Weekly Recalls: BMW, Ford (2), Hyundai (2), Mercedes-Benz (2)


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BMW: Third Brake Light May Loosen and Detach


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V094000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,728

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2019 M6 Gran Coupe vehicles. The third brake light may become loose, possibly allowing the light to detach from the vehicle.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third brake light and properly secure it with new fasteners. If the third brake light detached from the vehicle and is damaged, it will be replaced. All repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13, 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.



FORD: Damage to Block Heater Cable May Cause Fire


#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V098000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: EQUIPMENT, ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,854

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2016 F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines and block immersion heaters that were potentially relocated from their originally installed location. The incorrect location could put the heater too close to hot engine components, possibly resulting in a damaged cable.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the block heater’s location and its cable, replacing components as necessary, free of charge. If the replacement parts are not available, dealers will disable the existing block heater cable from being used until parts become available. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20S08.

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

DEARBORN, Mich., March 11, 2020 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles. Affected vehicles had the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, blower motor replaced from Oct. 9 to Nov. 22, 2019, per recall 19S34. The replacement part used for that service may have been built with an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that could result in a resistive electrical short. This condition can increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire.

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

This action affects vehicles that were previously repaired per safety recall 19S34: 5,384 in the U.S. and federal territories and 418 in Canada.

Affected vehicles were built at Michigan Assembly Plant from Aug. 1 to Sept. 27, 2019.

Dealers will inspect the HVAC blower-motor date code. Blower motors built within the suspect time frame will be replaced. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S12.




HYUNDAI (2)


#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V121000
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 206,896

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata vehicles. The low pressure fuel hose that connects the low pressure fuel pump to the direct injection fuel pump may crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 189.

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: 20V122000
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Components: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,044

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Sonata vehicles produced between October 22, 2019 and February 13, 2020. The tire pressure label inside the driver’s door and the owner’s manual state an incorrect tire size. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install new label stickers over the tire pressure label and in the owner’s manual, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 190.

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 (2)


#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V089000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,101

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020 CLA250, CLA250 4MATIC and CLA35 AMG 4MATIC, 2020-2021 GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC, GLE450 4MATIC, GLS450 4MATIC and GLS580 4MATIC and 2021 GLE53 AMG Coupe, GLE63S AMG 4MATIC, GLS63 AMG 4MATIC and Maybach GLS600 4MATIC vehicles. The instrument cluster software may deactivate the illumination of certain interior switches (switch bar, overhead control unit, steering wheel) if the hazard lights are turned on and the ignition switch is in the ‘off’ position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Control and Displays.”

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 14, 2020. 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.

#2

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V090000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, POWER TRAIN, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,517

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 G550 4MATIC and G63 AMG 4MATIC vehicles. An electrical resistor within the differential locking module may malfunction, interrupting communication between the control unit and the differential locking actuator, possibly resulting in the deactivation of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) while driving.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the differential locking modules and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 14, 2020. 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.
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