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.
2015-2017 Ford F-150; 2017 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain trucks because the doors on these vehicles may have a bent or kinked actuation cable or the door latches may freeze after water gets into the latch.
Either condition can result in the doors opening while driving although they appear to be closed. A door that opens while driving can increase the risk of injury.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the door latch actuation cables and install water shields over the door latches, free of charge.
2016-2017 Tesla Model X
Tesla, Inc. is recalling certain Model X vehicles. The left-side, second row, reclining seat backs may not fully latch due to having incorrectly adjusted recliner mechanism cables. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating Systems” and No. 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
If the seat back moves forward in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla service technicians will correct the cable adjustment for the left-side, fold-flat, second row, seat recliner mechanism, free of charge.
2012-2013 Chrysler 200; 2012-2013 Dodge Avenger; 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty
Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles because a component within the occupant restraint controller may fail and prevent the active headrests from deploying in the event of a rear-end crash.
If the active headrests do not deploy in rear-end crashes, the front seat occupants have an increased risk of injury.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC as necessary, free of charge.
2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia
Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The upper steering pinch bolt may not have been properly tightened, possibly causing a loss of mechanical connection between the steering wheel and front wheels.
A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will verify that the upper steering shaft pinch bolt is properly tightened, free of charge.
2014-2017 Mercedes-Benz B250E; 2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz C250, C350; 2012-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300, C63 AMG; 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz C350E; 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400; 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG, GLC300; 2015-2018 Mercedes-Benz C63S AMG, GLA250, GLA45; 2014-2016 Mercedes-Benz E250; 2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz E400; 2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid; 2012-2017 Mercedes-Benz E550; 2012, 2014-2016 Mercedes-Benz E63; 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC350E; 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG; 2013-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250, GLK350; 2014-2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA45 AMG; 2012-2016 Mercedes-Benz E350
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic; 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic; 2013-2014 C63 AMG; 2012-2015 C250 coupe, C350 coupe, C63 AMG coupe; 2013-2015 C350 4Matic coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic; 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG; 2015 C400 4Matic; 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic; 2017-2018 C300 coupe, C300 4Matic coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG coupe, C63S AMG coupe, C300 cabriolet, C300 4Matic cabriolet, C43 AMG cabriolet, C63 AMG cabriolet, C63S AMG cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG coupe; 2014 E350 coupe, E350 4Matic coupe, E350 cabriolet, E400 hybrid; 2015-2017 E400 coupe, E400 4Matic coupe, E400 cabriolet; 2014-2017 E550 coupe, E550 cabriolet, B250e; 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic wagon; 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec; 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic; 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic; 2012 E63 AMG; 2014-2015 E250 4Matic BlueTec; 2013-2016 E350 wagon; 2017 GLC300d 4Matic and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic.
The driver’s air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken. If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge.
2013-2016 Audi A4, A5, Q5
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A5 coupe, A5 cabriolet, A4 sedan, A4 all-road and Q5 vehicles.
Contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt. The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge.
2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata; 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain vehicles previously repaired under recall campaign 17V-152.
The seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners. If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it cannot properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and additionally install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, free of charge.
2018 Forest River Forester
Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Forester motorhomes, model FRC3271SF. The Federal Placard may inaccurately state that the vehicle has single rear wheels and tires, when the vehicle is equipped with dual rear wheels and tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Wheels and Rims-Other than Passenger Cars” and fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”
The federal placards may cause the operator to not properly maintain the tires and/or wheels. Failure to maintain the tires may lead to improper handling, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners and will provide a corrected placard, free of charge.
2006-2010 BMW X3
BMW of North America LLC is recalling certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i sports activity vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could leak to a system failure.
Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge.
2017-2018 Infiniti QX30
Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling 2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 vehicles. The driver’s air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.
If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge.
2008-2011 BMW 128i; 2007-2011 BMW 382i, 525i, 528i, 530i, X3, X5, Z4
BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i 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.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge.
2006-2011 BMW 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, M3; 2009-2011 335d; 2007-2011 335is
BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2006-2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3, 2007-2011 328i xDrive and 335is and 2009-2011 335d vehicles. The wiring and electrical connectors for the system that controls air flow for the heating and air conditioning system may overheat.
Wiring that overheats could cause the electrical connectors to melt, and increase the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is unattended.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors, free of charge.
2017-2018 Audi A4; 2018 Audi A5
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A4 sedan and A4 allroad and 2018 A5 sportback vehicles.
The aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed. The sharp edges of the speaker trim increase the risk of injury to vehicles occupants.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim, free of charge.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE550, GLS450; 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300D, GLE350, GLE400, GLE63S; 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE63
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE350 4Matic, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG coupe, GLE63S AMG and GLE63S AMG coupe, and 2017 GLS450 4Matic, GLE550 4Matic and GLE63 AMG 4Matic vehicles.
These vehicles may have excess bulkhead insulation extending into the lower windshield area, possibly affecting the windshield bonding and the deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
If the passenger’s frontal air bag does not function as designed in the event of a crash, the front seat passenger has an increased risk of injury.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove any excess bulkhead insulation and rework the windshield bonding, as necessary, free of charge.
2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2015-2016 C63 AMG, 2015-2017 C63S and 2017 C63S AMG coupe and C63 AMG cabrio vehicles. The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.
A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle’s stability system software and chassis control unit software, free of charge.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans.
The front axle wheel bearings may not have been correctly seated, possibly resulting in a front wheel detaching. The loss of a front wheel would increase the risk of a crash.
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front axle wheel bearing retaining rings, correcting their position as necessary, free of charge.