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More than 235,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Hyundai Elantra tops numbers game with nearly 105,000 cars recalled

Joe Duarte
Published: January 1, 2018, 9:10 PM
Updated: January 5, 2018, 5:20 AM

2014 Hyundai Elantra

The end of the year saw a flurry of recalls, most related to motorhomes and motorbikes, but there were still 237,105 passenger vehicles recalled over December, in 23 recalls concerning 29 models from nine brands.

2010 BMW 3 Series - 2010 BMW 3 Series

The biggest recall concerned the Hyundai Elantra from model years 2013-14, with 103,556 cars affected by a deteriorating brake pedal stopper pad that could result in the pedal not being able to return to its resting position. The issue also affects the Kia Forte (22,205 from 2012-14).

Another large recall was issued for the BMW 3 Series from model years 2006-11, with 75,744 cars recalled to address a problem with a corroded blower regulator wiring harness crimp connection.

2016 Ford Explorer

Rounding out the five biggest recalls over the month, 22,620 Ford Explorers and F-150s from 2016 were recalled to address an issue with a loose front power seat adjuster assembly joint, and 3,723 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class from model years 2016-17 were called back due to improperly aimed LED headlamps.

Mercedes-Benz’s GLE-Class was named in a couple recalls, though to be fair one of them was for an improper label that affected one vehicle. The Aston Martin DB9 was also named in a couple separate actions.

Aston Martin DB9

Mercedes also found itself in seven separate recalls of eight models, affecting 6,430 vehicles from model years ranging from 2016-18, while Ford was named in six affecting 23,214 vehicles of seven nameplates from the same model years.