Weekly Recalls: BMW, Buick/Chevy/Cadillac, Ford (2), Hyundai, Tesla


Recall Street Sign

BMW


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V601000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,509

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 530e, 530e xDrive, 530e iPerformance and X3 xDrive30e and MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE, 2020 BMW i8, and 2021 330e, 330e xDrive, 745Le xDrive and X5 xDrive45e vehicles. Debris may have entered one or more of the hybrid battery cells during their production.

Remedy

The remedy is currently being developed. Until the remedy is available, drivers will be instructed to not charge their vehicles. Drivers will also be instructed to not drive in manual mode, sport mode, and to not use the shift paddles. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2020. 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.



BUICK-CHEVROLET-CADILLAC


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V588000
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,317

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CT4, CT5 and XT4, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, and 2020-2021 Buick Encore GX vehicles. Sensor connection contamination in the electronic brake boost system may cause an interruption of communication between the sensor and the brake boost system.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electronic brake boost module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-333-4223, or Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is A202307260.

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 (2)

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America and one safety compliance recall in Canada.

#1

Safety recall for select 2019-20 Ford Transit Connect vehicles equipped with the 2.5-liter engine


In affected vehicles, the software calibration for the engine failsafe cooling strategy contains temperature threshold values that are higher than intended. In the event of elevated engine temperatures due to coolant loss, there will be a delay in vehicles invoking the failsafe cooling strategy, resulting in engine temperatures exceeding critical limits. Under severe cases, running the engine at temperatures above critical limits for prolonged periods of time could result in engine damage and increase the risk of fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident, injury or fire related to this condition.

This action effects 2,903 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 584 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Valencia Assembly Plant from Aug. 2, 2018, to July 30, 2020.

Dealers will update the powertrain control module. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S60.

#2

Safety recall for select 2020 Ford Escape vehicles


In affected vehicles, the tire pressure monitoring system may function in a reduced capacity and may intermittently fail to adequately warn a driver of low air pressure in the rear tires. Driving with low tire pressure could lead to poor vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

This action affects 689 vehicles in the U.S. and 19 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Louisville Assembly Plant from June 26, to Aug. 14, 2020.

Dealers will replace the body control module. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S59.



HYUNDAI


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V630000
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,707

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Kona Electric vehicles. The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery may short-circuit after it is fully charged.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the Battery Management System (BMS) software and inspect the Li-ion battery, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the repair is complete. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 196.

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.



TESLA


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V609000
Manufacturer: Tesla, Inc.
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,567

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020 Model Y vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp and tow package configuration. A software error prevents the illumination of trailer brake lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Tesla will notify owners, and has released the firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to vehicles as of September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-605-882-4000. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-20-00-002.

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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