BMW of North America is recalling 51 products totaling 257,473 vehicles because the back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear-view image is no longer visible, and the system will retain that setting. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Motor Recalls 2019 Ranger Pickups for Fires

This safety defect recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 1,544 in Canada. Vehicles were built at Michigan Assembly Plant, August and September 2019. Continue reading

Posted in recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment