Weekly Recalls: BMW, Chevy/GMC, Ford, Volvo


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BMW


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V146000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,026

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 F900R, F900XR, S1000RR, F750GS, F850GS, F850GS Adventure, R1250GS, R1250GS Adventure, R1250RS, R1250R, RnineT, RnineT Pure and RnineT Scrambler and 2019-2020 S1000R motorcycles. The brake light may flash instead of remain steady during emergency braking. 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

BMW will notify owners,, and dealers will reprogram the emergency stop signal function, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 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.



CHEVY/GMC TRUCKS


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V142000
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,909

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The hood-latch striker wires may not have been heat-treated properly, possibly causing them to fracture.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the hood assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 26, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N192284960.

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


Ford Motor Company is issuing several safety recalls for North America and one for Canada only.


#1: Select 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2014-15 Ford Fiesta, 2014-16 Ford Fusion and 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In affected vehicles, the latch pawl spring-tab design is susceptible to cracking and failure in areas with high ambient temperatures. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a “door will not close” condition. If the customer is able to latch the door after repeated attempts, there is a potential the door may unlatch while driving, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 248,912 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 19,431 in Mexico and four in Canada.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2014-15 Ford Fiesta vehicles built at Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to Dec. 4, 2014
  • 2014-16 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant and Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015
  • 2014-16 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Nov. 1, 2013, to April 27, 2015

Affected vehicles are or have been previously registered in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and federal territories.

Dealers will remove and replace the side door latches. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S15.

#2: Safety recall for select 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2021 Ford E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway vehicles. Affected vehicles may have frame-mounted wire harnesses that could, over time, chafe on the frame and damage the wire harness and the circuits within it. The chafing condition could affect wiring associated with the fuel, trailer tow and antilock braking systems. Damage to the fuel pump circuit could result in an unexpected engine stall while driving. If an engine stall occurs while driving without a warning or the ability to restart, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident, injury or fire related to this condition. This action affects 2,871 vehicles in the United States and 760 in Canada. Affected 2021 Ford E-Series vehicles were built at Ohio Assembly Plant, May 11, 2019, to Jan. 30, 2020.

Dealers will inspect the wire harness for damage. If there is no damage, the technician will apply anti-abrasion tape over the area and ensure clearance to surrounding components. If the wire harness is damaged, technicians will follow the standard workshop manual repair procedure to slice in new wire, apply anti-abrasion tape over the area and ensure clearance to surrounding components. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S13.

#3: Safety recall in Canada only for select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In some affected vehicles, a normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit may stick open, which could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is aware of one accident report related to this condition. This action affects 54,292 vehicles in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant, Feb. 22, 2006, to July 15, 2009.

Dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit for signs of stuck or slow-responding valves and replace the unit if necessary. The system will be pressure-flushed with DOT 4 brake fluid and the DOT 3 reservoir cap will be replaced with a new DOT 4 cap. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S14.



VOLVO


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V144000
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Components: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 121,605

Summary

Volvo Cars USA LLC (Volvo Cars) is recalling certain 2019-2020 S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90 vehicles. Due to a software/hardware incompatibility, the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) system may not detect obstacles and engage as intended.

Remedy

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will update the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R29998.

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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