1. Ivan Leon

    The Local & Global Car Defect & Recall Thread

    I am starting this thread to inform everyone about vehicle recall campaigns - whether local or global - as there seems to be a growing trend for manufacturers to have to recall vehicles for inherent or manufacturing faults or defects, which may affect the safety equipment, running gear, engines...
  2. Ivan Leon

    BMW X1 Recalled Because It Doesn’t Meet Federal Safety Standards

    BMW is recalling 106,182 of its 2016 to 2019 X1 SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the event of a crash where an occupant’s head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact, as required by federal safety standards. The...
  3. Ivan Leon

    Hyundai, Kia recalls over 500K vehicles as fire risk spreads

    Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than a half million vehicles in the U.S. due to new problems that can cause engine fires. Documents posted Thursday by the government show the Korean automakers are adding three recalls after reports of fires across the nation. The largest recall covers...
  4. Ivan Leon

    VW sold pre-production test vehicles for years rather than crush them

    'It's a gigantic mistake': Thousands sold to unwitting customers since 2006 Automotive industry practice has long dictated that test cars will not make their way into the hands of customers. Rather, pre-production cars, test mules and cars like that will be retained by the factory and...
  5. Ivan Leon

    South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

    South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about...
  6. Ivan Leon

    Takata saga: Ford to pay R3.9-billion settlement due to faulty air-bag inflators

    Ford agreed to a so-called "economic loss settlement" of $299.1 million covering at least 6-million US vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, court documents filed in a federal court, reports Reuters. The settlement covers economic damages linked to the inflators...
  7. Ivan Leon

    Toyota Hilux, Fortuner and Prado affected by air-intake system fault (Australia)

    Toyota’s reputation for reliability and suitability to Australian roads is being called into question following successive 4X4 Australia tests that uncovered a fault with the air intake system of the Hilux, Fortuner and Prado. During a recent outback adventure involving the new Hilux Rugged X –...
  8. Ivan Leon

    Ford EcoSport recalled for front lower control arm issue (India)

    Ford has recalled the EcoSport to inspect the welds on the front lower control arm. According to the carmaker, weld strength on some cars may not be up to specification and could affect steering control. A total of 4,379 EcoSports built at Ford's Chennai plant between May 2017 and June 2017...
  9. Ivan Leon

    Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8 Million Cars

    Fiat Chrysler announced today that it’s recalling 4.8 million cars because a short circuit could cause cruise control to accelerate the vehicles without drivers being able to cancel the function. Fiat Chrysler is telling customers to stop using cruise control until the cars are fixed...
  10. Ivan Leon

    Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating - report

    German transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away. VW in particular is still...
  11. Ivan Leon

    Subaru SA to recall over 2,000 cars fitted with defective airbags

    Further to the recall of 2004 - 2007 Subaru Impreza and WRX models announced in 2016 for defective or potentially defective Takata airbag modules, Subaru SA has had to announce another recall that affects a few more Subaru models produced and sold between 2004 and 2014 in South Africa. This...
  12. Ivan Leon

    Mitsubishi Is Recalling 140,000 Cars For Potential Engine Stalling (USA)

    Poor Mitsubishi just can’t really catch a break can it? Yesterday we celebrated because it managed to sell over 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. last year and today we’ve got some recall news for you. You win some, you lose some. The recall affects 141,053 cars (about 40,000 more than what...
  13. Ivan Leon

    Toyota SA recalls over 700,000 cars across 10 models

    Japanese carmaker Toyota’s South African unit recalled more than 700,000 vehicles because of an issue with safety bags used in the cars, an official at Toyota South Africa said. “Toyota South Africa has initiated an immediate recall in excess of 700,000 vehicles across 10 models, including...
  14. Ivan Leon

    Nissan To Recall All New Cars Sold In Japan In Last 3 Years

    Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars it sold in Japan over the past three years after discovering final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorised technicians, it said on Monday. The recall is the second major misconduct incident involving a Japanese...
  15. Ivan Leon

    China: VW recalls 4.86 million cars with Takata airbags

    Volkswagen Group China, Volkswagen (China) Import Co. Ltd. (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. (SAIC VW) have jointly issued a recall for more than 4.86 million vehicles manufactured from 2006 or later due to a faulty airbag inflator made...
  16. Ivan Leon

    BMW R1200GS recalled in India for stanchion separation issue

    BMW Motorrad India has issued a recall of the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles over a stanchion separation issue. According to media reports, models K50 and K51 built during November 2013 and June 2017 are affected by the issue. BMW has notified owners of these bikes about...
  17. Ivan Leon

    Daimler recalls millions of diesel cars over harmful emissions
  18. Ivan Leon

    Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor
  19. Ivan Leon

    BREAKING: Nearly 16‚000 Fords recalled over fire risk

    Ford South Africa has announced another fire-risk related recall - this time on its entry-level Figo and Ikon models. Owners of 15‚600 petrol-engined Figos and Ikons‚ built in India between August 2004 and March 2012 and sold in South Africa‚ received emails from the carmaker on Wednesday...
  20. Ivan Leon

    Mazda recalls RX-8 sports cars for fuel leaks, suspension trouble

    Mazda is recalling thousands of older sports cars to fix possible fuel line leaks and problems with the front suspensions. The largest recall covers more than 69 000 RX-8s from 2004 through 2008. The automaker says in documents posted Wednesday by US regulators that a fuel pump pipe can...