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Automotive Recall Alert: Over 9 Million Vehicles Affected in Q1 2024

Q1 2024 Recall Report 2by1In the first quarter of 2024, the United States saw a significant increase in vehicle recalls, raising major concerns for driver safety and consumer protection. Analysis of reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) by BizzyCar revealed 105 recalls affecting an astonishing 9,697,120 vehicles. This figure not only emphasizes the scale of the issue but also highlights the potential safety risks for millions of American vehicle owners. The analysis provides insight into the manufacturers involved, the specific defects identified, and the broader implications for public safety and consumer confidence in the automotive industry.

Leading the Recall Count

Ford Motor Company leads with 17 recalls, closely followed by Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) with 15. BMW and Mercedes-Benz each have 8 recalls, showing that safety concerns are widespread across various automotive brands.

Recalls by Manufacturer

  • Ford Motor Company: 17 recalls
  • Chrysler (FCA US, LLC): 15 recalls
  • BMW of North America, LLC: 8 recalls
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC: 8 recalls
  • Hyundai Motor America: 7 recalls
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC: 7 recalls
  • Kia America, Inc.: 7 recalls
  • General Motors, LLC: 5 recalls
  • Nissan North America, Inc.: 5 recalls
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.): 4 recalls
  • Porsche Cars North America, Inc.: 4 recalls
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: 4 recalls
  • Tesla, Inc.: 3 recalls
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.: 3 recalls
  • Lucid USA, Inc.: 2 recalls
  • Bugatti, Lamborghini (Automobili Lamborghini), Mazda North American Operations, Subaru of America, Inc., Volvo Car USA, LLC: 1 recall each

Vehicles Most Affected

Tesla Inc. heads the list with over 2.4 million vehicles affected, mainly due to electrical system issues. Ford and Chrysler also reported significant numbers, reflecting broad challenges in the industry:

  • Tesla, Inc.: 2,400,001 vehicles
  • Ford Motor Company: 2,202,083 vehicles
  • Chrysler (FCA US, LLC): 963,375 vehicles
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.): 779,846 vehicles
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: 684,690 vehicles
  • Kia America, Inc.: 652,082 vehicles
  • General Motors, LLC: 626,599 vehicles
  • Hyundai Motor America: 425,867 vehicles
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC: 281,503 vehicles
  • Subaru of America, Inc.: 228,723 vehicles

Safety and Compliance

In Q1 2024, three recalls included a "Park Outside Advisory" for 91,193 vehicles, indicating a potential fire risk and advising owners to park their vehicles outdoors to prevent property damage or personal harm. Since January 2023, 4,836,417 vehicles have received this advisory. Furthermore, 8,666,580 vehicles have been affected by recalls that pose a crash risk or increase the risk of injury, emphasizing the urgent need for effective risk mitigation by manufacturers and vehicle owners.

Critical Component Failures

The electrical system is notably problematic, with 26 recalls involving 2,775,496 vehicles. Airbags and powertrains, along with visibility components, also show significant issues, indicating a variety of potential hazards.

Noteworthy Recent Recalls

  • Kia America, Inc. has identified a risk in 2020-2024 Kia Telluride models due to a potential driveshaft disconnection, urging owners to inspect their vehicles.
  • Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling several 2020-2024 Porsche Taycan models for potential high-voltage battery short-circuiting issues.
  • Ford Motor Company is addressing potential fuel line leaks in the 2024 Mustang and tire issues in 2023 Bronco Sport and Maverick models, as well as 2023-2024 Transit models.
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has detected a possible wiring harness issue in the 2024 E350 and E450 models, which could result in propulsion loss.
  • Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling 2020-2022 Legacy and Outback models due to potential airbag deployment failures.
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. has announced a recall for 2022-2024 Audi E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT models over concerns of battery short-circuiting.
  • Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) (Stellantis) has identified an issue with the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager models, where the windshield could detach in a collision, failing to comply with FMVSS 212.

Historical Context

The historical recall data underscores a volatile trend in the automotive industry, with a noticeable uptick in the number of vehicles affected by recalls, especially in recent quarters. This pattern points to persistent challenges in maintaining automotive safety and quality assurance. Specifically, while Q1 2023 saw 267 recalls affecting over 8.3 million vehicles, the figures varied across the subsequent quarters, culminating in a significant rise in Q4 2023 with 269 recalls impacting over 15 million vehicles. This upward trajectory continued into Q1 2024, with 260 recalls affecting more than 12.4 million vehicles. The cumulative impact of these figures is stark: over 27.6 million vehicles have been implicated in recalls in just the last two quarters, highlighting a critical need for enhanced vigilance and improvement in automotive manufacturing and quality control protocols to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicles on the road.

Safety Advisories

The NHTSA emphasizes the importance of not ignoring recall notices, as unresolved issues can lead to accidents or injuries. Vehicle owners are encouraged to check the NHTSA's website ( for open recalls to stay informed and ensure their vehicles are safe.


Our mission at BizzyCar is to enhance road safety by offering the automotive industry an intelligent, comprehensive solution for managing service recalls efficiently, thereby improving recall completion rates, customer satisfaction, and dealership success. The data from Q1 2024 underscore the urgent need for this mission, revealing a concerning landscape in automotive safety with widespread defects impacting millions of vehicles, reflecting the complexity of modern vehicles and emphasizing the critical importance of vigilant safety oversight. Vehicle owners are encouraged to regularly check recall notices, a practice that aligns with BizzyCar's commitment to promoting safer roads and informed vehicle ownership, ensuring vehicles remain safe and compliant.

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