The U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration’s most recent wave of vehicle recalls includes potentially rusted SUV frames, potentially deactivated front passenger air bags and potentially dangerous power sliding doors. The majority of the 790,000 autos recalled in the past week came from Honda and Volkswagen.
Honda CR-Vs could be corroded.
In light of the potential existence of corroded frames, Honda is recalling 563,711 vehicles. The “salt belt” states where the involved automobiles are located treat their roads with salt to prevent ice. Honda warned that if the vehicle is driven through puddles and flooded regions, de-icing salt may build up on the vehicle’s rear frame and eventually cause corrosion.
Honda estimates that only 1% of recalled vehicles will have rusted frames, and it is not aware of any fatalities or injuries linked to the problem.
According to the article, Honda stated that owners should anticipate receiving notification letters on May 8. The company promised to offer owners a free repair or, in the event that the vehicle is beyond repair, an offer to buy it back.
The front passenger airbags of Volkswagen Atlas SUVs may deactivate.
Due to a potential deactivation of the front passenger air bags, Volkswagen is recalling 143,053 of its SUVs. According to an NHTSA investigation, the affected models’ passenger occupancy recognition systems may have wiring issues that cause them to deactivate the front passenger air bag while the seat is occupied, thus increasing the risk of injury in a collision.
On May 26, mail-based notices are anticipated to start going out to affected owners. The automaker advised people to avoid letting anyone sit in the front passenger seat until a fix is found.
Owners can check to see if their car is affected by calling Volkswagen’s customer support at 1-800-893-5298 or entering their vehicle identification number online.
Power sliding doors on a Kia Carnival are dangerous.
According to an NHTSA recall notice, Kia is recalling 51,568 of its Carnival minivans because the power sliding doors’ auto-reverse feature might not activate, increasing the risk of an injury and the possibility that the door will close on a passenger.
Three of the five complaints about the power sliding doors, according to the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation, involved injuries and bruises to the arms, hands, or shoulders.
On April 28, Kia will mail notices to customers informing them of the recall. Owners with affected vehicles can take them to the dealership, where the power sliding door control module software will be updated without charge.
Owners can get more information by calling Kia customer care at 1-800-333-4542. SC266 is the Kia recall number.
The doors of a Volkswagen ID4 may open suddenly.
According to an NHTSA report, Volkswagen is recalling 16,207 of its ID4 vehicles because the door handles may have been made in a way that allowed water to get inside the circuit board assembly. The danger of harm while driving increases if the doors open unexpectedly while the vehicle experiences “strong lateral forces” at speeds under 9 mph.
On May 26, VW will start informing owners about the recall. As soon as a fix is ready, VW will issue a second letter. A fix for the recall is currently being developed. VW has put a stop to sales of the 2023 ID4.
For further information, owners can call VW customer support at 1-800-893-5298. The recall number for VW is 57J4.
The engines of VW TAOS vehicles can stall.
According to an NHTSA report, VW is recalling 15,874 of its TAOS vehicles because the gasoline supply pump may fail, increasing the risk of an accident-related injury.
On May 26, VW will start notifying owners. Owners who have a problem can take their car to a dealer and get a free replacement fuel pump.