Faulty software, missing and improperly made parts are the culprits in the latest round of car recalls affecting over 131,000 cars this week. Honda, Toyota and General Motors each issued recalls.
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Honda recalls 114,000 cars over back-up camera issue
Honda recalled more 114,686 Fit and HR-V vehicles because the display may fail to boot up, preventing it from showing the back-up camera video image, according to an NHTSA report.
Honda told the NHTSA that the recall involved vehicles with key ignitions only.
The Japanese carmaker said in its report that the display circuit was improperly manufactured. The display unit sometimes fails to boot up when the car is ignited because the cranking causes the car’s battery level to drop, according to the report.
Over 200 warranty claims have been filed over the issue since 2018, Honda said, adding that it received no reports of injuries or deaths. Owners will be notified of the recall on March 13, and directed to an authorized Honda dealer where a software update will be performed, according to the report.
Toyota Hybrid RAV4 may lose power at high speeds
Toyota announced the recall of 16,679 hybrid RAV4 SUVs because defective software may cause the motor to suddenly lose power, increasing the risk of crash, according to an NHTSA report.
Toyota said in the report only RAV4 Prime SUVs that contain a control unit loaded with the faulty software are affected.
If the vehicle is rapidly accelerated in cold temperatures after being driven continuously in electric vehicle mode, the battery voltage might drop to low levels and display a warning message before the hybrid system shuts down, according to the report. This would cause a sudden loss of power that could result in a crash, the report said.
Toyota plans to notify owners from Feb. 27 to April 3, according to the report. A free software update will be offered at Toyota dealers.
Small number of GM vehicles with missing, defective parts may roll away
General Motors is recalling 20 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles because of a roll-away and crash risk.
2023 Chevrolet Blazer (8 vehicles)
2023 Chevrolet Traverse (2 vehicles)
2023 Cadillac XT5 (4 vehicles)
2023 Cadillac GMC Acadia (6 vehicles)
GM said in an NHTSA report that it identified 10 Chevrolet Blazer and Traverse vehicles with left-hand half-shaft assemblies that are missing an assembly ring. The missing part may cause the half-shaft inner joint to separate from the shaft, according to the report.
Similarly, the recalled Cadillac and GMC vehicles have right-hand assembly shafts that may separate from the transmission because of a supplier manufacturer error, GM said in a separate NHTSA report.
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Both issues can result in a loss of propulsion or prevent the car from being mechanically parked, the report said. GM said it would notify owners of the recall on March 24 and offer free shaft assembly replacements.
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