Recall Roundup: Ford, Mazda, Hyundai
- 07/30/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued several recalls recently.
Hyundai is recalling 22,512 units of it 2012– 2013 Hyundai Sonata for a problem with its side curtain airbags that may cause them to inflate unexpectedly and without a crash. In addition, some models of the 2007 – 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe are being recalled due to a problem with the front passenger air bag sensors that may not accurate detect small-statured adults. The problem could result in the air bag not deploying during a crash, increasing the injury risk to the front passenger. 199,118 cars are affected by the recall.
Ford is recalling 423,634 units of the 2001 – 2004 Ford Escapeand Mazda is recalling 217,500 units of the 2001 – 2006 and 2008 Mazda Tribute, bothdue to a clearance problem between the engine cover and speed control cable that could result in the throttle sticking when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed. Only Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs powered by the 3.0-liter V6 engine that have cruise control are affected. The stuck throttle can occur regardless of whether the cruise control is used and could result in excessive speed making it difficult to control the car and possibly cause a crash.
Owners of all cars affected by recalls will be notified by mail by the manufacturer. Consumers who are concerned that their car is affected can find more information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by searching for their car here or by calling the toll-free number in their owner's manual.