- September Auto Recalls
September Auto Recalls
Safety on the roads should be a top priority for everyone, and while driving safely is an important factor, the safety of your vehicle matters just as much. While today’s vehicles are equipped with top of the line safety features, vehicle recalls can happen every day. In September alone, 13 different recalls were announced for U.S. motor vehicles. Make sure you stay up to date with auto recalls to ensure that your vehicle is ready to roll on the roads.
According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the following recalls were issued in September. If you find your vehicle on this list, contact your dealership for further information about the steps to take relating to your specific recall defect.
Units Recalled: 802
Defect: Lower control arm weld failure may cause the tire to contact the wheel well, resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Year: 2013 – 2015
Units Recalled: 4,934
Defect: Rear axle carrier side may fracture, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck
Year: 2018 – 2021
Units Recalled: 158,489
Defect: Defect in the wiring can lead to inoperable headlights and a vehicle fire, causing an increased risk of a crash or an injury.
Units Recalled: 3,030
Defect: Secondary hood latch may detach, allowing the hood to open if the primary hood latch is not engaged, obstructing the driver’s view and increasing the risk of a crash.
Units Recalled: 31,236
Defect: Two separate recalls related to a bonding issue on certain vehicles; the windshield and/or panoramic roof glass panel may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle. A windshield that separates from a vehicle, and a roof panel that separates from a vehicle, can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Units Recalled: 38
Defect: Mismanufactured parts within the brake booster were not properly cleaned by its supplier. As a result, they could corrode, causing a short within the brake booster, which could lead to drivers losing braking assistance. Although there would still be full mechanical braking capability, the sudden loss of brake assist could lead to an increased risk of a crash.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Units Recalled: 56,180
Defect: Backup camera fails to display rear view image when in reverse, causing an increased risk of a crash or injury.
Units Recalled: 95,515
Defect: The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which can result in engine damage. A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Year: 2015 – 2017
Units Recalled: 88,576
Defect: Turn signal may activate in the opposite direction of what was intended by the driver which increases the risk of a crash.
Units Recalled: 14,939
Defect: Power control module may cause fuel pump failure, causing an engine stall that increases the risk of a crash.
Year: 2011 – 2013
Units Recalled: 126,033
Defect: Rear suspension toe link fracture which can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Year: 2020 – 2021
Units Recalled: 228,297
Defect: reduces the driver’s rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.
Units Recalled: 8,411
Defect: Engine Control Unit (ECU) software can cause loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Many of these recalls involve defects that can compromise a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. These defects can cause accidents that could lead to serious injuries or deaths. If you have been injured due to a defective vehicle, Mike Morse Law Firm is here to help. Call us 24/7 at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946) for a free consultation with one of our experienced Michigan auto accident attorneys. You can also get help by visiting our contact page or using the chat feature on our website.