Weekly Recalls: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ram Trucks


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AUDI


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V277000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 12,645

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. The brake master cylinder casting may be too short.

Remedy

Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the brake master cylinder, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 3, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 47O9.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



BMW (2)


NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V747000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 15,455

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Cooper Clubman, and Cooper S Clubman, 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost, and 2016 528i vehicles. The vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism of the seat belt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for the driver's seat may not lock as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V349000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 106,182

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles. In the event of a crash where the occupants head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



CHRYSLER


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V348000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 198,731

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Pacifica vehicles equipped with engine stop/start systems. A loose battery ground connection may result in an intermittent loss of power steering assist and/or a stall.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery ground surfaces, clean the contact surfaces as needed, and properly reassemble the ground connection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US' number for this recall is V53.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



RAM TRUCKS(2)

2013-2018 Ram 3500, 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500 Chassis Cabs

FCA US LLC is recalling heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. to address a potential steering-linkage issue. An FCA US investigation discovered a specific steering-linkage configuration on certain vehicles may separate over time. If this were to occur, the driver may experience steering loss.

The recall population is limited to model-year 2013-2018 Ram 3500 pickups and model-year 2014-2018 Ram 2500 pickups and 3500 chassis cabs. The Company is aware of one potentially related injury and eight potentially related accidents.

The FCA campaign number for this safety recall is V06. VINs are currently searchable on FCA’s recalls.mopar.com website.

A remedy is currently available to fix all trucks affected by this safety recall. This remedy will include your dealer inspecting the steering linkage configuration and possibly replacing the drag link assembly. When the owner notification is received, any authorized Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or RAM dealer can inspect and repair affected vehicles, free of charge.

The redesigned-for-2019 Ram 1500, North American International Auto Show and Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award Winner, is not affected by this safety recall.

2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500

FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling U.S.-market pickup trucks to upgrade their tailgate locking mechanisms. The power locking mechanisms in the tailgates of certain pickups may break over time. If this were to happen, the vehicle's tailgate may unlatch.

The recall affects certain Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2015 through 2017. Trucks equipped with manual tailgate locks are excluded from the campaign, as are those with eight-foot cargo beds.

The FCA campaign number for this safety recall is U74. VINs are currently searchable on FCA’s recalls.mopar.com website. FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

A remedy is currently available to fix tailgate latch assemblies affected by this recall. FCA will alert vehicle owners, by mail, throughout the month of September, 2018. Once notifications are received, any authorized Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or RAM dealer can repair affected vehicles, free of charge. In the interim, FCA US reminds that all loose cargo should be secured while driving, as stated in the operating manuals of the affected vehicles.

Further, FCA US pickups offer alternate features to accommodate load security, such as tie-down rings, cleats, high-friction bed-liners, bulkhead dividers, and bed-extenders.

The redesigned-for-2019 Ram 1500 also is unaffected. Its tailgate mechanism benefits from a new design that delivers enhanced functionality, such as lift-assist.
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