Weekly Recalls: Ford/Lincoln, Honda (3), Kia, GM (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC)


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FORD/LINCOLN


#1 Safety recall for select 2015-18 Ford Edge and 2016-18 Lincoln MKX vehicles

Affected vehicles have front brake jounce hoses that could rupture. A ruptured front brake jounce hose will cause a progressive brake fluid leak. If the brake fluid reservoir is depleted below a certain level, the brake fluid warning indicator light will illuminate. The driver may experience an increase in brake pedal travel, together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 488,594 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 62,876 in Canada and 7,140 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles are as follows:

2015-18 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from June 25, 2014, to Dec. 21, 2017 and 2016-18 Lincoln MKX vehicles built there from Nov. 11, 2014, to Dec. 21, 2017
Dealers will replace the front brake jounce hoses with new hoses that have a revised braid material. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S42. Read Press Release

#2 Safety recall for select 2020 Lincoln Corsair vehicles

Affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the left and right rear coil springs and the toe link bracket. This may result in a condition in which the spring and bracket touch, potentially wearing away the protective coating on the coil spring. Over time, corrosion due to removal of the protective coating may reduce the full life of the spring and may result in fracture of the spring. A fractured rear coil spring may separate from the vehicle and cause a potential road hazard for traffic following behind, increasing the likelihood of a crash for other vehicles.

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

This action affects 2,965 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 491 in Canada and 141 in Mexico. Affected vehicles were built at Louisville Assembly Plant from Jan. 7 to Oct. 21, 2019.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles for proper clearance between the toe link bracket and rear coil spring. If needed, the toe link bracket edge will be trimmed, and a new coil spring will be installed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S41. Read Press Release

#3: Safety recall for select 2020 Ford F-150 vehicles

Affected vehicles may have been built with an improper attachment nut used to fasten the positive battery cable (B+) to the starter motor. An improper attachment nut may not provide a secure connection to the starter or the required conductive properties. This could increase the potential for incremental heat generation during a vehicle start cycle, and electrical arcing, which could lead to a fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of fire, accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 431 vehicles in the U.S.

Affected vehicles were built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from June 30 to July 1, 2020.

Dealers will replace the starter motor B+ power supply attachment nut. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S40. Read Press Release



KIA


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V436000
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 86,921

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Telluride vehicles equipped with Smart Cruise Control (SCC). When a trailer is connected to the vehicle, the trailer brake lights will not illuminate when the SCC applies the brakes. 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

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wire harness to the main fuse box to signal the trailer brake lights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 10, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC194.

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.



HONDA (3)


#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V437000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 324,194

Summary

Honda (America Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey vehicles. Water may enter the outer door handle cables for the sliding doors. If this occurs, the outer door handle cables may freeze in cold temperatures, preventing the front and rear sliding door latches from securely latching.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power sliding door outer handle cables, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is A88.

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: 20V438000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: BACK OVER PREVENTION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 212,068

Summary

American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Odyssey vehicles. Water may get into the rearview camera mounting holes and enter the camera lens and cause a distorted image, or no image at all. Additionally, if the rearview camera view mode is set to top-down view, or switched from that view to another mode in a bright environment, the image may not display. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rearview camera, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is W83.

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.

#3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V439000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, BACK OVER PREVENTION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 607,784

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey, 2019-2020 Passport, and 2019-2021 Pilot vehicles. Incorrect instrument panel control module software can cause the instrument panel to not display critical information, such as engine oil pressure, speedometer, and gear selector position until the next ignition cycle. Additionally, it can prevent the rearview camera image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 101, "Control and Displays" and 111, "Rearview Mirrors."

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument panel control module software, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is T89.

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.



GENERAL MOTORS: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V446000
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 769

Summary

General Motors, LLC. (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT5 and XT6, Chevrolet Blazer, Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 and Traverse and GMC Acadia and Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The diffuser component of the Roof-Rail Air Bag (RRAB) inflator may not have been properly crimped to the inflator and could separate from the inflator during air bag deployment.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suspect RRAB modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202305380.

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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Jerry the review on the New Cadillac was nice, but I couldn't help think how much that Cadillac was Very Much like my wife's 2018 Chevy Traverse. They look very similar in many ways!! Thanks for all the great information you give us each week. I listen to your Radio Program on Saturdays on 1100 AM . Love Your Radio Program Listen every week!!! Have A Great Day!!
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Thanks Rich, i appreciate you listening. There will be differences in the interior accents, quietness, and standard features, but they do sit on the same chassis.

Always let me know if I can help you!

Jerry Reynolds