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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 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

2004-2006 Ford Ranger

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles manufactured March 24, 2003, to May 4, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge.


2011-2013 Dodge Durango; 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured December 3, 2009, to September 1, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after having been remedied for a prior recall for the vanity lamp wiring. This recall is also addressing certain vehicles that have not been remedied under that prior recall.

The vanity lamp wiring may short, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Chrysler will notify owners. The remedy plan is still being developed.


2016 BMW X1; 2016 Mini Cooper

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling one model year 2016 Mini Cooper hardtop 2-door vehicle manufactured November 24, 2015, and one BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) manufactured October 19, 2015. The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts.

A gearbox malfunction may cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge.


2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari North America is recalling certain model year 2016 488 GTB vehicles manufactured September 9, 2015, to November 6, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a low-pressure fuel line connection that was not properly coated during manufacturing. This may cause a fuel vapor leak during engine start.

A fuel vapor leak during engine start increases the risk of a fire.

Ferrari will replace the low-pressure fuel line assembly connection, free of charge.


2015 BMW I8

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 i8 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to June 5, 2015. Improperly drilled holes within the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons, impairing the DSC functions, including braking.

Impaired DSC functionality may negatively impact vehicle handling and braking and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit, and replace if necessary, free of charge.


2013-2016 Nissan Altima

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012, to December 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may 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.

These vehicles were previously included in recalls 14V-565 and 15V-116; however, the previous remedy plan may not have been performed consistently to remove the safety risk. To correct this issue, Nissan will re-notify all affected owners and dealers will replace the hood latch with a new one, free of charge.


2003-2011 Saab 9-3; 2010-2011 Saab 9-9; 2008-2009 Saturn Astra

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2003-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 23, 2010, to February 21, 2011, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver’s frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles, free of charge.


2008-2013 BMW 1 Series M, 128i, 135i; 2006-2012 BMW 325; 2006-2013 BMW 328, 335; 2006-2011 BMW 330; 2007-2013 BMW M3; 2013-2015 BMW X1 SAV; 2007-2010 BMW X3 SAV; 2007-2013 X5 SAV; 2008-2014 BMW X6 SAC

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag, free of charge.


2009-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML320, GL320, R320; 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E350, E550; 2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350, ML550, ML63, C63; 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450, E350, E550, E63; 2011-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350, R350; 2009-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450, GL550, R350; 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280, SLK350, SLK55; 2011-2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS; 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230, C320; 2006-2007 Mercedes-Benz C230; 2006-2011 Mercedes-Benz C350; 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C300; 2010-2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350; 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. is recalling certain model year 2005-2014 vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver’s frontal air bag module, free of charge.


2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Touareg Hybrid vehicles manufactured March 20, 2010, to April 11, 2015. The hybrid battery tray may not drain water sufficiently. If water collects in the hybrid battery tray, it may cause an electrical short in the high voltage battery.

An electrical short in the high voltage battery increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a fitted drain valve to allow water to drain properly, free of charge.


COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2007-2014 Dodge Sprinter 2500, 3500; 2007-2014 Freightliner Sprinter 2500, 3500; 2007-2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500, 3500

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 Dodge, Freightliner, and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2006, to July 31, 2014. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Daimler Vans will notify the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner owners and Fiat Chrysler will notify the Dodge owners. The respective dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge.

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