Automotive recalls are not uncommon. Mass production of any product makes it susceptible to mistakes. Vehicles in particular contain an extensive amount of mechanics and electronics that can include faulty parts or function defects. In October there were nearly 50 vehicle recalls issued due to such matters as brake issues, fuel leaks, air bags, and even loose sunroofs that could fall into traffic.
Here is a roundup of some of the major automotive recalls in October 2016: