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As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles 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 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors is recalling certain vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to May 26, 2016.

The headlight assemblies are not marked with a three-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Assoc. Equipment.”

Without the identification code, the headlights may be improperly aimed during service, reducing nighttime visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will mail owners instructions and adhesive labels, with the correct code, to install on their headlight assemblies. Owners may also bring the vehicle to a GM dealership for any assistance with applying the label, free of charge.

 

2016 Volkswagen CC, e-Golf, Golf R,  Tiguan

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 3, 2016, Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to January 28, 2016, and e-Golf vehicles manufactured November 25, 2016, to January 11, 2016.

Vibrations, such as those created by opening and closing a vehicle door, may cause the rear child door locks to disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door while inside the vehicle.

If an unrestrained child unexpectedly opens a door, they may fall from the vehicle, increasing their risk of injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the child lock(s), free of charge.

 

2013 Buick Encore; 2011 Buick Regal; 2013-2014, 2016-2017 Buick Verano; 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze; 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox; 2013-2016 Chevrolet Malibu; 2011-2013 GMC Terrain

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles, as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in Park. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

If the key is removed without the transmission in Park, the vehicle may roll away as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge.

 

2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala

General Motors LLC is recalling certain Impala vehicles manufactured April 25, 2008, through February 16, 2010.

The front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module. If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short, resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge.

 

2016 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through June 16, 2016.

The brake Hydraulic Control Unit pump may be contaminated with metallic debris. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

If the brake HCU is contaminated, the performance of the electronic stability control and related brake systems may degrade, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

 

2002-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer; 2003-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution; 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon; 2003-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain V-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure, such as from road salt use. A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

 

2016 Land Rover LR4

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain LR4 vehicles manufactured May 3, 2016, through May 10, 2016.

The affected vehicles have driver side frontal air bags that may not inflate properly. An air bag that does not inflate properly may increase the risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash.

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag, free of charge.

 

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML250, ML350, ML400, ML63; 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured from April 27, 2015, through May 19, 2015.

The affected vehicles may have had the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt incorrectly installed. In the event of a vehicle crash, the right rear seatbelt anchor bolt could fail to secure the passenger, increasing the risk of an injury.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, correct the installation of the right rear seat belt anchor bolt, free of charge.

 

2016 Nissan Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain Sentra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2016, through April 26, 2016.

The engine room harness may have a terminal pin too large to maintain a connection with the engine control unit (ECU). If the engine room harness loses connection to the ECU, the vehicle may not start or the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the terminal pin on the engine room harness, free of charge.

 

2009-2015 Aston Martin DB9; 2009-2012 Aston Martin DBS; 2010-2016 Aston Martin Rapide, V8 Vantage; 2011-2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe; 2012-2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato; 2014-2016 Aston Martin Vanquish; 2012 Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Lagonda of North America is recalling certain vehicles equipped with interior door unlocking mechanisms that may not function when the vehicle has been locked from the outside.

As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.” If the doors cannot be opened by an occupant from inside the vehicle, they may be trapped inside, increasing the risk of injury.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will disable the double locking feature by reprogramming the software, free of charge.

 

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400, SL550, SL63, SLK300, SLK350

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured June 29, 2015, through July 13, 2015.

The affected vehicles are equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly during vehicle production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

Improperly adjusted low-beam headlights may reduce the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, adjust the headlamps, free of charge.

 

2016 Nissan Leaf, Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain Leaf vehicles manufactured February 24, 2016, to March 23, 2016, and Sentra vehicles manufactured February 9, 2016, to March 4, 2016.

The wiring harness connector may disconnect from the dual-stage passenger air bag. If the wiring harness disconnects, the passenger air bag may not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness connector for proper engagement and, if necessary, replace the passenger air bag module and main body harness, free of charge.

 

2016 Chevrolet Equinox; 2016 GMC Terrain

General Motors LLC is recalling certain Equinox and Terrain vehicles manufactured October 16, 2015.

The certification labels may have incorrect tire/rim size and cold tire pressure information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” If the information on the certification labels is incorrect, the operator may install incorrectly sized tires or rims or may improperly inflate the tires, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the certification label, free of charge.

 

2016 Mercedes-Benz C300

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2016 C300 4Matic vehicles manufactured November 4, 2015, to March 1, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist system may shut down due to a software error. If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the electric power steering control unit, free of charge.

 

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through April 28, 2016.

The center overhead seat belt stow clip may fracture and prevent use of the seat belt in the third row and/or second row center passenger seat (if so equipped). If passengers occupying the third row and/or second row center seats cannot use a seat belt, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the third row and, if necessary, second row center overhead seat belt stow bezel, free of charge.

 

2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Focus Electric vehicles manufactured August 20, 2015, through April 13, 2016.

The transmission’s differential pinion gear shaft may overheat and fracture. A fractured pinion shaft could cause a loss of motive power and loss of transmission park function, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission differential assembly, free of charge.

 

2011-2012 Lexus CT 200H; 2010-2012 Toyota Prius, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain vehicles because a weld in the curtain shield air bag inflator may crack, causing one or both portions of the inflator to eject into the passenger cabin. If either portion of the curtain shield air bag inflator ejects into the passenger cabin, there is an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield air bags, free of charge.

 

2016 Ford Explorer, F-150

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles equipped with a manual recline driver’s seat. The seat back frame may have insufficient welds, which may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202, “Head Restraints,” and No. 207, “Seating Systems.”

The seat back may not adequately restrain the occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge.

 

2007-2009 Audi A8, S8

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Audi vehicles because the sunroof glass on the affected vehicles may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. As a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving. If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame, free of charge.

 

2015-2016 Acura MDX; 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey; 2016 Honda Pilot

Honda is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura MDX two-wheel-drive and MDX four-wheel-drive vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX four-wheel-drive vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles and 2016 Honda Pilot two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

The affected vehicles have fuel tanks that were manufactured with insufficient welds, which may separate and allow fuel to leak out. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge.

 

2001-2002 Chrysler Sebring; 2001-2002 Dodge Stratus

Chrysler is recalling certain Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus vehicles equipped with beige interiors.

The affected vehicles were previously repaired for a recall issue using an incorrect part. The incorrect part may not prevent the passenger side sun visor from detaching if the passenger frontal air bag deploys and the passenger side sun visor is folded down in a certain position. If the passenger side sun visor detaches and is propelled rearward, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.

Chrysler will notify the affected owners. Dealers will install the correct tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor, free of charge.

 

2016 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Jetta vehicles manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016; 2016 Passat vehicles, equipped with 1.8T engines manufactured November 13, 2015, to December 9, 2015; and Golf vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to November 11, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, the fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and result in a fuel leak. 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 cylinder heads, free of charge.

 

2008-2009 Audi A4, A5, Q5

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Audi vehicles because the air bag control units may corrode and fail.

If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. 

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