Last week, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued several recalls. One of these recalls affected more than 142,000 Ford Lincoln MKC vehicles due to a potential fire risk. Additionally, over 29,000 Ford vehicles were recalled for having incorrect load-carrying capacity labels on their tires.
In addition to Ford, Tesla also issued a recall for a small number of 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles. This recall was initiated due to steering wheel issues.
To stay informed about vehicle recalls, car owners can utilize resources such as the automotive recall database provided by USA TODAY or search the NHTSA’s recall database. The NHTSA website allows users to search for recalls based on their vehicle identification number (VIN), providing personalized information about any relevant recalls.
It is important for car owners to stay updated on recalls to ensure the safety and proper functioning of their vehicles. Checking these databases and using the VIN search feature can help owners determine if their vehicle is affected by any recent recalls.
Recall of Ford Lincoln vehicles due to possible fire risk
Ford has issued a recall for 142,734 of its 2015-2019 Lincoln MKC vehicles due to a potential fire risk. The recall is related to a battery monitor sensor that may short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard in the engine compartment.
As a precautionary measure, owners of the affected Lincoln MKC vehicles are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the necessary recall repair is completed. This recommendation aims to minimize the potential risks associated with the issue.
Owners of the affected vehicles should reach out to their local authorized Ford dealership to schedule the necessary repair or to obtain further information. Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are working together to address this safety concern and ensure the appropriate measures are taken to resolve the issue and ensure vehicle safety.
By June 26, 2026, Ford will mail notification letters to consumers. Dealers will add an in-line fuse to the battery monitor sensor power circuit free of charge if your car has this one.
Ford recalls the Ranger, F-250, and Bronco
Ford is recalling 29,607 of its 2022-2023 Bronco, 2023 Super Duty F-250, and 2019-2023 Ranger vehicles owing to inaccurate load carrying capacity information on the tyre and loading information label, which might lead to an overloaded vehicle.
Owners can choose to have the new label installed for free at a Ford or Lincoln dealer, or Ford will send them a new label to install over the old one.
Owners will get letters from Ford by July 5, 2023.
- 2022-2023 Ford Bronco
- 2023 Super Duty Ford F-250
- 2019-2023 Ford Ranger
Tesla Model Y steering wheel problems prompt recall
Tesla has initiated a recall of 137 of its 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles due to a potential issue with a loose steering wheel fastener. There is a possibility that this fastener may become loose, leading to the steering wheel detaching from the steering column.
To address this safety concern, Tesla will be replacing the affected fasteners at no cost to the vehicle owners. Tesla aims to complete the necessary repairs to ensure the safety of the affected vehicles.
By July 28, 2023, Tesla will be sending notification letters to the affected consumers, informing them about the recall and providing instructions on how to proceed. It is essential for owners of the impacted Model Y vehicles to follow the instructions in the notice letter and contact Tesla to schedule the necessary repair.
Recalls are an important measure taken by automakers to address potential safety issues promptly and ensure the well-being of their customers. Tesla’s proactive approach in addressing this steering wheel problem demonstrates its commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.
- 2022-2023 Tesla Model Y (137)
Jaguar I-PACE recall because to battery overheating
In order to reduce the danger of a fire caused by the high-voltage battery overheating, Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 6,367 of its 2019–2024 Jaguar I–PACE cars.
The battery energy control module software may be updated or changed at a dealer without cost to the owner. By July 21, 2023, Jaguar Land Rover will issue notice letters to owners.
- 2019-2024 Jaguar I-PACE (6,367)