Latest Automobile recalls News

Kia recalls sedans because plates in ceiling can come loose

Aug. 09, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling nearly 260,000 older midsize cars in the U.S. because plates in the ceiling can come loose if the side curtain air bags inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2012 and 2013 Optima sedans. The automaker says headliner pates on both sides of the...

US opens 3 probes of safety issues in Stellantis vehicles

Jul. 26, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have opened three investigations into safety issues with about 1.65 million vehicles made by Stellantis. The largest probe covers 1.34 million Jeep Cherokee small SUVs from the 2014 through 2020 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Hyundai exec vows to improve company's safety track record

Jul. 22, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Clogged oil ports, electrical shorts and leaks of brake fluid are only some of the safety problems that have caused multiple fires and forced Hyundai and Kia to recall millions of vehicles in the past seven years. Now, Hyundai, the larger of the two affiliated Korean...

Park outdoors: Ford expands recall for possible engine fires

Jul. 08, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is expanding a recall of SUVs and telling owners to park them outside after a series of engine fires that can happen even when the ignition switches are off. The company also announced Friday that it's recalling another 100,000 SUVs in the U.S. for a different...

Nissan recalls about 323K SUVs; hoods can open unexpectedly

Jun. 28, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view. The recall covers Pathfinders from the 2013 through 2016 model years. The automaker says in documents posted...

Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach

Jun. 24, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars. Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday the cause is still under investigation, but the...

Ford recalls over 2.9M vehicles at risk of roll away crashes

Jun. 15, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling over 2.9 million vehicles to fix a transmission problem that can increase the risk of inadvertent rollaway crashes. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2019 Escape, 2013 to 2018 C-Max, 2013 to 2016 Fusion, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connect, and 2015 to...

US ends GM steering investigation without seeking a recall

Jun. 08, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into sticky power steering on thousands of older General Motors SUVs and will not seek a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says GM in 2014 issued “special coverage” to fix the problem on...

Hyundai recalls 239,000 cars for exploding seat belt parts

May. 24, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore. In a letter to the Korean automaker, government regulators said...

Park outdoors: Ford recalls SUVs due to engine fire risk

May. 19, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. government documents posted Thursday that it doesn't...