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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.
Sep 16, 2021
Recall Alert: Jaguar and Land Rover Have Some Seat Belt Issues
A recent car recall involves 37,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
Sep 11, 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?
Sep 07, 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?
Aug 25, 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?
Aug 21, 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.
Jul 29, 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?
Jul 24, 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.
Jul 20, 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.
Jul 18, 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?
Jul 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.
Jul 11, 2021
Lisa Steuer McArdle
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.
Jul 06, 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.
Jul 05, 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.
Jun 21, 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.
Jun 16, 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.
Jun 17, 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.
Jun 16, 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.
Jun 11, 2021
How to Check a VIN 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?
Oct 14, 2020
How to Use a VIN Lookup For a Car Recall
Using a VIN lookup for a car recall is a simple task, once you know how to do it.
Nov 10, 2020
How to Tell if Your Car is Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall
Car part recalls, such as the Takata airbag recall that impacted 19 automakers, are serious and should be handled immediately if your car is impacted.
Feb 23, 2021