Recent Vehicle Complaints and Problems


General Motors pickups and SUVs Brakes - INVESTIGATION

INVESTIGATION VEHICLES: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

INVESTIGATION: The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

General Motors pickups and SUVs Brakes

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Jeep Wrangler Death Wobble - INVESTIGATION

INVESTIGATION VEHICLES: Jeep Wrangler

INVESTIGATION:  The issue arises after a vehicle hits a bump at highway speeds and then the steering wheel begins to shake, sometimes “violently.”  “Vehicles tires begin to shake violently at speeds in the 70-75 mph range on the highway. Condition occurs after hitting a small bump on the highway. The condition becomes so violent, I have to slow the vehicle from 70+ mph to about 40 mph to stop the shaking. …”

Jeep Wrangler Death Wobble – INVESTIGATION

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Ford Pickup Tailgate - INVESTIGATION

INVESTIGATION VEHICLES: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into thousands of F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks from the 2017 model year.

INVESTIGATION:  U.S. safety regulators are trying to figure out why the power tailgates on some Ford F-Series pickups can open unexpectedly while the trucks are moving.

Ford Pickup Tailgate – INVESTIGATION

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Kia Engine Failure - COMPLAINTS

VEHICLE COMPLAINTS: the Center for Auto Safety called for an immediate recall—based on the more than 230 consumer complaints of Kia and Hyundai vehicles bursting into flames, a total of almost 3 million vehicles. The Center has also petitioned NHTSA to open an investigation into these non-collision fires and the hundreds of additional complaints of melted wires in the engine bay, smoke, and burning odors emanating from these vehicles.

COMPLAINTS 2011-2014 Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe, and all 2010-2015 Kia Souls

Kia Engine Failure – COMPLAINTS

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Nissan Fire Risk - RECALL

RECALLED VEHICLES: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. 

RECALL:  The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board. A brake fluid leak on the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

Nissan Fire Risk – RECALL

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GM Truck Power Steering - RECALL

RECALLED VEHICLES:General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles

RECALL:   Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist. If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM Truck Power Steering – RECALL

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Ford Roll Away - RECALL

RECALLED VEHICLES: Ford Fusion – Ford Escape

RECALL:  Ford is issuing a recall for nearly 550,000 2013-2016 model year Ford Fusion and 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles due to a rollaway risk safety hazard. Ford says shifter cable bushings need to be replaced on the affected vehicles.

Ford Roll Away – RECALL

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Ford Fuel Pump - RECALL

RECALLED VEHICLES: Ford F-150 – Ford Expedition – Lincoln Navigator

RECALL:  Ford and Lincoln are recalling 7580 of its 2018 model F-150 pickups and Expedition and Navigator SUVs over a faulty fuel-pump assembly. Fuel pumps on turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engines might have misaligned welds, which could lead to a fuel or oil leak.

Ford Fuel Pump – RECALL

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Kia Air Bag Recall - RECALL

VEHICLES: Kia Recall Air Bags

RECALL:  In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying. If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems. The remedy for this recall is still under development.

Kia Recall – Air Bags – RECALL

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Chrysler Recall Cruise Control - RECALL

VEHICLES: 

  • Chrysler Recall Cruise Control

RECALL:  These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating. If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

Chrysler Recall Cruise Control – RECALL

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Recall - RECALL

VEHICLES: 

  • 2018 Jeep Cherokee

RECALL:  These vehicles may have been manufactured with a fuel tube that may leak fuel into the engine compartment. A fuel leak in the presence of the ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

2018 Jeep Cherokee – RECALL

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2012-2016 - Tesla Model S Recall - RECALL

VEHICLES: 

  • 2012-2016 Tesla Model S

RECALL:  The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist

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2018 Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition - RECALL

VEHICLES: 

  • 2018 Ford F-150
  • 2018 Ford Expedition
  • 2018 Ford F-650, F-750

Complaints include: Ford recalls trucks, SUVs to fix transmission shifter

F-150 Recalls, Problems, Complaints

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Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ - RECALL

VEHICLES: 

  • 2014-18 Ford Fusion
  • 2014-18 Lincoln MKZ

PROBLEMS

Complaints include: The affected vehicles have steering wheel bolts that could potentially loosen and cause steering wheels to detach from the steering column.

Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ – RECALL

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RAM Trucks 2017-2018 - RECALL

VEHICLE:  2017-2018 – RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500

PROBLEMS: Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition

Complaints include: Vehicle May Rollaway

RAM Trucks 2017-2018 – RECALL

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Ford F-150 - 2015-2017 - OIL LEAK - EchoBoost Engine

VEHICLE:  Ford F-150 – 2015-2017

PROBLEMS: Engine/Oil Leak Issues,  low engine oil level

Complaints include: low or no oil pressure

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Oil Leak

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Ford F-150 - 2014-2017 - Frontend noise

VEHICLE:  Ford F-150 – 2014-2017

PROBLEMS: Frontend noise

Complaints include: Cause/solution replace IWE Actuator

Ford F-150 – Front End Noise 

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2017 Hyundai Elantra - Engine, Brakes, Heater

VEHICLE:  2017 Hyundai Elantra

PROBLEMS/Complaints include:

– Engine Won’t Start – Loss of Engine power while driving – Brake Malfunction – No heat from the Heater – Vehicle lunges forward/ Vehicle jerks – Engine Stalls

2017 Hyundai Elantra Problems

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Chrysler Pacifica - 2017 - Engine, Electrical, Transmission

PROBLEMS: engine, electrical, and transmission Problems

Complaints include: Loss of engine power, vibration, engine stalls, “shift into park and restart vehicle” warning, electrical problems, vehicle shaking, clicking noises

Chrysler Pacifica – 2017

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Chevy Cruze - 2014 - Engine, Electrical, Transmission

PROBLEMS: engine, electrical, and transmission Problems

Complaints include: check engine light, noisy engine, coolant smell inside cabin, loss of power, engine overheating, transmission not shifting properly

Chevy Cruze – 2014

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Ford Explorer - 2016 - Engine, Electrical, Transmission

PROBLEMS: electrical, engine, and/or transmission problems

Complaints include: Wrench light on, odor in cabin, loss of power while driving, engine stalls, check engine light

Ford Explorer – 2016

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Chevy Colorado - 2015-2016- transmission, steering, and/or engine

PROBLEMS: transmission, steering, and/or engine problems

Complaints include: engine stalls, rattling noise during acceleration, transmission very sluggish, transmission not shifting properly, lost of power steering, check engine light

Chevy Colorado – 2015-2016

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GMC Canyon - 2015-2016 - transmission, steering, and/or engine

PROBLEMS: transmission, steering, and/or engine problems

Complaints include: engine stalls, rattling noise during acceleration, transmission very sluggish, transmission not shifting properly, lost of power steering, check engine light

GMC Canyon – 2015-2016

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Toyota Tacoma - 2016 - transmission, engine, and/or drivetrain

PROBLEMS: transmission, engine, and/or drivetrain problems

Complaints include: delayed engagement, transmission hesitates, rough shifting, vibration in the floor and steering, excessive engine noise, check engine light, engine stalled

Toyota Tacoma – 2016

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Ford Focus - 2011-2014 - transmission, engine, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: transmission, engine, and/or electrical problems

Complaints include: service transmission light, transmission hesitates and jerks, speed control problems engine stalls, engine won’t start, check engine light, electrical problems

Ford Focus – 2011-2014

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Ford Fiesta - 2011-2014 - transmission, engine, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: transmission, engine, and/or electrical problems

Complaints include: service transmission light, transmission hesitates and jerks, speed control problems engine stalls, engine won’t start, check engine light, electrical problems

Ford Fiesta – 2011-2014

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Chevrolet Malibu - 2016 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

Chevrolet Malibu – 2016

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Chevrolet Tahoe - 2015 - engine, electrical, and/or transmission

PROBLEMS: engine, electrical, and/or transmission problems.

Complaints include: check engine light on, lack of power, computer communication problem, fluttering noise on acceleration, brakes, and transmission jerking.

Chevrolet Tahoe – 2015

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Chevrolet Suburban - 2015 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

Chevrolet Suburban – 2015

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Cadillac Escalade - 2015 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

Cadillac Escalade – 2015

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GMC Yukon - 2015 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

GMC Yukon – 2015

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GMC Sierra - 2014, 2015, 2016 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

GMC Sierra – 2014, 2015, 2016

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Chevrolet Silverado - 2014, 2015, 2016 - vibration, transmission, and/or electrical

PROBLEMS: vibration, transmission, and/or electrical problems.

Complaints include: vibration, shaking, hesitation when accelerating, transmission jerks/slams into gear, air conditioning not working, wind noise, rattle or clicking noise, electrical, and other defects.

Chevrolet Silverado – 2014, 2015, 2016

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Chrysler 200 - 2015 - Engine, Transmission, Electrical

PROBLEMS: transmission, engine, and/or electrical problems

Complaints include: service transmission light, transmission hesitates and jerks, speed control problems engine stalls, engine won’t start, check engine light, electrical problems

Chrysler 200 – 2015

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