Season of Recalls for 3 Auto Giants
NEW YORK (Trefis) -- A number of big automotive companies have announced that they will be recalling select cars in April after discovering minor faults.
Although recalls are fairly frequent among automotive companies, the announcement of recalls by three companies in a quick succession has raised questions on the testing and manufacturing ability of these companies.
Honda(HMC) has indicated that it will recall about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the U.S. to inspect for faulty wiring in headlights while General Motors(GM) has plans to recall 6,159 big vans and sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. for possible loss of steering. Porsche ( PAH3) has announced a recall of 1,232 2012 model-year 911 Carrera S coupes for possible interference between a coolant line and fuel line may cause the latter to become disconnected.
Honda's recall is limited to CR-V SUVs from model years 2002 to 2004 and Pilot SUVs from model year 2003. It will check for faulty wiring in headlights and then replace parts of the headlight wiring system that could fail. The failure of low-beam can significantly increase the risks of a crash.