2003-2004 Toyota Avalon
The Problem: Internal short-circuits in the airbag control systems could damage the electronics and, eventually, cause the airbags or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently.
The Fix: Toyota will install electrical noise filters that should help prevent short circuits within the airbag controllers.
Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 119,140 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon sedans built between June 2002 and December 2004.
The Problem: When the car’s tires were fitted to the wheels, the tire might have been pinched, potentially damaging the tire’s bead and increasing the risk of a blowout. Honda says most of the affected vehicles have not yet been sold, and says it has no reports of injuries or crashes due to the problem.
The Fix: Honda will inspect the tires and, if they are damaged, replace them for free.
2014 Cadillac ELR
The Problem: A programming problem might prevent the stability control system from illuminating a warning light if there is an error. In that case, a driver might not be aware the car’s stability control system has failed.
The Fix: GM will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module for free in a recall starting April 17.
Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 656 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrids.