Almost 250,000 Honda vehicles were among the numerous recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week due to manufacturing errors in the connecting rod bearing.
Are you trying to find out if your car has been subject to any recalls? Owners can search the NHTSA database or USA TODAY’s automotive recall database for fresh recalls if their vehicle isn’t on this list. You can look up recalls on the NHTSA website by entering your vehicle’s identifying number or VIN.
These are the car recalls that the NHTSA made public between November 11 and November 18.
Honda Recall: Error in the connecting rod bearing
Due to a manufacturing issue in the connecting rod bearing, Honda is recalling 248,999 Acura TLX, Acura MDX, 2016 and 2018-2019 Pilot, 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline, and 2018-2019 Odyssey vehicles from 2015 to 2020. The engine’s connecting rod bearing could become worn out and cause harm. According to an NHTSA analysis, a damaged engine may cause it to stall, increasing the risk of fire, collision, and injuries.
When needed, dealers will check and fix the engine for free. Letters notifying owners should be sent out by January 2, 2024. Owners can call Honda customer support at 1-888-234-2138 if they need assistance. Recall that digits XG1 and GG0 are involved.
2016-2020 Acura MDX
2015-2020 Acura TLX
2018-2019 Honda Odyssey
2016, 2018-2019 Honda Pilot
2017, 2019 Honda Ridgeline
Recall of BMW
Due to potentially loosening camshaft timing nuts, BMW is recalling 155,627 cars. Over time, the aluminum nuts on the car that seal the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) casing could progressively come away. According to an NHTSA report, if the VANOS that hold the bolts loosen, there may be a higher chance of harm and a crash since the engine might stall.
The four VANOS bolts will be replaced at no additional cost by the dealers. On December 12, letters warning owners will be dispatched. Once the answer has been found, another letter will be issued. BMW customer care can be reached by owners at 1-800-525-7417.
2010-2012 BMW 1 SERIES
2010-2012 BMW 3 SERIES
2010-2011 BMW 5 SERIES
2010-2011 BMW X3
Subaru recall: Image from the rearview
Subaru is recalling 95,830 of its Outback, 2021–2023 Crosstrek, 2022–2023 Forester, and 2021–2023 Legacy cars due to rearview image issues. The inhibitor switch may stop working if there is a weld flaw that allows water to seep into it. According to an NHTSA investigation, an inoperable inhibitor switch may cause the reverse lights to fail and the rearview camera image to not appear, increasing the risk of a collision.
Installers will swap out the inhibitor switch for free. Letters of notification will be distributed on January 8, 2024. Subaru’s owners can reach them at 1-800-782-2783. Recall number WRQ-23 is assigned.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2022 Subaru Forester
2021-2023 Subaru Legacy
2021-2023 Subaru Outback
Subaru recall: Driveshaft breakage
A faulty driveshaft is the reason Subaru is recalling 3,732 of its 2024 Crosstrek, Impreza, 2023–2024 Forester, and 2023 WRX cars. The outer race of the front driveshaft assembly may have fractures and cracks. When a car is parked without the parking brake applied, a broken driveshaft may cause a loss of drive power. Both circumstances may make a crash more likely, per an NHTSA report.
Volkswagen recalls: Inadequate fire retardant
Due to insufficient fire retardant, Volkswagen is recalling 23,883 ID.4 vehicles from 2023–2024. There’s a chance that the sunshade inside the panoramic glass roof isn’t fire retardant enough. This car does not comply with Federal Motor Car Safety Standard number 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.” An NHTSA assessment states that fabrics lacking fire-resistant qualities may make an individual more likely to sustain harm.
Dealers will apply flame retardant to the sunshade cloth at no cost to you. It is planned that notices will be given to owners by January 5, 2024. Customers of Volkswagen can reach them at 1800-893-5298. 60G3 is the Volkswagen recall number.