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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.

2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain Genesis Coupe vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, to June 11, 2016.

The electrical harness connector for the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) may dislodge when the seat is moved. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the disconnected OCS would, by default, cause the first stage, and only the first stage, of the air bag to deploy, whether there is a child seat in the front seat and the bag should not deploy or if the crash is severe and both stages should deploy.

Either scenario increases the risk of injury to the front seat occupant.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will secure the OCS connector to prevent it from disconnecting, free of charge.

2017 Subaru Legacy, Outback

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly. If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver’s lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle’s steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge.

2016 Honda Civic

Honda is recalling certain 2016 Honda Civic two-door and four-door 1.5-liter turbo and 2.0-liter vehicles.

The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. If the EPB is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle’s software to allow the EPB to engage immediately after the ignition is turned off, free of charge.

2016 Kia Optima

Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016, and equipped with a 2.4-liter engine.

The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail. If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge.

2016-2017 Chevrolet Express; 2016 GMC Savana

General Motors LLC is recalling certain Chevrolet Express vehicles manufactured September 25, 2015, to August 22, 2016, and GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans manufactured January 28, 2016, to May 18, 2016.

The affected vehicles were manufactured without an inside rearview mirror and with a right-hand convex exterior review mirror. These vehicles are required to have either an inside rearview mirror or both left and right-hand flat exterior rearview mirrors. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, “Rearview Mirrors.”

If the driver does not have a clear, unobstructed view to the back of the vehicle, it can increase the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a right-hand flat rearview mirror, free of charge.

2009-2012 Audi Q5; 2007-2012 Audi Q7

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year Audi A5 and Q5 vehicles equipped with gasoline engines.

The fuel cap flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will clean the pump flange and install a butyl rubber band to protect the pump, free of charge.

2015-2016 Audi A3; 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, GTI

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, A3 sedan and A3 cabriolet vehicles.

Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions system. As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge.

2012-2013 Audi A6, A7

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Audi A6 and A7 vehicles because a fuel hose in the engine compartment may degrade and leak fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the underhood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge.

2013-2017 Ford Focus

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Ford Focus hatchback vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 26, 2016, and equipped with a manual transmission.

The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.”

With only a single press needed, the driver may accidentally unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Body Control Module with updated software, free of charge.

2014 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Transit Connect vehicles manufactured October 4, 2013, to July 14, 2014, and equipped with a panoramic fixed-glass vista roof.

The panoramic roof panel may have an inadequate bond to the vehicle, possibly resulting in the panel separating from the vehicle. If the panoramic roof panel separates from the vehicle while it is being driven, it may increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove, clean and reinstall the panoramic roof panel, free of charge.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured August 8, 2016, through August 16, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may be loose. If the tow bracket is loose, the bracket may detach from the vehicle while it is being driven, possibly becoming a road hazard. If the bracket detaches during a vehicle recovery, there may be a loss of control of the towed vehicle. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will confirm both tow hook bracket bolts are properly tightened, free of charge.

2016 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda North American Operations is recalling certain Mazda3 vehicles manufactured September 24, 2015, to October 16, 2015.

During manufacturing, the fuel tanks for the affected vehicles may have deformed, resulting in a fuel leak from the recirculation pipe welded connection. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the recirculation pipe weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge.

2017 Porsche Macan

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling certain Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS and Macan Turbo vehicles.

In the affected vehicles, the anti-rollbar connecting links may move out of position, allowing the vehicle to oversteer in certain driving conditions. Vehicle oversteer may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, as necessary, and replace the front anti-rollbar links, free of charge.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain Mirage vehicles manufactured October 28, 2015, to August 4, 2016, and equipped with high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps. The affected vehicles may have been assembled without the headlight horizontal adjustment lockout clips properly secured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

Without the horizontal adjustment locking clip being secured, the headlight can be adjusted to either reduce the driver’s visibility or blind oncoming vehicles. Both conditions can increase the risk of a crash.

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will secure the horizontal locking clips as necessary, free of charge.

2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles manufactured November 30, 2015, to June 14, 2016.

An air bag inflator manufacturing error may result in the inadvertent partial inflation of the front passenger air bag. A front passenger air bag that unintentionally inflates can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge.

2015 BMW X3, X4; 2014-2015 BMW X5

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive 28i, X3 xDrive 35i, X3 xDrive 28d, X4 xDrive 28i and X4 xDrive 35i vehicles, and model year 2014-2015 X5 xDrive 35i, X5 sDrive 35i, X5 xDrive50i, and 2014 X5 xDrive35d vehicles.

The affected vehicles have a driver’s frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

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

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

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain vehicles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 31, 2016.

The bolts connecting the lower seat belt connection to the rear bench seat may not have been properly tightened. If the bolts were not properly tightened, the seat belt may fail to secure the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

DVUSA will notify owners, and Sprinter dealers will inspect the connecting bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge.

2016-2017 Volvo S90, XC90

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC is recalling certain XC90 and S90 vehicles manufactured April 15, 2015, through September 19, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning may leak into the passenger compartment due to a drain hose installation error during manufacturing. Significant water drainage into the passenger compartment may adversely affect air bag deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain hose for proper installation, replacing the hose as necessary, free of charge.

2017 Audi Q7

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured August 30, 2015, to July 10, 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 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.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional support bracket to the seat, free of charge.

 

 

 

 

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