Three tiny Mopar recalls for two problems; elsewhere, three H-K recalls, some bad airbags, and loose nuts

2023 Ram ProMaster

Stellantis issued three recalls for two problems last week; 24V289 and 24V291 both covered Jeep Grand Cherokees (2022-24 for the former and 2023 for the latter), because the rear view camera image may not display. The first recall covers just 8 vehicles whose coax cable might be loose; dealers merely have to secure it. The … Read more

Recalls: Tesla screws up brake pedals, Ford stalls on low voltage

Ford Maverick

Ford had two recalls this week—one because the battery can lose so much power the engine stops working, without the computer noticing (2021-24 Bronco Sport, 2022-23 Maverick); and one because it stuck the wrong labels into 2024 Mavericks. Neither was as embarrassing as Tesla’s problem with the rubber brake coverings slipping off the stainless steel … Read more

Minor Cherokee, Pacifica recalls

2022 jeep cherokee trailhawk

It was a week for mildly odd recalls as 2023 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyons were brought back for over-tightened front wheel hub bolts, 2022 Jeep Cherokees, came back for broken turn signals, and 2024 Chrysler Pacificas, including Voyagers, had an early recall for unintentional deactivation of traction control. 2024 Hyundai Santa Fes could have obstructed rear … Read more

A few Mopar recalls during Charger Week

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee (and L)

While the week’s reporting was dominated by the release of the Dodge Charger, Stellantis did have a few recalls as well. The 2022-23 Ram ProMaster could fail to warn drivers when the seat belt was unlocked, affecting around 30,000 vans—not all of them. High beams might not activate on 2023-24 Grand Cherokees (including L)—a recall … Read more

Mercedes, BMW recalls overshadow Mopar parking brake adjustments

2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee special edition car

Last week, NHTSA announced numerous recalls for passenger cars, including one to properly adjust the parking (emergency) brakes of the 2023 Dodge Charger and Challenger and the 2023 Chrysler 300. Only around 2,000 vehicles are affected, globally, and since buyers tend to leave automatic transmissions in Park (and manual transmissions in first or reverse)—and since … Read more

Jeep defrosters and many competitors’ recalls

2024 Jeep Wrangler Willys

The 2022-24 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021-24 Jeep Wrangler are being recalled for broken defrosters/defoggers. Around 200,000 vehicles sold in the US, and others sold elsewhere, have software errors which can prevent the defroster/defogger from running, in recall 24V111000. The software upgrade has to be done by the dealer.Software updates were also the subject of … Read more

Recall Monday: loose bolts, bad welds, and that Jeep recall

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The week’s recall roundup includes some odd GM and BMW gaffes, randomly opening Ford doors, and, at last, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe recall announced by Stellantis two weeks ago.

At GM, the 2023-24 Cadillac Lyriq may have badly welded seat belt brackets, and the Hummer and Silverado EVs may have loose seat belt buckle bolts. These may seem like embarassing mistakes if they hadn’t been released with Ford’s 2015 Fiesta, 2016 Fusion, and 2016 Lincoln MKZ recall for doors which may open while driving.

Recall Monday: Wrangler and other companies

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The Wrangler 4xe recall last week, which got perhaps more attention than it deserved (as only 1% of the vehicles actually have the flaw), grabbed headlines; but today’s list of recalls from the NHTSA is remarkably short, excluding as we always do commercial and recreational vehicles.The worst recall belongs to Land Rover’s 2023 Defender, with … Read more