We’re more than halfway through the year, and there have already been more than a dozen major vehicle recalls. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled more than 50 million cars. Tap or click here to find out if your vehicle is affected.
Unfortunately, recalls are common. The cause of the issues differ, but you must always check if your vehicle is a potential danger. It’s an easy process we’ll highlight below.
Read on for the latest list of vehicles that put your safety at risk and what you can do about it.
If you drive a 2022 BMW i4 or 2022-2023 iX, you must be aware of a potentially dangerous battery issue. The recall states, “The high voltage battery may have internal damage, resulting in an electrical short-circuit.”
An electrical short circuit could lead to a fire. Additionally, there is no indication of how many i4 and iX models make up this recall.
The recall notice states, “Owners are advised not to drive or charge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures until the remedy is complete. Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge.”
A recall notice from NHTSA indicates a high risk of injury if you drive the vehicle. If you have questions, call BMW customer service at 800-525-7417.
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Toyota is recalling certain Tacoma trucks, model years 2022-2023, over a safety issue with a child seat anchor system. More than 75,000 vehicles are impacted.
According to a notice from the NHTSA, an insufficient weld might prevent a child seat from anchoring correctly. As a result, the seat could eject the child towards the front of the vehicle when braking.
A remedy is under development, and Toyota will notify owners by mail in September. If you have any questions, you can call Toyota’s customer service at 800-331-4331.
Dodge and Chrysler
Chrysler is issuing a recall for more than 52,000 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicles manufactured in 2022 over an issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The NHTSA notice explains that a defective TPMS might not alert you to low tire pressure.
In addition, the notification light might turn on from a failed battery sensor, hiding an actual alert over tire pressure. “Either of these scenarios can result in tire failure and increase the risk of a crash,” according to the NHTSA notice.
If you have any questions or want more information, call Fiat Chrysler at 800-853-1403.
Check your VIN
Every car has a unique Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. Look for it on the lower left of your car’s windshield. You can also find your VIN on your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.
Once you have it, go to nhtsa.gov/recalls and type your VIN into the search box. You’ll find out if your vehicle has any recalls that need to be addressed.
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