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  • Ben Beck

April 2024 Automotive Recall News

Ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers is paramount in the automotive industry. In April 2024, several manufacturers in the United States issued recalls for various vehicles due to potential safety hazards. These recalls range from a simple battery issue to malfunctioning electrical accessories to problems with the powertrain control modules, faulty parts, incorrect installations and a range of tire problems, all of which could increase the risk of accidents or fires.


America's April automotive recall news include vehicles with a range of serious issues ranging from engine compartment troubles, to faulty fuel injectors, tires, hazard lights and electrical accessories.

In this article, we will explore some of the reasons behind these recalls and what you can do to determine if your car is affected.


Which Vehicles Were Recalled in April?

In April, several vehicle recalls were issued in America. Major recalls include:

  • Emergency Vehicles: Various emergency vehicle makes and models were recalled because of a firmware issue that could result in overloaded electrical circuits, increasing the risk of fire.

  • Chrysler: Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager vans were recalled because the traction control system does not function when cruise control is activated.

  • Toyota: Toyota has recalled over 55,000 Prius Prime vehicles (HEV) for a faulty electronic rear door latch problem.

  • Daimler Trucks & Vans: Daimler Trucks North America recalled Freightliner and Western Star trucks because the steer axle wheel flanges may crack and cause damage to the tires.

  • Doosan Generators: Doosan Portable Generator Trailers were recalled because the electric brake harness was connected incorrectly, which could cause the brakes not to engage and increase the risk of a crash.

  • Ford Dealership: 

  • Ford Transit vans were recalled because the tires may contact the wheel arch liner and body flange, causing damage to the tire.

  • Ford Bronco Sport, Escape, Maverick and F-150 vehicles were also recalled for a cracked fuel injector that could leak fuel inside, a loss of drive power from an undetected low battery charge and incorrectly manufactured tires.

  • GM Trucks: General Motors Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks were recalled because the front wheel hub bolts may have been over-tightened and damaged during installation, which could cause a loss of vehicle control.

  • Goodyear Tires: Goodyear G622 RSD tires were recalled because they were missing a tire identification number, which could make it difficult to identify the tire in the event of a recall.

  • Mack Trucks: Mack Low Ride (LR) natural gas trucks were recalled because the methane detector may be inoperative due to a missing fuse.

  • Reading Trucks: Reading dump body trucks were recalled because inadequate clearance may allow the hood to contact the main electrical fuse terminal, increasing the risk of a fire.

  • Paccar Trucks: Paccar is recalling certain 2025 Peterbilt and Kenworth models (536, 548, 567, 579, T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, W990) due to a potential steering issue.


You can view a full list of recalled vehicles and previous recalls on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

This is not an exhaustive list of affected vehicles, additional models could be announced as inspections continue.


Where Can You Find Our if Your Car Has Been Recalled?

To find out if your car has been recalled, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and use their recall lookup tool by entering your vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). This tool provides details on recalls that may apply to your vehicle. You can access the NHTSA's recall search tool at: nhtsa.gov/recalls. Additionally, car manufacturers also send out notification letters to notify owners directly if their vehicle is affected by a recall.


When Should You Get Legal Advice?

If your car has consistent problems even after multiple repair attempts, it might be a lemon—indicating it inherently fails to meet quality standards. Knowing your rights under lemon laws is crucial as you might be entitled to a replacement or compensation.


At The Beck Law Office, our experienced attorneys specialize in California lemon law, helping consumers secure refunds or replacements for such vehicles. For personalized assistance and to explore your options for compensation, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

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