Weekly Recalls: Kia, Ford, INFINITI, Mitsubishi, NISSAN (2), Volkswagen


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NHTSA Consumer Alert: Important Kia Sportage & Cadenza Recall for Fire Risk

Owners of select Model Year 2017-2021 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire.

Kia Motors America issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-137) on Tuesday for 379,931 select Sportage and Cadenza vehicles not equipped with Smart Cruise Control. Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.

The electrical circuit in the hydraulic electronic control unit in these vehicles may short circuit, which could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

For more information, please see the recall report. NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns to the agency online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153). Read the Consumer Recall Advisory

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V137000
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 379,931

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Sportage and Cadenza vehicles. The electrical circuit in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may short-circuit, which can cause a fire in the engine compartment.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain fuses in the electrical junction box. Vehicles equipped with an electronic parking brake (EPB) will also receive a HECU software update. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures as a precaution until the recall repair is complete. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC206.

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V140000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,258

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles. The front subframe bolts may not have been tightened properly during assembly, which could result in loose bolts.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front subframe bolts and tighten them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 22, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S09.

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.



INFINITI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V139000
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,156

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (INFINITI) is recalling certain 2006-2008 INFINITI FX35 and FX45 vehicles that previously received a replacement front passenger air bag assembly under recall number 20V-008. The air bag cushion was folded incorrectly, which could increase internal pressure and tear the air bag cushion during deployment.

Remedy

INFINITI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 18, 2021. Owners may contact INFINITI customer service at 1-800-662-6200. INFINITI's number for this recall is R20C2.

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.



MITSUBISHI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V144000
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Components: SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,347

Summary

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure, such as from road salt use.

Remedy

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied, or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one, free of charge. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-21-001. This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 20V-279. Owners not previously notified under 20V-279 will be notified on March 26, 2021.

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.



NISSAN (2)

#1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V135000
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 807,376

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Nissan Sentra vehicles. The brake light switch may become contaminated, preventing the circuit from closing and the brake lights from illuminating.

Remedy

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to become available Fall 2021. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed beginning April 7, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7769. Nissan's number for this recall is PM971.

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: 21V138000
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Components: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,407

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Nissan Altima vehicles. The tie rod ball joint fastener was not tightened properly, which could result in the tie rod ball joint detaching from the steering knuckle.

Remedy

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the left and right-side tie rod ball joint fasteners, or install new fasteners as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2021. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7769. Nissan's number for this recall is PC795.

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: 21V142000
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,535

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles equipped with Continental tires. On the affected vehicles, it is possible that one or more tires were cured for too long during tire production.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 44R1.

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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