Millions of vehicles are under recall for faulty airbags, splitting tires, and stalling engines
Fall is here, which means cooler temperatures, changing leaves, lots of football and pumpkin everything. But this year, fall is also becoming synonymous with recall—in the last three months, more than 5 million vehicles have been recalled for a range of issues, including faulty airbags, splitting tires, stalling engines, and potential fire hazards. On top of that, over 3 million child car seats have been recalled for design hazards that could lead to strangulation or asphyxiation.
Driving a vehicle or using equipment with a known recall is extremely dangerous and can be potentially fatal.
Below, we list the latest vehicle safety recalls (Aug-Oct 2021) from the NHTSA, as well as provide information on steps to take if your vehicle is affected, how to remain informed about potential recalls in the future, and what to do if you have been injured in an accident in North or South Carolina caused by a safety defect.
Latest vehicle recalls from August-October 2021
Here is a list of the latest vehicle recalls issued between August and October 2021; however, there are dozens of other cars, trucks, and SUVs currently under recall. If you don’t see your vehicle on this list, we strongly encourage you to go to the NHSTA official recall website to look up your specific make and model.
- 2001-2009 Volvo S80 and S60 – Approximately 460,769 Volvo cars are being recalled worldwide due to faulty air bags that could be deadly in the event of a crash. When the airbags are activated, fragments of the inflator inside the air bag may, in certain cases, project out and in a worst case strike you, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Learn more here.
- 2021 GM Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Denali – Nearly 15,000 GM vehicles are being recalled due to software-related issues that cause the power control module and fuel pump to operate intermittently or fail altogether. So far, GM has received 229 reports of engines stalling while stopping or moving in these vehicles. Learn more here.
- 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Tucson and Sonata – Over 500,000 Hyundai vehicles are being recalled for different issues that increase fire risk. Affected Santa Fe SUVs may have brake fluid leaking into the anti-lock brake computer, which can cause an electrical short and fire. To date, at least 18 fires have been reported. Affected Tucson and Sonata hybrids have rod bearings inside the engine that may wear out prematurely, which can cause the engine to stall—risking an accident—or cause a fire. Learn more here.
- 2011-2013, 2020-2021 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, and Lincoln Aviator – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 350,000 vehicles for two separate reasons: faulty rearview cameras where images are not displaying correctly and faulty rear suspension joints that can fracture. Learn more here.
- Cooper Tires – A massive recall of some 442,000 tires sold under a variety of popular brand names could affect over 100,000 vehicles and their drivers. The tires, which were made by Cooper but sold under other brand and store names as well, are the subject of a pair of separate recalls, both having to do with defects in the sidewall which can lead to the tires quite literally tearing apart. That’s pretty much the worst thing you can have happen when you’re driving your car, short of a crash. Check to see if your tires are affected here.
Major Child Car Seat Recalls
- The Boppy Recall – Over 3 million Boppy products, including Boppy Car Seats and Boppy Newborn Loungers, are being recalled because of concerns that infants can strangle themselves in the straps or become positionally asphyxiated due to design flaws. Learn more here.
- 2016-2019 Combi BabyRide Infant Car Seats – Combi is recalling certain Combi BabyRide Infant Car Seats, model 378099, due to issues with the shoulder harness that may fail in the event of a car crash. Learn more here.
How to check to see if your vehicle is under recall?
All vehicle owners should:
- Check for recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Get the fix by calling your local dealer; it will be repaired for free.
- Sign up for Recall Alerts about any future recall affecting your vehicle.
What to do if you have been injured in an accident caused by a vehicle under recall in North or South Carolina
Immediately call Auger & Auger at 855-969-5730
If you have been injured in an accident in North Carolina or South Carolina that was caused by a vehicle under recall, you have the right to file a product liability claim and hold the manufacturer responsible.
For over 26 years, the experienced car accident attorneys at Auger & Auger have helped thousands of injured victims and their families recover from serious accidents in North and South Carolina. We are a compassionate group of attorneys who fight for our clients and their families. We pride ourselves on providing superior service, individual attention to every client, and aggressive representation.
We offer FREE, no-obligation consultations to all potential clients. And, you don’t have to pay for anything unless we secure a financial settlement for you. Call 855-969-5730 now to schedule your complimentary meeting with our experienced car accident attorneys.