Weekly Recalls: Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru


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FORD

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America and amending safety compliance recall 19C07. Details are as follows:

Safety recall for select 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles

Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles. On affected vehicles, the electronically locking rear-axle assembly may have a passenger-side axle shaft manufactured with steel that does not meet Fordís specifications. A passenger-side rear axle shaft manufactured with material not to Fordís specifications may fracture. A fractured passenger-side axle shaft could result in a loss of motive power while driving in two-wheel drive, and the inability to hold the park function. If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

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

This action affects 28,579 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 4,316 in Canada and 73 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles were built at Kentucky Truck Plant and Ohio Assembly Plant, May 21 - July 26, 2019.

Dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear axle shaft; shafts with a suspect batch code will be replaced. Owners are advised to apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked until the service fix is completed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S31.

Safety recall for select 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles for an improperly secured wiring harness

Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter and 3.3-liter gas engines. In affected vehicles, the wiring harness is not properly secured and may contact the air-conditioning pulley, resulting in a damaged wiring harness or damaged air-conditioning drive belt. Over time, contact with the air-conditioning pulley may rub through the wiring harness insulation, creating the potential for contact with the unfused B+ circuit, resulting in a short circuit and possible fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.

This action affects 10,655 vehicles in the United States. The majority of affected vehicles are in dealer inventory. The issue will be remedied prior to delivery to customers.

Affected vehicles were built at Chicago Assembly Plant, May 28 - July 18, 2019.

Dealers will secure the wiring harness and repair any damage, if present. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S32.

Safety compliance recall 19C07 amended to include select 2020 Ford Escape vehicles

Ford is issuing an amendment to safety compliance recall 19C07 announced Aug. 30, 2019, to include select 2020 Ford Escape vehicles and expand the build date range of other affected vehicles. The amendment includes approximately 9,350 Escape vehicles in North America built April 3, 2019, to Sept. 21, 2019 at Louisville Assembly Plant. The majority of vehicles are in dealer inventory and this issue will be remedied prior to customer deliveryĒ



MERCEDES-BENZ


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V648000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,478

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020 GLE 350 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC vehicles. The owner's manuals do not include information regarding the adjustment of the head restraints of the third row seats. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints."

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealer's will provide a supplementary owner's manual booklet with the necessary information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 8, 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.



SUBARU


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V664000

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,467

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2020 Outback and Legacy vehicles. The brake pedal mounting bracket may have a missing or insufficiently tightened bolt.

Remedy

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake pedal mounting bracket hardware and replace the hardware or brake pedal assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 1, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUL-97.

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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