Recalls

  • 2019 Nio ES6

    The Chinese automaker Nio is recalling nearly 5,000 ES8 electric SUVs in its home market over a potential battery short.

  • 2019 Audi E-tron
    Audi E-tron recalled for battery seal, potential “thermal event”

    Audi is notifying owners of the electric SUV of an issue that could allow moisture into its battery pack.

  • 2018 BMW i3
    2018 BMW i3 recalled for circuit-board issue causing sudden shutdowns

    Just 159 examples of the 2018 BMW i3 electric-car range-extended EV are being recalled for an issue in which the car could suddenly lose power and shut down.

  • 2019 Karma Revero Aliso Edition
    2018 Karma Reveros recalled for side curtain airbag issue

    Karma issued a stop sale on 2018 Karma Revero models following a recall for an airbag issue. The side curtain airbags have a defective rollover sensor, the company said, and may not deploy in a rollover accident. Side curtain airbags are a key safety feature in a rollover, because when they deploy...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection
    Karma gets hit with Fisker recall over airbags

    The faulty airbags are part of the largest automotive recall in history and could project shrapnel inside the cabin due to defective inflators.

  • 2012 Jeep Compass
    Recalls of older cars for excess emissions may get more sunlight this year

    Earlier this month, the EPA announced a voluntary recall by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of nearly 900,000 older vehicles for excessive emissions. The announcement may have raised eyebrows and prompted a few wagging fingers, but it was hardly new; last year automakers recalled more than 5 million...

  • Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Volkswagen dramatically expanded its already big plans for electric cars. Karma released its vision for the next 10 years with three new or updated models. FCA will recall more than 860,000 gas-powered cars for failing on-road emissions tests. And our latest Twitter poll shows which versions of the Tesla Model 3 may generate the most interest. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At its annual meeting in Germany Tuesday, the company announced a planned second wave of electric cars based on its "affordable" new MEB EV platform. The new wave will add 20 to the existing plan for 50 new...

  • 2014 Dodge Avenger
    Not just diesel: FCA recalling 860K cars for emissions failure

    The Patriots are in good company, surrounded by cheaters!

  • Ford Fusion Energi charging.
    Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

    Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with...

  • Citroën Ami One Concept
    VW emissions, Honda Tomo, Ford Fusion Energi recall: Today's Car News

    Honda teamed with student designers for its latest EV concept. VW is cleaning up its emissions act, not just in cars, but in its factories. Ford is recalling 2019 Fusion Energis for an electric-shock hazard. And readers weigh in on the Green New Deal in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on...

  • 2019 Ford Fusion Energi
    Ford recalls 2019 Fusion Energi over high-voltage shock risk

    Ford has recalled 2,100 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedans over the risk of a high-voltage electrical shock. The company discovered a gap in the access panel to the car's high-voltage electrical drive system that could allow owners, or more likely mechanics, to accidentally touch the...

  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
    Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid recalled for stalling, fire risk

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 10,021 Chrysler plug-in hybrid vans for an issue that could result in a stall, or possibly the increased risk of a vehicle fire. In the vehicles affected—2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models with production dates of August 16, 2016 through...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

    Hyundai is recalling 10,575 Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models from 2017 and 2018 to replace a wiring relay in the drive system. The recall mirrors a similar problem announced last month with the Ioniq's platform-mate, the Kia Niro, which was also recalled. Bad connections in a drive-system relay can cause the relay to overheat and lead to a fire, the automaker said in the recall notice. Drivers may see some early warning signs if the HEV warning light appears while driving, or the car won't start. The recall affects Ioniqs built between November 16, 2016 and August 16, 2017 READ THIS...

  • 2014 BMW 328d
    BMW recalling 44,000 diesel vehicles for fire risk

    BMW has announced an expanded recall effort over the possibility of fire in recent-model-year vehicles equipped with a diesel engine. The issue, which now potentially affects 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, concerns an issue in which coolant (glycol) leakage from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)...

  • 2019 Kia Niro
    2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid recall concerns extra heat in the back seat

    Drive a 2017 Kia Niro (or a 2018) and find your back seat becoming a hot seat? It might be a good idea to stop driving it and call your dealership. In 2017 and some 2018 Kia Niro models, a main relay, within what’s called the power relay assembly, may not have adequate contact connections...

  • 2018 BMW i3s
    BMW recalls chargers for 2018, 2019 plug-in models

    BMW issued a recall for the charge cords of virtually all the 2018 and 2019 plug-in vehicles it has built for sale in the U.S. According to the recall notice on the NHTSA's website, capacitors in the charge cords could fail, resulting in a shock hazard or a fire. DON'T MISS: Ford recalls Focus...

  • 2019 Honda Insight
    2019 Honda Insight recalled for rearview camera failure

    The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid hasn't been on sale for long; and yet Honda is already recalling more than 6,000 of them for a rearview camera failure. The problem affects another 226,000 vehicles—2018 Accord models, possibly including some Accord Hybrids. The screen may show up blank, with...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Chevy recalls some Bolt EVs, Volts over supplier brake issues

    Chevrolet this week recalled three to four months worth of production Bolt EVs and Volt plug-in hybrids over a potential brake issue that could increase stopping distances of the small vehicles. The recall affects 2018-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2018-2019 Volt models sold in the U.S. and Canada...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

    Toyota is launching one of its largest recalls on one of its most popular models—the Prius hybrid. Covering all Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-in models built between June 2015 and May 2018, the recall involves a wiring harness for the car's hybrid power control unit, which can chafe and start a fire, the company told Reuters. The problem surfaced in Japan, where one Prius began smoking, and led to the recall of more than 1 million cars worldwide, 192,000 of which are in the U.S. Affected models were sold in the U.S. as model years 2016-2018. Owners will begin receiving mailed notices this...

  • 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

    Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines in vehicles produced between 2010 and 2015. The engines were installed in everything from big...

  • Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan
    Electric car recalls and deals, another Tesla crash, how much range is enough: The Week in Reverse

    Which electric car can California and Oregon buyers take home for less than $200 a month and get $1,000 for doing so? What electric car war recalled this week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 11, 2018. Friday, we...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    2018 Chevy Bolts recalled to update battery software, prevent shutdowns

    A voluntary software recall on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been extended to 2018 models, a General Motors spokesman told Green Car Reports on Thursday. Last month, we reported that some owners of early 2017 Chevy Bolt EVs had failed batteries and would receive new batteries from GM. The fix also...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

    It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't run. For some 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, that scenario has happened in real life. The problem has resulted in a program...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature
    Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S electric cars over steering-bolt corrosion

    Tesla will recall roughly 123,000 of the Model S electric cars it built from 2012 through April 2016 to replace bolts in the power-steering units of the electric cars. The company said the bolts could corrode in cars used on roads where calcium or magnesium salts are used to melt ice. The Model S...

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