August Automotive Recalls

Don’t think of a recall appointment as a nuisance – think of it as the perfect opportunity to convert a new, loyal customer. Rather than allow a recall repair to be a “one-and-done” appointment with a first-time customer, utilize this opportunity to pitch other services your dealership can provide.


A smooth, efficient recall appointment can lead to a repeat customer – and, in the long run, increased service revenue. Here are some of the larger recalls from August that your dealership should be on the lookout for:


Over 272,000 Hyundai vehicles are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard. If an air compressor is plugged into the dashboard’s electrical socket for too long, the socket may overheat and cause a fire. Owners of 2011-2012 Elantra compacts and Sonata midsize cars, as well as the 2012 Accent subcompact and Veloster hatchback will be notified of the recall in late August.


Honda is recalling over 600,000 vans and SUVs due to a faulty software that can cause the backup camera to fail and the driver display to malfunction or reboot. This recall, beginning September 23, affects certain 2018-2020 Odysseys, 2019-2020 Passports, and 2019-2021 Pilots. Dealerships will need to reprogram the software on affected vehicles.


General Motors has recalled several 2020 model year vehicles over faulty airbags. The Roof-Rain Air Bag (RRAB), or side curtain airbag, may not have been properly crimped to the inflator. This can result in the RRAB separating from the inflator during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident.


This recall affects the following 2020 models:

  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac XT5 and XT6
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500


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