You always want to remain up-to-date about the latest vehicle recalls. In the event your car falls under one of the recall notices, you want to seek repairs immediately before potential harm comes. While some recalls make the news, you may need to do some digging on your own to see if your vehicle is safe.
Some vehicles receive recalls due to minor problems that may not impact your vehicle’s function at all. Other recalls are serious matters. Here are some of the most recent recall notices you may not have been aware of.
- 2017 – 2018 Ford Taurus
On March 2nd, around 2,100 Ford Tauruses made between 2017 and 2018 received recalls related to an issue with the key and ignition. People found they could remove the key from the ignition when the car was in a position other than Park. This increases the chances of a vehicle unexpectedly rolling out and can result in a crash. As of this time, Ford is not aware of any accidents that occurred as a result of the malfunction. Take your 2017 or 2018 Ford Taurus to the nearest Ford dealership to have the problem fixed for free.
- 2017 – 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen issued a recall in February of 2018 to inform drivers of an airbag problem in some of its vehicles. The airbag may not protect drivers as efficiently in the event of a crash as it should. Experienced technicians at Volkswagen dealerships will replace the steering wheel and airbag free of charge.
- 2011 – 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
Recently, Mitsubishi discovered an issue with the wiper-link ball joint in over 150,000 Mitsubishi Outlanders produced between 2011 and 2016. As a result, a car’s windshield wipers may not work as you expect, which can decrease visibility in the event of rain. You can contact either Mitsubishi directly or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to see if your car falls within the recall. If it does, then you can take the Outlander to dealerships to replace the component at no cost.