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Recall Roundup: Land Rover, Lincoln, Ford, VW, Audi

Recall Roundup: Land Rover, Lincoln, Ford, VW, Audi

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,600 model-year 2015 Land Rover LR4 SUVs manufactured Aug. 19, 2014, to Feb. 9, 2015

The Problem: Due to a software error, stability control, traction control and hill decent control systems may become disabled. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Land Rover will begin notifying owners on June 5. Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 21,500 model-year 2015 Lincoln MKZ sedans built Feb. 17, 2014, to March 19, 2015, at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant

The Problem: The park lamps are brighter than regulations allow and may adversely affect the vision of oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of an accident. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition, the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will update the body control module software, which controls the intensity of the park lamps, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 45,500 model-year 2014 Ford Focus vehicles built from Oct. 26, 2013, to May 22, 2014; model-year 2014 Edge SUVS built from April 30 to May 21, 2014; model-year 2014 Escape SUVs built from Feb. 14 to March 7, 2014; model-year 2014 Transit Connect vans built Nov. 11, 2013, to Aug. 29, 2014; and model-year 2014-15 Ford Fiesta subcompacts built from April 10 to June 17, 2014

The Problem: An issue with nickel plating on the fuel pump may cause it to seize. If the pump seizes, the vehicle may stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford says one crash may be related to this problem.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet released an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Volkswagen

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,200 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A3 vehicles

The Problem: Improper nickel-plating of components within the fuel pump may cause it to fail. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle won’t start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the car will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps for free.

What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may call Volkswagen at 800-893-5298, Audi at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Photo Credit: Land Rover