It's been requested by a fellow reader/co-worker. I'm pleased to answer that request in this edition of Car Crazy I'd like to name "Total Recall"-(no, not that Total Recall)
|2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently on recall by FCA, Fiat Chrysler of America|
You may have also known about the airbag recalls that are on going due to Takada air bags that can rupture in deployment dispersing metal shrapnel into the passenger's body. There are a plethora of cars on this list so be sure to check for yours. The sight also includes helpful links to manufacturers communication to read what your auto manufacturer has to say about particular safety issues. In addition, one of my favorites for info gathering is the tab for complaints. This allows owners to detail their concerns about the operation or malfunction of the vehicle and want to call attention to. In my case there has been numerous complaints about the VSC system (vehicle stability control). I'm considering adding to that as well. See this RSS feed from NHTSA.
Consumer Reports is another good resource at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/repair/car-recalls/index.htm?rpid=3553 It lists the same information as safecar.gov but it's a little cleaner and less busy. Plus, it's Consumer Reports; you gotta read what they write. I should also mention that your auto maker should reach out to you in the event of a recall but if you're like me you shop on the used car market and may not here from them at all. They are still liable for fixing what's wrong however. So, if you'd excuse me. I have to contact Toyota about lower ball joints that need replacing.
|2002 Toyota Sequoia also on recall by Toyota|