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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....

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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.

Toyota

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

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

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.

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Toyota

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jeep

Month of recall: August 2018
Number of cars recalled: 154,000 
Models recalled: 2018-19 Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass, 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019 Jeep Cherokee
Reason for recall: Rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating that can cause gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance and increasing risk of a crash.

Ram

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Toyota

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 158,600
Models recalled: 2018 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickup trucks
Reason for recall: A vehicle diagnostic function may unnecessarily turn off the vehicle stability control system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota/Lexus

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Around 21,700
Models recalled: 2018 Toyota Camry and 2015-2018 Lexus RC F, 2016–2018 Lexus GS F 2018 Lexus LC 500
Reason for recall: Fuel pipes and fuel hoses in the engine compartment may not be properly connected, which could lead to a fuel odor or leak.

Jeep

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: 39,456
Models recalled: 2017 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Caravan RTs
Reason for recall: A faulty brake pedal switch may allow vehicles to be shifted out of park without the brake pedal being depressed.

Mitsubishi

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Almost 227,000
Models recalled: 2007-2010 Outlanders, 2008-2010 Lancers, 2009-2010 Lancer Evolutions 2010 Lancer Sportback, 2014-2016 Outlanders 2013-2016 Outlander Sports
Reason for recall: Older Outlanders and Lancers have sunroof glass that can detach; newer Outlanders have water that can seep into the back brake calipers, which could keep the brake from holding car in place.

Hyundai

Month of recall: January 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 87,900
Models recalled: 2006-11 Hyundai Azera sedans and 2006 Sonatas
Reason for recall: Water may enter the antilock brake module and result in an electrical short, which may cause an engine compartment fire even when the car is turned off.

Chrysler

Month of recall: January 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 154,000
Models recalled: 2017 Chrysler Pacificas
Reason for recall: The engine control module may incorrectly assess engine's operating status, causing it to stall.