Car and motorcycle manufacturers don’t always issue recalls promptly, exposing drivers to risk. That’s why we must follow instructions as soon as companies launch these recalls. Unless we’re willing to expose ourselves to preventable dangers.

Ducati is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to issue a recall. According to the firm, impacted units include the Panigale 1199 and 1299 models. They may expose the rider to oil leaks.

If the engine oil leaks and reaches the airbox, the leak will reach the drain and then fall onto the rear wheel. This could make the motorcyclist lost traction as a result and a crash will occur.

Volkswagen has launched a recall recently that impacts thousands of newer cars across the United States.

According to automaker, 73,000 of the 2018 and 2019 Atlas and Tiguan SUVs as well as 2019 Jetta sedans are being recalled. The vehicles come with instrument clusters that may fail to provide audible warnings when the key is still in the ignition. If this happens while the door is open, the risks of theft or crashes will increase.

The company reported that that dealers will have all instrument clusters in the impacted vehicles fixed for free.

A horrific auto accident involving a drunk driver is horrifying Washington state.

According to the Washington State Patrol, two people were injured when a drunk driver hit them on Interstate 5.

The two victims were pushing their vehicle, which had run out of gas on the northbound lanes, when the drunk driver crashed into them before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. One of the victims, a woman, was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries while the second victim was treated at the scene.

Kawasaki has recalled several motorcycles over an issue that could lead to accidents.

According to the company, the Ninja H2 SX and SE models come with center stand spring mounting pins that could shift or fall due to the left side center stand brackets. If that occurs, the center stand spring will fall off and the stand will not be fully retracted. In this case, the center will drop and touch the ground while the motorcycle is traveling.

The issue was first brought up after the company learned that a Japanese customer had made a claim. Once Kawasaki investigated, it learned that other claims came from both Japan and Europe.

Air bag issues are at the center of Mazda’s latest recall campaign.

According to the company, nearly 270,000 vehicles fitted with Takata air bags and made by Mazda have been recalled.

These vehicles are some of the millions of cars recalled in the United States because of exploding air bags. The metal inflators in these air bags may explode mid-deployment, that’s because the chemicals used to inflate the passenger and driver air bags may deteriorate over time. As a result, several parts of metal will fly into the vehicle’s cabin, exposing occupants to serious injury risks.

Auto accidents happen too often. And defective car equipment is sometimes to blame.

The latest auto recall we learned about comes from Chevrolet. Vehicles impacted include the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sport cars.

These vehicles come with sensing diagnostic modules that could enter a fault state if the driver brakes hards or accelerates. This could render the system useless when it comes to deploying air bags in the event of a crash. As such, this would render the safety system faulty.

Kia has recalled thousands of vehicles nationwide. The campaign was launched after the firm received several complaints, which included injuries.

According to the firm, the 2015 through 2018 Kia Sedona minivans come with power-sliding doors that may not stop moving, even when they hit an obstruction while closing.

Since a person may be entering or exiting the vehicle while the door is in action, injuries may ensue.

Safety recalls are issued often. And yet, many drivers remain unaware of the risks associated with their vehicles.

One of the most dangerous and concerning auto recalls in recent history impacts millions of vehicles nationwide. But the recall had to be split in several campaigns as companies were not able to get their hands on replacement parts quickly enough. These campaigns all had one thing in common, however. That’s the presence of air bag modules fitted with metal parts that could explode in the event of a collision.

Since many cars have yet to be recalled or at least, fixed, federal regulators are urging caution.

Every now and then we hear about accidents caused by vehicles showing equipment issues. And every now and they we fear that not enough car owners are being alerted about open recalls.

For that reason, we often talk about open recalls that impact a great number of Washingtonians and Americans in general.

According to a series of news reports, Audi has launched a recall campaign impacting over 340,000 vehicles nationwide. These units could end putting drivers and occupants in risk of being in a car fire.

Many car accidents happen because drivers are simply negligent. That doesn’t only mean that drivers will crash because they are speeding, drunk, distracted, or drowsy. Sometimes they are negligent because they fail to make sure their car are fixed after being impacted by a recall.

Recall campaigns can be associated with minor issues. But sometimes, they are tied to major problems that could lead to accidents. Other times, the issue at hand may increase the risk of injury.

Drivers should pay attention and beware of the risks.

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