Regulators have been busy lately. In the last couple of days, several major automakers have launched recall campaigns that impact popular vehicles. That’s why we decided to cover at least a couple of these recalls in order to help you stay on top of the news.
According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor COmpany has launched a recall that impacts all units of the 2016 Transit Connect vehicles that were manufactured between February 22, 2016 and June 16, 2016. These vehicles, the report shows, have been fitted with Hydraulic Control Unit pumps that are part of the brakes that may have been contaminated with metallic debris. If the contamination isn’t addressed, the electronic stability control and related brake systems may degrade, and a crash may occur as a result.
Regulators claim that this issue represents a failure to comply with important safety standards.
Ford has announced that all recalled vehicle owners will be contacted after August 15. Once you’re contacted, schedule a visit to a dealer so the brake HCU pumps will be replaced for free. Do not let this issue expose you or a loved one to risks.
GM Recalls Vehicles Over Injury Concerns
According to regulators, over 289,000 vehicles are being recalled by General Motors over a possible injury risk that impacts front passengers.
The official recall announcement indicates that the 2009 through Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured between April 25, 2008 and February 16, 2010 are being recalled after the company learned that the vehicles come with front passenger seat frames that could contact, increasing the risk of damage to the wires used in the passenger presence sensor module. If the passenger presence sensory system fails due to the damaged wires, the system will not recognize when the seat is being occupied, and the air bag may be disabled. The issue may also cause the air bag fuse to short, and the seat belt pretensions may also fail to work as designed. As a result, the passenger may not be protected in the event of a crash.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles should be contacted by GM directly, but the company has yet to schedule a notification date. Until then, consumers who are concerned about their safety should contact the manufacturer directly for more information.
Do not wait until you or a loved one has been injured for you to act. Have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible so that equipment failure is not responsible for an accident.