Recalls

Recalls117,000 Volkswagen Cars Recalled for Shifter Glitch
Volkswagen is announcing a recall on 117,306 cars in Canada due to a unique problem with the transmission. According to the technical description, a build-up of silicate on the shift lever switch could cause the transmission to detect that it is in the Park position when it actually isn't. Consequently, …
Recalls80,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled for Three Separate Issues
Ford has just issued four safety recalls on a total of more than 650,000 vehicles in North America and three of those recalls affect approximately 80,000 vehicles in Canada. The good news is that no related accidents or injuries have been reported so far. Certain 2018-2020 F-150 , 2019-2020 F-Series …
Recalls26,000 Audi Cars Recalled For an Airbag Problem
Each time the words “recall” and “airbags” appear together, the first thing that inevitably comes to mind is the whole Takata mess that affected some 50 million vehicles globally. However, this is not the case here. Audi Canada is conducting a recall on 26,386 late-model cars because, on some of …
RecallsHonda Completes Takata Airbag Recall with Another 220,000 Vehicles
Honda has decided to conduct recalls in Canada covering 222,336 Honda and Acura vehicles to replace Takata front airbag inflators that do not contain a moisture-absorbing desiccant and may compromise proper airbag deployment in a crash. With this action, taken in conjunction with the fifth and final phase of planned …
RecallsNearly 500,000 GM Vehicles Affected by Two Separate Recalls in Canada
On June 28, Transport Canada posted two separate recalls affecting nearly half a million vehicles produced by General Motors. The first one involves 300,655 SUVs and pickups. Apparently, there could be a reduction in power brake assist due to a decrease in output from the vacuum pump. This could make …
RecallsPorsche Recalls 340,000 Cayenne, Panamera Models Globally
Earlier this month, Porsche announced a recall on 8,742 vehicles in Canada to fix a problem with the transmission. We didn’t pay much attention to it at the time, but now we’ve learned that more than 340,000 Porsches are being recalled around the world for the exact same issue. In …
RecallsFord Announces Four More Recalls in Canada
Ford has just issued four safety recalls including three for North America and another one for Canada only. The largest recall affects approximately 1.2 million 2011-2017 Ford Explorer SUVs in the United States and around 28,000 in Canada. Units that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and …
RecallsRecall on 2019 Honda CR-V Aims to Fix Unintended Airbag Inflations
Approximately 137,000 units of the 2019 Honda CR-V will be recalled globally, including 17,951 in Canada, to address a steering wheel issue that in some cases may lead to sudden and unexpected airbag deployment. The thing is that metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel may cut …
RecallsEngine Block Heater Problems on Several Ford and GM Pickups
The long winter is finally over and the weather is now quite nice in most parts of the country. Ironically, in the past few days, both Ford and General Motors announced a recall on their full-size pickups due to engine block heater problems. Let’s start with the Blue Oval, where …
RecallsHyundai Recalls 255,000 Vehicles for an Engine Software Update
Hyundai Canada will recall 255,370 cars and sport utility vehicles to perform an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before the engine fails. Affected models include the 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport and 2014-2015 Tucson SUVs as well as the 2011-2018 Sonata midsize sedan. Hyundai felt that …
RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
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