Tag: Defects & Recalls

  • November 17th, 2021

At the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we are dedicated to keeping everyone safe on the road. Part of that responsibility is identifying safety-related defects in vehicles and equipment, promoting awareness of these safety defects, and urging vehicle owners to repair open recalls. We also look closely at every complaint we receive. Unrepaired vehicle recalls […]

  • November 5th, 2021

For most people, the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday means gaining an extra hour of sleep, and maybe a reminder to change smoke detector batteries. However, we encourage you to add a new tradition to your safety essentials list when falling back and springing forward: Checking for vehicle safety recalls. Don’t risk your […]

  • August 23rd, 2021

GM is expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt recall to include model year 2017-2022 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles. With this expansion, all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles are now recalled due to the risk of the high-voltage battery pack catching fire. The recall applies to all Bolt vehicles, including those that may have received an earlier recall repair […]

  • July 15th, 2021

Chevrolet Bolt vehicles that should be parked outside are those that were originally recalled in November 2020 for the potential of an unattended fire in the high-voltage battery pack underneath the back seat’s bottom cushion. The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of […]

  • April 1st, 2021

Owners of select GM and Chevrolet vehicles listed below should park their vehicles outside and away from homes, structures, and other flammable materials such as vegetation, until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. Positive Battery Cable Short Circuit GM issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-189) […]

  • March 30th, 2021

Owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new and separate recalls for the risk of fire. ABS Module Malfunction Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai […]

  • March 16th, 2021

Owners of select Model Year 2017-2021 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. Kia Motors America issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-137) on Tuesday for 379,931 select Sportage and Cadenza vehicles […]

  • November 13th, 2020

Owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. These vehicles can catch fire even if they are turned off, parked, and disconnected from a charging unit. NHTSA has confirmed […]

  • October 30th, 2020

For most people, the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday means gaining an extra hour of sleep, and maybe a reminder to change smoke detector batteries. However, we encourage you to add a new tradition to your safety essentials list when falling back and springing forward: Checking for vehicle safety recalls. Don’t put yourself, […]