94,000 Cars Recalled, Including Volkswagen, Kia, and Others

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Car manufacturers often issue recalls when they discover an issue that could pose a safety hazard. Sometimes, they find problems during routine maintenance, and others after customers file complaints. A recent recall notice affected 94,000 vehicles. Here’s how to tell whether one of them is yours.

From May 19 to 25, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued multiple recalls involving Kia, Volkswagen, Lamborghini, and Mazda models. Manufacturers are asking owners to return the vehicles to the dealer for the appropriate repairs.

The Kia notice included 2,209 vehicles, which were 2022 Niro EVs. The recall stated a battery safety plug could potentially overheat and melt. If that happens, it could result in a loss of drive power, leading to a crash or a potential fire, which could also lead to injuries. If you own a 2022 Niro EV, do not charge it in your garage or any other covered structure. Kia will replace the plug free of charge.

Mazda has issued a recall for nearly 10,000 2024 CX-90 vehicles. This vehicle has a potential issue with the automatic braking system. It could falsely detect objects while in motion, causing the brake to activate unexpectedly. The dealer fix includes updating the control module.

The bulk of the recalls involved the Volkswagen ID.4, years 2021-2023. The manufacturer has issued an alert that a possible software issue could cause the instrument panel and center displays to fail to reboot, resulting in a driver’s loss of the speedometer and rearview camera.

Finally, Lamborghini is recalling just over 2,000 of its Urus S and Urus Performante model years 2023-2024 because of an issue with the hood latch striker. The notice described how the striker could fail and result in the hood opening unexpectedly, obstructing the driver’s view or becoming a road hazard if it flies off.

Owners of recalled vehicles should visit dealers for inspections and repairs. Manufacturers typically cover repair costs for recalls, but a call to the dealer should confirm whether the business will perform the repair at no cost to the owner.

Copyright 2024, RepublicanJournal.org