Automotive Recalls

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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

2014-2015 Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 Door and Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door vehicles manufactured January 6, 2014, to October 17, 2014.

During service appointments, the transmission control unit may have been reprogrammed with software that may allow drivers to exit the vehicle when the transmission is not in Park. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

If the driver exits the vehicle without the transmission being in Park, the vehicle could roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Mini will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module with the correct software, free of charge.


2014-2015 Acura RLX, RLX Hybrid

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, certain 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014.

An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.”

Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge.


2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014.

Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge.


2015 Dodge Dart

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain 2015 Dodge Dart Aero vehicles manufactured August 24, 2014, to October 28, 2014.

The affected vehicles were built with a premium instrument cluster and Lowline Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS warning light may not illuminate when low tire pressure is detected. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire pressure monitoring systems.”

A malfunctioning TPMS light will not notify an owner of an improperly inflated tire. An improperly inflated tire may experience a complete loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reconfigure the vehicles from a lowline TPMS to a highline TPMS, free of charge.


2006-2007 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500; 2006-2007 Mitsubishi Raider

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006, with manual transmissions. The return springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch may break.

Broken springs can result in a no-start condition or cause unintended movement when the ignition is cranked, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge.


2015 Nissan Armada

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured September 15, 2014, to October 14, 2014.

Due to interference between the parking rod and the transmission housing, the parking pawl may not fully engage. This condition may allow the vehicle to move with the shifter in the Park position, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the casting date stamp on the transmission housing and replace the affected transmissions, free of charge.


2015 Cadillac SRX

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 11, 2014, to December 3, 2014.

The front driver’s seat may have been built with an incorrect seat track bracket. Drivers’ seats with this condition may not be properly attached to the seat track. The front outboard seat bracket may become disengaged during a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace affected seat track hook brackets, free of charge.


2014-2015 Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Passat; 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, certain Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and Beetle and Beetle convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014.

A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge.


2015 Chevrolet Silverado; 2015 GMC Sierra

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 24, 2014, to November 25, 2014.

Due to an improper heat-treatment, the rear axle shaft may fracture while the vehicle is being driven. If the rear axle shaft fractures, the rear wheel may separate from the axle shaft, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers wil inspect the rear axles and replace any that were improperly heat-treated, free of charge.


2011-2012 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; 2011-2012 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; 2011-2012 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles because the ignition actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causin

g the ignition to get stuck in the “Start”position.

If stuck in the “Start” position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the “Accessory” position, causing a loss of engine, steering and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. If the vehicle is in a crash, the airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing, as necessary, free of charge.


2015 Porsche 918

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 25, 2014, to September 18, 2014.

The front lower control arms may fracture. The fracture of a lower control arm while the vehicle is being driven increases the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front lower control arms, free of charge.


2014 Mini Cooper

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain Mini Cooper Hardtop two-door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to May 14, 2014.


The affected vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 214, “Side impact protection.”

If the side impact performance requirements are not met, rear seat passengers may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi, SX4

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is recalling SX4 vehicles manufactured July 16, 2009, to November 1, 2012, and Kizashi vehicles manufactured October 12, 2009, to October 31, 2012.

The shift selector can be moved out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal. If the shift selector is moved out of the “Park” position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift selector assembly, free of charge.


2015 Mercedes Benz E250, E350, E400, E63

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain E250 diesel, E250 Blue Tec 4 Matic, E350 sedan, E350 sedan 4 Matic, E350 wagon 4 Matic, E400 sedan, E400 sedan 4 Matic, E63 sedan and E63 wagon vehicles manufactured October 8, 2014, to October 24, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the double seat belt buckle for the middle position of the rear passenger seat could fail under loading experienced in a severe frontal crash. If the middle position double seat belt buckle assembly fails under load, such as in a severe frontal crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the double seat belt buckle, free of charge.


2010-2013 Kia Soul

Kia Motors America is recalling certain vehicles manufactured January 8, 2009, to October 2, 2013, equipped with a sunroof.

A headliner plate may detach during deployment of the curtain airbag. A detached headliner plate may increase the risk of injury to the occupant during a vehicle crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to secure the headline plates, free of charge.


2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD; 2015 GMC Sierra HD

General Motors LLC is recalling certain Chevrolet Silverado HD diesel vehicles manufactured September 30, 2014, to October 21, 2014, and GMC Sierra HD diesel vehicles manufactured October 8, 2014, to October 21, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the hose clamp that secures the fuel tank vent line may not have been properly tightened during assembly.

A loose hose clamp could allow the fuel tank vent to detach, which may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the fuel tank vent line hose clamp, as necessary, free of charge.


2009-2013 Subaru Forester; 2008-2011 Subaru Impreza; 2008-2014 Subaru WRX, WRX STI

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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 that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 31, 2014.

The brake lines may experience corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector. Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion, and this may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector of the brake line system, free of charge.


2014 Ford Escape; 2015 Lincoln MKC

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 15, 2014, to May 8, 2014, and certain Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to May 15, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge.


2015 Lincoln MKC

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to September 9, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the push-to-start/stop (PTS) button that is located at the bottom of the shift transmission controls may inadvertently be pushed, causing the engine to shut off.

If the PTS switch is inadvertently pressed, the vehicle may stop unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash with the vehicle turned off, the airbags and seat belt restraints may not function as intended, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the PTS switch and reprogram the Powertrain Control Module, free of charge.


2014-2015 Infiniti QX60; 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder, Rogue

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to November 5, 2014, and Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to November 15, 2014.

During the assembly process, the front wheel hub assembly fasteners may not have been properly torqued. The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly, causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and tighten any loose bolts to the proper specification, free of charge.


2014-2015 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 7, 2013, to January 7, 2015.

The occupant classification system (OCS) that activates or deactivates the passenger seat airbag system may be improperly calibrated. As a result, the passenger airbag may not deploy in a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” If the airbag does not deploy as intended, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate the OCS system, free of charge.


2014 Kia Forte

Kia Motors America is recalling certain vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt. If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.

Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced December 5, 2012, to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced January 28, 2014, to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2014-2015 Winnebago Itasca Viva, Travato, Trend

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling certain motorhomes manufactured November 13, 2013, to December 23, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”

If the TPMS light illuminates because the sensors cannot be located, it could mask an actual low tire pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Winnebago will have Chrysler notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS module software, free of charge.


COMMERICAL VEHICLES

2005-2015 Hino ND8J, NE8J, NF8J

Hino Motor Sales USA, Inc. is recalling certain trucks manufactured August 26, 2003, to May 14, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, components of the parking brake handle assembly may wear, resulting in either the parking brake unexpectedly releasing when engaged or preventing the parking brake from fully engaging. Either parking brake condition may result in the vehicle rolling unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hino will notify owners, and dealers will install a new parking brake lever that contains a two-way damper and a roller at the cable joining pin, free of charge.


2013-2015 International WorkStar

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain International WorkStar vehicles manufactured March 16, 2012, to October 1, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the headlight low beam and ground circuits may have been reversed at the headlight connector, resulting in reduced light output. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.” Reduced light output may impair the driver’s vision, increasing the risk of a crash.

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the wiring in the headlight harness connector, free of charge.

 

2015 International 9900, DuraStar, LoneStar, PayStar, ProStar, WorkStar, TranStar

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain trucks because they may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. Brake drag may result in a wheel end fire.

Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake chambers, as necessary, free of charge.


2015 Caterpillar CT660, CT681

Caterpillar Inc. is recalling certain trucks manufactured July 28, 2014, to November 5, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. Brake drag may result in a wheel-end fire. Caterpillar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake actuators, as necessary, free of charge.


2015 Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, W900; 2015 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579, 587

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain trucks manufactured May 23, 2014, to October 29, 2014, equipped with certain airbrake actuators.

The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. Brake drag may result in a wheel-end fire.

Kenworth and Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake chamber, as necessary, free of charge.

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