In November, the automotive industry in America experienced a significant number of vehicle recalls, affecting various manufacturers and models. These recalls were issued for a range of safety concerns, highlighting the importance of proactive vehicle maintenance and safety compliance.
In this report, we briefly overview the major recalls announced in November, detailing the manufacturers involved and the specific issues identified.
Which Vehicles Were Recalled in November?
These recalls, covering a wide array of issues from manufacturing error, and electrical malfunctions to mechanical defects and possible transmission failure, underscore the ongoing challenges in automotive manufacturing and the critical importance of adhering to safety standards.
Vehicle owners affected by these recalls are advised to contact their local dealership for repairs. Recall repairs are typically done at no cost to the owner.
General Motors Recalls:
Recall Scope: General Motors issued a recall for approximately 60,000 vehicles.
Affected Models: The models affected include the Buick Encore GX, Buick Envista and Chevrolet Trax.
Issue: The recall was initiated due to issues with a blank instrument panel display.
Hyundai and Kia Brake Fluid Leak Recalls:
Recall Scope: Hyundai and Kia recalled approximately 6.4 million vehicles.
Affected Models: Kia's Borrego SUV, Cadenza, Forte, K900, Optima, Rio, Rondo, Sportage, and Sorento, and Hyundai's Accent, Azera, Equus, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata Hybrid, Tucson and Veracruz.
Issue: Brake fluid leaks that could potentially cause fires.
Investigation: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated an investigation into 16 separate recalls issued by Hyundai and Kia related to this issue.
Toyota Airbag Warning Light Recall:
Recall Scope: Approximately 43,000 vehicles.
Affected Models: 2023 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Cross, Corolla Cross hybrid, Highlander, Highlander hybrid and Tacoma.
Issue: Potential loss of electrical connection in the spiral cable assembly of the steering column, impacting driver's airbag deployment.
Kia Front Driveshaft Replacement:
Recall Scope: Approximately 271,384 vehicles.
Affected Models: 2021 Acura RDX and 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
Issue: Risk of the front left or right driveshaft cracking and separating, leading to potential power loss and increased crash risk.
Honda Ridgeline Rear View Camera Recall:
Recall Scope: An additional 113,546 vehicles.
Affected Models: 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline.
Issue: Damage to the rearview camera tailgate wire harness by the tailgate latch, affecting camera functionality.
Ford F-150 Parking Lights Recall:
Recall Scope: 18,527 vehicles from the 2023 model year.
Affected Model: Ford F-150 pickups.
Issue: Parking lights flickering or turning off, potentially reducing visibility and increasing crash risk.
Tesla's Autopilot Abuse Recall:
Recall Scope: Approximately 2 million electric vehicles.
Affected Models: 2014-2022 Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y.
Issue: Addressing the misuse of Tesla's Autopilot system by drivers engaging in risky behaviors.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Window Recall:
Recall Scope: 165 blue-painted vans.
Model Years: 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Issue: Risk of windows detaching due to a manufacturing defect.
Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster Brake Light Recall:
Recall Scope: 4,148 vehicles.
Affected Models: 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster.
Issue: The center brake light is obstructed by the rear spoiler, potentially reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a rear-end crash.
Owners of the affected vehicles should contact their local dealers for more information and to arrange the necessary repairs.
Is Your Car Affected?
For detailed information on each recall, including specific models and solutions offered by the manufacturers, it is advisable to refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. To check if your vehicle is affected just enter your vehicle's VIN. You can also sign up for NHTSA recall alerts to be notified if your vehicle is recalled for any reason in the future.
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