As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers.
Note these recalls apply only to items that could affect vehicle occupancy safety. Items listed under separate manufacturer technical service bulletins are not always covered by warranty.
2017 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte
Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured July 1, 2016, to October 12, 2016.
The rear differential unit pinion may not have been properly tightened, allowing the pinion nut to loosen. A loose pinion gear may bind, possibly resulting in the rear wheels locking up and increasing the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear differential unit pinion nut torque, and, as necessary, replace the rear differential unit, free of charge.
2010-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit
General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles manufactured August 24, 2009, to December 1, 2013.
The affected vehicles, equipped with special equipment options for police or government service, may experience corrosion of the underhood cooling fan assembly due to fluid intrusion, which may result in an electrical short circuit. A short circuit increases the risk of a fire.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fan motor and shroud, extend the wiring and re-orient the fan motor to reduce the risk of corrosion, free of charge.
2013-2016 Ford Fusion; 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014.
In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail. If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge.
2007-2008 Hyundai Entourage
Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain Entourage vehicles manufactured February 16, 2006, to June 30, 2008.
In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may corrode and bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed. If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Hyundai will notify all of the owners. For vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, dealers will replace the secondary latch. For vehicles in any other state, dealers will inspect and either lubricate or replace the secondary latch, as necessary, free of charge.
2011 BMW 528i, 535i, 550i
BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011.
The affected vehicles may have received a replacement Sensor Cluster Unit (SCU) during a service visit. These SCUs have an acceleration sensor that may have been incorrectly programmed and, as a result, the SCU may not accurately determine if activation and deployment of the air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints is necessary in the event of a crash.
Depending on the severity of the crash, inadequate activation of the driver and/or passenger air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and active head restraints may increase the risk of injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the SCU, free of charge.
2016-2017 Maserati Ghibli; 2017 Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to October 29, 2016.
These vehicles are equipped with certain Pirelli P Zero All Season tires, size 275/40R19 101W, that may develop cracks in their lower sidewall, possibly resulting in a loss of air. A loss of air may result in tire failure or a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E400, E550
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2017 E400 4Matic coupe, E400 convertible, E550 coupe and E550 convertible vehicles manufactured June 7, 2016, to September 8, 2016.
On the affected vehicles, there may be insufficient clearance between the left catalytic converter and the composite underbody panel. The insufficient clearance may cause the panel to melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the underbody panel, as necessary, free of charge.
2017 Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured July 1, 2016, to November 14, 2016.
In temperatures below freezing, the entertainment telematics module (ETM) may place itself in a protection mode, disabling the back-up camera. If the back-up camera is inoperable, it may be more difficult for the operator to see people or objects behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will update the ETM software, free of charge.
2011-2016 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured January 4, 2010, to August 12, 2016.
If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving. If the door opens while the vehicle is moving, there would be an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
The remedy for this recall is still under development.
2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, S65 AMG, S550
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S63 AMG coupe, S65 AMG coupe, S550 coupe 4Matic, S63 AMG 4Matic convertible and S550 convertible vehicles manufactured June 29, 2015, to March 15, 2016.
The seat belt extenders on the affected vehicles may not retract as intended and may potentially break in the event of a crash. In the event of a crash, if the seat belt extender does not retract and/or the extender breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the control unit software, free of charge.
2003-2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500, 3500; 2003-2006 Freightliner Sprinter 2500, 3500
Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured June 30, 2003, to August 31, 2006.
The instrument cluster on the affected vehicles fails to illuminate the brake-warning lamp in the instrument cluster during the vehicle start-up bulb-function check. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.”
Without the brake lamp illuminating during the vehicle start-up bulb-function check, the driver has no confirmation that the lamp is working and, therefore, may not know whether or not the lamp will illuminate if the brake fluid level is low. If the operator is unaware that the vehicle has low brake fluid, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
DVUSA will notify owners, and DVUSA and Dodge dealers will correct the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge.
2016 Buick Cascada
General Motors LLC is recalling certain Buick vehicles manufactured December 1, 2015, to February 24, 2016.
The affected vehicles may have had the original convertible roof control module (CRCM) replaced with an incorrect CRCM, that allows the windows to close automatically when the roof is closed and can allow the windows to be closed remotely from distances beyond 11 meters using the key fob.
As such, these vehicles no longer meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 118, “Power-Operated Window Systems.” If the windows close automatically or can be closed remotely in ways that do not meet all the requirements of FMVSS 118, the unexpected closure can increase the risk of injury to passengers.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the CRCM with the correct module, free of charge.
2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain Titan XD vehicles manufactured August 7, 2015, to September 1, 2016.
The affected vehicles may not have had the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap removed during the vehicle’s assembly, and the fuel tank breather tube may not have been connected to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation, possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately. If the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, the vehicle can run out of fuel without the driver being aware, increasing the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary, free of charge.
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Chrysler is recalling certain Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured November 1, 2016, to November 3, 2016.
The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank that has cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank and/or the potential of over fueling the vehicle. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Chrysler will notify owners, and Jeep dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace the fuel tank and sending unit, as necessary, free of charge.
2017 Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Motors, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured March 1, 2016, to September 30, 2016.
During the assembly process, the affected vehicles may not have had the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints properly tightened. If the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints were not tightened, they can loosen, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints, as necessary, free of charge.
2008-2009 Kia Sportage
Kia Motors America is recalling certain Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9, 2007, to May 13, 2009.
The wire harness cover on the Hydrualic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed, allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit. If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion. If no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. If corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the HECU assembly and the connector cover, free of charge.