ARTICLES RELATING TO RECALL

US probes GM headlight failures, may add vehicles to recall

2017-04-29 16:09

The US government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312 000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark.

How dangerous airbags can find their way into used cars

2017-04-20 08:18

The near-death of a woman in a US crash has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road.

Ford's global recall: Fire 'fix' doesn't work - report

2017-04-06 08:07

The US government is reviewing a Ford recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant, overheat and catch fire after the company proposed a remedy that doesn't fix the coolant problem.

Ford SA expands safety recall to include Fiesta ST

2017-03-29 20:14

Ford South Africa has expanded the safety recall of its 1.6-litre GTDi Ecoboost engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST. More than 1000 units are affected.

More than 5000 SA Mercedes-Benz cars affected in fire-risk recall

2017-03-07 12:51

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 1-million models worldwide to resolve an overheating issue. In South Africa, 5100 cars are affected.

Mercedes-Benz recalls 1-million cars worldwide due to fire risk: Is SA affected?

2017-03-06 08:42

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 1-million cars and SUVs worldwide because a starter part can overheat and cause fires. Mercedes-Benz South Africa responds...

Mitsubishi Pajero airbag recall: Nearly 7500 SA 4x4s affected

2017-03-03 14:00

Over 7000 Mitsubishi Pajero owners are affected by a recall in South Africa for the replacement of their driver airbags.

More than 170 000 Mazdas recalled because seats 'can suddenly change angles'

2017-02-16 08:46

Mazda is recalling about 174 000 small cars in the US because the seats can suddenly change angles, making the cars hard to drive.

600 000 Audis recalled in the US

2017-01-30 10:01

German automaker Volkswagen will recall nearly 600 000 vehicles in the United States, most of them its premium Audi brand, over defects that could lead to fires or airbag malfunctions.

Ford has only given us excuses - relative of Kuga victim killed in fire

2017-01-16 19:14

Ford has come up with excuses to protect their brand instead of giving the family closure, says a relative of Reshall Jimmy who died when his Ford Kuga caught fire.

 

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions

2017-04-25 09:30

The US Supreme Court turned away an appeal by auto giant General Motors of potentially billions of dollars in consumer claims over faulty ignition switches.

Ford SA responds to fire 'fix' woes: 'Effective solution for Kuga recall'

2017-04-07 08:11

'We are confident that the actions being taken are an effective solution to the Kuga recall underway,' says Ford South Africa as the automaker reassures local customers..

Ford recalls 570 000 cars globally fire risk, door latch trouble

2017-03-30 09:29

Ford is recalling more than 570 000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.

'I will never ever buy a Ford product' - User

2017-03-09 06:30

The National Consumer Commission has announced the complaints for the Ford South Africa matter go beyond the scope of the product safety recall. Readers respond...

Another Ford Kuga recall: More than 800 SUVs affected by brake issue

2017-03-06 13:58

Ford South Africa has issued warning letters to owners of its 2.0-litre diesel-powered Kuga SUVs to highlight a potential brake problem. More than 800 SUVs are affected.

Ford SA: '63% of affected Kuga SUVs repaired, returned to owners'

2017-03-06 07:57

More than half of the 4556 affected 1.6-litre Kuga SUVs have been repaired and returned to owners, reports Ford SA. Do you think the automaker has done enough to assist affected owners?

Toyota orders worldwide recall of fuel-cell Mirai vehicles

2017-02-16 09:58

Toyota said it is recalling all the Mirai fuel-cell vehicles it has sold globally due to a software glitch that can shut off its hydrogen-powered system.

BMW recalls over 40 000 cars in China for faulty airbags

2017-02-15 09:31

German luxury automaker BMW will recall around 41 500 vehicles in China due to faulty airbags, according to the country's quality regulator.

#FordKuga: Twitter reacts to huge SUV recall in SA

2017-01-17 08:41

South Africans took to social media on Monday in reaction to the news that Ford South Africa is recalling thousands of its Kuga models following reports that the SUVs caught fire.

Ford Kuga's fire woes go back to 2013: Documents reveal

2017-01-16 12:37

An insurance claims specialist warned Ford South Africa about a fire problem with certain Kuga models after an investigator carried out a formal inquiry into two fires.

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