Car Recalls for the Month of October: Ford and Honda Recall Over 423K Models
DETROIT – October has been a smaller month for car recalls than most others this year, but Ford and Honda tipped the numbers with 423,259 combined vehicles being currently recalled. Honda may be recalling earlier models, but Ford is recalling more current models:
- 154,604 Ford Fiesta models from the 2011 to 2013 model years.
- 268,655 Honda CR-V models from the 2002 to 2006 model years.
The problem with the Ford models lies with the air bags. Models manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012 fail to comply with one of the safety standards. The passenger side curtain air bag does not deploy if there is an event if the front passenger seat is empty. This is a problem because the right, rear passenger will not have safety from the side curtain air bag.
There is an electrical problem with those models manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. It seems the driver-side power window switch has the ability to either fail or melt. If it does fail, the end result could be a fire even if the model is not in use.
Other small car recalls that have been called by some large automakers include the following:
- 13,919 Nissan Altima models from the 2012 to 2013 model years.
For these models, it seems that transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts may not have been torqued to the correct specification, which could cause the bolts to become loose and fall out, leading to loss of control and the possibility of crashing.
- 2,062 BMW K1200 R, R Sport and S from the 2007 and 2008 model years.
The brake fluid may foam within the fluid reservoir. This could lead to reduced braking ability that could cause a crash.
If drivers of these models have questions or need more information, they should contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov.
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