Weekly Recalls: General Motors (2), Ford (2), Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Volkswagen


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GENERAL MOTORS (2)


#1

NEW GM TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL

A big recall announced Monday regarding air bag inflators in GM vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the automaker must recall 5.9 million vehicles with Takata Airbag Inflators. The action comes after the NHTSA rejected the automakers petition to avoid the recall. The vehicles part of the recall involve 2007 and 2014 trucks and SUVs due to inflators at ôrisk of the same type of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity as other recalled Takata inflators." GM says it will comply with the order. According to Reuters, vehicles included in the recall include some Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon vehicles that were built over an eight-year period.

Read the latest on the late breaking story from Reuters here.

#2

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V684000
Manufacturer: General Motors
Components: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,516

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT5, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse vehicles and 2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The vehicles may have been manufactured with Continental tires that were overcured.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect vehicles and replace tires that have DOT number and production mold number combinations identified by Continental, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 21, 2020. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267, Buick customer service at 1-866-608-8080, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is N202319030.

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 (2)


#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V692000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,587

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Explorer, 2014-2015 Taurus and 2014 Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0L or 2.3L engines and front wheel drive. The support bracket for the front drive axle halfshaft may fail.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the link shaft bracket, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will receive an interim notification about the recall beginning November 30, 2020. A second letter will be mailed when parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S63.

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: 20V693000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,905

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with a 2.0L or 3.3L engine and a 10 Speed Automatic Transmission with the All Wheel Drive package. The drive shaft may fracture along the weld seam.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive shaft label inspected and replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S65.

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.



HYUNDAI


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V705000
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 60,097

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2007-2012 Veracruz vehicles that were previously recalled under recall number 14V-415. Oil may leak from the front cylinder bank cover gasket, potentially dripping onto the alternator and causing the charging system to become inoperative.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the valve cover gasket and repair it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 197.

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: 20V694000
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,084

Summary

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Discovery vehicles. A loose contact between the battery ground stud and the chassis may result in various electrical faults, possibly causing a loss of electrical power or the vehicle to shut down while driving.

Remedy

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ground stud, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2021. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-369-1000. Land Rover's number for this recall is N400.

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.



JEEP


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V699000
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28,884

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel

engines. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture may combust inside the intake manifold.

Remedy

FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EGR cooler, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and, as necessary, replace the intake manifold. The recall is expected to begin December 31, 2020. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is W79.

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.



VOLKSWAGEN


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V702000
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 760

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021 Atlas vehicles equipped with Continental Cross Contact LX Sport tires, size 255/50 R 20 105 T. The tires may have been over cured.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect DOT date code and mold number on the vehicle's tires to see if they are affected, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 12, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 44Q5.

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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