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Tesla Scrutinized Over Failure to Issue Recall After Autopilot Update

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating why Tesla Motor Company has failed to issue a recall after it updated its Autopilot software. In the wake of this investigation, customers should exercise caution when using this feature.
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Hyundai Recalls Nearly 100K Vehicles Over Engine Issues

In late September 2021, Hyundai announced that it was issuing a safety recall affecting 95,515 vehicles over faulty engine components that increased the risk of stalling or engine fire. Customers can expect formal notification in mid-November urging them to obtain the replacement parts.
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Volvo Issues Safety Recall Over Defective Airbags

In early October 2021, Volvo announced a new auto safety recall impacting nearly 260,000 vehicles with defective airbags. Volvo will replace the faulty airbag with a new airbag that contains a different propellant and inflator at no cost to the customer.
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Ford Announces Safety Recall on Mustang Mach-E Over Defective Windshields

In late September 2021, Ford Motor Company announced a safety recall on 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUVs over improperly installed windshields and glass roofs. Affected consumers can start scheduling recall repairs in late October.
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Toyota Recalls Over 158,000 Tundra Pickups Over Headlight Fire Hazard

Toyota recently announced a safety recall impacting over 158,000 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. Faulty wiring in the headlights may cause overheating or even fire.
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GM Announces Safety Recall for Chevy Bolt Vehicles

GM recently announced a safety recall impacting every Chevrolet Bolt EV ever made. Customers are urged to seek the recommended repairs as soon as they become available.
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Hyundai and Kia Trunk Latch Recall

Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles over a defective trunk latch. In high temperatures, thermal cracks may develop and prevent the trunk’s interior emergency release latch from functioning correctly. Consumers can begin seeking the recall repair in the fall.
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Ford Recalls 2013-2017 Explorers Over Suspension Issues

Ford Motor Company recently announced a rear suspension safety recall impacting over 676,000 Ford Explorer SUVs. Affected owners will be notified by late August 2021, after which they can visit the dealer for the replacement parts.
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GM Recalls 700K Pickups Over Airbag and Engine Defects

In recent weeks, General Motors (GM) announced two separate recalls affecting a total of approximately 700,000 pickup trucks. Customers will be notified by mid-August, after which they can visit the dealer to receive the replacement parts.
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Tesla Announces Safety Recall Over Seat Belt Issues

Tesla recently announced two new safety recalls over potentially defective seat belts, affecting approximately 7,600 vehicles. A cross-threaded seat belt fastener increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash, so affected customers should visit the dealership for inspection and repairs.
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Why Many Vehicle Owners Don’t Receive the Necessary Recall Repairs

Automakers do not have a legally defined deadline for making replacement parts available to consumers, meaning that customers could wait several months for these repairs. In these cases, customers may be entitled to a loaner vehicle or a buyback under California’s lemon law.
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Auto Safety Recall Trends in 2020

Auto manufacturers launched several major safety recall campaigns in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic deterred many consumers from receiving the replacement parts. Defects in airbags, latches, engines, and driver-assist programs should be addressed as soon as possible.
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