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Is there a recall on your vehicle?

By Newsday.com Staff

Does your vehicle have a defect? Several major automobile manufacturers have issued recalls in 2018 that drivers are recommended to have fixed. Here's a list of major recalls from this year.

Volvo

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Month of recall: January 2019
Number of cars recalled: 200,000 (worldwide)
Models recalled: Volvo V40, S60 and V60 and Cross Country versions, and V70 and XC70, S80, XC60 and XC90 built from 2015 to 2016.
Reason for recall: A fuel line may crack, letting fuel leak into engine compartment over the course of a long time.

Kia

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Month of recall: January 2019
Number of cars recalled: 168,000
Models recalled: Some 2011-2014 Kia Optima cars, 2012-2014 Sorrento SUVs, 2011-013 Sportage SUVs, many 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata cars and 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport SUVs.
Reason for recall: A fix for a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires, which was improperly repaired during previous recalls for engine failures.

Toyota

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Month of recall: January 2019
Number of cars recalled: 1,300,000
Models recalled: The 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Corolla and Matrix, 2011-2014 Sienna, 2010-2012 Lexus ES 350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX 460, 2010-2015 Lexus IS 250C and 350C, 2010-2013 Lexus IS 250 and 350, 2010-2014 IS-F and the 2010-2015 Scion XB.
Reason for recall: Air bag inflaters by Takata can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. 

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Ford

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Month of recall: January 2019
Number of cars recalled: 168,000
Models recalled: The 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2010-2011 Ford Ranger, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2010-2011 Mercury Milan, and 2010-2014 Ford Mustang.
Reason for recall: Takata passenger air bag inflaters can explode and hurl shrapnel.

Toyota/Lexus

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Month of recall: December 2018
Number of cars recalled: 104,633
Models recalled: Certain 2008-2019 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX 570s.
Reason for recall: A faulty sensor could keep air bags from inflating during a crash.

Mercedes-Benz

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Month of recall: December 2018
Number of cars recalled: 104,633
Models recalled: The 2018-19 2018-2019 GLC SUVs and 2018 C-Class sedans, coupes, and convertibles.
Reason for recall: The passenger air bag indicator light may show that the air bag is on even if the air bag is off.

Volvo

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: 17,500
Models recalled: 2017-19 Volvo XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs, S90 sedans, and V60, V60 Cross Country, V90 and V90 Cross Country wagons.
Reason for recall: A software problem could cause GPS systems to provide the wrong locations.

Honda

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: 122,000
Models recalled: 2018-19 Honda Odysseys.
Reason for recall: Parts in the power door rear latches can stick and stop the doors from fastening securely, leading them to opening while van is in motion.

Acura

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 65,000
Models recalled: 2017-19 Acura MDX SUVs, 2017-18 MDX Sport Hybrid SUVs, 2016 and 2018-19 Honda HR-V SUVs and 2018-19 Odyssey minivans.
Reason for recall: Gas pockets could form due to rear brake caliper pistons, reducing brake performance.

Subaru

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: 229,000
Models recalled: 2018 Subaru Outbacks and Legacys.
Reason for recall: The low-fuel warning lights may not function properly, leading to stalling and running out of gas.

Subaru

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: 411,000
Models recalled: 2012-14 Subaru Imprezas, 2013 BRZ, XV Crosstrek and Toyota Scion FR-S.
Reason for recall: The engine valve springs can fracture, causing engines to malfunction or stall.

Kia

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 16,000
Models recalled: 2018 Kia Stinger hatchbacks.
Reason for recall: The front wiring harness may get damaged, increasing the risk of a fire.

BMW

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 44,300
Models recalled: 2013-18 BMW 328d, 328d xDrive sedans, 2014-18 328d Sports Wagons and 328d xDrive Sports Wagons; 2014-16 535d and 535d xDrive sedans, 2015 740Ld xDrive sedans, 2015-17 X3 xDrive28d SUVs, and 2014-17 X5 xDrive35d SUVs.
Reason for recall: The exhaust gas recirculation cooler could malfunction, increasing the risk of a fire.

Scion

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Month of recall: November 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 17,000
Models recalled: 2004-06 Scion xAs.
Reason for recall: The air bag could malfunction, either inflating without a crash or not working in one.

Jeep

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 86,000
Models recalled: 2019 Jeep Cherokees with 2.4-liter engines.
Reason for recall: Due to a malfunctioning powertrain controller, some vehicles will stall while reducing speed.

Hyundai

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 10,600
Models recalled: 2017-18 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid cars.
Reason for recall: The relay may have inadequate connections, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 1.3 million.
Models recalled: 2012-18 Ford Focus cars equipped with either a 2.0-liter GDI or 2.0-liter GTDI engine.
Reason for recall: The canister purge valve may become stuck, which may result in an engine stall.

Toyota

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: 188,000
Models recalled: 2018-19 Tundras and Sequoias, 2019 Avalons.
Reason for recall: The air bag control computer can erroneously detect a fault when the vehicles are started, meaning the air bags may not deploy in a crash. 

Kia

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 27,000
Models recalled: 2017-18 Kia Niro hybrid hatchbacks
Reason for recall: Power relay assembly may have inadequate connections, which can overheat the rear seat and increase the risk of a fire.

Subaru

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 21,700
Models recalled: 2010-14 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks equipped with manual transmissions
Reason for recall: Electronic parking brake may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to roll away if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.

Toyota

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Month of recall: October 2018
Number of cars recalled: 2,430,000
Models recalled: 2010-14 Toyota Prius hybrids and 2012-14 Prius v hybrids
Reason for recall: In rare cases the cars might not enter "failsafe" driving mode, lose power and stall.

Alfa Romeo

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 34,500
Models recalled: 2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulias and 2018 Stelvios, Quadrifoglio models excepted
Reason for recall: An engine operating condition that occurs rarely could cause the catalytic converter to overheat, possibly leading to an engine stall or fire.

Cadillac

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: About 53,500
Models recalled: 2014-16 Cadillac CTS sedans equipped with heated front seats
Reason for recall: The flexible heaters may become damaged over time, resulting in excessive heat, which could start a fire.

Honda

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: About 232,000
Models recalled: 2018 Honda Accords, 2019 Insight hybrids
Reason for recall: Malfunctioning software for rear camera display.

Nissan

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 215,000
Models recalled: 2015-17 Nissan Muranos, 2016-17 Maximas, 2017-18 Pathfinders, and 2017 Infiniti QX60s
Reason for recall: Antilock brake actuator pumps could allow fluid to leak onto a circuit board, which may result in an electrical short. 

GM

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: Over 1 million
Models recalled: Certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon.
Reason for recall: The power steering can fail during a voltage drop and then suddenly return, increasing the risk of a crash. 

GM

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: 240,000
Models recalled: 2018-19 GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt, and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
Reason for recall: The rear brake caliper pistons can contain trapped hydrogen gas that could make the brakes feel soft and increase the risk of a crash. 

Ford

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: 1.6 million
Models recalled:  2015-18 Ford F-150 regular-cab and SuperCrew pickup trucks
Reason for recall: Some seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they tighten before a crash, possibly causing the insulation or carpet to catch fire.

Toyota

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Month of recall: September 2018
Number of cars recalled: 192,000
Models recalled: 2016-2018 Toyota Prius hybrid hatchbacks
Reason for recall: The engine wire harness could contact the cover at the connection to the power control unit and wear over time, causing a short circuit, increasing the risk of fire.

Ram

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Month of recall: August 2018
Number of cars recalled: 1.4 million
Models recalled: 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
Reason for recall: Tailgates with power locks can open when vehicle is moving.

Mercedes-Benz

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Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 10,800
Models recalled: 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4Matic cabriolets, C43 cabriolets, C63 cabriolets and C63S cabriolets
Reason for recall: Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle, which could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen

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Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 33,100
Models recalled: 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks, Golf SportWagen wagons
Reason for recall: Silicate on the shift lever microswitch contacts may build, allowing the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in Park, increasing the chance of a rollaway or injury.

Ford

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Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 550,000
Models recalled: 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUVs and 2013-2016 Fusion sedans
Reason for recall: A bushing that attaches from the shifter cable to the transmission could detach, causing the vehicle to be in a different gear than selected, which could cause unwanted movement of the vehicle.

Nissan

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Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 105,000
Models recalled: 2011 Versa sedans, 2011-2012 Versa hatchbacks
Reason for recall: Passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Lexus

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 115,000
Models recalled: 2006-13 Lexus IS 350 convertibles, 2010-14 IS 350C sedans, 2007-11 GS 350 sedans and GS 450 hybrid sedans
Reason for recall: Material in the fuel pulsation dampers may harden and crack, causing fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 240,000
Models recalled: 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans
Reason for recall: The manual Park release plug can be taken out without a tool, which could cause the manual Park release to engage and the vehicle to roll away.

 

Audi

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 139,000
Models recalled: 2013-18 Audi S6 and S7 sedans, 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans, 2014-18 RS7 sedans
Reason for recall: Stress or wear on the body-sensing mat on the front passenger seat could cause the detection system to malfuncton, which could lead to an air bag not deploying in a crash.

 

Volkswagen

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 55,000
Models recalled: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs
Reason for recall: The second-row center seating position can be damaged by a child seat base wider than 12.6 inches, leaving the buckles damaged and releasing unexpectedly.

BMW

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 33,000
Models recalled: 2009-13 BMW X5 xDrive35d SUVs
Reason for recall: Engine idler pulley bolt may loosen and break, which could cause vehicle to lose power-assist steering.

Kia

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 507,600
Models recalled: 2010-13 Kia Forte, Forte Koup sedans, 2011-13 Kia Optima sedans, 2011-12 Kia Optima Hybrid sedans, Sedona minivans
Reason for recall: Air bag control unit could short circuit in a crash, preventing them from deploying.

GMC

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 88,129
Models recalled: 2018 GMC Terrain
Reason for recall: Air bags may not deploy in a crash.

Kia

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Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 106,428
Models recalled: 2015-2018 Sedona
Reason for recall: Sliding doors may not reverse if they close on a person's limb.

Fiat Chrysler

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Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 4.8 million
Models recalled: 2014-2019 Ram 1500 pickup, 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickups and chassis cab trucks, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2014-2018 Chrysler 300, 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2014-2018 Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango, 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and 2018 Wrangler
Reason for recall: Drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

Jeep

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Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 49,000
Models recalled: 2018 Jeep Cherokee 
Reason for recall: Fuel-supply tubes may have connectors that were incorrectly fitted, which increases the risk of a fire.

Jeep

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Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: 325,000.
Models recalled: 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty
Reason for recall: Suspension problem could lead to water getting into the vehicle's rear lower control arms, causing the parts to rust or crack.

Audi

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Date of recall: April 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Around 1.2 million
Models recalled: 2013-2016 A4, 2013-2017 A5, 2012-2015 A6, 2013-2017 Q5 SUV, all with 2-Liter turbocharged engines.
Reason for recall: Electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.

Tesla

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Month of recall: March 2018
Number of cars recalled: 123,000
Models recalled: 2012-2016 Tesla Model S
Reason for recall: Corroding bolt could lead to loss of power steering.

Mercedes-Benz

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Month of recall: March 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: 121,861
Models recalled: Certain 2017-2019 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2019 GLC300 4matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4matic, 2018-2019 GLC350e 4matic vehicles
Reason for recall: Seat belt latch plates may retract into paneling, preventing their use.

Ford/Lincoln

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Month of recall: March 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 1.3 million
Models recalled: 2014-2018 Ford Fusions, Lincoln MKZ sedans
Reason for recall: Steering-wheel bolt may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time.

Mitsubishi

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Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 158,600
Models recalled: 2011-16 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs
Reason for recall: Water may enter between the hood and windshield, causing corrosion of a ball joint that could lead to the wipers becoming inoperative.