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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

2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler is recalling certain Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles manufactured March 2, 2006, to August 13, 2010.

The clockspring assembly may become contaminated with dust and cause the airbag circuit to fail. Failure of the airbag circuit may prevent the driver’s frontal airbag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud, free of charge.

2011-2016 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler is recalling certain Right Hand Drive Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured February 16, 2010, to May 2, 2016.

The clockspring assembly may become contaminated with dust and cause the airbag circuit to fail. Failure of the airbag circuit may prevent the driver’s frontal airbag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud, free of charge.

2009-2016 Dodge Journey

Chrysler is recalling certain Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured July 31, 2007, to November 12, 2016.

After exposure to cold temperatures, the power steering return hose may rupture at engine start-up causing a loss of power steering assist. A loss of power steering assist may require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return hoses, steel tubes and power steering oil cooler, free of charge.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors is recalling certain Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016.

The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.” If the EBCM fails, the primary braking system will still function, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge.

2014-2016 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte

Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, to September 18, 2015.

During the assembly process, the rear tie-rod to hub assembly attaching bolt may not have been properly tightened. An improperly tightened rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolt may allow the tie-rod to separate from the hub carrier, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolts to verify that they are properly tightened, replacing the rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly as necessary, free of charge.

2009-2012 Ford Flex; 2008, 2010-2012 Ford Taurus; 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X; 2009, 2011 Lincoln MKS; 2008 Mercury Sable

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles because the driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high-speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

An improperly inflated airbag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver’s frontal airbag module, as necessary, free of charge.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured May 15, 2015, to February 19, 2016.

The brake transmission shift interlock solenoid may have a loose electrical connection, which could result in a loss of solenoid function. If the solenoid loses function, the transmission may lock in the Park or Neutral position when the vehicle comes to a stop, possibly rendering the vehicle disabled in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge.

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured on July 20, 2015.

The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture, which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an antilock braking system (ABS) activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured July 7, 2015, to March 3, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the safety certification labels are incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.” If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge.

2012 Ford Expedition, Mustang; 2011-2012 Ford F-150; 2012 Lincoln Navigator

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to December 19, 2011, and Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to February 21, 2012.

The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge.

2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax; 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles equipped with Bring Your Own Media radio.

The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, “Theft Protection.” Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge.

2016-2017 Subaru Legacy; 2015-2017 Subaru Outback

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016.

The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels. The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge.

2014-2015 Ford Explorer

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured January 17, 2014, to May 31, 2014.

The affected vehicles may have improperly welded rear suspension toe links that may fracture. A fracture of the rear suspension toe link may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge.

2016 Scion FR-S, IM, TC; 2016 Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Rav4, Yaris

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured January 28, 2016, to March 14, 2016.

The load carrying capacity modification label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars.” An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

SET will notify owners and provide them a corrected label to be installed over the inaccurate label, free of charge.

2015-2016 Toyota 4Runner

Gulf States Toyota, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured September 22, 2014, to March 23, 2016, and equipped with accessories installed by Gulf States.

The load carrying capacity modification label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars.” An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf States will notify owners and provide them a corrected label to be installed over the inaccurate label, free of charge.

2016 Kia Optima

Kia Motors America is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2106.

In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the second stage deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes. If the second stage airbag does not deploy, it increases the risk of injury or death.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal airbag module, free of charge.

2017 Hyundai Elantra; 2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata; 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain Sonata vehicles manufactured May 29, 2014, to February 11, 2016, certain Elantra vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 22, 2016, and a Sonata Hybrid vehicle manufactured October 15, 2015.

In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the second stage deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes. If the second stage airbag does not deploy, it increases the risk of injury or death.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal airbag module, free of charge.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2015-2016 Freightliner Sprinter 2500, 3500; 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500, 3500

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured April 1, 2015, to October 31, 2015.

The affected vehicles may have had multiple layers of paint applied, and as a result, in a crash, the windows may separate from the vehicle when the outer layer of paint peels from the layer below. If the windows separate from the vehicle in a crash, the occupants are at greater risk of injury.

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove the windows and inspect the paintwork, repainting the vehicles as necessary, free of charge.

2014-2016 Ram ProMaster; 2015-2016 Ram ProMaster City

Chrysler is recalling certain Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured July 24, 2015, to February 15, 2016, and ProMaster City vehicles manufactured August 15, 2014, to February 1, 2016.

The Trailer Tow Lighting Control Module may have a software error on the affected vehicles and can prevent illumination of the trailer brake lights during brake actuation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps Reflective Devices and Assoc. Equipment.” Trailer brake lights that are inoperative can increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Trailer Tow Light Control Module, free of charge.

2016 Ford F-250 SD, F-350 SD, F-450 SD, F-550 SD

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain trucks manufactured April 5, 2016, to April 11, 2016.

The tires installed during assembly of the affected vehicles may have sustained damage to the inner sidewall, possibly resulting in a loss of air or a tire rupture. A rapid loss of air or a tire rupture while the vehicle is being driven may cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires for damage and replace them as necessary, free of charge.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2016-2017 Forest River Cardinal

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain recreational vehicles, manufactured from November 20, 2015, through April 1, 2016.

These vehicles may be equipped with a federal placard that indicates an incorrect tire and rim combination. The placard states the tire and rim combination is ST235/80R16 LRE tires with 80 psi and a rim designation of 16X6.00JJ, when the actual combination on the vehicle is LT235/85T16 LRG tires with 110 psi and a rim designation of 16X6.00HD.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

If the operator inflates the tires to the psi indicated on the label, the tires will be operated while being under-inflated causing pre-mature wear and a possible tire blow out, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners and provide a new corrected federal placard, free of charge.

2014 Itasca Ellipse; 2014 Winnebago Tour

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured May 23, 2013, to August 9, 2013, and built on a Freightliner chassis.

On certain recreational vehicles built with a heavier, adjustable foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the service brakes are released. If the brake activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat, potentially resulting in a fire. Additionally, following driver may be confused by the motorhome’s actions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC will notify owners, and dealers will modify the affected brake assemblies, free of charge.  

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