Driving your favorite car can be fun, but as soon as there’s a defect, things can get dangerous quick. Every year, millions of cars are issued recalls for safety defects as minor as a bug in the dash display to major hazards like battery fires. But what actually happens when a new car recall is issued?
According to the Kelley Blue Book, A recall occurs when a manufacturer or NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) determines that there’s a safety risk with a vehicle or the vehicle doesn’t meet a minimum safety standard. Usually, a recall covers only certain parts or equipment on a vehicle; it’s rare for a manufacturer to recall an entire vehicle.
So what new car recalls should you be aware of? Below are some of the most recent recalls. It’s important to note however, that your auto manufacturer should notify you via mail if there’s a recall on your vehicle. However, it’s always best to be prepared.
Check to see if your vehicle has made this list below, and click on each entry in the list for more info.
- Hyundai Kona Electric potential fire hazard
- Ram diesel engine issue
- Takata airbag flaw
- Hyundai Tucson fire risk
- 2020 Chevy Corvette frunk malfunction
- Massive Ford recall (Lincoln, Mustang, F-150)
- 2019 Ford Super Duty
- C8 Corvette seat belt issue
- 2020 Kia Telluride faulty brake lights
- 2020 Nissan Ultima, Leaf, and Maxima
Car recalls aside, want more car related news? Check out the rest of the Headlights blog.