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.
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.
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.
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.