Weekly Recalls: Audi, Ford, Honda/Acura (3), Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru


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AUDI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V760000
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,355

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi RS5 Coupe vehicles. An incorrect positive battery terminal cover was installed.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive terminal cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 7, 2021. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 27i6.

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.



FORD

Safety recall for select 2020-21 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles

In affected vehicles, the motor mount fasteners may become loose over time and disconnect from the engine, which could result in loss of power.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

This action affects approximately 1,405 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 65 in Canada and two in Mexico.

Affected vehicles were built at Chicago Assembly Plant July 28-30, 2020.

Dealers will replace the right-hand motor mount fasteners. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S72.

Read the press release here.



HONDA/ACURA (3)

#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V768000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,655

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles. Moisture may enter the driver side power window master switch, causing the switch to fail or melt.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power window master switch and inspect the wiring harness for damage, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is P9D.

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.

#2

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V770000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 210,000

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Acura ILX, 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, and 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles with a manual transmission and 2009-2014 Honda Fit vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The drive shafts' protective coating may not have been applied properly during manufacturing, making it more susceptible to damage from road salt, or other contaminants, and potentially cause it to break.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive shafts, replacing either the left or right drive shaft, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E9B and A9A.

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.

#3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V771000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VISIBILITY, VISIBILITY/WIPER, BACK OVER PREVENTION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 737,233

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Accord Sedan, Accord Hybrid, and 2019-2020 Insight vehicles. A software error may cause intermittent or continuous disruptions in communication between the Body Control Module (BCM) and other components. This may result in malfunctions of various systems such as the windshield wipers and defroster, rearview camera, exterior lights, audible warning of a stopped vehicle, and power window operation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems" and number 111, "Rear Visibility" as well as FMVSS numbers 104, 108, 114, 118, and 305.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the BCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X95.

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.



MERCEDES-BENZ

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V776000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,563

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2020 AMG GLC 63 4MATIC vehicles. The power supply cable on the starter might not have been installed correctly, possibly allowing the cable to chafe against the starter housing and short-circuit.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the starter harness and power supply cable installation, and correct it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2021. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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.



NISSAN

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V759000
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,583

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020 Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks. The engine wiring harness could contain an exposed wire that can cause an electrical short or arcing if it contacts another wire.

Remedy

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine harness, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2021. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261

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.



SUBARU

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V766000
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Components: BACK OVER PREVENTION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,741

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2020 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with "high" grade and "mid" grade multimedia navigation. The August 2020 over-the-air software update may have timed out without completing the installation, corrupting the data, and causing the rearview display to shutoff intermittently. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

Remedy

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the software and, if necessary, replace the Cockpit Control Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WRH-20.

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.

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