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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.


PASSENGER VEHICLES

2011 Hyundai Elantra, Sonata

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2011 Elantra vehicles. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.

If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front coil springs, free of charge.


2015 Buick Lacrosse; 2015 Cadillac XTS; 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu; 2015 GMC Terrain

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag’s inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules, free of charge.


2015 Volkswagen E-Golf, Golf, Jetta

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta, Golf and E-Golf vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected.

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or undetected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge.


2011-2013 Kia Sorento

Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gearshift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack, allowing the transmission to be shifted out of park without the brake pedal being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114, “Theft Protection.”

Without requiring the brake to be depressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge.


2006-2007 Buick Rainier; 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Trailblazer EXT; 2006-2007 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles. Fluid may enter into the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative.

Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced. The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver’s door switch module, free of charge.


2001-2008 Ford Escape; 2001-2008 Mercury Mariner

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should disengagement occur while the vehicle is in park, the gear selection indicator may indicate that the transmission is in park, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in park. If the vehicle is not in the park position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly, free of charge. 


2015 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured March 18, 2014, to August 6, 2015, and equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). While using the Adaptive Cruise Control, the vehicle may falsely detect an obstacle in its path and may unexpectedly apply the brakes. A vehicle that brakes unexpectedly increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the cruise control module with updated ACC radar software, free of charge. 


2016 Ford Fusion; 2016 Lincoln MKZ

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain vehicles that have a fuel tank that may have insufficient wall thickness. As a result, the fuel tank may crack in the event of a crash, and thus the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”

A fuel tank that cracks may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

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


2015-2016 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda North American Operations is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured May 21, 2015, to August 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank with a shut-off valve that can allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emissions system. If enough fuel enters the emission system, it may leak onto the ground or result in an engine stall.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine that stalls increases the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle’s fuel shut-off valve. As needed, the fuel shut-off valve and the affected fuel tank emissions system components will be replaced, free of charge.


2015 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles manufactured June 2, 2015, to June 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the second row seat back may not latch properly, especially in the center section.

In the event of a crash, if the seat back is not properly latched, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing their risk of injury.

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row seat mechanism, replacing it as required, free of charge. 


2016 Buick Enclave; 2016 Chevrolet Traverse; 2016 GMC Acadia

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured August 18, 2015, to September 24, 2015. Due to a manufacturing defect, the windshield wiper motor may overheat when used.

A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire.

GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. 


2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vehicles manufactured December 16, 2013, to April 15, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the owner’s handbook information may incorrectly describe the functionality of the Air Bag Status Indicator Lamp. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

An occupant that does not correctly understand the air bag functionality may be at an increased risk of injury in a crash.

Land Rover will notify owners and will send out an owner’s handbook supplement to all affected owners, free of charge.


1998-2003 Ford Windstar

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Windstar vehicles manufactured September 2, 1997, to July 3, 2003. The affected vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion; however, the remedy brackets may have been misinstalled. Incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for NHTSA recalls 10V-385, 12V-193 and 12V-195.

If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify proper installation. If a bracket is found to have been misinstalled, the rear axle will be replaced, free of charge.


2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid vehicles manufactured August 29, 2013, to May 30, 2015. Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle’s speed to 40 miles per hour and functioning only on battery power. Once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall. A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. 


2012-2013 Suzuki SX4

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is recalling certain Suzuki SX4 vehicles manufactured September 3, 2011, to April 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, insufficient clearance between the power steering pump body and the power steering fluid control valve may cause improper movement of the valve, and as a result, the power steering pump may seize.

A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge.


2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV; 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vehicles manufactured July 27, 2013, to November 20, 2013, and 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles manufactured October 28, 2011, to September 7, 2012. Due to an increased resistance in the impact sensor for the air bag system, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal, side and/or curtain air bags when the SRS warning is illuminated, the frontal air bag may have a delayed deployment and/or the side and curtain air bag may not deploy at all.

In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not deploy or deploys late, increases the risk of occupant injury.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected impact sensors, free of charge.


2016 Ford Explorer; 2015 Ford Taurus; 2015 Lincoln MKS

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Explorer vehicles. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.

If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. 


2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado; 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe; 2014-2015 GMC Sierra

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks manufactured January 24, 2014, to February 26, 2014, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles manufactured February 12, 2014, and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured February 6, 2014, to February 13, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the start position. If stuck in the start position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the accessory position, causing a loss of engine, steering and braking power, increasing the risk of a crash. If the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock housing, free of charge. 


2014-2015 BMW i3; 2014-2016 Mini Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper two-door vehicles, 2015-2016 Mini John Cooper Works and Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper four-door vehicles and 2014-2015 BMW i3 vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly in a low-speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

In the event of a vehicle crash, an air bag that does not deploy properly increases the risk of injury to the front seat passenger.

Mini and BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge.


COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

2015-2016 Volvo VAH, VHD

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 VAH and VHD trucks manufactured April 1, 2014, to August 14, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with headlights that do not meet the minimum intensity requirements, resulting in insufficient illumination of 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.”

Headlights that provide insufficient illumination increase the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge.


2009-2015 Volvo VN

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Volvo VN trucks manufactured April 14, 2008, to December 23, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience corrosion of the ball joints due to the seals being compromised, possibly resulting in accelerated wear and failure of the ball joint.

Failure of the ball joint may cause separation of the socket and a complete loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the drag links, free of charge.


2009-2013 Volvo Bus 9700

Volvo Bus Corporation is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Volvo 9700 buses manufactured August 28, 2008, to December 21, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the exhaust clamp at the turbocharger may fail, allowing hot exhaust gas to contact materials in the engine compartment.

If hot exhaust gas contacts other components or materials, it can increase the risk of a fire.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the exhaust clamp, free of charge.


2015-2016 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia; 2015-2016 Western Star 4700

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, and Western Star 4700 trucks manufactured January 4, 2015, to April 24, 2015, and equipped with Eaton Fuller FR 10-speed manual transmissions. In the affected vehicles, when the transmission shift lever is moved from reverse to neutral, the reverse gear may stay engaged. When the transmission shift lever is moved from reverse to a forward gear position, the transmission may mechanically lock because both the reverse gear and forward gear are simultaneously engaged.

Even though the transmission has been shifted out of reverse into neutral, the vehicle may unexpectedly move backward, increasing the risk of a crash.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the affected transmissions if necessary, free of charge.


2016 Kenworth T370, T660, T680, T800, T880, W900; 2016 Peterbilt 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 386, 389, 567, 579, 587

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2016 Kenworth vehicles manufactured July 31, 2015, to August 12, 2015, and 2016 Peterbilt vehicles manufactured August 4, 2015, to August 12, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Engine Control Module may short circuit, causing the engine to stall without warning.

An engine that stalls without warning increases the risk of a crash.

PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective engine control modules, free of charge. 


2016 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, MT55; 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2; 2016 Western Star 4700, 4900

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses vehicles manufactured August 7, 2015, to August 26, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain Cummins engines whose engine control module (ECM) may short circuit and blow a fuse resulting in the engine stalling without warning.

An engine that stalls without warning increases the risk of a crash.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECM free of charge.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2010-2012 Tiffin Phaeton

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Phaeton motorhomes manufactured July 1, 2010, to August 1, 2011. The affected vehicles have an exhaust pipe that is mounted too close to the underside of the floor.

Insufficient spacing between the exhaust pipe and the floor may result in the insulation melting and an increased risk of a fire.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will change the configuration of the exhaust to provide extra clearance between it and the floor, free of charge.


2015 Motor Coach Industries D4000, D4005, D4500, D4505

Motor Coach Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuse block assembly for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning motors in the battery compartment may have been assembled incorrectly.

The incorrectly assembled fuse block may not protect the circuit and the connections may arc, increasing the risk of a fire.

MCI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse block assembly, free of charge. 


2010 Newmar Dutch Aire DP, Dutch Star; 2012-2013 Newmar King Aire

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2010 Dutch Star, Dutch Aire and King Aire vehicles. The affected vehicles are built on a Spartan Motors chassis and have a flexible exhaust tube that may tear allowing hot exhaust to blow against other components or materials.

If hot exhaust gas contacts other components or materials, it can increase the risk of a fire.

Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will install a new exhaust tube, free of charge. 


2014-2016 Tiffin Breeze

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Breeze motorhomes manufactured September 5, 2013, to September 30, 2015. The affected assemblies may have loose ball joints, which could separate causing a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will correct the ball joint installation, as necessary, free of charge.


2003-2005 Spartan K2, MM

Spartan Motors USA is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 MM and K2 motorhomes chassis manufactured January 20, 2003, to May 16, 2005. The affected vehicles have a steering gear mounting bracket that may crack, causing a loss of steering ability. A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear mounting brackets, free of charge.

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