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.
2010-2011 Ferrari 458 Italia; 2009-2011 Ferrari California
Ferrari North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2009-2011 Ferrari California and 2010-2011 Ferrari 458 Italia vehicles that have not had their passenger frontal air bag replaced. These passenger frontal air bag modules have air bag inflators that may explode in the event of a crash due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
An inflator explosion may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly with one that uses an alternate inflator, free of charge.
2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC300; 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e, GLC63 AMG; 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC is recalling certain 2017-2018 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2018 GLC300 4Matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4Matic and 2018 GLC350e 4Matic vehicles.
The seat belt latch plates for the outboard rear seats may retract into the interior paneling, preventing the occupants from being able to use the seat belts. If the rear seat passengers cannot fasten their seat belts, they have an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a buffer to the c-pillar paneling, free of charge.
2017 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte
Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2017 Quattroporte vehicles equipped with V6 engines and Maserati Ghibli vehicles. Due to an engine software problem, at slow speeds such as stop-and-go traffic, the transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral or park, or the engine may shut off.
If the transmission shifts into neutral or park unexpectedly, or if the engine shuts down without warning, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the software for the engine control module, free of charge.
2018 Range Rover Velar
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Range Rover Velar vehicles. The air inlet door linkages for the ventilation system may detach, preventing the system from cleaning fog or condensation from the windshield and windows. If condensation or fog cannot be cleared, the driver’s visibility may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to control the length of movement of the ventilation actuator arm, free of charge.
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Jaguar E-Pace vehicles. The brackets that secure the front brake hoses may not have been installed properly, allowing the front brake hoses to contact the tires, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.
A brake fluid leak can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake hose brackets, replacing any that do not provide sufficient clearance, free of charge.
2017-2018 Ford Taurus
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford Taurus vehicles equipped with mechanical key ignition systems. The keys for these vehicles may be able to be removed from the ignition when the transmission is not in the Park position.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, “Theft Protection.” If the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the Park position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter assembly, free of charge.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, E300, E43 AMG
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2017 E300 4Matic, E300 and E43 AMG vehicles fitted with LED headlights.
These vehicles may have misadjusted headlights, possibly resulting in the low beam headlights insufficiently illuminating the roadway. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”
An insufficiently illuminated roadway may increase the risk of a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlamp adjustment, adjusting it as necessary, free of charge.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Tiguan long wheel base vehicles.
The engine support bolts on these vehicles may not have been properly tightened. If the engine support bolts were not properly tightened, an unexpected engine breakdown or loss of engine power may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace engine support bolts, free of charge.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider
Ferrari North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2016 488 GTB and 488 Spider vehicles.
Due to a software error, the driver may not be warned that the brake discs are critically worn. If the driver is not warned about the critical disc wear, brake disc damage may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel node software, free of charge.
2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.
These vehicles are equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, which may activate inadvertently. If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in electric vehicle mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install a new battery management system that contains an overvoltage protection device, free of charge.
2018 Toyota Prius C
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Prius C vehicles sold in Puerto Rico.
The front passenger air bag and recommended child occupant positions label may not have been attached during assembly.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
If the label is missing, occupants may not follow the proper restraint usage guidelines, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners and will mail removable labels to all known owners of the subject vehicles, free of charge.
2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles equipped with a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine.
The pistons on these vehicles may be larger than specified, possibly causing the engine to stall. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the production date codes of the pistons and, if an engine contains a piston from the affected production period, the engine assembly will be replaced, free of charge.
2012-2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla, Inc. is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge.