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Recall Roundup: Dodge, Chrysler, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai

Recall Roundup: Dodge, Chrysler, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai

dodge

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 338,000 model-year 2012-13 Dodge Durango SUVs.

The Problem: The fuel-pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module may fail, preventing the vehicle from starting or causing it to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. This is an expansion of a previous recall. “Of the two scenarios, the no-start condition is the more common. FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents,” the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will install new a relay circuit that improves fuel-pump relay durability for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Chrysler

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 22,000 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans equipped with the V-6 engine

The Problem: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling the affected vehicles to resolve manufacturing issues that may prevent the vehicles from shifting into Park, increasing the risk of an accident. The automaker said five customers have reported being unable to shift the vehicle into Park, but FCA is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the nine-speed automatic transmission for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. In the meantime, the automaker says drivers should activate the vehicle’s parking brake before shutting off its engine. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Cadillac

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,700 model-year 2013-15 Cadillac ATS sedans.

The Problem: The ATS’ power roof panel system will automatically close when the nonrecessed portion of the “slide” or “tilt” switch is pressed and the roof panel is open; because these switches are not fully recessed they can be activated with less force than required by federal rules. GM is unaware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not released an owner notification schedule. Consumers can call 800-458-8006 for more information.

Mercedes Benz logo

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 147,200 model-year 2013-15 Mercedes-Benz E350 sedans and 4matic sedans, E350 4matic wagons, E400 Hybrid sedans, CLS550 CGI sedans and CLS550 4matic sedans; model-year 2013-14 E550 4matic sedans; model-year 2013 E63 sedans and wagons, and CLS63 sedans; model-year 2014-15 CLS63 4matic sedans, and E63 4matic sedans and wagons, and E63 4matic S sedans; model-year 2015 CLS400 sedans, E400 sedans and 4matic sedans, and CLS400 4matic sedans; and model-year 2014 CLS63 S sedans.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed. If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it might come into contact with the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Starting in mid-March, Mercedes will notify owners and dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

Hyundai Logo

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2008-10 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and model-year 2009-10 Elantra Touring wagons manufactured Nov. 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010.

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electronic power-steering control unit may mistakenly disable power-steering assist, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low speeds. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and update the electronic power steering control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Hyundai at 855-671-3059 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Photo Credit: Dodge