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Tesla Forced Recall Almost 500,000 Cars Over Possible Safety Defects
Tesla is facing another recall of almost 500,000 cars to fix safety issues related to rearview cameras. What do you need to know about the problem?
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Jerry
Jan 14, 2022
Subaru Recalls Ascent, Legacy, and Outback Models Over Potential Transmission Failure
A recent Subaru safety recall is sending nearly 200,000 Ascents, Legacies, and Outbacks made in 2019-2020 back to the dealership for repairs—a programming error in a component called the transmission control unit is causing drive chains to snap as well as other shifting errors for owners.
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Jerry
Jan 08, 2022
Recall Alert: Your Ford Ranger Might Have a Faulty Seat Belt
Over 47,000 Ford Ranger SuperCabs are being recalled. Is your new pickup truck one of them?
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Jerry
Jan 18, 2022
How to Emergency Stop a Toyota Prius
If your Toyota Prius brakes or accelerator act up on you, it's important to know what to do well in advance. Read this guide on Prius emergency brakes to learn more.
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Jerry
Dec 17, 2021
Recall Alert: Tesla EVs Have Issues With Suspensions Separating
Tesla models are facing another recall involving issues with suspensions separating. This could make the car unstable and increase the chances of a crash.
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Jerry
Dec 02, 2021
GM Buying Back Chevy Bolt EVs that Face Risk of Fire
Some Chevy Bolt EVs were recalled because of battery issues, but the risk of the battery catching on fire has led to buybacks of the vehicle. The buybacks are voluntary so GM can deny buyback requests from some Bolt owners.
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Jerry
Oct 15, 2021
Recall Alert: 661,000 Ford Explorers Could Be Prone To Runaway Roof Rail Covers
661,000 Ford Explorers have issues with their roof rail cover pins that might cause them to come loose and fly off onto the road. If you receive a recall notice, you’ll want to bring your car into a local dealership.
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Jerry
Oct 15, 2021
How to Check Car Recalls by VIN Number
Using a VIN lookup for a car recall is a simple task, once you know how to do it. Read here to learn how to check car recalls by VIN number.
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Jerry
Nov 09, 2021
How to Check a VIN Number For Free
Your car's VIN tells you everything you need to know about your vehicle, but how do you check a VIN for free? Read this guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Oct 26, 2021
The Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know
This is a guide on the Takata airbag recall that impacted 19 automakers. Read here to learn why the recall was put in place, if you car is affected, and more.
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Jerry
Nov 23, 2021
Recall Alert: The New Jeep Cherokee’s Leaky Transmission Could Result In a Fire
A small, but important, recall has been issued for a few of the Jeep's newest 2021 Cherokee. A manufacturing mistake could lead to a dangerous fire.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Various Mercedes-Benz Models Have Glitchy Backup Cameras
342,366 Mercedes-Benz vehicles from 2019 to 2021 model years are under recall because of faulty backup cameras. This includes many of their SUVs and four-door coupe models.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Volvo Vehicles Face Fuel Pump Issues
85,550 Volvo vehicles are being recalled because of fuel-pump fuse issues that may cause the car to stall or have trouble starting.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Over-The-Air Updates Can Make It Easier to Get Recall Repairs
Many defects or recalls for modern cars require software updates to fix. Tesla and GM are taking the lead on making it easier to receive updates over the air.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
New Law Would Ban Selling Used Cars With Open Recalls
The Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act would require car dealers to repair issues related to recalls in used cars before selling, leasing, or loaning them.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Almost 50,000 Nissan Rogues Could Be Dangerous for Child Seats
Nissan is recalling over 47,000 2021 Nissan Rogues because of potential faulty welds on the model’s seats. Is your new SUV part of the recall?
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Nearly 300,000 Tesla Cars Have Cruise Control Issues
Tesla is recalling over 285,000 vehicles due to cruise control activating unexpectedly. This could cause unintentional acceleration and other potential safety issues.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Chevy and GMC Trucks Are at Risk of Airbags Going Off For No Reason
Almost half a million trucks are included in a recent recall for Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras. Is your truck part of the recall?
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Trunk Hatches on Hyundais and Kias Refuse to Unlatch
A faulty trunk latch has forced Hyundai and Kia to recall over 600,000 vehicles. How do you know if the recall affects you?
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Ford Recommends Some F-150 Owners Stop Driving Their Trucks Immediately
Find out about the latest recall from Ford. Is your F-150 pickup included?
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
NHTSA Released a User-Friendly Recall Lookup Dashboard
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rolled out a new online dashboard to help you search for vehicle recall data. This gives you an easy way to find recalls from the last 50 years.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Chevy Bolt Fires Lead to Expanded and Expensive Recall
The Chevy Bolt recall has further expanded where now a total of 150,000 vehicles are part of it. The issue appears to be with the Chevy Bolt’s battery which has been catching fire.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: A Faulty Fuel Pump in the Toyota Yaris Could Leave You High and Dry
Toyota has added 31,000 Yarises to a growing fuel pump recall. What do Yaris owners need to do to stay safe?
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Ram Issues Massive Airbag Recall For 200,000 Trucks
Dodge issues a Ram recall for over 200,000 vehicles due to defective airbag curtains. This impacts pick-up models from April 2015 to mid-June 2020.
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Jerry
Oct 22, 2021
The Porsche Taycan's Power Loss Issues Could Lead to Recall
2020-2021 models of the Porsche Taycan are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nine owners have faced issues with power loss on their electric Taycans, and some weren’t able to restart their cars.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Wheel Separation Concerns for 510,000 Ram Pickups
Half a million 2012-2021 Ram pickup trucks are being recalled including the Ram 3500, Chassis Cab 4500, and Chassis Cab 5500. The wheels for these trucks may come loose on the road because of incorrect manual instructions for replacing them.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Jaguar and Land Rover Have Some Seat Belt Issues
A recent car recall involves 37,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
More Than 111,000 Land Rovers Recalled Due to Potential Fuel Leak
Land Rover recently recalled 111,00 Land Rovers due to a potential fuel leak. This recall can leave owners wondering what specifically is wrong, how Land Rover will deal with the issue, and how their insurance will be affected.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Recall Alert: Over 100,000 Toyota Tundras Have a Headlight Issue
Toyota issued a recall notice for over 158,000 of its Tundra pickup trucks from 2018-2021. According to the automaker, the affected trucks have fault wiring in their headlights, which can cause headlight failure, burnout and even fires.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Takata Is Still Under Investigation for Faulty Airbags
Millions of vehicles with Takata airbags were recalled in the past decade. The NHTSA is opening a new investigation into the effectiveness of the company’s airbags.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021

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