Three automakers recently initiated recalls on hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of potential safety hazards. If you have any of these vehicles, be sure to check your model numbers to see if you may need to schedule a repair.
Honda Recalls About 630,000 Honda and Acura Vehicles
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the recall of about 630,000 vehicles because of a fuel pump failure that could cause an engine stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The repairs are expected to begin on May 18, 2021.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2019-2020 Acura MDX, MDX Sport Hybrid, RDX, TLX, Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Insight
- 2019 Acura ILX, Honda Accord Hybrid, Civic Coupe, Civic Coupe Si, Civic Sedan, Civic Sedan Se, Civic Type R, Fit, HR-V, Odyssey, Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline
- 2018-2019 CR-V
For more information, consumers can call Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138, or check www.safercar.gov.
GM Recalls About 95,000 SUVs Because of Seat Belt Failures
The NHTSA also recently announced the recall of about 95,000 GM SUVs because the third-row outboard seat belts may have been entrapped or misrouted behind the outboard seat-folding mechanism. This could result in damaged seat belts that may break during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third-row outboard seat belts. If they are damaged, they will be replaced and rerouted, if necessary, free of charge. The recall repairs are expected to begin on May 3, 2021.
The recall affects 2021 vehicles with third-row seating:
- Cadillac Escalade
- Escalade ESV
- GMC Yukon
- Yukon XL
- Chevrolet Suburban
Owners can call Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. Owners may also check VINs at www.safercar.gov.
Audi Recalls About 153,000 Vehicles for Airbag Problems
The NHTSA recently announced an Audi recall too, affecting about 153,000 vehicles. The passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may malfunction and switch off the passenger airbag even when the seat is occupied. A deactivated airbag increases the risk of passenger injury during a crash.
Volkswagen Group of America Inc., the automaker, is still working on a remedy. It is planning on sending interim notices to owners by May 21, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2015-2020 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan
- 2016-2018 A3 Etron
- 2017-2020 RS3 Sedan
- 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834, or check the NHTSA’s recall site at www.safercar.gov.
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