Automotive recalls occur more often than you may think. Usually, the recall is due to a defect in a certain car part, such as the air bag, for example. We've listed some of the most recent automotive recalls below. If you are unsure if your vehicle is included in a recall, you can look it up here or call your local dealership for information.
2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Coupes & Convertibles
Mercedes-Benz has recalled over 22,000 of their vehicles. The coupes and convertibles recalled are those built between August 2015 through June of 2017. Specific models include: 2017-2018 C300, 2017-2019 C43 AMG, 2017-2018 C63 AMG, and 2018 E400. There is a front-seat locking issue where the front seats might not lock into place as expected, meaning that they could fold forward in a crash, increasing the risk of injuries. The recall is said to begin on April 26, 2019, where owners will be notified, and dealers will examine the seats and replace the seat back lock if necessary, free of charge.
2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline
The news is out that Honda is recalling their Ridgeline trucks from model years 2017-2019. Exposure to acids, from certain products, such as car wash soaps, can result in the fuel pump feed port cracking. A fuel pump feed crack can allow pressurized fuel to leak out, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall affects over 100,000 pick-ups. The recall is said to begin on March 7, 2019 where Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump and install a fuel pump cover, free of charge.
2019 Ram 1500
Chrysler has recalled certain 2019 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with adjustable pedals. The affected vehicles have a brake pedal that may move too far and separate from pedal assembly that can cause the driver being unable to brake which in turn increases the risk of crash. The recall is said to begin on March 27, 2019. Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will repair the adjustable pedal assembly, free of charge.
2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX, and 2015-2017 Honda Accord
Along with the Ridgeline trucks, Honda is recalling certain 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX, and 2015-2017 Honda Accord vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance, resulting in an engine stall. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash. The recall is said to begin on March 25th, 2019. Owners will be notified and the fuel injection engine control unity will be updated and fuel pumps will be replaced, free of charge.
2010-2011 Chevrolet Malibu
General Motors has recalled certain 2010-2011 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles due to over pressurized air bag inflators that could explode when deployed. If the inflator explodes, sharp metal fragments may strike the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Owners were notified earlier this month and the recall is said to begin later in March. Dealerships will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge.
For more automotive recalls, we encourage you to visit here.
Most of the time, car manufacturers discover defects promptly and put out a recall on the vehicle immediately. When this happens, owners are notified and are asked to schedule a day to go into the dealership to get the part fixed or replaced. However, if a defect is not discovered and a recall is not put into action, drivers of vehicles with defective parts can be at greater risk for crashing and sustaining injury. Failure to recall a vehicle can cause a company to face a product liability or wrongful death case. As a consumer, it is very important for you to pay close attention to any mail that you receive from your dealership, and if recall information is enclosed you must take it seriously. Not acting on a recall notice can put you in great danger.