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Car Recalls

Get details and alerts on all automotive recalls.

Does your car have a recall?

What is a recall?

A recall takes place after a large safety issue is brought to a car manufacturer’s attention. Engine issues, supplemental restraint system (SRS) problems, or other items may make the vehicle unsafe or hazardous to operate. At that point, a manufacturer must notify owners of affected vehicles that a recall is happening, what is involved, and then take steps to correct the issue. This correction must be performed at no cost to the consumer.

Where can I take care of a recall on my vehicle?

While independent shops can be a great place to have your car repaired or maintained, if your vehicle is subject to a recall, only an authorized dealership can perform the repair. Click HERE to find a RepairPal Certified Dealer in your area. Recalls are required to be done free of charge to the owner and do not expire, so be wary of anyone who tries to charge you for one.

Is a 'campaign' the same as a recall?

Campaigns are not the same as recalls. A vehicle may experience issues not related to its safety after it is released. In some of these cases, the manufacturer may create a campaign to correct the issue for free while the vehicle is under warranty. Any documentation you receive from the manufacturer should state explicitly whether your issue is a recall or a campaign.

See below for the most recent recalls

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 25, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles built with manual transaxles, there is the potential for the speed control cable to hang up at the throttle body bracket during high, wide open throttle operation, preventing the throttle from returning to the closed position when the accelerator is released.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2002
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the multifunction switch could develop an open circuit condition that results in the stop lamps and the rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. the center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected.
3 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2002
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. on certain 2002 nissan altima model vehicles manufactured prior to march 16, 2002, one of the sensors for the air bag system does not work as well as expected in high-speed off-set crash situations.
1 model affected
Summary on April 15, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with 1.5 liter or 1.6 liter engines that were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of alaska, colorado, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, montana, north dakota, nebraska, new hampshire, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, south dakota, vermont, wisconsin, and wyoming. while driving at a steady throttle opening for an extended period of time during extremely cold ambient temperatures (below approximately -5 degrees fahrenheit with high humidity), moisture in the combustion chamber blowby gases can freeze and block the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) valve and hose. if the pcv hose freezes, combustion chamber gases are forced through the breather hose into the air intake hose and then into the throttle body.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 12, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. moisture could enter the rear track control arm's mounting bushing and bolt combination and cause corrosion.
1 model affected
Summary on April 10, 2002
Vehicle description: certain mini vans built with second row 50/50 split bench seats or captain's chairs, fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the seat latch anchor wire diameter is greater than 6.1 mm.
4 models affected
Summary on April 8, 2002
On certain sport utility vehicles, water and impurities can enter into the ignition switch, causing a short circuit.
1 model affected
Summary on April 5, 2002
Certain passenger vehicles were built with missing or under-torqued steering gear attachment bolts. if a bolt is missing, the driver may notice uneven steering response or unusual noises during turns.
3 models affected
Summary on April 5, 2002
On certain pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions, failure of the front parking brake cable input button could result in failure of the parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
2 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 5, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles, a component in the inflator of some passenger air bag modules was not welded properly.
2 models affected
Summary on April 5, 2002
In some minivans, water and other contaminants (dirt, salt, etc.) can enter into the right rear passenger compartment due to a missing body sealer.
1 model affected
Summary on April 1, 2002
On some passenger vehicles, certain electric cooling fans could be inadequate in a hot climate. under certain circumstances, excessive heat could be generated.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on March 29, 2002
On some manual transmission trucks equipped with the fx4 package, the rear axle differential case could fracture under a high torque event such as when customers accelerate rapidly from a stop or when a spinning tire suddenly gains traction.
1 model affected
Summary on March 27, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles. if the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts.
5 models affected
Summary on March 25, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles, a problem in the manufacturing process of the rear brake rotors may have resulted in the creation of a crack where the brake disc and the parking brake drum meet. further cracking of the rotor could occur due to braking torque when the vehicle is driven and the brakes are applied. the brake drum, connected to the wheel hub, would completely separate from the disc.
1 model affected
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