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!

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Latest Consumer Complaints

Date Cars Referenced Complaint
18 December 2014 2006 Cadillac CTS I am the owner of a 2006 cadillac cts 3.6l v6 with a broken timing chain which is a $1,500 repair. i was traveling 70 mph down the highway when the timing chain went out and almost had an accident trying to pull onto the side of the road. i contacted gm and was told that even though my vehicle has the same engine as the 2007 model, it was not covered by the extended warranty. upon researching this is a known issue with the cadillac cts from the very beginning of its appearance in 2003. the number of complaints from 2003 to 2006 for the timing chain on the nhtfs website was the same as the number of complaints in the years covered by gm¿¿s special extended warranty (gm subject 10287 concerning timing chain issue) for the 2007-2009 cts. gm realized the timing belts were an issue and found a way to only cover those 3 years by blaming the need to reprogram engine control module. by doing this they managed to prevent investigations by the nhtfs regarding the timing chain issue. while the engine control module may have contributed to the timing chain issue in the 2007 ¿¿ 2009 years, it is not the cause of the issue since the problem existed in the 4 years prior to the addition of the faulty engine control module. the years following the extended warranty there have been zero complaints related to timing chain issues. this indicates that perhaps the timing chains being used previously were likely replaced, but i do not have the resources to investigate that. the nhtfs has never investigated the timing chain problem in the 7 years it was occurring. part of the problem is that most people filing a complaint about a timing chain don¿¿t know how to categorize it (i found instances under airbags, electrical, etc.) these are only the cases that have been reported to the nhtfs, but the internet is filled with people complaining about the problem.
18 December 2014 2004 BMW Z4 When turning steering, the steering stacks. not all the time but it got worse recently so that it become very dangerous.
18 December 2014 2011 Ford Fusion While pilling out of a parking space the steering assist failed making the vehicle difficult to steer. car had to sit and be restarted before regaining steering. since the incident there are steering assist warnings on the dash. the problem appears randomly and very concerned steering will be lost at high speeds or hit someone or something at low speeds.
17 December 2014 2005 Nissan Xterra Passanger airbag light on. this was a recall on many cars depending where they were built but i seen they were including all the nissan/pathfinders 2005. never received a recall. it had been fixed and went out again!
17 December 2014 2001 Chevrolet Impala Since gm performed safety recall # 14350 on our keys we've had more issues with our 2001 impala not starting which has rendered it unable to be started currently. this is my second time posting since i originally posted on 10/24/14 regarding the car cutting out while driving. since that time we've been having issues with the car intermittently not starting or failing to restart after driving it a short distance, like going to the store. a few weeks ago we had to spend $140 on a new battery after the mechanics told us that was the starting problem. two days later it once again wouldn't restart after stopping at the store for a few minutes. the mechanic came and checked the car and tightened the battery terminal connections thinking that was the issue. a few days after the car wouldn't restart once again after a short visit to the store. that time a tow truck driver tried to jump it but it wouldn't start, so it was towed to the mechanic. once at the mechanics the mechanic tried to start it and it started right up. he kept it for two days and tried starting it numerous times and every time it started. since bringing it back home we've had problems once again with it not starting even though everything seems fine and the battery terminals are tight. today the key fob would not open the door remotely nor would the car start. i've been researching these issues and see where in many instances people have found the ignition/key fob issues are related to the pass lock system keeping the car from starting or cancelling the engine while running. gm needs to address these issues which are causing vehicles like ours to either not start or have engine failure while driving.
17 December 2014 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 3/4 Ton - Pickup Pushed brake while approaching a stop sign and brake pedal went to floor. looked under the truck and could clearly see fluid on the ground and that brake line was leaking. after further look could see the brake lines were corroded and had more than one leak. no previous indication that brakes were about to fail. no fluid in driveway or lack of brake performance before this incident. no warning of any kind. no warning lights came on. good thing we didn't make it to the freeway.
17 December 2014 2011 Toyota Highlander I was driving in the coastal hills of the san francisco peninsula when i noticed that the car started vibrating severely when applying the brakes on downward slopes. i realized that this was due to the brake discs overheating. for the remained of the trip i used the gearshift to slow down the car when driving along downward sloping roads by selecting 2nd gear in the automatic gearshift. by avoiding use of the brakes, i avoided the vibration and was able to get home safely. i subsequently brought the car to the dealership for maintenance. the technical staff confirmed that the brake discs showed signs of overheating but did not replace them under warranty. this same problem presented itself earlier, too, at approximately 15,000 miles, during a trip in the sierra nevada. on this previous incident, when i brought the car to the dealership, the brake disks were replaced under warranty, but the underlying problem was not addressed: the undersized discs being unable to dissipate the heat generated by the brakes when driving downhill. please, consider this a severe problem, potentially requiring a recall: the severe vibrations caused by the brakes on a downward sloping mountain road, especially with wet or snowy roads, could easily make the vehicle to slip out of control and cause a crash.
17 December 2014 2008 Subaru Outback Recently replaced headlights did not illuminate on a return trip home. they turned off without warning while driving. according to the dealer, the wiring harness failed.
17 December 2014 2006 Jeep Liberty When pushed to speed up at a fast rate and upon approaching 65mph or faster the service engine light flashes slowly. my mechanic found the code reader saying a misfire was happening. when that light flashes it starts to shake pretty bad. determined that cylinder 1 has low compression. only way to find out for sure what to do next is to tear down the motor which i do not have the money for that. sad how waistful people are forced to be with vehicles. its still pretty new!! we took good care of this jeep maintaining it correctly since we got it with only 37k miles and has not had any problems till now. so this was a shock! before 37k miles i am not aware of this particular jeep's engine repair history. also this same jeep had the clogged fuel line causing the tank to spill out while fueling up when it was not full yet.
17 December 2014 2011 Dodge Avenger After being stopped in traffic for a few minutes i released the brake to accelerate, the car began to sputter and stalled immediately afterwards. i then put the car in park, turned it off and it restarted with no problems. it has done this once a week for the last three weeks. the check engine light has not come on at any point. i ran a diagnostic with the obd2 and it produces no codes.
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