Honda, Volkswagen, and Kia are among the automakers involved in this week’s recall round-up, which involves the recall of over 67,000 vehicles.
To learn more about car and motor vehicle recalls, visit USA TODAY’s automotive recall database or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration database, where you’ll need a vehicle identification number, as well as the year, make, and model of the vehicle. For more information, you can also contact the vehicle’s manufacturer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues ‘do not drive’ advisories for older Honda and Acura models.
The NHTSA advised the public not to drive certain older Honda and Acura models until an airbag issue was resolved. According to the agency, the vehicles have Takata Alpha driver-side airbag inflators. According to the NHTSA, these airbags have a 50% failure rate in even minor collisions.
“If the inflators rupture, metal fragments ejected towards the driver’s face could kill or severely injure them,” the agency warned in its advisory.
Among the approximately 8,200 vehicles affected are:
2001-2002 The Honda Accord.
2001-2002 Honda Civic.
Honda Odyssey 2002 and CR-V 2002.
Honda Pilot 2003.
Acura 3.2 TL from 2002 to 2003.
Acura 3.2CL, 2003.
According to the NHTSA, each vehicle is under recall and is eligible for free airbag repair. The warning is the latest in a series of Takata-made airbag recalls that have affected millions of vehicles and resulted in at least 24 deaths in the United States.
Range Rover 2023s are being recalled due to a fire risk.
According to NHTSA filings, Jaguar Land Rover has recalled 6,644 Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs due to a defect that may cause them to leak oil, posing a potential fire risk.
Affected models include:
Land Rover Range Rover 2023 (1,080 vehicles).
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2023 (2,520 vehicles).
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2023 (631 vehicles).
Land Rover Discovery 2023 (107 vehicles).
Land Rover Defender 2023 (2,306 vehicles).
The recall will be communicated to owners by March 31. According to the NHTSA, authorised repair shops will provide free repairs.
A total of 229 2023 Jaguar F-Pace SUVs were also recalled due to the same problem.
Volkswagen EVs may lose power while driving in 2021.
Volkswagen has recalled 20,904 2021 Volkswagen ID4 electric vehicles because a battery management control module may reset or, in rare cases, a pulse inverter may deactivate while the vehicle is in motion. According to Volkswagen, the problem could cause the vehicle to lose power without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
According to the NHTSA, owners will be notified of the recall on March 31 and will be able to receive a software update that should resolve the issue.
Kia is recalling 2023 Telluride SUVs because the airbags do not deploy.
According to NHTSA filings, Kia is recalling 31,943 2023 Telluride SUVs because the side airbag wire harness was improperly manufactured by a supplier, potentially causing the airbag not to deploy in a crash.
Kia stated that it would notify owners of the recall on February 28 and provide a free repair.