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 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

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450, GLE63

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 vehicles manufactured December 10, 2014, to April 29, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear drive shaft bolt fasteners that may loosen and result in the rear drive shaft separating from the transmission or the rear axle differential.

If the drive shaft separates, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolt fasteners, tightening them as necessary, free of charge.


2014-2016 Kia Soul

Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.

If the pinion gear separates, there could be a loss of steering, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge.


2015-2016 Porsche Macan S, Macan Turbo

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 vehicles manufactured March 5, 2014, to October 27, 2015.

The affected vehicles have a low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment that may leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved low-pressure fuel line, free of charge.


2015-2016 Honda Fit

Honda is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015, and not equipped with a sunroof. In the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214 "Side Impact Protection" and No. 226 "Ejection Mitigation."

If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge.


2015-2016 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

If the camshaft lobe shears off, there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development.


2009-2010 Ford Edge; 2009-2010 Lincoln MKX

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured September 11, 2008, to July 1, 2010, originally sold in, or currently 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, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Due to corrosion from salt water exposure, such as from road salt use, the affected vehicles may leak fuel from the fuel tank seam weld under the tank mounting reinforcement brackets.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and either clean and treat the fuel tank with a corrosion preventative or replace the tank, free of charge.


2012-2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT, Continental GTC, GT Flying Spur

Bentley Motors, Inc. is recalling certain model year vehicles manufactured February 1, 2011, to April 30, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, a battery cable connection may be loose at the firewall. A loose battery cable may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will replace the battery cable securing nut, free of charge.


2013 Infiniti JX35; 2014-2015 Infiniti QX60, QX60 Hybrid; 2013-2015 Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 vehicles. The affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (OCS) control unit during a repair. These OCS control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty when it is occupied by an adult.

If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash where deployment is warranted could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge.


2016 Honda Pilot

Honda is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Honda Pilot two wheel-drive vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to September 8, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, when one of the safety systems, such as tire pressure monitoring, anti-lock braking or electronic stability control, malfunctions, there is potential the instrument panel will not illuminate the corresponding warning light. However, the warning lamps will illuminate when the ignition is turned off and then turned back on. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 "Electronic Stability Control Systems," No.135 "Light Vehicle Brake Systems" and No. 138 "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

If a safety system cannot immediately warn the driver when needed, the driver may be at increased risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge.


2015 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 1, 2014, to June 18, 2015.

The affected vehicles may have a misrouted air conditioning suction/discharge hose. If the line is misrouted, it may contact the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the air conditioning hose. Any hose that is misrouted will be replaced and installed correctly. This work will be performed free of charge.


2016 Ram 1500

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured August 3, 2015, to August 10, 2015.

The affected vehicles may be missing a heat shield for the spare tire. Without a heat shield, heat from the exhaust system may damage the spare tire. When used, the damaged tire may have a tread separation or sidewall rupture, resulting in a loss of control and an increased risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a spare tire heat shield if the vehicle is missing one. Vehicles that have already been sold with an excess of 50 miles will also have their spare tires replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.


2016 Honda CR-V

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 CR-V vehicles manufactured October 12, 2015, to October 19, 2015.

The metal housing surrounding the driver's air bag inflator in these vehicles may have been manufactured incorrectly. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

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


2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to August 21, 2015.

The affected vehicles are equipped with an Antilock Braking System warning light intended to warn the driver if there is an ABS malfunction. In the event of an ABS malfunction, the brake system warning light will illuminate, but the ABS warning light will not illuminate. Since the vehicles have ABS malfunction lights that do not illuminate, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135 "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

If the driver is alerted there is a brake system malfunction, but not specifically with the ABS system, the driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle's brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control unit software, free of charge.


1997-2004 Buick Regal; 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala; 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina; 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo; 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue; 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 1997-2004 vehicles.

The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116 and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold. Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.

The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. GM is finalizing an improved remedy. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number, once the improved remedy has been finalized.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside, since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended.


2012-2015 Dodge Journey

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control system. If the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering, will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge.


2008-2009 Honda Accord

Honda is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Accord vehicles manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 30, 2008.

In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and/or seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy when the ignition is on and the door is slammed or there is an impact with road debris. Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge.


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, GLA250, SLK300

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 vehicles manufactured July 17, 2015, to August 31, 2015.

The affected vehicles have intake or exhaust camshafts with welds that may fail and possibly cause engine damage. Engine damage may result in a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected camshafts, free of charge.


2014-2016 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG, S63AMG 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 vehicles manufactured May 14, 2013, to September 18, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, due to a software error within the engine control unit, the vehicle may stall when coasting to a stop, such as at a traffic light.

The vehicle stall may be interpreted by the driver to be a planned shutdown as part of the Eco-start function. However, the engine will not restart automatically after releasing the brake pedal, immobilizing the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge.