Many auto recalls are launched because people have been injured or killed due to crashes caused by equipment failure. In many of these cases, victims and their families sue automakers because of their negligence, but in other occasions, companies do the right thing, and recalls are launched promptly after the firms learn about the potential risks.
The last two auto and scooter recalls launched by major automaker in America have not been tied to any crashes. And that’s a good thing.
If you’re a rider or a driver, the following information should not be ignored.
According to the official reports published by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hyundai Motor America has launched a recall campaign that impacts all units of the 2012 Genesis and 2011 through 2013 Equus. Recalled Genesis vehicles were manufactured between August 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012 while the Equus vehicles were manufactured between July 10, 2011 and June 12, 2012.
These vehicles come with windshield wiper motor cover seals that may degrade, increasing the risk of corrosion of the circuit board responsible for making the wiper motor work. If that occurs, the device may stop working, and the loss of visibility depending on the weather may lead to crashes.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles will be notified directly by Hyundai after April 22.
The second recall was launched by Honda, with the help of the NHTSA.
According to the official announcement, American Honda Motor Co. has launched a recall campaign that impacts all units of the 2014 NSS300 and NSS300A scooters manufactured between June 18, 2013 and September 12, 2013.
These units come with improperly tightened rear brake line connections that could lead to a brake fluid leak. If that occurs, there will be a reduction in rear brake pressure, and braking function will be lost. If that occurs and the rider is not aware, a crash may occur.
The company hasn’t announced when it will be contacting impacted vehicle owners, but consumers are urged to contact Honda if they have any concerns. Once dealers check the vehicles, the rear brake line connection should be tightened and the rear brake fluid reservoir should be filled, entirely for free.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles and you’re concerned, contact the manufacturer promptly to have your questions answered as soon as possible.