U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the latest vehicle recalls. Totally 347,240 vehicles are affected due to loose steering wheels, short-circuited sensors, faulty airbags and other issues. Among affected vehicles includes models by Kia, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai which manufacturers announced about recall.
To check the main reasons for these recalls read this article.
Kia K5 airbag recall
According to an NHTSA recall notice, Kia is recalling 188,912 of its newer K5 cars due to a potential problem that causes the side curtain airbags to activate incorrectly.
In an accident, faulty deployment of the side curtain airbag(s) increases the chance of harm.”
- 2021-2023 Kia K5 model
Kia dealers are going to inspect free, re-install airbag if it is necessary. Recall notices will be mailed to owners on April 7.
Toyota Tundra truck bed cover recall
According to an NHTSA assessment, the tonneau cover on 130,266 Toyota Tundra pickups might detach while driving and create a hazard on the road.
Toyota stated that some of the recalled cars may have coverings fastened in part by a connection at the front end of the truck bed.
“The axial force at the joint may become insufficient to keep the cover due to the design of the joint,” the research stated. “When driving in this state, the tonneau cover may separate from the vehicle bed.”
- 2022-2023 Toyota Tundra model
From March 31 to May 2, owners will be notified of the recall.
Nissan steering falling off
According to an NHTSA investigation, the steering wheel on over 1,000 Nissan Ariya automobiles may fall off.
A disconnected steering wheel might increase the likelihood of an accident. Nissan stated that it was not aware of any injuries or accidents as a result of the recall.
- 1,063 2023-2023 Nissan Ariya model
Nissan will inform affected owners on March 30 and invite them to take their car to a dealer for a free repair.
Hyundai Veloster with fire risk
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, Hyundai Veloster is recalling 26,169 vehicles hatchback type since the parking sensor can short circuit and cause a fire.
- 2012-2013 Hyundai Veloster
“All affected vehicle owners will be alerted through mail and instructed to bring their cars to a Hyundai dealer for replacement of the RPAS fuse and sensor, if necessary”according to the article. On April 29, owners were anticipated to be alerted.