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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

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Motors, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Model X vehicles manufactured September 29, 2015, to March 30, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load, such as in a frontal collision. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 207, “Seating Systems.”

If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.

Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected third row seats, free of charge.

2006-2010 Bugatti Veyron; 2010-2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Bugatti is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Veyron vehicles manufactured October 3, 2006, to January 17, 2010 and 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport vehicles manufactured September 29, 2009, to June 30, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tank gauge may indicate there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is.

The inaccurate gauge may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Bugatti will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank control unit and upgrade the software, free of charge.

2004-2007 Honda Accord

Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Accord vehicles manufactured October 1, 2003, to August 17, 2007. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect passenger frontal air bag module that does not comply with the advanced air bag requirements. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

An air bag module does not meet the advanced air bag requirements can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.

With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit, free of charge.

2016 Nissan Frontier

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016 Frontier V6 vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to March 7, 2016. The starter motor wire harness may have been installed in an incorrect position, allowing the starter harness terminal to contact the heat shield and result in an electrical short.

An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reposition the starter wire harness, as necessary, free of charge.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2016 Hyundai Tucson vehicles manufactured May 26, 2015, to January 15, 2016, and equipped with an accessory trailer hitch harness either included with the accessory trailer hitch or sold as a service part. In the affected vehicles, when the vehicle’s engine is running and the brake lights are illuminated, if the turn signal is activated, the trailer turn signal lights will either turn off or remain continuously illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Failure to illuminate the trailer’s turn signal lights would prevent the communication of the driver’s intent, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the tow hitch harness, free of charge.

2015 Subaru Forester, WRX

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.

An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge.

2015-2016 Dodge Duango; 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured December 9, 2015, to January 14, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the left front brake caliper may crack due to being made from an incorrect material.

A cracked brake caliper may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front left brake caliper and depending on its casting date, replace it, free of charge.

2015-2016 Ram 1500

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to September 13, 2015. Contamination on the Electric Power Steering (EPS) control circuit board may cause a short and result in the loss of power steering assist.

If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS unit, free of charge.

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.

An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

2016 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 GLC 300 vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to November 3, 2015, and 2016 GLC 300 4Matic vehicles manufactured July 16, 2015, to November 3, 2015. The steering columns in the affected vehicles may have the wiring harness for the switch module incorrectly routed. As a result, the harness may chafe and the air bag may unexpectedly deploy or the engine may stall.

An unexpected air bag deployment or engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harnesses, properly rerouting them as necessary. Any damaged harnesses will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

2014-2016 Nissan Rogue

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured July 31, 2013, to January 16, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the rear lift gate support stays may corrode due to insufficient anti-corrosion treatment.

Corrosion of one or both of the rear lift gate support stays could cause a sudden release of pressure. If this occurs, the support stays may break off, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear tailgate stays, free of charge.

2016 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV; 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe; 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Yukon, Yukon XL

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.

Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge.

2016 Toyota Avalon, Camry

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2016 Avalon and Camry vehicles manufactured November 30, 2015 to March 4, 2016. The occupant classification system (OCS) that activates or deactivates the front passenger seat air bag system may have been improperly calibrated. As a result, the front passenger air bag and the front passenger knee air bag may not deploy as intended in certain crash scenarios. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Air bags that do not deploy as intended during a crash increase the risk of injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the OCS, free of charge.

2015-2016 Chevrolet City Express; 2013-2016 Infiniti JX35, Q50, QX50; 2013-2017 Nissan Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in Leaf, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Q50, JX35 and QX60 and City Express vehicles, free of charge.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2015-2016 Ford F-650 SD, F-750 SD

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks manufactured January 28, 2015, to November 30, 2015. The clip that connects the hand operated parking brake actuator cable to the intermediate parking brake cable may fail.

If the parking brake cable connector clip fails, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake cable connector clip, free of charge.  

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