Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

© Ford Motor Company2013-16 Ford Fusion
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 259,182
Report Date: May 13, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter engines. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime. If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin May 28, 2019. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S16.

© BMW of North America2016-19 BMW X1
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 106,182
Report Date: May 9, 2019
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles. In the event of a crash where the occupants head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.” In the event of a crash, the insufficient impact absorption can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© FCA US LLC2017-19 Chrysler Pacifica
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 198,731
Report Date: May 9, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Pacifica vehicles equipped with engine stop/start systems. A loose battery ground connection may result in an intermittent loss of power steering assist and/or a stall. A loss of power steering assist or a stall can increase the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery ground surfaces, clean the contact surfaces as needed, and properly reassemble the ground connection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’ number for this recall is V53.

© FCA US2015-18 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 410,351
Report Date: May 9, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot truck bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 that are equipped with a power locking tailgate. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving. If the tailgate opens while the vehicle is being driven, cargo may fall out the vehicle and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’s number for this recall is V44.

© General Motors2017-19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500; GMC Sierra 2500, 3500
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 324,226
Report Date: April 25, 2019
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 vehicles and 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 vehicles and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with Duramax 6.6 liter diesel engines and an optional engine-block heater. The engine block heater cord or the terminals that connect the heater cord to the block heater may short circuit and fail. A short-circuit may damage the engine components and increase the risk of fire.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-586-596-1733. GM’s number for this recall is N182206310.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 1,051
Report Date: April 18, 2019
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 A220 and A220 4MATIC vehicles. Due to improper welding, the pedal plate may bend, impairing the operation of the brake pedal. Impaired operation of the brake pedal may increase the risk of crash.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welding of the brake pedal, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 19, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Audi AG2018-19 Audi Q5, SQ5
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 12,645
Report Date: April 18, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. The brake master cylinder casting may be too short. A short casting can cause a sudden loss of brakes, increasing the risk of crash. The electronic parking brake and its emergency brake function are not affected and will still function.
Solution: Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the brake master cylinder, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 3, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 47O9.

© General Motors2017-19 Chevrolet Trax
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 112,958
Report Date: April 18, 2019
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Chevrolet Trax vehicles. A joint in one or both of the front lower-control arms may have been improperly welded. An improperly welded joint may break, resulting in the partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle. A partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle could cause the attached front wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle’s handling and steering and increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right front lower-control arms, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is A182202370.

© American Honda Motors2018-19 Honda Odyssey
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 50,504
Report Date: April 12, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Odyssey vehicles. Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) to unexpectedly reboot. Upon rebooting, the TCU may shift the transmission to the “Park” position, possibly damaging the parking rod. A damaged parking rod can allow the vehicle to roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will ensure the battery terminal connections are secure and will update the TCU software, free of charge. Additionally, the parking rod effectiveness will be checked. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. H onda’s numbers for this recall are Z4J, Y4K.

© American Honda Motor Co., Inc.2018-19 Acura MDX, 2019 Acura RLX, TLX; 2018-19 Honda Pilot, 2019 Honda Odyssey, Ridgeline
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 93,946
Report Date: April 12, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot vehicles and 2019 Acura RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid, TLX and Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles. The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt. Teeth separation from the timing belt may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019.
Contact: Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is L4M. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is Z4L.

© FCA US LLC2013-16 Dodge Dart
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 298,439
Report Date: April 11, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The shifter cable bushing may fail allowing the shift cable to detach from the transmission. If the shifter cable detaches from the transmission, the vehicle may not perform the shifts performed by the driver. Additionally, despite selecting PARK with the shifter, the vehicle may roll away. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 31, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V34.

© FCA US2019 Jeep Renegade, 2019 Fiat 500X
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 25,004
Report Date: April 10, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X vehicles. Incorrect software may cause the occupant restraint controller (ORC) module to disable certain passive safety features. Deactivated passive safety features can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V42.

© Ford Motor Company2015-19 Ford F-150, 2017-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 131,068
Report Date: April 8, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater and previously remedied under recall 18V894. During the previous repair, the block heater cable’s splice connector may have been damaged. A damaged cable could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will disable the engine block heater from being used. When replacement cables become available, a second notice will be mailed and dealers will replace the engine block heater cord, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S11.

© BMW of North America2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, Z4
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 184,505
Report Date: April 4, 2019
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 530xi Sports Wagon, 325i, 325xi, 325xi Sports Wagon, 330i, 330xi, Z4 3.0i and Z4 3.0si vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit. An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 28, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall is an expansion to recall 17V-683.

© Mazda North American Operations2016-18 Mazda Mazda3
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 187,798
Report Date: April 4, 2019
Issue: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Mazda3 vehicles. A defective windshield wiper relay may cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative, reducing the driver’s visibility. Reduced visibility while driving can increase the risk of crash.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front body control module with a new module which uses an improved wiper relay design, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 3, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 3219D.

© Lotus2017-18 Lotus Evora
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars Limited
Number of vehicles affected: 425
Report Date: April 2, 2019
Issue: Lotus Cars USA, Inc. (Lotus) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Evora vehicles. The toe board in the passenger footwell lacks stiffness, allowing the knee of an unbelted occupant to contact the rigid structure of the vehicle, in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” In the event of a crash, if the occupant’s knee contacts the rigid structure, there may be an increased risk of injury.
Solution: Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the toe board with a new design to provide the appropriate stiffness, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Lotus customer service at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus’ number for this recall is 2019/01R.

© American Honda Motors2014-19 Acura MDX
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 322,897
Report Date: March 28, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Acura MDX and 2017-2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. Moisture may enter the tailgate lid lights, possibly causing a loss of the tailgate lid lights and the taillights. Loss of the taillights reduces the vehicle’s visibility, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Acura will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate lid lights and install updated gaskets and a wiring sub-harness or will replace both tailgate lid lights. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 29, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is M49.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018-19 Volvo XC60, S90
Manufacturer: Volvo Cars USA
Number of vehicles affected: 2,297
Report Date: March 20, 2019
Issue: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 XC60 and S90 vehicles. The driver and passenger front seat rail rear flange nuts may not have been installed during assembly. If the nuts are missing, in the event of a crash, the front seat structure and position may be affected, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat rails for missing flange nuts, installing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R19931.

© Hyundai Motor America2013 Hyundai Veloster
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 16,487
Report Date: March 14, 2019
Issue: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013 Veloster vehicles that are equipped with 1.6 liter turbo engines. The engine management software may cause premature ignition (pre-ignition) of the air/fuel mixture in the engine. The resulting excessive cylinder pressure may damage the engine. Engine damage can increase the risk of a fire or cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 182.

© Suzuki2010-13 Suzuki Kizashi, 2006-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 31,302
Report Date: March 7, 2019
Issue: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kizashi and 2006-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles. The front passenger leather seat may shrink due to high humidity and high temperature. As a result, the occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat may not accurately detect if an adult or child is occupying the seat. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, an incorrect classification may result in the passenger frontal air bag deploying even if there is a child in the front passenger seat, increasing their risk of injury.
Solution: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat bottom cushion, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 4011 and 4012.

© Volkswagen of America, Inc.2017-19 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2015-19 Volkswagen Golf, 2018-19 Volkswagen Tiguan
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 56,173
Report Date: March 6, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture. If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 42J5.

© American Honda Motor Co., Inc.2003 Acura CL, 2013-16 Acura ILX, 2003-06 Aura MDX, 2007-16 Acura RDX, 2002-06 Acura TL, 2009-14 Acura TL, 2010-14 Acura ZDX, 2001-07 Honda Accord, 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-05 Honda Civic, 2002-07 Honda CR-V, 2010-11 Honda CR-V, 2003-11 Honda Element, 2007 Honda Fit, 2002-04 Honda Odyssey, 2003-08 Honda Pilot, 2006-14 Honda Ridgeline
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 1,108,939
Report Date: March 6, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode. An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning on April 17, 2019, however, dealers are ready to begin repairs immediately.
Contact: Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is U40.

© FCA US2018-19 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2017-19 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 19,114
Report Date: March 1, 2019
Issue: FCA US LLC (Alfa Romeo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2017-2019 Giulia vehicles. The Brake System Module (BSM) software may prevent the driver from disabling the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) after the traction control system detects a specific wheel slip. The driver’s inability to deactivate the ACC can increase the risk of crash.
Solution: Alfa Romeo has notified owners, and dealers will update the BSM software, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Alfa Romeo customer service 1-800-853-1403. The Alfa Romeo number for this recall is V27.

© FCA US LLC2018 Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 47,771
Report Date: February 28, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica hybrid vehicles. The right front lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle. A control arm separation could increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the right front knuckle and lower control arm for damage, replacing the components as necessary. The right front lower control arm knuckle pinch bolt will be replaced with a larger-diameter pinch bolt. These repairs will be performed free of charge.
Contact: The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V15.

© Subaru of America2014-16 Subaru Forester, 2008-16 Subaru Impreza, 2008-14 Subaru WRX, 2013-17 Subaru Crosstrek
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 1,303,530
Report Date: February 28, 2019
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park. Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 29, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUE-90.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 22,637
Report Date: February 26, 2019
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, AMG C43 Coupe, C300 4MATIC Cabriolet, C300 4MATIC Coupe, AMG C43 Cabriolet, AMG C63 Cabriolet, AMG C63 Coupe, AMG C63 S Cabriolet and AMG C63 S Coupe vehicles and 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, E400 4MATIC Cabriolet and E400 4MATIC Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat. If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the locking of the seatback on the affected vehicles and replace the seatback lock, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 26, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Kia Motors America2012-16 Kia Soul
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 378,967
Report Date: February 22, 2019
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines. High exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine’s pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure. Piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash. A broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the Catalytic Overheating Protection Engine Control Unit logic to prevent overheating of the catalytic converter. In addition, the catalytic converter will also be replaced if it has been damaged. Depending on the extent of any damage, the engine may also be replaced, free of charge.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC176.

© Porsche Cars North America2018 Porsche Panamera, 2019 Porsche Cayenne
Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America
Number of vehicles affected: 14,110
Report Date: February 20, 2019
Issue: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2018 Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, Panamera 4 Hybrid, Panamera 4 Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Executive, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo vehicles, 2017-2018 Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo and Panamera 4S Executive vehicles and 2019 Cayenne S and Cayenne vehicles. The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning when the brake pads are worn out. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light vehicle brake systems.” If the driver is not alerted when brake pads are worn out, the driver may lose control of the vehicle while attempting to brake, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2019
Contact: Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKA1/AKA0.

© Porsche Cars North America2017-19 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman
Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America
Number of vehicles affected: 14,388
Report Date: February 20, 2019
Issue: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017-2019 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S vehicles and 2018-2019 718 Boxster GTS and 2018-2019 718 Cayman GTS vehicles. In the event of a crash, a crossmember may detach from the luggage compartment bracket, possibly causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of fire.
Solution: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will secure the crossmember with additional rivets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKA3.

© Kia Motors America2015-18 Kia Sedona
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 94,389
Report Date: February 19, 2019
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Sedona vehicles equipped with manually-adjusted front passenger seats. Over time, the Occupant Detection System (ODS) wiring harness located underneath the front passenger seat may break from the seat being occupied. If a child is in a child seat in the front seat, a broken ODS wiring harness will not prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will remove the wire harness clip to prevent the wiring harness from breaking. If the harness is found damaged, the front passenger seat cushion will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC175.

© Ford Motor Company2019 Ford Fusion Energi
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 2,108
Report Date: February 15, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Fusion Energi Hybrid models. The affected vehicles may not adequately protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during normal operation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 305, “Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.” Potential contact with high voltage sources increases the risk of injury.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a Bus Electrical Center (BEC) cover over the high voltage fuses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 1, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19C05.

© Kia Motors America2011-12 Kia Sportage
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 32,296
Report Date: February 15, 2019
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage. A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. Kia will notify owners beginning April 10,2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC174.

© Ferrari S.p.A2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta; 2018-19 Ferrari 488 GTB, GTC4 Lusso, 488 Spider, 812 Superfast; 2019 488 Pista
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 2,150
Report Date: February 14, 2019
Issue: Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2017 LaFerrari Aperta, 2018-2019 488 GTB, GTC4Lusso T, GTC4Lusso, 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, and 2019 488 Pista vehicles. The fuel vapor separator may crack and allow fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.
Solution: Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel vapor separator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 14, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 69.

© Ferrari S.p.A2017-19 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 582
Report Date: February 14, 2019
Issue: Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2017-2019 GTC4Lusso and 2018-2019 GTC4Lusso T vehicles. Tension on the door lock mechanism may result in the vehicle’s door being unable to be opened by using the external door handle. If a door cannot be opened with the external handle in the case of an emergency, it can increase the risk of injury for the driver or passengers.
Solution: Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will install new door locks and cables, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 14, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 67.

© Audi AG2018 Audi A3, RS3
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 3,326
Report Date: February 13, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A3 sedan and RS3 vehicles. The latching pins for the center rear seat head restraint may be missing. In the event of a crash, the head restraint may detach and cause injury to the vehicle occupants.
Solution: Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the head restraints, replacing any that are missing pins, free of charge. The recall began on March 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 72I8.

© Volkswagen of America2019 Volkswagen Beetle
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 4,064
Report Date: February 13, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles. The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning when a brake system failure is detected. As a result, the vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light vehicle brake systems” and number 101, “Controls and displays.” If the driver is not alerted when there is a problem with brakes, the driver may lose control of the vehicle while attempting to brake, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall began March 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 90L8.

© Ford Motor Company2017-19 Lincoln Continental
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 27,609
Report Date: February 11, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Lincoln Continental vehicles. The door latch pawl motors may not function properly, possibly resulting in a door latch not fully engaging. A door latch that is not fully engaged may result in a door opening while driving, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the latch assemblies on all four doors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S03.

© Ford Motor Company2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Navigator
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 4,212
Report Date: February 11, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. At vehicle start-up, the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC) may not function, showing a blank display. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Controls and Displays.” A blank instrument cluster will not show important information like vehicle speed, fuel or temperature level, or safety system warnings. Driving with an inoperative cluster can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Ford has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the Instrument Panel Cluster Assembly (IPC), free of charge. The recall began March 8, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19C03.

© Ford Motor Company2011-13 Ford F-150
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 1,263,051
Report Date: February 11, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2013 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The transmission may unexpectedly downshift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. Unexpectedly downshifting into first gear may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S07.

© General Motors2016-18 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 18,574
Report Date: February 7, 2019
Issue: General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 GMC Sierra 3500 and Chevrolet Silverado 3500 trucks equipped with gasoline engines and dual fuel tanks. The fuel-level sensor in the front tank may stick in a low-level position, allowing the rear tank to overfill the front tank. If the front tank overfills, the excess pressure may cause the front tank to expand and contact the driveshaft, possibly resulting in a hole in the tank. The hole will leak fuel, which in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the rear-tank fuel-pump module, inspect the front tank and, if necessary, replace the front tank, free of charge. Owners were mailed interim notices informing them of the safety risk on March 5, 2019.
Contact: Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. GM’s number for this recall is N182204190.

© General Motors2016-18 Cadillac CTS; 2017 Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Corvette
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 26,772
Report Date: February 7, 2019
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Cadillac CTS, and 2017 Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The electric power steering (EPS) assist system may fail. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering gear assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed in late March 2019.
Contact: Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. GM’ number for this recall is N182182760.

© Subaru of America2019 Subaru Forester, Crosstrek
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 10,417
Report Date: February 06, 2019
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Forester and Crosstrek vehicles. A connector inside the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance. Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: None of the affected vehicles have been sold yet. Subaru has notified dealers and they will inspect the steering gearbox, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUC-88.

© FCA US LLC2017-19 Fiat 124 Spider
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 8,933
Report Date: February 5, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Fiat Spider 124 vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. Due to incorrect programming of the Transmission Control Module (TCM), certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate. If a downshift occurs, the vehicle will suddenly decrease speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V20.

© Hyundai Motor America2011-13 Hyundai Tucson
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 120,000
Report Date: February 5, 2019
Issue: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2013 Tucson vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage. A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. Hyundai will send owners an interim letter informing them of the issue beginning March 29, 2019. A second notification will be sent when the remedy is available.
Contact: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 181.

© FCA US2019 Ram 1500
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 193,813
Report Date: February 5, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. The affected vehicles have a brake pedal that may move too far and separate from pedal assembly. If the brake pedal separates from the pedal assembly, the driver may be unable to brake the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the adjustable pedal assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 27, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V07.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2019 Ford Ranger
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 2,992
Report Date: February 1, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Ranger vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions. In some of these vehicles, the transmission shift lever can be moved from the “Park” position without the key in the starting system and without depressing the brake pedal. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.” If the vehicle can be shifted out of Park without the brake applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move. Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of injury or crash.
Solution: Ford has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission floor shift selector interlock assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 22, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19C02.

© Mazda North American Operations2016-19 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 14,370
Report Date: February 1, 2019
Issue: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2016-2019 MX-5 (Miata) vehicles with automatic transmissions. Due to incorrect programming of the Transmission Control Module (TCM), certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate. If the vehicle abruptly downshifts, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the TCM with corrected software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 3019A.

© BMW of North America2018-19 BMW X1
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 5,920
Report Date: January 30, 2019
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles. Contaminated hardware may cause the attachment brackets of the taillight housings to crack, causing the lights to loosen or possibly detach from the vehicle. If a taillight detaches from the vehicle, it would no longer provide the required lighting to following traffic, or it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will properly secure the taillights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© American Honda Motors2016-18 Acura MDX, 2015-19 Acura TLX; 2015-17 Honda Accord
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 437,032
Report Date: January 29, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX and 2015-2017 Honda Accord vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance. Reduced fuel pump performance can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel injection engine control unit (FI-ECU) software and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s recall number for this recall is P3W. Honda’s recall number for this recall is N3X.

© Audi AG2013-16 Audi A8, S8
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 8,985
Report Date: January 28, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles. The fuel supply line for the high pressure fuel pump may become porous and leak fuel. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of fire.
Solution: Audi has notified owners, and dealers will install a fuel pressure damper, free of charge. The recall began February 21, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20BM.

© FCA US2013-17 Ram 3500; 2014-17 Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 573,876
Report Date: January 25, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Ram 3500 and 2014-2017 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab and Ram 2500 vehicles. The outboard steering linkage jam nut may loosen, allowing one end of the drag link to separate. A drag link separation can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will check the steering linkage jam nut tightness, replacing the drag link assembly or welding the nut to the adjuster sleeve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 16, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V06.

© American Honda Motors2014-19 Acura ILX
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 4,455
Report Date: January 24, 2019
Issue: Acura (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Acura ILX vehicles. The vehicles may have a deformed fuel tank, raising the height of the fuel pump and allowing the fuel level float to stick, possibly causing the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate fuel level. If the fuel gauge displays that the vehicle has more gas than it actually does, the vehicle may run out of gas and stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 8, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is H3U, Z3T.

© American Honda Motors2017-19 Honda Ridgeline
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 106,683
Report Date: January 24, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Ridgeline trucks. Exposure to acids, such as from car wash soaps, can result in the fuel pump feed port cracking. A crack in the fuel pump feed port can allow pressurized fuel to leak out, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, if necessary, and install a fuel pump cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall number for this recall is Q3V.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2019 Ram 1500
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 159,740
Report Date: January 24, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles. The battery ground fastener on the driver-side front fender may have been improperly secured, possibly resulting in a loss of power steering assist. A loss of power steering could vary the steering effort required, possibly causing vehicle oversteer or understeer, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will properly secure the ground fastener, free of charge. The recall began on February 11, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V04.

© FCA US2013-17 Ram 3500; 2014-17 Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 573,876
Report Date: January 25, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Ram 3500 and 2014-2017 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab and Ram 2500 vehicles. The outboard steering linkage jam nut may loosen, allowing one end of the drag link to separate. A drag link separation can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will check the steering linkage jam nut tightness, replacing the drag link assembly or welding the nut to the adjuster sleeve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 16, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V06.

© American Honda Motors2017-19 Honda Ridgeline
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 106,683
Report Date: January 24, 2019
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Ridgeline trucks. Exposure to acids, such as from car wash soaps, can result in the fuel pump feed port cracking. A crack in the fuel pump feed port can allow pressurized fuel to leak out, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, if necessary, and install a fuel pump cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall number for this recall is Q3V.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018-19 Volvo XC60
Manufacturer: Volvo Cars USA
Number of vehicles affected: 45,990
Report Date: January 18, 2019
Issue: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 vehicles. Under certain conditions and cold temperatures, the tailgate lifting arms may freeze which may cause the lifting arms to separate from the vehicle. If the tailgate lifting arms separate, the arms could project rearward with significant force, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Volvo has notified owners, and dealers will replace the tailgate lift arms with an improved designed, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed on January 31, 2019 to notify owners of the issue. A second letter will be sent once remedy parts are available
Contact: Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89910.

© Jaguar Land Rover2019 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Discovery
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America
Number of vehicles affected: 2,587
Report Date: January 17, 2019
Issue: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2019 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Discovery vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with V6 or V8 engines whose crankshaft pulley retaining bolt may fracture possibly resulting in engine failure. Engine failure can increase the risk of crash.
Solution: Land Rover has notified owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft pulley center retaining bolt, free of charge. The recall began February 12, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N276.

© Audi of America2016-18 Audi Q7, A6, A7; 2015-18 Audi A8
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 74,881
Report Date: January 16, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Q7, A6 and A7 vehicles, and 2015-2018 Audi A8 vehicles. The left and right fuel rails may leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase risk of a fire.
Solution: Audi has notified owners, and dealers will replace the left and right fuel rail, free of charge. The recall began February 28, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 24DP.

© General Motors2010-11 Chevrolet Malibu
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 1,145
Report Date: January 16, 2019
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, the air bag inflator may explode due to being overpressurized. If the inflator explodes, sharp metal fragments may strike the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed February 8, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available, which is expected to be in late March 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-522-9559. GM’s number for this recall is N182206630.

© FCA US LLC2010 Ram 3500/4500/5500; 2010-11 Dodge Dakota; 2010-15 Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300; 2010-16 Jeep Wrangler
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 1,413,222
Report Date: January 15, 2019
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, Ram 4500/5500, 2010-2011 Dodge Dakota, 2010-2014 Dodge Challenger, 2010-2015 Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, and 2010-2016 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V01.

© Ford Motor Company2019 Lincoln Nautilus
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 2,276
Report Date: January 14, 2019
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles. The Lane Center Assist system may not adequately detect if a driver has their hands off the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time. If the system remains active despite the driver not having their hands on the wheel, the driver’s inattention may increase the risk of crash.
Solution: Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the Power Steering Control Module software, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 19S02.

© BMW North America2007-13 BMW X5, 2008-14 BMW X6
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 83,016
Report Date: January 14, 2019
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M vehicles, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M vehicles, 2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d vehicles and 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© BMW of North America2015 BMW X1
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 12,880
Report Date: January 14, 2019
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, and X1 xDrive35i vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the driver frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© Volkswagen of America2015 Volkswagen Passat, 2015-16 Volkswagen Eos, 2015-17 Volkswagen CC; 2016-17 Audi TT, 2017 Audi R8
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 119,394
Report Date: January 11, 2019
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015 Passat, 2015-2016 Eos, 2015-2017 CC, 2016-2017 TT Roadster, TT Coupe, 2017 Audi R8 Coupe, and R8 Spyder vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2019.
Contact: Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298; Audi owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69S8 (Audi) and 69Y5 (Volkswagen).

© Mercedes-Benz USA2011-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, SLS AMG, GLK; 2011-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 288,779
Report Date: January 9, 2019
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2014 C250, C300 4Matic, C350, C63 AMG, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, SLS AMG Cabrio, SLS AMG Coupe, 2014-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 4Matic Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, GLK 350, GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic, GLK350 RWD, 2015-2017 E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe, 2014-2017 E550 Cabrio, and 2014-2016 E550 Coupe vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP, and VI or “Zone A.” Additionally, MBUSA is recalling certain 2012-2014 C250, E350 4Matic Coupe, SLS AMG Cabrio, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 4Matic Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2011 C300, 2011-2014 C300 4Matic, C350, C63 AMG, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, SLS AMG Coupe, 2015-2016 E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe, 2011-2016 E550 Cabrio, E550 Coupe, 2011-2015 GLK350 4Matic, GLK350 RWD, and 2013-2015 GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic vehicles ever registered in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or “Zone B.” MBUSA is also recalling certain 2012-2014 C250, E350 4Matic Coupe, SLS AMG Cabrio 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 4Matic Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2010-2011 C300, 2010-2014 C300 4Matic, C350, C63 AMG, E350 Coupe, 2011-2014 E350 Cabrio, SLS AMG Coupe, 2015-2016 E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe, 2016-2017 E550 Cabrio, 2010-2016 E550 Coupe, 2010-2015 GLK350 4Matic, GLK350 RWD, and 2013-2015 GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY or “Zone C.” These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. An interim letter is being mailed from February 1, 2019 through March 8, 2019. A second letter will be sent when parts are available.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Subaru of America2010-14 Subaru Tribeca, WRX, Legacy, Outback; 2010-11 Subaru Impreza; 2010-13 Subaru Forester
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 452,630
Report Date: January 9, 2019
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKC-19.

© Subaru of America2010-14 Subaru Tribeca, WRX, Legacy, Outback; 2010-11 Subaru Impreza; 2010-13 Subaru Forester
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 330,120
Report Date: January 9, 2019
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, and Legacy vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Subaru is notifying owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKB-19.

© Subaru of America2010-13 Subaru Forester; 2010-14 Subaru Tribeca, WRX, Outback, Legacy; 2010-11 Subaru Impreza
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 43,394
Report Date: January 9, 2019
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Forester, 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Outback, Legacy, and 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is TKA-19.

© Ferrari S.p.A.2014-18 Ferrari California; 2014-15 Ferrari 458; 2014-16 Ferrari FF; 2014-17 Ferrari F12; 2016 Ferrari F60 America; 2016-18 Ferrari 488; 2017-18 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 11,176
Report Date: January 9, 2019
Issue: Ferrari North America (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2014 Ferrari California, 2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 2014-2016 Ferrari FF, 2014-2017 Ferrari F12, 2015-2018 Ferrari California T, 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A, 2016 Ferrari F60 America, 2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdf, 2016-2018 Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and 2017-2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso vehicles nationwide. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 65.

© Hyundai Motor America2011-14 Hyundai Sonata, 2013-14 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 100,000
Report Date: December 28, 2018
Issue: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport vehicles previously repaired under recall numbers 15V-568 and 17V-226. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, allowing fuel to leak from the pipe. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s recall number for this recall is 180.

© Nissan North America2009 Nissan Murano
Manufacturer: Nissan North America
Number of vehicles affected: 86,265
Report Date: December 19, 2018
Issue: Nissan of North America, Inc (Nissan) is recalling certain 2009 Murano vehicles. The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly. If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Nissan has notified owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid. The HCU will then be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition. If necessary, the HCU will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

© Nissan North America2015-17 Nissan Altima
Manufacturer: Nissan North America
Number of vehicles affected: 341,003
Report Date: December 19, 2018
Issue: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Altima vehicles, previously remedied under recall number 17V-040. The door latch-lock cable may not have been routed properly in the rear door when the remedy was applied. As a result, the cable may interfere with the window regulator causing the rear passenger door to unlatch and inadvertently open without warning when the window is lowered. If the rear passenger door opens while the vehicle is moving, the rear passengers have an increased risk of injury.
Solution: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will secure the latch-lock cables in the correct position using the new remedy procedure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

© Kia Motors America2011-17 Kia Optima, 2012-17 Kia Sorento, 2011-18 Kia Sportage
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 71,653
Report Date: December 19, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC172.

© Ford Motor Company2015-19 Ford F-150; 2017-19 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 410,289
Report Date: December 18, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 Ford F-150 and 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable’s splice connector causing corrosion and damage. When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring and a fire.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S45.

© Toyota Motor Sales USA2018-19 Toyota Tacoma
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 44,121
Report Date: December 13, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tacoma vehicles. Improper machining of the brake master cylinder may result in internal damage of one of the seals, affecting brake performance. Reduced brake performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 21, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are J16/J06.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018-19 Toyota Land Cruiser; 2018-19 Lexus LX 570
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 89,740
Report Date: December 13, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2008-2019 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 vehicles. Over time, the seat belt tension sensor wire harness may break and deactivate the front passenger air bag, knee air bag, and passenger seat-mounted side airbag. In the event of a crash, deactivated air bags can increase the risk of injury .
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. Interim notification letters are expected to be mailed on February 11, 2019. A second notification will be mailed once remedy parts are available.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are Lexus Interim J2L and Remedy JLL, Toyota Interim J15 and Remedy J05.
© Toyota Motor Sales USA2002-05 Lexus SC; 2002-05 Toyota Sequoia; 2003-05 Toyota Corolla, Tundra; 2003-07 Pontiac Vibe
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 169,481
Report Date: December 12, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 14, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota’s numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus).

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 154
Report Date: December 6, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab vehicles. The passenger-side frontal air bag module may have been damaged during assembly, possibly resulting in the air bag not inflating properly in the event of a crash. In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate properly can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 26, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N182198820.

© Volkswagen of America, Inc.2018 Volkswagen Golf R
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 516
Report Date: December 5, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Golf R vehicles. The fuel hose quick connector may detach from the fuel supply line in the engine bay, resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the engine compartment can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will secure the fuel line connection, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20Bi.

© Audi of America2018 Audi TT, A3
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,104
Report Date: December 5, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. The fuel hose quick connector may detach from the fuel supply line in the engine bay, resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the engine compartment can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will secure the fuel line connection, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20BK.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2015-19 Mercedes-Benz C-Class; 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz E-Class; 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 6,162
Report Date: November 29, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Mercedes Benz C300, 2017-2019 C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, C63 Cabrio, 2015 C63S AMG, 2018-2019 C300, C350e, C63 AMG, C63S AMG Cabrio, 2018 C63 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, E300, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe, 2019 CLS450, E450 Cabrio, and E450 Coupe rear-wheel drive vehicles. A locknut in the steering rack may break under high load, possibly causing the steering to become stuck in one position. A car that cannot be properly steered has an increased risk of a crash.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Ford Motor Company2016-18 Ford Focus
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 2,828
Report Date: November 28, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L Fox GTDI engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak. A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S07.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, S-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 5,433
Report Date: November 27, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG Coupe, E450 Coupe, E53 AMG Cabriolet, S450, S560, E450 Cabriolet, E450 4Matic Cabriolet, E450 4Matic Coupe, E53 AMG Coupe, S450 4Matic, S560 4Matic, S63 AMG and S65 AMG vehicles and Mercedes-Mayback S650 and S560 4 Matic vehicles. A correctly fastened seatbelt may be inaccurately detected as being unfastened, preventing the seat belt pre-tensioners from activating in the event of a crash. If the seat belt tensioning does not activate in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckles, free of charge. An interim letter will be mailed beginning January 25, 2019 to notify owners of the issue. A second letter will be mailed once remedy parts are available.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 104,663
Report Date: November 27, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C43 AMG Coupe, C63 S AMG Cabriolet, C350e Plug-In Hybrid, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Coupe, C63 S AMG Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 S AMG, 2018-2019 GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC300, GLC63 AMG Coupe, GLC300 4Matic, GLC350e Plug-In Hybrid, GLC43 AMG Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC63 S AMG Coupe, and GLC63 AMG vehicles equipped with Audio 20 head units and automatic child seat recognition. The status of the passenger side air bag may not display correctly. If the passenger air bag is incorrectly displayed as ‘ON’ when it is not, a front seat passenger may be unaware that the air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the audio head unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Automobili Lamborghini2011-14 Lamborghini Gallardo
Manufacturer: Automobili Lamborghini
Number of vehicles affected: 1,152
Report Date: November 27, 2018
Issue: Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Gallardo Coupe and Gallardo Spyder vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may erase trouble codes after the ignition is turned off, not illuminating warning lamps and preventing drivers from being warned of safety system problems the next time that they are driving. If the warning lamps do not indicate a safety system failure such as an engine or fuel injection system malfunction, continuing to drive the vehicle with a faulty system and no warning can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Solution: Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the engine software with the appropriate procedure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 14,2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276. Lamborghini’s number for this recall is L61XR0118.

© Maserati2014-15 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli
Manufacturer: Maserati North America
Number of vehicles affected: 6,301
Report Date: November 26, 2018
Issue: Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles. During production of the fuel lines, the lines may have been damaged, possibly resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assemblies, free of charge, unless previously repaired under recall 17V-045. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati’s number for this recall is 378.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 6,136
Report Date: November 26, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles equipped with GME 280HP engines and All Wheel Drive (“AWD”). The brake fluid line may contact a coolant hose clamp, possibly causing brake fluid to leak onto the exhaust. Brake fluid leaking onto the exhaust can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket on the brake fluid line to prevent contact with the coolant hose clamp. If damage is found on the brake line, it will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is UB9.

© Volkswagen of America2018-19 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan; 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 73,545
Report Date: November 26, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles that do not have keyless entry. The instrument cluster may not provide an audible warning to let the driver know that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.” If the driver is not notified by an audible noise that the key is left in the ignition, it can increase the risk of vehicle theft or crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 90L3 and 90L4.

© Ford Motor Company2018 Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 34,946
Report Date: November 14, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Expedition vehicles. The second row center seat track assemblies may be missing one or both of the J-Channel reinforcement brackets, possibly allowing the seat to move in the event of a crash. In the event of a crash, a seat that moves may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row center seat for any missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, replacing the center seat frame assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S37

© Suzuki2012-13 Suzuki SX4
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 18,673
Report Date: November 14, 2018
Issue: Suzuki Motor America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4 vehicles. The power steering pump may seize causing a loss of steering assist. A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934.

© Volvo Cars North America2017-19 Volvo XC90, S90, V60, V90, XC40, XC60
Manufacturer: Volvo Cars USA
Number of vehicles affected: 17,548
Report Date: November 13, 2016
Issue: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Volvo XC90, S90, V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, XC40, XC60, and V90 Cross Country vehicles. The software installed in the Vehicle Connectivity Module (VCM) may have an error causing the Telematics and Driver Support Systems to function improperly. As a result, the GPS will not provide location information to emergency personnel in the event of an emergency. If the GPS location is not provided to emergency personnel it can inhibit emergency response in the event of a crash or injury.
Solution: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019.
Contact: Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R39917.

© American Honda Motors2018-19 Honda Odyssey
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 107,774
Report Date: November 9, 2018
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The latch assemblies for the power sliding doors may stick and not properly latch to the door strikers. If the power sliding doors fails to latch, the doors may open while moving, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right power sliding door rear latch assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are Z33 and O36.

© Lotus2018 Lotus Evora
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars Limited
Number of vehicles affected: 40
Report Date: November 6, 2018
Issue: Lotus Cars Limited (Lotus) is recalling certain 2018 Lotus Evora vehicles. Due to an assembly error, in the event of a frontal collision, the steering column may not properly collapse to absorb some of the impact energy. If the steering column does not collapse as intended in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will correct the steering column assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Lotus customer service at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus’ number for this recall is 2018/01R.

© Toyota Motor Sales USA2004-06 Scion xA
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 16,992
Report Date: November 1, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Toyota Scion xA vehicles. The air bag control module for the supplemental restraint system (SRS ECU) may experience an internal short, possibly causing the air bags to unintentionally deploy, or become deactivated. If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners unintentionally deploy, it can increase the risk of a crash. If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners are deactivated, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 24, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0W.

© American Honda Motors2017-19 Acura MDX; 2018-19 Honda HR-V, Odyssey; 2016 Honda HR-V
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 64,785
Report Date: November 1, 2018
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.” A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.
Solution: Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.

© Subaru of America2018 Subaru Legacy, Outback
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 228,648
Report Date: November 1, 2018
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles. Due to a software error, the low fuel warning light may not illuminate at the intended remaining fuel level and the miles-to-empty display may incorrectly indicate a positive number despite the tank being empty. The inaccurate fuel display may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the combination meter software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTW-82.

© Subaru of America2012-14 Subaru Impreza; 2013 Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstrek; 2013 Toyota/Scion FR-S
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 165,534
Report Date: November 1, 2018
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Subaru Impreza, 2012-2013 Impreza Stationwagon, 2013 Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstrek and Toyota Scion FR-S vehicles. The engine valve springs in these vehicles may fracture causing an engine malfunction or a possible engine stall. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Subaru will notify their owners. Toyota will notify the FR-S owners. Dealers will replace the valve springs, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Subaru owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614, Toyota owners may contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-888-270-9371. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTY-84.

© Kia Motors America2019 Kia Forte
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,754
Report Date: October 31, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight aiming and replace the headlights, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC171.

© Suzuki2010-13 Suzuki Kizashi
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 21,052
Report Date: October 31, 2018
Issue: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi vehicles. Dust can enter the vent line that provides fresh air to the carbon canister, restricting its air flow and possibly creating excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank which may result in the fuel tank cracking. A cracked tank may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934.

© FCA US LLC2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Trackhawk
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 4,822
Report Date: October 29, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Street and Racing Technology (SRT) and Trackhawk vehicles. The driver’s floor mat may have insufficient clearance between the mat and the accelerator pedal, possibly preventing the pedal from returning to the idle position. If the floor mat prevents the accelerator pedal from returning to idle, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the affected floor mats, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is UB3.

© BMW of North America2013-18 BMW 3 Series; 2014-16 BMW 5 Series; 2015 BMW 7 Series; 2015-17 BMW X3; 2014-17 BMW X5
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 44,368
Report Date: October 25, 2018
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold. The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018 Kia Stinger
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 16,011
Report Date: October 25, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Stinger vehicles. The front wiring harness located in the engine and passenger compartment may get damaged from contacting a burr on the left fender body panel. The damaged wiring harness may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness for damage. If no damage is found, a cover will be installed. If damage is found, the wiring harness will be repaired and a cover will be installed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall SC170.

© Porsche Cars North America2019 Porsche Cayenne
Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America
Number of vehicles affected: 415
Report Date: October 24, 2018
Issue: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2019 Porsche Cayenne vehicles. The passenger side rear seat belt buckle may break under load, such as in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.” If the seat belt buckle breaks in the event of a crash, the occupant will not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
Solution: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger rear seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 23, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ09.

© Ford Motor Company2012-18 Ford Focus
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 1,282,596
Report Date: October 22, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles with a 2.0L GDI or 2.0L GTDI engine. The Canister Purge Valve (CPV) may malfunction, possibly causing excessive vacuum in fuel vapor management system. The excessive vaccuum may result in an engine stall while driving, without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. Dealers will also check for fault codes and replace the CPV as needed. If the CPV is replaced, dealers will inspect and replace the carbon canister, fuel tank and fuel delivery module as necessary. The recall is expected to begin December 10, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford Customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S32.
Note: Until the vehicle is serviced for this concern, owners are advised to keep the fuel tank at least halfway full.

© Mazda North America Operations2010-15 Mazda CX-9, 2010-12 Mazda CX-7
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 155,436
Report Date: October 12, 2018
Issue: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda CX-9 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or “Zone A.” Additionally, unless covered in “Zone A,” Mazda is recalling certain 2011-2013 Mazda6, 2011-2012 CX-7, and 2011-2015 CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, or “Zone B.” Additionally, unless covered in Zone A or Zone B, Mazda is recalling certain 2010-2013 Mazda6, 2010-2012 CX-7, and 2010-2015 CX-9 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or “Zone C.” These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 1317F.

© Toyota Motor Sales USA2018-19 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia; 2019 Toyota Avalon
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 168,187
Report Date: October 4, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicles and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles. The air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may erroneously detect a fault during the vehicle start-up self check. If this occurs, the ECU may not deploy the airbags as intended, in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection,” and 214, “Side Impact Protection.” If the air bags do not deploy as intended, it can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the air bag ECU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 22, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0X.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.2010-14 Toyota Prius; 2012-14 Toyota Prius V
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 807,329
Report Date: October 4, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven. If the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to begin October 22, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0V.

© Kia Motors America2017-18 Kia Niro
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 27,030
Report Date: September 25, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance. The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC168.

© BMW of North America2018 BMW 330e, i3, X5 xDrive40e; 2018 MINI Countryman S E PHEV; 2019 BMW i8; 2018-19 BMW 530e, 740Le
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 3,501
Report Date: September 20, 2018
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV vehicles, 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire. An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

© Audi of America2017-18 Audi R8
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,916
Report Date: September 17, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi R8 Spyder and R8 Coupe vehicles. Transmission fluid may leak from the gearbox ventilation hose after certain high speed and maneuvering situations. If leaked transmission fluid contacts hot engine parts, it can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single gearbox ventilation hose with a double ventilation hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 31, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 34J1.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulia; 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 37,228
Report Date: September 14, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles, equipped with 2.0L engines. These engines may misfire causing the catalytic converter to overheat, possibly resulting in damage to the nearby wiring and engine components. Heat damage to the engine compartment wiring or components can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles for diagnostic codes, and update the engine control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-844-253-2872. Chrysler’s number for this recall is UA4.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018-19 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 674
Report Date: September 14, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vehicles. The engine cooling hose may have inadequate webbing material allowing a coolant leak. A loss of coolant can cause the engine to overheat and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the coolant hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U99.

© Mazda North America Operations2009-10 Mazda Mazda6
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 48,814
Report Date: September 14, 2018
Issue: Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The front cross member may corrode after exposure to road salt. Corrosion may weaken the mounting point for the passenger side lower control arm, unexpectedly changing the steering alignment and increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cross member and either install a side member and drain hose and apply wax to protect from rust or install a drain hose and an improved front cross member, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 2818I.

© Mitsubishi Motors North America2017-18 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Eclipse Cross
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America
Number of vehicles affected: 58,916
Report Date: September 14, 2018
Issue: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross vehicles and 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system and/or an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) system. The software for the Hydraulic Unit Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may be incorrect, possibly preventing the intervention of a safety system such as automatic emergency braking, Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), or the Brake Auto Hold (BAH) function when any of these systems are in use. If the safety systems do not function as intended, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will update the Hydraulic Unit-ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-18-008.

© Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.2017-18 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Eclipse Cross
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America
Number of vehicles affected: 9,166
Report Date: September 14, 2018
Issue: Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling certain 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander Sport, 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross, and 2017-2018 Outlander vehicles equipped with a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system that detects pedestrians. Due to incorrect software, the FCM-ECU (Electronic Control Unit) may apply braking for longer than needed, even after a pedestrian is no longer detected. If the FCM-ECU software activates the brake for longer than necessary, the driver may react by applying additional braking. The resulting rapid deceleration of the vehicle can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.
Solution: MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the FCM-ECU software with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-18-007.

© Subaru of America2010-14 Subaru Legacy, Outback
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 27,175
Report Date: September 13, 2018
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to rollaway if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked. A vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin November 7, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTV-81.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 4,702
Report Date: September 11, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 GLC300 4MATIC Coupe, GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC, GLC350e 4MATIC, GLC43 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, and GLC43 AMG 4MATIC vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The front turn signals may have an incorrect color of pink or violet. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Turn signals that are the wrong color may not be as easily recognized by other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the color of the turn signal, replacing the LED module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Ford Motor Company2013-15 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi; 2012-15 Ford Focus Electric
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 49,197
Report Date: September 10, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 120V Convenience charge cords that were supplied with and sold for use with 2013-2015 Ford C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi vehicles and 2012-2015 Ford Focus Electric vehicles. Cords with part numbers FM58-10B706-AA, FM58-10B706-AB, FM58-10B706-AC, FM58-10B706-AD, FM58-10B706-AE and FM58-10B706-AF were manufactured without thermistors, and during vehicle charging, increased resistance in the house’s outlet or wiring can cause the cord to overheat and melt. An overheated cord can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current cord with a new 120V convenience cord with a thermistor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S24.

© Nissan North America2015-17 Nissan Murano; 2017-17 Nissan Maxima; 2017-18 Nissan Pathfinder; 2017 Infiniti QX60
Manufacturer: Nissan North America
Number of vehicles affected: 215,124
Report Date: September 7, 2018
Issue: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board. A brake fluid leak on the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.
Solution: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Note: When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.

© American Honda Motor Co., Inc.2017 Acura NSX
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 793
Report Date: September 7, 2018
Issue: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Acura NSX vehicles. Road vibrations may cause the metal screws that secure the printed circuit board for the high mounted center brake light to loosen and contact the circuitry, possibly resulting in the brake light fuse blowing and the brake lights not functioning. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Brake lights that do not work increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the center high mount brake light, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-844-682-2872. Honda’s number for this recall is B2B.

© General Motors2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe, Suburban; 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon; 2015 Cadillac Escalade
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 1,015,918
Report Date: September 7, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles. Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist. If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 18289.

© Nissan North America2019 Infiniti QX50
Manufacturer: Nissan North America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,671
Report Date: September 6, 2018
Issue: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2019 INFINITI QX50 vehicles. In the event of a crash in very cold temperatures, the trim cover may separate unexpectedly from the passenger-side knee air bag module instead of splitting at the trim cover tear seam as designed. If the passenger-side knee air bag cover detaches during deployment, it can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: INFINITI will notify owners, and retailers will replace the passenger-side knee air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 22, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact INFINITI customer service at 1-800-662-6200.

© Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.2018-19 Mitsubishi Outlander
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America
Number of vehicles affected: 14,791
Report Date: September 5, 2018
Issue: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels. The Certification Label lists an incorrect rear wheel rim size. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The incorrect rim size information on the label can cause the operator to replace the rim with an incorrect rim size, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: MMNA will notify owners and send them a corrected certification label, free of charge. Owners can also choose to have the label replaced by a dealer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 26, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA’s number for this recall is SR-18-006.

© Toyota Motor Sales USA2016-18 Toyota Prius
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 192,347
Report Date: September 5, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Toyota Prius vehicles. A portion of the engine wire harness connected to the hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU), could contact the cover at this connection and wear, causing an electrical short circuit. An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damage is found. A protective sleeve or protective tape will be included to prevent any future damage. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 28, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0T.

© Ford Motor Company2015-18 Ford F-150
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 1,619,112
Report Date: August 31, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles. If a front seat belt pretensioner deploys as the result of a crash, the sparks may ignite materials such as carpeting or insulation within the B-pillar area. A vehicle fire could result if materials ignite inside the vehicle.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the B-pillar insulation material and wiring harness tape, and install heat resistant tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 24, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S27.

© General Motors2018-19 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt, Bolt EV; 2018-19 GMC Terrain; 2018-19 Buick LaCrosse, Regal; 2018-19 Cadillac XTS; 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 210,628
Report Date: August 30, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance. A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle’s brake system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 18279.

© Toyota Motor Sales USA2012 Toyota Avalon
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 19,354
Report Date: August 29, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota Avalon vehicles. During a vehicle repair, the seat belt inner buckles may have been replaced with parts that may incorrectly tell the air bag management system that the seat belt is always buckled. If the seat belt is falsely interpreted as being buckled, in the event of a crash, the air bags may not deploy appropriately, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the seat belt assembly to verify that it is properly detecting being unbuckled, replacing the inner seat belt assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0S.

© FCA US2018-19 Ram 1500
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 4,171
Report Date: August 23, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 RAM 1500 trucks. The rear differential may have been insufficiently filled, possibly resulting in its failure. If the rear axle assembly fails, it can cause a loss of drive or the rear wheels may lock up. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle oil level. Rear axles with an insufficient amount of oil will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U88.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 9,685
Report Date: August 20, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. During production, the air conditioning system drain tube may have been twisted, causing water to drain into the air bag control module. The wet air bag control module may result in an unintentional deployment of the air bags, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain tube, and if it is twisted, the drain tube and air bag control module will be replaced, free of charge. Some of the affected vehicles have had their drain tube previously replaced but did not receive a new air bag control module; the airbag control module will be replaced in these vehicles. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 87F9.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 9,044
Report Date: August 16, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLS450 4Matic, GLS550 4matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic, and GLS63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may not have been correctly coated, causing gas to become temporarily released into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing braking performance. Reduced braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear axle brake system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Volkswagen of America2018 Volkswagen Atlas, 2017-18 Volkswagen Passat
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 8,416
Report Date: August 15, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently. The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Additionally, brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge. For Passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 46H6.

© FCA US2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass, Grand Cherokee; 2018 Ram 1500, Promaster; 2018 Fiat 500X; 2018 Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger, Durango; 2018 Chrysler 300; 2017-18 Jeep Wrangler; 2017-18 Dodge Grand Caravan; 2017-18 Chrysler Town & Country; 2018-19 Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler Pacifica
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 12,779
Report Date: August 9, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition. A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 28, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U87.

© FCA US LLC2018-19 Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass; 2018 Dodge Journey; 2019 Jeep Cherokee
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 154,335
Report Date: August 9, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass, 2018 Dodge Journey, and 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance. A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle’s brake system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 28, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U86.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2019 Subaru Ascent
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 293
Report Date: August 2, 2018
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Subaru Ascent vehicles. These vehicles may be missing spot welds on, or around, the B-Pillar, compromising vehicle strength. In the event of a crash, the missing spot welds may compromise the vehicle’s strength, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to check for missing spot welds. If the welds are missing, the vehicle will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2018
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTU-80.

© Hyundai Motor Company2018 Genesis G80
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 3,305
Report Date: June 27, 2018
Issue: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 Genesis G80 vehicles. The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly detect that an adult is in the passenger seat, even if the seat is unoccupied. In the event of a crash, if a child or infant is in the seat, the front passenger air bag may deploy instead of being deactivated. In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag deploys instead of being deactivated when a child or infant are in the front passenger seat, it can increase the risk of injury.
Solution: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the OCS, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 24, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 002G.

© FCA US2018 Jeep Cherokee
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 702
Report Date: July 26, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive vehicles. The bearing cage for the right front halfshaft assembly may not have been properly heat treated, possibly resulting in the bearing cage breaking and a potential halfshaft assembly failure. If the halfshaft bearing cage breaks, the halfshaft may not be able to transmit engine power, causing a loss of drive or it can allow the vehicle to move while in the “Park” position. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front right halfshaft assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U78.

© Ford Motor Company2013-14 Ford Escape, 2013-16 Ford Fusion
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 504,182
Report Date: July 16, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Ford Escape, and 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles, equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime. If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 30, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S20. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made.

© Volkswagen of America2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 45,457
Report Date: July 13, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles. The LED module for the panoramic sunroof ambient light bar may short circuit. A short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the power supply for the panoramic sunroof LED module, free of charge, until a future service action can safely reactivate the feature. The recall began July 24, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall 60D1.

© Volkswagen of America, Inc.2015-18 Volkswagen Golf, Golf Sportwagen
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 33,168
Report Date: July 11, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen vehicles. The build of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle shift lever is not in “Park.” As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.” Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than “Park” increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 8, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 37L5.

© Automobili Lamborghini2015-16 Lamborghini Aventador
Manufacturer: Automobili Lamborghini
Number of vehicles affected: 8
Report Date: July 11, 2018
Issue: Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe and Aventador SV Roadster vehicles. The bolts centering and supporting the brake discs to the wheel’s hub may loosen over time. Continued driving with loose centering bolts may result in the wheel detaching. A wheel detachment can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will replace the centering bolts with ones that have thread-locking fluid, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276. Lamborghini’s number for this recall is L73XR0318.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2017-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 10,826
Report Date: July 10, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, and C63 AMG Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle. If the beltline trim were to separate from the vehicle while driving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear beltline trim and replace the trim if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 9, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Subaru of America2018 Subaru Forester
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 3,654
Report Date: July 10, 2018
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Forester vehicles. The Certification Label may indicate the incorrect wheel size, tire size, and air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” Installing incorrect tires or applying incorrect tire air pressure may increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began July 26, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WTS-78.

© General Motors2016-18 Cadillac CT6
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 22,043
Report Date: June 28, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Cadillac CT6 vehicles. The inboard child seat anchorage bars may have had excess structural adhesive applied during assembly, which can interfere with the installation of a child seat. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, “Child Restraint Anchorage Systems.” If the child seat cannot be attached correctly to the anchorage bar, there is an increased the risk of injury.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, remove any excess adhesive, and apply anti-corrosion primer to the inboard child seat anchorage bars, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM’s number for this recall is 18228.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.2007-11 Lexus GS, 2006-14 Lexus IS
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Number of vehicles affected: 114,998
Report Date: June 26, 2018
Issue: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Lexus GS350 and GS450h, 2006-2013 Lexus IS350 and 2010-2014 Lexus IS350C vehicles, equipped with 3.5L V6 2GR-FSE gasoline engines. The diaphragms in the fuel pulsation dampers may harden over time and develop cracks, possibly causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with a new pipe that has improved pulsation dampers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 9, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota’s number for this recall is JLF.

© Audi of America2013-15 Audi A8, S8
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 6,633
Report Date: June 25, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Audi S8 and A8 vehicles. The fuel supply line for the high pressure fuel pump may become porous over time, resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. The recall July 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20AV.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA
Number of vehicles affected: 1,701
Report Date: June 15, 2018
Issue: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S560 4Matic and Mercedes S450 4Matic, S450, S560, S560 4Matic, and S560 Coupe 4Matic vehicles. The electrical power bars inside the pre-fuse box in the trunk may not have been secured properly. If the power bars are not properly secured, it can cause higher electrical resistance increasing the risk of a fire. Additionally, an intermittent contact between the power bars could lead to a loss of vehicle functions. The engine operation, the seat belt functions and the instrument cluster could be impaired, increasing the risk of a crash and injuries.
Solution: MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the pre-fuse box, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 15, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

© Mazda North America2005-06 Mazda MPV
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 2,539
Report Date: June 15, 2018
Issue: Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Mazda MPV vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 2618F.

© Mazda Motor Corporation2003-08 Mazda Mazda6, 2004-06 Mazda MPV
Manufacturer: Mazda North America Operations
Number of vehicles affected: 269,618
Report Date: June 15, 2018
Issue: Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide. Mazda is also recalling 2005-2006 MPV vehicles in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 ,Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 2618F

© Nissan North America2011-12 Nissan Versa
Manufacturer: Nissan North America
Number of vehicles affected: 104,762
Report Date: June 15, 2018
Issue: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2011 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles and 2011-2012 Nissan Versa hatchback vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Nissan is also recalling 2010-2011 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles and 2010-2012 Nissan Versa hatchback vehicles ever registered in the states of ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2018 Dodge Journey, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 1,837
Report Date: June 14, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Journey and RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles. The backup camera may experience a loss of image display while backing up. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.” A loss of image in the rearview camera while backing up can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U56.

© FCA US LLC2018 Dodge Journey
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 1,837
Report Date: June 14, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Journey vehicles. When reverse gear has been selected, the rear camera view may not be fully visible within two seconds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.” If the full camera view is delayed and the driver does not check their surroundings before backing up, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U58.

© General Motors2013 Chevrolet Volt
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 3,233
Report Date: June 14, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2013 Chevrolet Volt vehicles. An update to the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module 2 (HPCM2) may have disabled the cell balancing function causing a low-voltage condition. If the voltage drops, the vehicle may lose propulsion, increasing the risk of crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the HPCM2, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 18215.

© FCA US LLC2017-18 Chrysler Pacifica
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 240,242
Report Date: June 14, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The Manual Park Release (MPR) plug may be removed without a tool. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.” If the MPR is engaged unintentionally, the vehicle could roll away striking and injuring a bystander or cause a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MPR plug, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U50.

© Volkswagen of America2003 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, Golf, Eurovan
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 2,564
Report Date: June 13, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2003 Volkswagen Passat sedan, Jetta, Jetta wagon, Golf, EuroVan, EuroVan Camper Van and EuroVan Chassis vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69X3.

© Ford Motor Company2018 Ford Expedition, F-150; 2018 Lincoln Navigator
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 5,645
Report Date: June 12, 2018
Issue: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI V6 engines. These vehicles have high pressure fuel pump assemblies with welds that can fracture, which may cause an oil or fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump and associated components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 16, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 18S17.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2012-18 Lamborghini Aventador
Manufacturer: Automobili Lamborghini
Number of vehicles affected: 1,700
Report Date: June 12, 2018
Issue: Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe and Roadster vehicles. The engine may stall unexpectedly during certain driving conditions such as when the accelerator pedal is released below 2000 rpms while the transmission is automatically down shifting to a lower gear. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will install updated engine software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276. Lamborghini’s number for this recall is L73X-R.02.18.

© Ferrari S.p.A.2012 Ferrari California, 458 Italia, FF
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 1,507
Report Date: June 7, 2018
Issue: Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2012 Ferrari California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, and FF vehicles that have not already had their passenger frontal air bag replaced. These passenger frontal air bag modules have air bag inflators that may explode in the event of a crash due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Solution: Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly with one that uses an alternate inflator, free of charge.
Contact: Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 61.

© Volkswagen of America2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 54,537
Report Date: June 7, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswaen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The owner’s manuals provided with the affected vehicles do not inform the customers about the child restraint size limitation/restrictions for the second-row center seating position. As a result, the center and adjacent outboard seat belt buckles on the second row can become damaged it a child seat base is installed that is wider than 12.6 inches. A damaged seat belt buckle can release unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the center and left outboard seat belt buckles, and replace them if necessary, free of charge. Volkswagen will also provide an owner’s manual supplement addressing child safety and child restraints. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69X1.

© Audi of America2013-18 Audi S6, S7; 2012-2018 Audi A6, A7; 2014-18 Audi RS7
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 139,249
Report Date: June 4, 2018
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 A7 and A6 Sedan, and 2014-2018 RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating). Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module to malfunction. If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Solution: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 74D5.

© Kia Motors America2010-13 Kia Forte; 2011-13 Kia Optima; 2011-12 Kia Sedona
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 507,587
Report Date: June 1, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying. If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is planned to begin on July 27, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC165.

© Maserati North America2018 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli, Levante
Manufacturer: Maserati North America
Number of vehicles affected: 62
Report Date: May 25, 2018
Issue: Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2018 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante vehicles. The welds on the front sub frame may be incomplete, which can result in the welds breaking. If the welds fracture, it can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sub frame for incomplete welds, replacing the sub frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 8, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati’s number for this recall is 369.

© General Motors2018 GMC Terrain
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 88,129
Report Date: May 24, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles. The sensing diagnostic module (SDM) that senses a crash and deploys the necessary air bags may not power down correctly when the vehicle is shut off, causing it to be inoperative when the vehicle is restarted. If the SDM becomes inoperative, it will not detect a crash or command the necessary air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SDM with updated software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 18179.

© Kia Motors America2015-18 Kia Sedona
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 106,428
Report Date: May 23, 2018
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Kia Sedona vehicles equipped with a power sliding door (PSD). The PSD may not auto-reverse when its closing is obstructed. If the door closes on an occupant, there is an increased risk of an injury.
Solution: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PSD module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 18, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC164.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2017 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America
Number of vehicles affected: 1,917
Report Date: May 23, 2018
Issue: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2017 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery vehicles. The fuel gauge on these vehicles may indicate that the fuel level is low and illuminate the warning lamp, when the fuel tank actually has more fuel. The engine management software may also cut off the engine when the vehicle has traveled approximately 17 more miles. If the engine were to shut off, it can cause loss of power brake assistance. An engine stall would cause a loss of drive power. Both scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will install a software update to correct the fuel level reading, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 16, 2018.
Contact: Owners may Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N206.

© BMW North America2009-13 BMW X5 
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 33,214
Report Date: May 23, 2018
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesel vehicles. The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break. If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© Mercedes-Benz USA2015-17 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Manufacturer: Daimler Vans USA
Number of vehicles affected: 7,433
Report Date: May 22, 2018
Issue: Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The transmission support may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle body, potentially resulting in damage to the driveshaft. Damage to the driveshaft could cause a loss of power to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission support mounting bolts, replacing and tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

© Suzuki2013 Suzuki Kizashi, SX4
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 5,786
Report Date: May 17, 2018
Issue: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2013 Suzuki Kizashi and SX4 vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Transmission Control Module (TCM) may fail causing a reduction in speed or reduced vehicle acceleration. A reduction in vehicle speed or reduced acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 4005 to 4008.

© FCA US LLC2014-18 Dodge Journey, Charger, Durango, Ram 2500, Ram 3500; Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee; Chrysler 300; 2015-18 Dodge Challenger; 2015-17 Chrysler 200; 2014-19 Ram 1500; 2017-18 Chrysler Pacifica; 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 4,846,885
Report Date: May 17, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating. If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
Contact: The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

© General Motors2016-18 Chevrolet Cruze
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 111,966
Report Date: May 10, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS vehicles, equipped with a gasoline engine and a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire. The vehicles may leak gasoline following a rear-impact crash and a rollover. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.” A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a lock-ring on the fuel tank that will shield the fuel tank vapor pressure sensor from damage in a rear-impact crash, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 18159.

© BMW North America2010-11 BMW 3 Series
Manufacturer: BMW of North America
Number of vehicles affected: 6,591
Report Date: May 14, 2018
Issue: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines. The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power. A loss of electrical power to the vehicle can cause the vehicle to unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

© General Motors2014-17 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 207,483
Report Date: May 3, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles equipped with power windows. Liquid may leak into the driver’s power window switch and cause corrosion, resulting in high electrical resistance. High electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side window switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 18155.

© General Motors2015-16 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe Police Pursuit
Manufacturer: General Motors
Number of vehicles affected: 23,004
Report Date: May 3, 2018
Issue: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Tahoe Police Pursuit and Special-Service vehicles. The flexible steel cable connecting the driver’s seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate. If the pretensioner cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Solution: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side-shield, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 18156.

© Porsche Cars North America2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America
Number of vehicles affected: 305
Report Date: May 3, 2018
Issue: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vehicles. The connecting shafts of the longitudinal and transverse control arms may fail due to stress corrosion cracking, impacting vehicle handling. If the control arm connecting shafts crack, affecting vehicle handling, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Solution: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the longitudinal and transverse control arms, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact: Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ04.

© FCA US2018 Jeep Cherokee
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 48,990
Report Date: May 1, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine. These vehicles may have been manufactured with a fuel tube that may leak fuel into the engine compartment. A fuel leak in the presence of the ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tube, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U39.

© FCA US2018 Jeep Compass
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 2,761
Report Date: May 1, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Compass vehicles. The front lower control arms may be incorrectly welded, potentially resulting in a control arm separation. If the lower control arm separates, it can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U42.

© FCA US LLC2004-07 Jeep Liberty
Manufacturer: FCA US LLC
Number of vehicles affected: 239,904
Report Date: May 1, 2018
Issue: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The rear suspension lower control arms can fracture due to excessive corrosion, causing a loss of vehicle control. A fractured control arm can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018.
Contact: Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U38.

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