Recall Round-Up: April 5, 2019

Recall Round-Up

Recall Round-Up: April 5, 2019

This week in our recurring series ‘Recall Round-Up’, we provide details on recalls for Audi, Subaru and Volvo, plus a product recall for dog food.

  • Audi

    Audi announced a recall of 75,000 2015-18 A8 sedans and 2016-18 A6 sedans, A7 hatchbacks and Q7 SUVs. According to the manufacturer, the fuel rails on both the left and right side of the vehicles may leak which increases the risk of a fire. Audi began notifying owners February 28th. If you have not received notification by US Mail, visit NHTSA online and enter your VIN to determine if your vehicle is affected.

  • Subaru

    Subaru recalled 1.3 million vehicles this month due to a possible contamination. In some circumstances, the contamination exposure may cause the brakelight switch to malfunction and prevent it from illuminating and alerting vehicles in the rear that the car is about to stop. The affected vehicles are the 2014-16 Forester SUV, 2008-16 Impreza sedan, 2012-16 Impreza wagon, 2008-14 WRX and STI sedan, and the 2013-17 Crosstrek SUV. Subaru will begin notifying owners April 29th and authorized dealers will fix the brakelight switch free of charge. For more information, owners may call Subaru at 800-782-2783.

  • Volvo

    Volvo recalled 46,000 2018-19 Volvo XC60 SUVs this year due to a malfunctioning tailgate. Under certain cold or extreme temperatures, the tailgate lifting arms may frees which could cause them to separate from the vehicle. This poses a major safety hazard for anyone caught behind the SUV when this happens. No injuries have been reported. Owners can contact Volvo’s safety hotline at 800-458-1552 for more information on when the repairs can be made.

  • Hill’s Dog Food

    The FDA announced that Hill’s Pet Nutrition will expand it’s January recall to include 33 varieties of canned dog food. Affecting at least 78 countries worldwide, FDA required testing showed potentially toxic amounts of Vitamin D in the products. Dogs that have Vitamin D toxicity may vomit, have a reduced appetite, appear more thirsty with frequent urination and lose weight. If your dog shows signs of a Vitamin D toxicity, they should be taken to the veterinarian immediately. At this time, no official number of affected pets has been released by the FDA or Hill’s Pet Nutrition. For a complete list of the contaminated pet food, visit Hill’s online here.

 

If you’ve been injured as a result of a recalled product, please contact us today. We also encourage anyone to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.

 

 

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