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
Electrical and Communications 01 October 2014 2013 GMC Yukon / 2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV / 2013 Cadillac Escalade
Suspension 29 September 2014 2006 Toyota Tacoma / 2007 Toyota Tacoma / 2005 Toyota Tacoma / 2008 Toyota Tacoma / 2009 Toyota Tacoma / 2010 Toyota Tacoma
Safety Equipment 26 September 2014 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Ford Escape / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Lincoln MKZ / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion / 2013 Ford Fusion

Latest Consumer Complaints

Date Cars Referenced Complaint
20 October 2014 2003 GMC Envoy XL I was opening the rear window to retrieve belongings when the window exploded glass fragments all over me as well as the inside and outside the vehicle. fortunately, no one was hurt. this is very dangerous!
20 October 2014 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe I have had this santa fe since 2008 and have kept up with the service on this vehicle. i have been in to the dealership many times for the same noise, and that is a clunking sound when driving at speeds between 15 and 25mph. when i drive over a bump in the road, it sounds like something is loose and rattles. and it feels like the steering is more aggressive since i had all that work done. i love my santa fe and have never had any problems, except for that noise in the front end. i have replaced the sway bar links and struts recently, because they told me that was the problem and i still have the same noise. i saw a tbs bulletin dated back in 2008 about the steering yoke could be making that noise too. and you can feel it in the steering wheel when you hit small bumps too.
19 October 2014 2006 Nissan Xterra While driving the vehicle at 40-45 mph and 1200 rpms or 60 mph and 1500 rpms, a vibration as if running over rip bars on the side of a highway happened. at first, it was thought to be a universal; however, after replacing the part, the vibration continued but happened at all speeds above 40 mph regardless of the rpms. research showed that there was a problem with the transmission coolant system cracking, causing coolant to leak into the transmission but no recall had been issued. a local dealership said they had no report of this type of problem. they suggested turning off the overdrive and if the problem stopped, the transmission needed to be flushed. this was the case, but before we could have the transmission flushed, it started having a roaring noise. when the transmission fluid was checked, it looked like a strawberry milkshake and so did the coolant in the radiator. both have been flushed but apparently when the initial leak happened, it also allowed coolant to leak into the computer for the transmission. while driving the car, up a steep hill, the rpms grew but the speed decreased. shifting down showed that the gear had been lost because the vehicle performed normally in the lower gear. another dealership out of the area said they had several hundred xterra's brought in for the same problem and that we would lose one gear at a time until we lost them all. this is a $3,500+ repair and if we lose gears in high traffic, we will be possibly rearended or stranded on a highway, which is not acceptable. it is now october and nothing has been resolved. a recall is needed before someone is in a serious accident!
19 October 2014 2011 Toyota Corolla Im writing to let notice of a possible defect in my car. at about 33000 miles my clutch release bearing started to make noise. dealer replaced it. at about 44000 miles it began to make same noise. dealer replaced clutch release bearing and pressure plate. considering it failed twice, i believe there is a defect in the release bearings on this vehicle. i searched for complaints on google and many other people also reported the same problem. i also believe it is a safety issue because the release bearing could seized up and failure could be dangerous. transmission might get stuck in one gear. thanks for your time and im writing only to inform of a potential faulty design in a part, considering all the reported problems on forums on google search engine, personal experience, and it could be a safety issue.
19 October 2014 2003 Ford Explorer Sport I was driving at approx 55mph and the steering column locked up and i was unable to control the vehicle, it automiatcally pulled to the left and causing my vechicle to roll several times. (3-5 times) vehicle is now totalled. i received medical attention at the scene and i'm under observation for the next 48 hours. i'm highly concerned due to the level of other vehicles that are my same make and model that have had this same issue. please advise asap. thank you in advance for your help
19 October 2014 2006 Dodge Charger The other night i was driving my car, and everything was fine. i parked to get gas, tried to start it back up and completely died out. i had to be towed back home, while working on the car to figure what was going on, i found metal all inside of my oil. what had happened is the motor dropped a valve and got crushed causing catastrophic failure, and now i must buy a whole new engine. while researching this for 30 minutes i have found many other stories and pictures of the same issue with other people. why no one has acknowledged this issue, i have no idea. but it has affected many people and left many people stranded. i am extremely upset with this seeing that i just bought this car and i already have to drop a new motor in. nhtsa needs to acknowledge this issue because it is affecting thousands of models.
19 October 2014 2010 Toyota Prius 2010 toyota iv prius: returning home at night in a dark, rural country area of pennsylvania. windy, two-lane road with frequent opposing traffic. left front headlight goes out making it very difficult to see with remaining headlight. switched to high beams which worked ok until opposing traffic appeared and had to switch back to low beam (singular). a dangerous situation with opposing headlights in your eyes and not enough light from my own car to illuminate the road in front of me. later, it turned out that the headlamp bulb was ok and "something" was making it either intermittent or go out completely. sometimes striking the headlight lens assembly with the heel of your hand would get the light to come back on. my wife recently was cited for driving with a headlight out in our local area. this is not a safe situation and the local dealer says he can't help us.
19 October 2014 2012 Ford Fiesta Passenger rear door won't close. latch stays open. rear door rarely used. this should not happen on a 2 plus year old car with that door being rarely used.
19 October 2014 2008 BMW 535i My 2008 bmw 535i is suffering from the same passenger restraint system malfunction error as the earlier bmw models. nhtsa information i've read indicates that the passenger airbag will not deploy in the event of a substantial front end collision, which poses a significant risk to passengers. bmw only recalled model years 2004 - 2006, however. this is not an isolated incident to those years. my 2008 bmw 535i throws the error every time i drive with or without a passenger. both the passenger side seat belt light and the passenger side airbag light remain illuminated any time the key is in the ignition. what is being done about more recent bmw models?
19 October 2014 2006 Honda Ridgeline When i first bought this vehicle i had a problem with it at 41,000 miles. the fan motor dial would not turn on correctly. i could be driving then if i hit a bump in the road the fan motor would turn on. now you have to play with it until it turns on to it won't work at all. i think it may have something to do with the wiring because my inside lights don't work right as well. map light one side works and the other doesn't. i replaced parts and it still doesn't work.
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