Recall Round-Up: June 22, 2018
RECALL ROUND-UP: JUNE 1, 2018
Every week we scour the internet and bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in this recurring series: Recall Round-Up.
This week we report on auto recalls for Kia sedans and minivans, Jeep Cherokee, and multiple Ford models plus a product safety recall on a popular aluminum ladder.
Ford issued a recall for 3 different 2018 model vehicles equipped with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine. These vehicles have a high-pressure fuel pump that may fracture and become misaligned causing the fuel lines to leak and increase the risk of fire. More than 7500 vehicles are included in the recall. Authorized dealers will replace the affected parts at no cost. Check your VIN at nhtsa.gov to determine if your vehicle is included.
To date, Fiat Chrysler has issued 4 separate recalls for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. At the end of May, FCA began notifying owners of nearly 50,000 2018 Jeep Cherokees that their vehicle may have been manufactured with a faulty fuel tube that may leak and increase the risk of fire. These vehicles have a 2.4L engine. Owners can contact FCA at 1-800-853-1403 and mention recall U39 for more information.
Kia recalled more than 500,000 sedans and minivans after a NHTSA investigation determined the vehicles were equipped with a faulty airbag sensor that could prevent an airbag from properly deploying in the event of a front collision. NHTSA received 6 reports where the airbag failed to deploy resulting crashes where 4 people died and 6 people injured. The following vehicles are included: 2010-2013 Kia Fortes, 2010-2013 Kia Forte Coups, 2011-2013 Kia Optimas, 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrids, and 2011-2012 Kia Sedona minivans. Recalls are expected to begin July 27, 2018
If you recently purchased a Werner aluminum ladder ranging 13-26 feet from Lowe’s or Home Depot, the manufacturer urges you to stop using the ladder immediately and return to the store for a complete refund. Werner Co received a report of one ladder breaking during use and issued an immediate recall of 78,000 units. Visit the CPSC.gov website for more details on this recall.
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.