In February, several vehicle recalls were issued for safety issues by GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and even Tesla. Here are some of the biggest recalls of the month, which car, truck, and SUV owners need to be aware of.

General Motors

General Motors issued a recall for its 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra pickup trucks, as well as select Cadillac CT6 vehicles because of a faulty electronic brake control module software problem.

The recall is part of an initial recall issued in December 2019 that reportedly affected around 500,000 vehicles. The second recall affects another 1,600 to 1,700 models, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the news outlet, GM will repair the issue by updating the faulty software, and ensure that vehicles are safe to drive.


Toyota issued a recall for certain 2020 Avalon Hybrid, 2020 Camry, 2020 Camry Hybrid, 2019 to 2020 RAV4, 2019 to 2020 RAV4 Hybrid, and 2020 Lexus ES 300h models that may have engine problems.

The 44,000 affected vehicles may have an engine block that was improperly manufactured and could have a coolant leak that affects the operation of the car or SUV.

Toyota said its dealers will replace the engine block at no cost in the affected vehicles.


Ford issued three recalls in February. The first recall was for select 2013 to 2018 Flex, Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan, Taurus SHO, and Lincoln MKT vehicles that could have a fractured rear suspension toe link from frequent use.

Over 230,000 vehicles were affected by the recall, which Ford said its dealers will repair by adding forged tow link replacements.

The second recall from Ford affects over 465,000 2018 to 2020 F-150 pickup trucks that have LED headlamps. The trucks’ headlamps may not dim when moved from the autolamp position to the headlamp-on position, violating a federal motor vehicle safety standard.

Ford dealers will repair the lighting issue by updating the body control module software configuration.

Ford also issued a recall for F-150 pickup trucks with the model year 2015 to 2016. A total of 33, 533 trucks that are equipped with a 3.5-liter GTDI engine are affected by a heater block cable that could short out, causing a fire, when plugged into an electrical outlet.

Ford is urging affected F-150 owners not to use the engine block heater cable until they have their vehicle inspected. Ford dealers will repair or replace the block heater and its cable as necessary.


Honda has issued a recall for over 240,000 2018 to 2020 Odyssey minivans that may have an electrical short that could cause a fire. The accessory power outlet could get pinched, leading to an electrical short.

Honda dealers will inspect the power outlet wire harness for damage and replace it if necessary. If no damage is found, they will add protective tape and reroute the wiring harness at no charge.


Tesla recalled select Model X SUVs for a power steering issue that is caused by excessive corrosion on the bolts that attach the power steering component to the steering gear. This could cause the bolts to fracture, creating a loss of power steering.

Tesla said it will repair the issue by replacing the bolts and applying a corrosion preventative sealer at no cost to vehicle owners.

Honda Recall Honda has recalled 437,000 vehicles for a possible fuel pump issue. A woman passes before Japanese auto giant Honda Motor's vehicles at the company's showroom in Tokyo on Oct. 28, 2014. Photo: Getty Images/Yoshikazu TSUNO