Tag: Defects & Recalls

  • 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, […]

  • May 28th, 2020

Harbor Freight Tools has announced a recall of more than 1.7 million Pittsburgh Automotive 3-Ton and 6-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands for a defect that poses a significant risk to your safety. Owners of these jack stands are asked to immediately discontinue use due to safety concerns. Injuries have been reported due to this issue. […]

  • May 28th, 2020

Forget about the lost hour of sleep this weekend – you have an important safety checklist to complete! On Sunday, March 8, as you turn the clocks forward and change smoke detector batteries, NHTSA wants you to add a new tradition to your safety essentials list: Checking your vehicle for safety recalls. Don’t risk your […]

  • October 17th, 2019

While the 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar is substantially similar to the 2019 calendar, we are excited to announce a few new opportunities: Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020 Consider participating in VIN check-up events, and distributing NHTSA vehicle safety recall awareness campaign materials available on TSM. Heatstroke Awareness Day May 1, 2020 Along with […]

  • September 19th, 2019

GHSA has partnered with Check To Protect, a vehicle recall awareness program run by the National Safety Council (NSC) to spread the word that it is important – and easy – to check a vehicle’s recall status at CheckToProtect.org. Many drivers in your state may be unaware their vehicle has a safety recall and that […]

  • August 8th, 2018

NHTSA’s process for monitoring for light passenger vehicle recalls lacks documentation and management controls, and does not ensure that remedies are reported completely and in a timely manner. The Agency also does not verify recall completion rates, although it has the authority to do so, and it lacks sufficient management controls to ensure staff assess risk […]

  • May 7th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that certain vehicles with defective airbags are not being repaired fast enough. According to a release, high-risk MY 2006 Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series trucks with defective Takata airbags are under a “do not drive” warning. The air bags must be replaced immediately.