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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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350, GLE43, GLE63, GLE63S, GLS450, GLS550, GLS63

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic, GLE350, GLS450 4Matic, GLS550 4matic, GLE43 AMG 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic, and GLS63 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may not have been correctly coated, causing gas to become temporarily released into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing braking performance.

Reduced braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear axle brake system, free of charge.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas; 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently.

The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torquing the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge.


2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo Cars USA LLC is recalling certain 2019 Volvo XC40 vehicles. The rear seats may not have rear seat back lock strikers, allowing the seat back to move forward during certain hard braking conditions or a crash.

If the seat back moves forward during hard braking or in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and install the seat back lock strikers if they are missing, free of charge.


2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan; 2018 Dodge Journey; 2019 Jeep Cherokee; 2018-2019 Jeep Compass

Chrysler is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass, 2018 Dodge Journey and 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.

A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle’s brake system, free of charge.


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450; 2018 Mercedes-Benz E300, E400, E43 AMG, E63S AMG

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz E300, E300 4Matic, E43 AMG 4Matic, E400 4Matic, E63S AMG 4Matic+ and 2019 CLS450 4Matic vehicles. The occupant classification system may not be properly calibrated, resulting in the front passenger air bag not being deactivated if a child seat is in the front seat.

If a child seat is in the front seat and the passenger air bag is not deactivated, in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion, free of charge.


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, CLA250 4Matic and CLA45 AMG 4Matic vehicles. The occupant classification system may not be properly calibrated, resulting in the front passenger air bag not being deactivated if a child seat is in the front seat. If a child seat is in the front seat and the passenger air bag is not deactivated, in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion, free of charge.


2018 Mercedes-Benz E400

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabrio and E400 4Matic Cabrio vehicles. The child seat anchoring systems (ISOFIX) in these vehicles may not have been properly installed. As a result, in the event of a crash, the ISOFIX console may partially detach from the car body. If the ISOFIX console partially detaches in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury for a child in a child seat.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ISOFIX console, and replace it if necessary, free of charge.


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350, GLE43

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling certain 2018 GLE350, GLE350 4Matic and GLE43 AMG vehicles.

During manufacturing, components of the panoramic sunroof may have been installed with a bonding primer that was incorrectly made, possibly affecting the long-term adhesion to the vehicle.

If the front cover and/or rear fixed glass are not properly adhered, they may detach, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the panoramic sunroof and replace it, if necessary, free of charge.


2018 Chevrolet Express; 2018 GMC Savana

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles with certain combinations of front-tire and gross-vehicle-weight option codes. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly calibrated, causing the TPMS warning lamp to illuminate when tire pressure reaches 37 PSI, not 41 PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”

If the low tire pressure telltale is not illuminated at the correct tire pressure, the driver may have less time to react to a low-tire-pressure situation, which could affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle in certain situations and could increase the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will check that the PSI information on the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) and tire placard match, and if the information is different, the RCDLR will be reprogrammed. This repair will be done free of charge.


2019 Subaru Ascent

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2019 Subaru Ascent vehicles. These vehicles may be missing spot welds on, or around, the B-Pillar, compromising vehicle strength.

In the event of a crash, the missing spot welds may compromise the vehicle’s strength, increasing the risk of injury.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to check for missing spot welds. If the welds are missing, the vehicle will be replaced, free of charge.


2017-2018 Thor Aria; 2017-2019 Thor Motor Coach Venetian

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017-2018 Thor Aria motorhomes and 2017-2019 Thor Venetian motorhomes. The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the bolts to loosen.

If the brake caliper mounting bolts loosen, braking performance may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

TMC will notify owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks service centers will inspect the caliper mounting bolts and tighten them to the proper specification, free of charge.


2018 Newmar Essex, Mountain Aire; 2017-2018 Newmar London Aire; 2017-2019 Newmar Ventana, Ventana LE

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2017-2019 Newmar Ventana LE and Ventana motorhomes, 2018 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes, and 2017-2018 London Aire motorhomes.

The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the bolts to loosen. If the brake caliper mounting bolts loosen, braking performance may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar will notify owners, and authorized Daimler Trucks service centers will inspect the caliper mounting bolts and tighten them to the proper specification, free of charge.


2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The drive shaft securing bolts may loosen at the automatic transmission flange. If the bolts loosen and fall out, the driveshaft may separate, causing a loss of drive, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission flange, securing bolts, and clean the shaft seal, free of charge.


2018 Genesis G80

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain 2018 Genesis G80 vehicles. The occupant classification system may incorrectly detect that an adult is in the passenger seat, even if the seat is unoccupied. In the event of a crash, if a child or infant is in the seat, the front passenger air bag may deploy instead of being deactivated.

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag deploys instead of being deactivated when a child or infant is in the front passenger seat, it can increase the risk of injury.


2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500

Chrysler is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with a power locking tailgate and either a five-foot, seven-inch or six-foot, four-inch bed. The tailgate actuator limited tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

If the tailgate latch releases and the tailgate opens while driving, cargo may fall out, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicle, free of charge.


2018 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Cherokee all-wheel-drive vehicles. The bearing cage for the right front halfshaft assembly may not have been properly heat treated, possibly resulting in the bearing cage breaking and causing a potential halfshaft assembly failure.

If the halfshaft bearing cage breaks, the halfshaft may not be able to transmit engine power, causing a loss of drive or it can allow the vehicle to move while in the “Park” position. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front right halfshaft assemblies, free of charge.


2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler is recalling certain 2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The front axle halfshafts may have been incorrectly assembled, preventing the shaft from being properly secured to the constant-velocity (CV) joint.

If the axle shaft disengages from the CV joint, the vehicle will have a loss of drive or allow the vehicle to move while in the “Park” position. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left or right halfshaft assembly, free of charge.


2018 Chrysler Pacifica; 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica non-hybrid vehicles. A component in the transmission may not have been welded properly, possibly causing a transmission to not transmit the engine power to the wheels.

If the transmission weld fails, the vehicle will stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

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


2018 BMW M5

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 BMW M5 vehicles. The fuel lever sensor in the fuel tank may become stuck against an in-tank fuel line, causing the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate and possibly larger amount of fuel than is actually available.

An incorrect fuel reading may lead to the vehicle stalling and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will secure the in-tank fuel line to keep the fuel line from contacting the fuel level sensor, free of charge.


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles. The LED module for the panoramic sunroof ambient light bar may short circuit.

A short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the power supply for the panoramic sunroof LED module, free of charge, until a future service action can safety reactivate the feature.


2018 BMW 540D

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 BMW 540d xDrive vehicles. The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall.

A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge.


2007-2008 Nissan Versa

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain 2007-2008 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa hatchback vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The passenger air bag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation due to exposure to humidity and temperature cycling.

If an inflator were to explode, it may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge.

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