Ford Recalls 194,889 Vehicles for Interior Door Handle Defect

Ford is recalling 194,889 vehicles due to an interior door defect.  The defect may be involved in one or more of the interior doors of the vehicle.  The problem is that a crack may develop within handle causing the handle return spring to become unseated.  This can result in the interior door handle not returning [...]

February 17th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 194,889 Vehicles for Interior Door Handle Defect

Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Ford is recalling 746,842 vehicles from their 2013 and 2014 model years due to an air bag defect.  In all of the affected vehicles, the circuit board in the Restraints Control Module (RCM) may develop a short-circuit over time.  This is because when the conformal coating was applied to portions of the RCM at the [...]

October 6th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Ford Recalls 83,250 2012-2014 Vehicles due to Improper Installation of the Halfshaft

Ford announced it would recall 83,250 vehicles involving an installation defect of the halfshaft retention circlip.  During the manufacturing of the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed as designed.  As a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning. If [...]

August 19th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 83,250 2012-2014 Vehicles due to Improper Installation of the Halfshaft

Ford Recalls 392,085 Vehicles due to Corrosion & Seat Defects

Ford has recalled 392,085 vehicles in two separate actions. The largest recall affects model year 2001-2004 Ford Escapes in the “Salt Belt States”.  These states include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of [...]

April 21st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 392,085 Vehicles due to Corrosion & Seat Defects

Honda Recalls 886,815 Odysseys due to Fuel Pump Defect

2009 Honda Odyssey Honda will recall 886,815 Odysseys that were manufactured from June 23, 2004 through September 4, 2010 due to a fuel pump defect.  The fuel pump strainer installed may deteriorate over time.  As this occurs, fuel can leak from the vehicle.  Fuel leaks can cause an increase risk of fire.  The [...]

March 24th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Honda Recalls 886,815 Odysseys due to Fuel Pump Defect

Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls

Due to the US federal government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be posting any new vehicle recall notice as of yesterday.  Not only will NHTSA stop making recall announcements, but the group will halt work on their vehicle safety investigations, car safety testing, and setting new regulations for vehicles thereby potentially [...]

October 2nd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls

Recalls Mount for Subaru Forester, Nissan Altima, Honda Fit, and Volvo VHD/VNL Vehicles

On April 24, 2013, four separate recalls were issued affecting over 150,000 vehicles and 4 different automobile companies. Subaru is recalling approximately 10,137 2014 Foresters due to faulty carpet mats.  The backing for the carpeted floor mats was not manufactured to specification.  As a result, the floor mats may curl when exposed to heat.  This [...]

May 3rd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Recalls Mount for Subaru Forester, Nissan Altima, Honda Fit, and Volvo VHD/VNL Vehicles