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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.

2015-2017 Chrysler 200; 2014-2018 Chrysler 300; 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica; 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger; 2014-2018 Dodge Charger, Durango, Journey; 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee; 2018 Jeep Wrangler; 2014-2018 Ram 1500; 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500

Chrysler is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 cab chassis (more than 10,000 pounds), 4500 cab chassis and 5500 cab chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 Ram 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 Ram 3500 cab chassis (less than 10,000 pounds), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles.

These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.

If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge.


2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS vehicles, equipped with a gasoline engine and a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire. The vehicles may leak gasoline following a rear-impact crash and a rollover. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”

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

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a lock-ring on the fuel tank that will shield the fuel tank vapor pressure sensor from damage in a rear-impact crash, free of charge.


2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2015-2106 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Tahoe Police Pursuit and Special-Service vehicles.

The flexible steel cable connecting the driver’s seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.

If the pretensioner cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side-shield, free of charge.


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The fuel tank on these vehicles may leak fuel due to a manufacturing error. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”

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

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge.


2015-2018 Dodge Charger

Chrysler is recalling certain 2015-2018 Dodge Charger pursuit police vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive and V8 engines.

The front driveshaft universal joint may seize or fracture causing the shaft to detach from the vehicle. If the front driveshaft detaches from the vehicle, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

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


2012-2018 Audi A6, A7; 2014-2018 Audi RS7; 2013-2018 Audi S6, S7

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 A7 and A6 sedan, and 2014-2018 RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating). Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) control module to malfunction.

If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge.


2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup; 2011-2013 Kia Optima; 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid, Sedona

Kia Motors America is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles.

In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2019 Chevrolet Corvette

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vehicles. Hard braking or acceleration may cause the sensing diagnostic module (SDM) to enter a fault state. As a result, the SDM will not provide crash sensing or deploy the necessary air bags in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, if the air bags do not deploy as designed, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SDM with updated software, free of charge.


2018 Buick LaCrosse; 2018 Cadillac ATS; 2018 Chevrolet Colorado, Equinox, Malibu; 2018 GMC Acadia, Canyon, Terrain

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Colorado and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Canyon vehicles.

The high pressure fuel pump may detach from its mounting flange, possibly resulting in the pump damaging the high pressure fuel line. A damaged fuel line can create a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump, and high pressure fuel pipe, free of charge.

2018 Infiniti QX30

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Infiniti QX30 vehicles. The bolt securing the right-hand side lower seat belt anchorage may have been incorrectly installed during production. This can result in the lower seat belt anchorage detaching in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with certain requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages,” No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies” and No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

If the lower seat belt anchorage detaches in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will weld in a new retaining plate and secure the seat belt anchorage with a new anchor bolt, free of charge.

2018 Chevrolet Sonic

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. A joint in the driver’s seat-back frame may not be properly welded, reducing the strength of the seat-back frame.

In the event of a rear-impact crash, the seat-back may fail, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s seat-back, free of charge.


2018 Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte

Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli and Levante vehicles.

The welds on the sub frame may be incomplete, which can result in the welds breaking. If the welds fracture, it can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sub frame for incomplete welds, replacing the sub frame, as necessary, free of charge.


2019 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines. The engines in these vehicles may be missing valve stem keepers, which can allow the valve to drop into the engine cylinder, causing engine damage. These engines may also have a reversed camshaft cap that can damage the camshaft bearing, causing camshaft failure.

Cylinder damage or camshaft failure can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair or replace the affected engine components, as necessary, free of charge.

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The intermediate steering shaft may not have been properly welded, causing a split where the external spline is formed.

If the weld seam splits, the steering wheel may lose center positioning, causing a loss of steering responsiveness and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge.


2018 GMC Terrain

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 GMC Terrain vehicles. The sensing diagnostic module (SDM) that senses a crash and deploys the necessary air bags may not power down correctly when the vehicle is shut off, causing it to be inoperative when the vehicle is restarted.

If the SDM becomes inoperative, it will not detect a crash or command the necessary air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SDM with updated software, free of charge.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The owners manuals provided with the affected vehicles do not inform the customers about the child restraint size limitation/restrictions for the second row center seating position. As a result, the center and adjacent outboard seat belt buckles on the second row can become damaged if a child seat base is installed that is wider than 12.6 inches.

A damaged seat belt buckle can release unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the center and left outboard seat belt buckles, and replace them if necessary, free of charge.

2015-2018 Kia Sedona

Kia Motors America is recalling certain 2015-2018 Kia Sedona vehicles equipped with a power sliding door (PSD). The PSD may not auto-reverse when its closing is obstructed.

If the door closes on an occupant, there is an increased risk of an injury.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PSD module software, free of charge.

2017 Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2017 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery vehicles.

The fuel gauge on these vehicles may indicate that the fuel level is low and illuminate the warning lamp, when the fuel tank actually has more fuel. The engine management software may also cut off the engine when the vehicle has traveled approximately 17 more miles.

If the engine were to shut off, it can cause loss of power brake assistance. An engine stall would cause a loss of drive power. Both scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will install a software update to correct the fuel level reading, free of charge.


2009-2013 BMW X5

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesel vehicles. The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break.

If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles.

The transmission support may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle body, potentially resulting in damage to the driveshaft. Damage to the driveshaft could cause a loss of power to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission support mounting bolts, replacing and tightening them as necessary, free of charge.


2013 Suzuki Kizashi, SX4

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2013 Suzuki Kizashi and SX4 vehicles equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The transmission control module (TCM) may fail causing a reduction in speed or reduced vehicle acceleration.

A reduction in vehicle speed or reduced acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TCM, free of charge.


2012-2016 Volkswagen CC, Eos; 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf; 2011-2016 Volkswagen Golf; 2011-2013 Volkswagen GTI; 2012 Volkswagen Passat; 2012-2015 Volkswagen Tiguan; 2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles that had modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period, which may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all the applicable regulatory requirements.

If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire or injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge.


2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Audi S5 Cabriolet vehicles equipped with super sport seats. The seat-mounted head/thorax air bag in the front passenger seat may have been folded incorrectly during installation.

If the air bag was not folded correctly during installation, the seat-mounted air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat-mounted head/thorax air bag, free of charge.


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The nut that holds the lower ball joint of the front wheel on each side of the vehicle may be loose or improperly tightened.

A loose or improperly tightened ball joint nut can result in the separation of the lower ball joint causing steering, traction or other stability issues, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the nut on the lower ball joint, free of charge.


2018 BMW M5

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 BMW M5 vehicles.

In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop. If the fuel pump stops, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge.


2018 Porsche Macan, Macan S

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Porsche Macan S and Macan vehicles.

These vehicles have a control unit that may fail and prevent safety-related functions such as driver display alerts and possibly impair drivability and post-crash functions.

Failure of the control unit may increase the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control unit, free of charge.


2010-2011 BMW 335D

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines.

The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power. A loss of electrical power to the vehicle can cause the vehicle to unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge.

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