It may just be a product of our world today or just one of those things that happen to everyone now but recalls involving our vehicles are pretty common these days.

If you have ever wondered how to find out if your vehicle is subject to some sort of recall you need only visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website where you enter your car's VIN, and you will be able to see all of the recalls that apply to your particular vehicle.

Do You Have a Toyota Highlander?

On Thursday, October 26 makers of Toyota announced a recall that impacts about 751,000 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicle owners. Here is what the press release states about the nature of the problem and the need for the recall:

The subject vehicles are equipped with a resin front lower bumper cover assembly, connected with mounting tabs. If there is a minor impact to the lower front bumper cover assembly that causes the mounting tabs to detach from the vehicle during normal operation, one or more parts of this assembly could detach which could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury for other road users.

Even though you are reading about this now, Toyota says they will be sending each affected owner a letter about the recall by the end of December 2023. You can check their website for information or call 1-800-331-4331.

2023 Honda Civic
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Do You Own a Honda Civic?

There is a recall on some Honda Civic vehicles. According to Honda, some 2022-2024 vehicles have a recall due to an issue with the steering rack. Honda notes if you begin to hear any noise from the tires or front-end suspension, you should take the vehicle in right away.

The release explains the problem,

Steering racks produced as replacement parts for Honda dealerships were assembled with an incorrect stroke length setting. If the steering rack stroke exceeds a certain length while driving, the tire, or tire with snow chains installed, could contact the lower suspension arm and/or tie rod end.

This could happen with the tires. According to officials, you will get a letter from Honda if your car is one of the impacted vehicles. At that point, you need to take it to your local Honda dealer.

If you have any information, you can check out the link above or, you can call 1-888-234-2138.

2023 BMW 7 Series
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Do you own a BMW?

While there are not tens of thousands of BMWs being recalled, there are 9,211 of them being recalled.

According to the BMW website, here is the of vehicles being recalled,

  • 2023-2024 740i
  • 2023-2024 740i xDrive
  • 2023-2024 760i xDrive
  • 2023-2024 i7 eDrive50
  • 2023-2024 i7 xDrive60
  • 2023-2024 i7 M70
  • 2024 750e xDrive
  • 2024 530i
  • 2024 530i xDrive
  • 2024 i5 eDrive40
  • 2024 i5 M60 vehicles

In a letter to the NHTSA, the company says there is a problem with the "hands-on detection" system. According to the letter here is what could happen,

An inoperative hands-on detection system may fail to detect when the driver's hands are not on the steering wheel and therefore not engage the emergency stopping assistant system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Officials with BMW say if your model is impacted you will receive a letter in December 2023. If you prefer, you can call 1-800-525-7417.

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Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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