Airbag issues, fire risks and a possible loss of power have more than 65,000 vehicles under a recall alert, USA Today is reporting.
Update 2:47 p.m. EST Feb. 7, 2023: Honda is recalling roughly 114,700 of its Fit hatchbacks and HR-V compact SUVs over an issue with the rearview camera image. The image may not display when the engine is started with a key.
The auto companies have all reported the issues to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency that issues vehicle safety standards and requires manufacturers to recall vehicles and equipment that have safety-related defects.
Here is a list of the latest vehicle recalls:
Kia and Hyundai
Hyundai and Kia are recalling two of their new plug-in hybrid models to address a potential defect with their fuel tanks.
The recall involves only a small number of vehicles – 326 Santa Fes and 34 Sorentos.
Kia is recalling 31,943 Telluride SUVs – 2023 models – because of issues with the side airbag that may keep them from deploying in a crash.
The wire harness was improperly manufactured, according to NHTSA filings.
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain 2023 F-Pace vehicles because the engine cam carrier oil channel may be blocked, which can lead to an oil leak and potentially a fire.
The recall affects 6,644 vehicles, according to NHTSA filings.
BMW is recalling certain 2022-2023 i4 eDrive40 and iX xDrive50 electric vehicles. During vehicle start-up, the artificial sound generator control unit may experience a fault and fail to generate the external pedestrian warning sound, according to information supplied to the NHTSA.
Volkswagen is recalling 20,904 of its 2021 electric ID4 vehicles over issues with a battery management control module.
Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent “do not drive” advisory for older Honda and Acura models.
The warning is aimed at more than 8,200 Acura and Honda vehicles with unrepaired Takata airbag inflators.
The warning covers various 2001-2003 model year Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey, Pilot and Acura 3.2CL and 3.2 TL vehicles with so-called “Alpha” inflators.
Honda has reported 17 U.S. deaths and more than 200 injuries in the United States related to Takata inflator ruptures.
Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata airbags are under recall. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these airbags to explode when deployed, and those explosions have sent shrapnel into the vehicle, causing injuries and death.
According to the NHTSA, even “minor crashes can result in exploding airbags that can kill or produce life-altering injuries.”
Older model-year vehicles are a particular risk, according to the NHTSA as the age of the airbag is one of the contributing factors in the possibility of it exploding.
To find out if your car is under a recall, click here and enter your VIN number.
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