Don’t let an open recall get by you. Get it fixed!
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 1/3 of recalled vehicles are never repaired. Since most recalls are not an emergency situation, you can have the car fixed when it’s convenient for you. So why wouldn’t you? Probably because you don’t know about it. Even though manufacturers try to reach every owner when they issue a recall, it’s a crapshoot: Some get the message, others don’t. And remember, you should never pay for a recall repair, and taking care of an affected recall may save you money down the road.
Here are some recent recalls, models affected and resources for getting your recall repaired.
Ford fuel pump problem affects 86,000 vehicles
A serious problem with the fuel pump control module prompted the recall notice for vehicles with 3.5 liter turbocharged direct injection engines. The fuel pump control module could fail which may cause the engine not to start or to stall without warning while driving with no ability to restart which could cause a serious crash.
- 2013-2015 Ford Taurus
- Ford Flex
- Lincoln MKS
- Lincoln MKT
To fix the recall issue, dealerships will inspect and replace the fuel pump control module and replace it if necessary.
If you haven’t received a recall notice and think your car is part of this recall, click here for more information.
GM airbag recall affects 4.3 million vehicles
A software defect could prevent airbags from deploying. The software defect may cause air bag sensing and diagnostic modules to activate “diagnostic test” that would prevent air bags from deploying in a crash.
Note: This recall is separate from the previous air bag recall issued by GM. To date one death and 3 injuries have been linked to this issue.
- 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse
- Chevrolet SS
- Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2014-2017 Buick Encore
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Chevrolet Trax
- Silverado 1500
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
- Silverado HD
- GMC Yukon
- Yukon XL
- GMC Sierra HD
- Cadillac Escalade
- Escalade ESV
To fix this issue, dealerships will update the software to prevent future air bag non-deployments.
Due to the large number of vehicles involved in this recall, it may take a while for all recall customers to be notified. Click here to learn if your vehicle is affected.
BMW fuel pump recall affects 136,000 vehicles
BMW is recalling certain models from 2007-2011 with faulty fuel pump connectors that may cause a fuel leak.
- X5 series
- X5 M
- 5 Series sedans
- 6 Series sedans
BMW will notify owners and replace affected fuel pumps free of charge. You can learn more about this recall here.
Mercedes-Benz fuel system recall affects 6,858 sedans
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain E300 sedans manufactured between 2015 and 2016 for an issue that can impact the fuel systems including the pump, pressure sensor and fuel level gauge. The issue may result in a stall and increase the risk of a crash.
- 2017 E300 Sedan
- E300 4Matic Sedans manufactured in 2015-2016
Check here to see if your vehicle is affected; dealers will fix the problem for free.
Check your car for a recall
You can check for recalls by model type or with your vehicle’s VIN number here. And remember, when purchasing a used car, don’t ask the dealer if it has an open recall on it; check for open recalls yourself!