94,000 vehicles recalled

May 29, 2024
Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Mazda, and Kia were among the vehicles recalled.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a number of recalls from May 19 to May 25, including notices for nearly 80,000 Volkswagen EVs recalled for a crash hazard. 


Kia is recalling 2,209 of its 2022 Niro EV vehicles. In the NHTSA report, the manufacturer said the high-voltage battery safety plug may overheat and melt. This can cause a loss of drive power or fire. If a driver loses drive power, it increases the risk of a crash, and a fire increases the risk of an injury. 

Kia is warning owners of the affected vehicles not to charge their cars in a garage or any other covered structure until the recall repair is completed. For free, dealers will replace the safety plug. Recall letters are expected to be mailed on July 19. 


Lamborghini is recalling 2,133 of its 2023-2024 Urus Performante and Urus S vehicles. In the NHTSA report, the manufacturer said the hood latch striker may separate and fail. This can cause an unlatched hood to open or detach while driving. If a vehicle's hood detaches, it can obstruct the driver's view or become a road hazard leading to an increased risk of a crash. 


Volkswagen is recalling 79,953 of its 2021-2023 ID.4 vehicles. The automobile manufacturer revealed in the NHTSA report that a software issue can cause the center and instrument panel displays to not boot or reset. As a result, a driver may lose their speedometer information and rearview camera image. If a driver's display fails to show a vehicle's speed or the rearview camera image, it can increase the risk of a crash. 

These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 101, "Control and Displays" and 111, "Rear Visibility," the NHTSA report said. 

Dealers will update the vehicle software for free. Recall letters are expected to be sent on July 12. 

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