Weekly Recalls: BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota/Pontiac


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FORD (3)

Ford has issued three safety recall campaigns affecting as many as 576,595 vehicles in the US.

Recall #1 - is for 483,325 vehicles in the US, 58,712 in Canada and 8,149 in Mexico that could lack seat restraints in a crash. Specifically, affected models include:

  • 2018-20 Ford F-150
  • 2019-20 Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • 2018-19 Ford Explorer
  • 2019-20 Ford Expedition vehicles with a manual driver and/or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism
  • 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Lincoln Aviator vehicles with rear outboard seats with manual seat-back recliner mechanisms

According to Ford, affected vehicles may be missing the third pawl required for seatback strength. As a result, a seatback with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism may not properly restrain an occupant, increasing the risk of injury during a crash. Ford says dealers will inspect the seat structure of affected vehicles, but most are not expected to require a repair. If a repair is required, the dealer will replace the seat structure free of charge.

Recall #2 - affects certain:

  • 2013-16 Ford Fusion
  • 2013-16 Lincoln MKZ

in US states and Canadian provinces with high-corrosion environments. According to Ford, the steering gear attachment bolts in these vehicles may corrode due to improper wax coating. This may result in the steering gear motor becoming loose or detaching from the gear housing, resulting in a loss of power steering and increase the risk of a crash. This recall affects 90,646 vehicles in the US and 8,134 in Canada. To fix this issue, dealers will replace steering gear motor-attachment bolts and apply wax sealer, or install a new steering gear if required.

Recall #3 - only affects the 2019 Ford Fiesta. According to the Blue Oval automaker, the brake clips could develop a leak after being exposed to incorrectly labeled assembly fluid in production. If this happens, the braking function could be reduced and the brake pads could overheat, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford says 2,624 vehicles are being recalled in the US, but only 50 have been delivered to customers. The rest are in dealer inventory and will be fixed before being delivered. To fix models that have this defect, dealers will flush the brake fluid and replace the front brake calipers and brake lines at no extra cost.



BMW (2)


#1 - NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V579000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 41,981

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2012 BMW 128i, 135i, 135is Coupes and 128i, 135i Convertible vehicles. The wiring and electrical connectors in the blower-regulator wiring harness may overheat.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the blower-regulator wiring harness, and replace it with a new part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 27, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall number 17V-676.

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: 19V593000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,938

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 C 400 X, 2018-2020 G 310 GS, and 2017-2020 G 310 R scooters and motorcycles. The front and rear brake caliper pistons may corrode, possibly causing the piston to stick or drag in the caliper bore.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear brake calipers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 4, 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.



KIA


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V594000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 30,168

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Telluride vehicles. The seat belt assemblies in the front passenger, second, and/or third row seats may not tightly secure a child restraint system in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any incorrect seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC181.

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.



JAGUAR


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V603000

Manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,277

Summary

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles equipped with Continental Surround Camera Systems. The back-up camera system may fail to display the rearview image when the vehicle is in reverse.

Remedy

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the infotainment system display and camera software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2019. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N367.

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: 19V605000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,257

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019 CLS 450 Coupe and CLS 450 Coupe 4MATIC vehicles equipped with 6-cylinder gasoline engines. The electrical line that supplies power to the engine coolant pump may contact the engine fan and chafe, possibly causing a malfunction of the coolant pump or a deactivation of the 48V on-board electrical system.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the coolant pump electrical line for damage, repairing it and rerouting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2019. 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.



TOYOTA/PONTIAC


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V627000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 219,000

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Corolla, 2005-2008 Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles equipped with a front passenger air bag assembly replaced under a prior recall. The air bag may not unfold as designed during inflation under high temperature conditions, possibly resulting in the air bag not inflating properly.

Remedy

Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2019 for Toyota owners. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are K1Q and K0Q. Pontiac owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is N192273760.

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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