Product Recalls


  • The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. Carmakers originally tried to fix the defects by partially replacing the electronic control unit, made by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. of Livonia, Mich., but that fix didn't always work.

  • Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    About 34,000 oil-filled space heaters are being recalled because they could spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. Other recalled products this week include orbital sanders with a short-circuit hazard and candles that are a fire hazard. They were sold at Target and small department stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014.

  • Honda cuts profit guidance as recall costs bite Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    A sign is shown over the O'Hare Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill.

    Honda cut its annual profit forecast as it set aside more cash to cover an expanded recall of cars to replace potentially faulty air bags.

  • Honda cuts profit target as air bag recalls bite Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:22 AM ET
    A sign is shown over the O'Hare Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill.

    Japan's Honda Motor Co sliced 6.5 percent off its core annual profit forecast.

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Honda Motor Co sliced 6.5 percent off its core annual profit forecast as it set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in extra cash to cover an extended car recall to replace potentially faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.. Still, Honda's Executive Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura said, "We are not seeing a big impact on sales in North America...

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's Honda Motor Co on Friday cut its annual operating profit forecast by 6.5 percent as it set aside more cash to cover an expanded recall of cars to replace potentially faulty air bags made by supplier Takata Corp. Honda also said it now expects to sell a total of 4.45 million cars this fiscal year, down from the 4.62 million it previously forecast,...

  • Tracking the massive recall of Takata airbags  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst at Edmunds.com, discusses news of another fatal crash that could possible be linked to the defective driver-side airbags made by Japan's Takata.

  • NEW YORK— Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes- branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Sunbeam received about 40 reports of hot oil spraying out and causing property damage. The heaters were sold at Target stores and small department stores...

  • Toyota recalls 52K Avalons for fire risk Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    2011-2012 Toyota Avalon

    The Japanese car manufacturer issued the recall because of a wire problem that could lead to a fire.

  • Toyota recalls 52,000 Avalon sedans for fire risk Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:55 PM ET

    TORRANCE, Calif.— Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire. The recall affects Avalons from the 2011 and 2012 model years. Toyota says cargo in the trunk could move the wires connected to the audio system subwoofer.

  • Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    2014 Nissan Pathfinder

    Nissan is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems.

  • Ford recalls 205,000 vehicles, including police cars Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    Ford Motor on Wednesday issued two safety recalls to fix an interior door handle issue.

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts. The biggest recall covers nearly 205,000 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor models in North America from the 2010 to 2013 model years. Ford says a door latch spring can become unseated, allowing the door to unlatch in a side-impact crash.

  • Some 552,135 Rogues from model years 2008 and 2013 will be recalled because moisture could seep through the driver side floor and cause an electrical short to wiring that could lead to a fire, Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. No crashes or injuries have been reported due to the wiring issue, a Nissan spokesman said on...

  • DETROIT— Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The larger Nissan recall announced Wednesday covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs from 2008 through 2013 and Rogue Select SUVs from 2014. Snow and salty water can seep through the driver's side carpet to a wiring harness,...

  • Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche issue recalls for fuel leaks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 AM ET

    DETROIT— Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems. The recalls cover the Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg hybrid from the 2012 model year, the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and the Audi Q7, S4 and S5 from 2011 through 2012. All the vehicles have 3- liter V-6 engines, according to documents posted Tuesday...

  • Kia recalling nearly 87,000 Fortes because of fire risk Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire. The recall notice issued Saturday affects Kia Fortes made from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014. The recall by the South Korean automaker is expected to begin Feb. 24.

  • Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled products include potentially defective fitness equipment and hunter's tree stands. The recalled units include: Mean Green Super Strength Spray 20- ounce with UPC 720547001208, Mean Green Super Strength Spray 40- ounce...

  • Goodyear recalls SUV tires due to tread cracks Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    DETROIT— Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing. Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co. says the problem hasn't caused any crashes. Owners can have the tires replaced for free at any Goodyear store or authorized dealer.

  • TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese Transport Minister Akihiro Ohta said on Friday his ministry was considering whether to revise existing laws to beef up oversight of auto parts suppliers in the wake of massive recalls of auto parts maker Takata Corp's air bags. The spate of Takata- related recalls- more than 20 million cars have been recalled worldwide over faulty air bags-...