Automotive Recalls

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 that 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.

PASSENGER VEHICLES

2013-2015 Dodge Dart

Chrysler is recalling certain 2013-2015 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured February 24, 2012, to June 16, 2015. The affected vehicles may experience failure of the transmission control module, causing the transmission to unexpectedly shift into neutral. If the transmission shifts into neutral, it can cause loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission control module and bracket, free of charge.


2014 Ram 2500; 2013-2014 Ram 3500

Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.

If the bracket components separate from the frame, the vehicle may be more difficult to steer and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2012-2015 BMW 320I, 320XI, 328D, 328I, 328XD, 328XI, 335I, 335XI, ActiveHybrid 3

BMW North America, LLC is recalling certain vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge.


2014-2015 Ram 1500

Chrysler is recalling certain trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”

In the event of a vehicle crash, if a side air bag inflatable curtain does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2005 Buick LaCrosse; 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles with defected headlamps. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module  (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate. Headlamps that do not illuminate reduce the driver's ability to see the roadway and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HDM, free of charge.


2014-2015 Ram 1500

Chrysler is recalling certain trucks manufactured August 8, 2013, to July 2, 2015. The affected vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short.

If the harness shorts, the vehicle may stall and there is an increased risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to confirm the battery harness is correctly routed and secured. Any harness that shows evidence of wear will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.


2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by Southeast Toyota or Southeast Toyota dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.

Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge.


2015 Toyota Prius C

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC is recalling certain Toyota Prius C vehicles manufactured April 20, 2015, to June 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver the tire pressure is low. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”

If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail. Sudden tire failure increases the risk of a crash.

Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate the TPMS, free of charge.


2015 Jeep Renegade

Chrysler is recalling certain 2015 Jeep Renegade vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.

Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive, which includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge.


2014 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. Use of the front windshield wipers on dry glass may cause damage to the body control module (BCM). Body control module damage may result in the failure of the windshield wipers, impairing the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a ground strap to protect the BCM from damage, free of charge. 


2012-2015 Nissan Versa; 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain Nissan Versa sedan vehicles manufactured June 9, 2011, to March 11, 2015, and Nissan Versa Note vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to March 11, 2015. The affected vehicles have a center console trim panel that may catch the driver's shoe and delay the transition from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.

A delay in the application of the brake pedal would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the console trim panel, free of charge.


2015 Nissan Armada

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015 Nissan Armada vehicles manufactured April 30, 2015, to June 5, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been built with driver or front passenger seat belt assemblies that may not properly latch or may not unlatch when the release button is pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection” and No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”

A seat belt that does not properly latch would not restrain a user, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash. A seat belt that does not properly unlatch when the release button is pressed may prevent the occupant from quickly exiting the vehicle in an emergency, such as after a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the both front seat belt buckle assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400, CLS500, CLS63; 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350, E400, E63

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes Benz vehicles manufactured April 16, 2015, to April 22, 2015. The integral steel cable that secures the rubber seal to the bulkhead might have been damaged due to the supplier rework of the rubber seal. In the event the rubber seal is not properly secured around the engine compartment, it is possible for the rubber seal to temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then may fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.

If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the engine or exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

Mercedes-Benz USA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber seal, in the engine compartment, free of charge.


2003 Honda Odyssey

Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 28, 2002, to August 30, 2002. The affected vehicles were manufactured with air bag modules, preventing them from meeting the advanced air bag safety standards. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Air bags that do not meet the safety requirements increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge.


2009-2012 Toyota RAV4; 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured October 27, 2008, to December 19, 2012 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the affected vehicles, water may drip onto the joint that connects the wiper linkage to the wiper motor.

Over time, the dripping water may cause corrosion and wear at the joint, potentially resulting in the separation of the wiper linkage. Once this occurs, the wipers would not function, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water diverter channel. In addition, a new wiper linkage with a wiper motor crank arm will be installed. The wiper linkage will have a protective cover over the wiper linkage joint to minimize water splash and a retainer ring to prevent the wiper arm from separating from the wiper motor. 


2014-2015 Honda Civic; 2015 Honda Fit

Honda is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014, to November 6, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to May 12, 2015. The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.

If the transmission drive pulley shaft is damaged, it may break, and the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the transmission, free of charge.


2007-2012 Nissan Versa

Nissan (Nissan North America, Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Nissan Versa vehicles manufactured May 8, 2006, to November 12, 2012, that were sold or ever registered in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs; possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.

If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front coil springs, free of charge. 


2016 Volvo S60, S80, V60, XC60, XC70

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo vehicles manufactured April 8, 2015 to August 19, 2015. In certain driving conditions when using the automatic engine stop/start function, the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting when necessary.

If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse, free of charge.


2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to April 12, 2012 at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and equipped with either a 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct injection engine. In the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. If the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure.

Engine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. 


2009-2011 Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Hyundai Accent vehicles manufactured March 1, 2009, to February 11, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning brake light switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning brake light switch may also prevent the shifter from being moved out of the park position.

Failure to illuminate the brake lights during braking or the inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake switch, free of charge. 


2013-2016 Cadillac ATS

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS sedan vehicles manufactured April 23, 2012, to September 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the coil antenna module that powers the rear defogger system may generate excessive heat due to excessive cycling or continuous operation.

If the coil antenna generates excessive heat, there is an increased risk of a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Electronic Climate Control module to remove the automatic rear defogger "on" function, free of charge. 


COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2013-2015 Mack Pinnacle

Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Pinnacle trucks manufactured from October 3, 2012, through February 18, 2014 and equipped with Meritor air disc brakes. In the affected vehicles, the brake chambers may have been incorrectly mounted resulting in internal contamination of the air brake calipers. Contamination of the calipers may cause a loss of braking on one wheel, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mack will notify owners. A remedy plan has not yet been determined. 


2013-2014 Starcraft Bus All Star XL; 2013 Starcraft Bus XLT

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain Starcraft All Star XL transit buses manufactured by October 17, 2012, to November 26, 2012, and Starcraft XLT transit buses manufactured October 14, 2012, to November 26, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with Navistar engines that have fuel injectors that may fail.

If one or more fuel injectors fail, the engine may misfire, causing a loss of performance, possibly resulting in an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and Navistar dealers will recalibrate the engine control module software, free of charge. 


2012-2015 Misubishi Fuso FEC52; 2012-2014 Mitubishi FEC72, FEC92

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured. The affected vehicles have brake pad shims that may rust or corrode after exposure to snow and ice melting chemicals that have been applied to roadways.

Rust or corrosion will result in swelling of the shims causing an increased brake pedal stroke. The extra brake travel may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

MFTA will notify owners, and dealers will replace any steel brake pad shims with stainless steel shims, free of charge.


2011-2013, 2015 Ford F-650 SD, F-750 SD

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain trucks manufactured February 14, 2011, to April 28, 2015, and equipped with a 70% fixed bench passenger seat. The affected vehicles have passenger seat belt anchorage floor attachments that are not installed in the correct location. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.

Seat belt anchors that are installed in an incorrect location may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will correct the seat belt anchorage locations, free of charge.


2012-2015 Volvo VNL, VNM

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 VNL and VNM trucks manufactured May 31, 2011, to December 1, 2014. In the affected trucks, the trailer hand brake handle may not to return to the off position due to being restricted by the cut out in the trim panel.

If the brake handle does return to the off position, the trailer service brakes may drag causing the wheel end to overheat and potentially cause a wheel end fire or tire blowout. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trim panel slot and make it longer, as necessary, free of charge. 


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2008-2009 Keystone Big Sky, Challenger, Everest, Fuzion, Montana, Raptor

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 travel trailers and fifth wheels equipped with an IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch. These transfer switches, used in vehicles wired to be powered by a generator, may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher ambient temperatures.

As the transfer switch fails, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch with a different brand transfer switch, free of charge.


2009-2016 Forest River Vengeance

Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2016 Forest River Vengeance recreational trailers manufactured May 16, 2008, to September 14, 2015. The wiring harness for the trailer's lights, electric brakes, battery charging and many of the interior 12V fixtures may have an insufficient ground wire.

With an insufficient ground wire, the wiring harness may overheat, increasing the risk of fire. Additionally, the ground wire failure would result in the loss of the trailer's external lights and electric brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailer wiring harnesses, and upgrade the ground wires, as necessary, free of charge.