Weekly Recalls: BMW, Cadillac/Chevrolet/GMC, Ram Trucks, Rolls-Royce


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GM: Cadillac/Chevrolet/GMC

General Motors is recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to repair a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into the issue in November 2018, and said it had reports of nine crashes and two injuries related to the issue. It provided GM in July with additional field reports that prompted the automaker to open an investigation.

The recall covers certain 2014-2018 model-year:

  • Cadillac Escalades
  • Chevrolet Silverados
  • Chevrolet Suburbans
  • Chevrolet Tahoes
  • GMC Sierras
  • GMC Yukons

The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time, GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in documents.

Dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module with a new calibration that will improve how the system utilizes the hydraulic brake boost assist function when vacuum assist is depleted, according to GM.

The vacuum assist pump, which is lubricated with engine oil that flows into the pump through a filter screen, can in some cases lose effectiveness over time, as debris such as oil sludge can accumulate on the filter screen.

GM told NHTSA that prior model years used a different brake assist system design, and vehicles manufactured after 2018 were not equipped with the affected pump design.



RAM TRUCKS


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V347000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,103,479

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with an 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. Chrysler is also recalling all 2013-2014 nd 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks built before April 1, 2018 with a 6 or 8 foot bed and a power locking tailgate. On August 29, 2019 Chrysler expanded the recall to include an additional 693,128 model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The tailgate actuator limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the tailgate latch, free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Chrysler is expected to notify owners of the expanded population on October 18, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US's number for this recall is V44. Note: 2015-2017 MY Ram 1500 pickup trucks with truck beds other than 8 foot, are currently covered under NHTSA recall 18V-486 for this issue.

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


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V599000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 139

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 i3 BEV, i3 REx, and i8 vehicles. A circuit board problem within the Electric Motor Electronics (EME) module may shutdown the supply of high-voltage electrical power.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EME module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 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.



ROLLS-ROYCE


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V612000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 403

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan vehicles. The brake lights may not be bright enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will notify owners, and Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers will update the brake light software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2019. Owners may contact Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Customer Relations and Services at 1-866-230-4956 or at customer.relations@rolls-roycemotorcarsna.com.

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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