What is a Car Recall?

A Car Recall is when a car maker finds a problem that needs to be fixed. The manufactured issues a Car Recall through the NHTSA in the USA and informs the car owners. If you are not the original owner of your car, you may miss these recall notices

CarRecall.com provides easy access to all the available NHTSA car recalls that have been issued for vehicles in the USA. You can select the Make, Model and Year for your car and view all the recalls that the NHTSA have issued for cars since 1990.

Buying a used car?

Use the safety recall information to be an informed consumer when negotiating with the seller to make sure all recall fixes have been applied.

Own a used car?

Make sure all the relevant safety recalls have been fixed on your car. Fixes for car recalls should never cost you anything, so get them done!

Latest Car Safety Recalls

Category Date Cars Recalled
Safety Equipment 16 July 2014 2000 BMW 328i / 2000 BMW 323i / 2001 BMW M3 / 2002 BMW 330xi / 2003 BMW 330xi / 2004 BMW 330i / 2004 BMW 325i / 2001 BMW 330xi / 2002 BMW M3 / 2003 BMW M3 / 2002 BMW 325xi / 2004 BMW 325xi / 2003 BMW 330i / 2005 BMW 325xi / 2005 BMW 330i / 2005 BMW 330xi / 2005 BMW M3 / 2004 BMW M3 / 2006 BMW M3 / 2001 BMW 325i / 2002 BMW 325i / 2003 BMW 325i / 2005 BMW 325i / 2001 BMW 330i / 2002 BMW 330i / 2006 BMW 330i / 2003 BMW 325xi / 2000 BMW 328i / 2000 BMW 328i / 2000 BMW 323i / 2001 BMW M3 / 2002 BMW 330xi / 2003 BMW 330xi / 2004 BMW 330i / 2004 BMW 325i / 2001 BMW 330xi / 2002 BMW M3 / 2003 BMW M3 / 2002 BMW 325xi / 2004 BMW 325xi / 2003 BMW 330i / 2005 BMW 325xi / 2005 BMW 330i / 2005 BMW 330xi / 2005 BMW M3 / 2004 BMW M3 / 2006 BMW M3 / 2001 BMW 325i / 2002 BMW 325i / 2003 BMW 325i / 2005 BMW 325i / 2001 BMW 330i / 2002 BMW 330i / 2006 BMW 330i / 2003 BMW 325xi / 2004 BMW 330xi / 2001 BMW 325xi
Safety Equipment 07 July 2014 2003 Subaru Outback / 2004 Subaru Impreza / 2003 Subaru Legacy / 2004 Subaru Legacy / 2003 Subaru Baja / 2004 Subaru Baja / 2004 Subaru Outback / 2003 Subaru Outback / 2004 Subaru Impreza / 2003 Subaru Outback / 2004 Subaru Impreza / 2003 Subaru Legacy / 2004 Subaru Legacy / 2003 Subaru Baja / 2004 Subaru Baja / 2004 Subaru Outback
Electrical and Communications 07 July 2014 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue / 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue / 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue / 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue / 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue / 1999 Oldsmobile Alero / 2000 Oldsmobile Alero / 2001 Oldsmobile Alero / 2002 Oldsmobile Alero / 2003 Oldsmobile Alero / 2004 Oldsmobile Alero / 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2000 Chevrolet Impala / 2001 Chevrolet Impala / 2002 Chevrolet Impala / 2003 Chevrolet Impala / 2004 Chevrolet Impala / 2000 Pontiac Grand Am / 2001 Pontiac Grand Am / 2002 Pontiac Grand Am / 2003 Pontiac Grand Am / 2004 Pontiac Grand Am / 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix / 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix / 2005 Chevrolet Impala / 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 2005 Pontiac Grand Am / 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix / 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix / 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Electrical and Communications 02 July 2014 2006 Cadillac CTS / 2006 Cadillac SRX / 2003 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac CTS / 2005 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac SRX / 2005 Cadillac SRX / 2007 Cadillac CTS / 2008 Cadillac CTS / 2009 Cadillac CTS / 2010 Cadillac CTS / 2011 Cadillac CTS / 2012 Cadillac CTS / 2006 Cadillac CTS / 2006 Cadillac SRX / 2003 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac CTS / 2005 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac SRX / 2005 Cadillac SRX / 2007 Cadillac CTS / 2008 Cadillac CTS / 2009 Cadillac CTS / 2010 Cadillac CTS / 2011 Cadillac CTS / 2012 Cadillac CTS / 2006 Cadillac CTS / 2006 Cadillac SRX / 2003 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac CTS / 2005 Cadillac CTS / 2004 Cadillac SRX / 2005 Cadillac SRX / 2007 Cadillac CTS / 2008 Cadillac CTS / 2009 Cadillac CTS / 2010 Cadillac CTS / 2011 Cadillac CTS / 2012 Cadillac CTS
Electrical and Communications 02 July 2014 2011 Dodge Durango / 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee / 2013 Dodge Durango / 2012 Dodge Durango / 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Latest Consumer Complaints

Date Cars Referenced Complaint
29 July 2014 2008 Cadillac CTS Cadillac cts was rented, oct 1, 2009, at 9:00 pm, at charlotte airport. my husband was driving the cts home on josh birmingham parkway. i was behind him in our car. we were both on the right-hand side of the road, near the old dowd road overpass. my husband signaled me that he was moving to the shoulder to stop. i was right behind him, on the shoulder. he slowed to less than 5mph. i saw his brake lights. but, his car didn't stop. it continued to roll forward at a weirdly slow speed. brakes? then slowly, at a very slight angle, the right tire rolled off the shoulder. the rear tires followed. steering? off-road, it crosses the ditch to the right. his left front tire hits an aluminum barricade. the end is buried into the ground. the cts turned violently to the left. wheels straddled the railing, "riding" it. it lurched as the undercarriage hit each post. sparks showered down. once all the tires were off the ground, the cts came to a stop. the wheels were still turning, as i walked up to his door. my husband was slumped over and unresponsive. his seatbelt was on. airbags? they had not deployed. i called 911. 10 minutes later fire, emt and police arrived. i was in shock, so the police report had major errors. it claims the car "rolled-over." no! claims the car left the road at 45mph and hit the barricade. no! that his death was caused by an unrelated medical condition. no! the coroner's official report clearly states the cause of death was due to "blunt force trauma from the accident".) the police officer who wrote the official report went on vacation for weeks. report was never corrected by me. gm analyzed sdm data (dec 2009). their date for the accident was wrong, nov 1, 2009. they claim the sdm exonerates the cadillac cts. they blamed the accident on operator error. i know my husband was an exceptionally safe driver, expert mechanic and avid car enthusiast for 50 years.
29 July 2014 2008 Toyota Camry 2008 toyota camery se interior dashboard melting,sticky and damage.
29 July 2014 2005 Nissan Xterra 2nd owner of 2005 nissan xterra. first had issues with heat not working when at a complete stop, then car would begin to vibrate on the hwy, and now car is having issues up shifting. 2 mechanics have told me the same thing, stating defective radiator was leaking fluid into transmission. now i must replace both at about $4000. after doing some research online, i have found this is a common issue with this model and nissan has not issued a recall. jeopardizing the safety of many and being very costly to those who can not afford a major issue like this.
29 July 2014 2004 Chevrolet Impala Brakes making loud noise, had front brake pads put on and now back brakes making loud noises car all of sudden didnt want to stop, now car was pulled into drive, has windows down, and will not start, key does not turn but half of lighting works , we are having bad storms an with a 5 year old child to transport, cant move the car and has another one blocked in has set for 4 days no way to get the key to turn am able to open door was told it needed iginition switch but cant be put in because car key will not turn so car cannot be put on acc, had to transfer insurance to another vehicle that we are trying to get rid of i cannot take the car anywhere and very devastated , have to tell people when they ask it was a junker gonna try to fix, ha ha junker but mr fix it i am a disabled 68 yesr oldto have it draped in plastic and i live in a very up dated community where there is lots of traffic cannot afford to keep driving the van, licence and title up in two days i am disabled and we have a child to pick up and return fter visitation i need an answer right away ordered the stupid iginition switch and paid for it and now it cant be installed because the key will not turn says it has to be set on acc . cant do that, cant push it because it wont move owned this car less than a month tax license, title and insurance lots of money i dont have they need to get this car fixed asap or i will have to have a loaner car, to pick up my daughter social security is not enough to live on and i dont have the money paid it all out for what i was told was a good car and it was cheaper on gas bought from an insurance man, please i cant wait i do not have money to drive around in some one elsewsws vehicele help help help pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaze urgent help needed
29 July 2014 2005 Honda Accord In several occasions i've experienced my car pulling itself to drive forward when i am at a complete stop.
29 July 2014 2006 Saturn Ion in 2012 my car key was stuck in the ignition. the next day after 450.00+ the dealership replaced the ignition cylinder. a few months later both airbag lights came on & stayed on. the dealership told me since it was an issue with the airbag & safety there would not be a charge for the dianostic; when i arrived i was told that there would be a 75.00 charge. i left the dearship without the testing. a couple of months later the oil was changed & i asked for a test to check the airbag light. when finished the tech said they were unable to determine the issue with the airbag & i would need to take it to another dealership. we are a one car household so i had to wait until being without a car would have minimal impact. when i heard about the recall i waited & had the dealership due a test in case it was something affected by the ignition cylinder. last week i took it to the servicing dealership & asked they check the airbag light. later i received a call advising the airbag sensor had shorted out & a new sensor would cost 900.00+. i mentioned disabling the airbag & was told it is against federal law to do so. the service tech said in ks seat belts on cars purchased in ks are covered under warranty for 10 yrs & 3 yrs for airbags. i suggest that car co.'s consider a lifetime or life of car ownership warranty for both seat belts & airbags. few have close to 1k to spend on repairing/replacing an airbag sensor & it doesn't make sense to have a law stating the airbag can't be disabled but its okay to knowingly put a car on the streets with a non/potential non-working airbag. the seatbelts & airbags work in tandam to protect shouldn't their warranties also be together? having seatbelts & airbags covered for the life of the car will show the public in light of recent recalls car companies will do what is needed to show consumers their & their passengers safety are a priority.
29 July 2014 2008 Saturn Outlook Power steering goes out at slow speeds and hard turns (pulling into parking spaces, three point turns, u-turns). while it might be an issue with a sub-system, similar issues in other gm cars have resulted in a recall. http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/pages/news/us/en/2014/mar/0331-power-steering.html i've been to several dealerships, garages trying to diagnose the problem. gm has finally repeated the issue but is asking my extended warranty to cover it. want to document the case so it can be determined if it is indeed similar to the recall above. thank you
29 July 2014 2006 Buick Lucerne The rig, even after unlocking all other doors. this is a safety hazard as back seat passengers could be trapped inside the car in the event of an accident or fireht rear door locks and will not open from inside or outside. this is a safety hazard as back seat passengers could be trapped inside after an accident or a fire.
29 July 2014 2008 Nissan Altima I am so upset because my dashboard is melting and it looks horrible. my dashboard is so sticky and is coming right off and cannot even be touched. it is a safety hazard because the glare from the sun and dashboard makes it very hard to see! i am sad that i paid so much money for my car and it has this problem.
29 July 2014 2010 Ford Fusion The first time it happened, i had just reversed out of driveway, put vehicle into drive and nothing happened when i press the gas pedal....with 10 year old daughter in car. fairly busy street, traffic coming both ways, managed to limp to side of road with flashers on. quick scan of dash showed a wrench shaped warning light. checked owners manual, shut car off, back on, seemed to correct itself.2 or 3 days later, wife was driving car, busy area near local mall when same thing happened, told her to turn vehicle off, wait a minute a restart, again problem seemed to resolve itself. after that, remembered i had gotten a letter from ford, found it and to my "surprise" it was a customer service program 13b17, re: throttlebody issues. had "recommended" service, reprogramming of pcm, that was ju;y 11, 2014 drove fine for a couple of weeks, but has happened again with an alarming frequency. today alone, had to stop, restart vehicle 3 times during what should have been a 10 minute ride, which to about 30 minutes. ford needs to own this problem before someone is killed!
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