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Check your car: Over 273K Subarus, Teslas, Kias and Porsches recalled

Thousands of vehicles on the road have open recalls. Whenever manufacturers blow the whistle, you should check your car for safety. While some recalls fix minor annoyances, others address life-threatening tech issues.

There are several ways to determine if a recall impacts you. First, find your car’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number. Next, enter your VIN into the NHTSA’s recall lookup page.

You can save yourself these two steps by checking this guide first. We’ll tell you which issues to watch out for now and give you campaign and recall numbers. Just scroll down to see if your car has been recalled.

New Subaru recalls

This is the biggest recall on the list. If you drive a Subaru Ascent, you may face a fire risk the next time you’re on the road. Here’s the issue in simple terms:

  • Certain 2019-22 vehicles have a faulty ground bolt.
  • This faulty bolt is attached to a car heater.
  • That means certain car parts could melt when your heater is on.

This is no minor issue, either: Subaru announced over 271k vehicles are part of the recall. If your car is part of the recall, you’ll get a notification within the next 60 days.

You’ll have to bring your car to the closest Subaru retailer. Mechanics will replace your ground bolt, wire and connector holder for free. In the meantime, don’t leave your vehicle unattended while its engine is on.

Check your car if you have a Kia

Do you have a 2020 Niro EV? You may need to take your car to the nearest Kia dealership. According to the NHTSA, 872 cars are part of the recall.

If your car needs an upgrade, you’ll get a notification through the mail around the end of January of next year. Here are the details to keep in mind:

Car make and modelBuilt inIssuesCampaign numbersKia’s recall number
Niro EV2020Coolant leak in EPCU22V899000SC258

We’ve got you covered if you want more information about the issue. This is how the problem might impact you the next time you’re driving:

  • Your electric power control unit may have a faulty seal.
  • This means your car may internally leak coolant.
  • You could lose car power while driving!

Imagine that: Your car could go kaput on the highway. If Kia sends you a letter in January, bring your vehicle to the nearest Kia dealership. Mechanics will replace your electric power control unit free of charge.

There’s also an older recall you should know about. In October, Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles were recalled. Here’s the data you should know about:

Car make and modelBuilt betweenIssuesCampaign numbersNHTSA recall number
Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles2017 to 2018Overheating car seats, caused by internal electrical issues22V83600018V-666

If you’re thinking about buying an electric car, be careful. Do your research first. Here’s what you should know before buying an electric vehicle.

Your Porsche might be recalled

This next recall impacts 53 cars, according to NHTSA. Here are all the details:

Car make and modelYearsIssuesCampaign numbersRunning sequence number
Porsche 9112022-2023Frontal airbags may not deploy properly22V897000232047

This issue could fatally hurt you if you get in a crash. The problem lies with the dashboard console on the passenger side. If it breaks, the airbag may not deploy properly.

You’ll get a letter through the mail by Feb. 3, 2023. Luckily, you won’t have to pay for the fix. Just take it to a Porsche dealer and you’ll get a dashboard replacement for free.

Speaking of expensive cars, here’s another recall to know about.

Got a Tesla? Check your car ASAP

Only nine cars have this issue, but it’s still good to know about. Tesla is recalling some 2023 Model Y vehicles because an internal issue could put you at risk of a crash. The problem lies in an improper attachment of the front suspension’s lateral link fastener. If your car is affected, you’ll receive a letter by Feb. 3, 2023.

Hino Motors has a recent recall, too

At least 970 vehicles are part of a new Hino Motors recall. The company says some 2022-2023 NE7A, NJ7A, NJ7B, and NV7A vehicles have fuel tank issues.

Car make and modelYearsIssuesCampaign numbersHino recall number
NE7A, NJ7A, NJ7B, and NV7A vehicles2022-2023Restricted fuel pickup tube may stall engines22V898000AASJ0

If you have one of these models, you can call Hino’s customer service at 1-248-699-9390. However, you should get a notification by Feb. 3, 2023. If your vehicle is part of the recall, the dealership will replace the fuel tube for free.

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