Weekly Recalls: Kia Recalls Vehicles Again For Fire Risk, Mercedes-Benz (2)

Weekly Recalls: Kia Recalls Vehicles Again For Fire Risk, Mercedes-Benz (2)


Recall Street Sign

**KIA-FIRE DANGER**

Kia is recalling vehicles previously recalled in September 2020 due to fire risk. This time Kia says dealers will install a new multi-fuse and inspect the HECU for leaks and replace the HECU if necessary.

The recall involves 283,803 Optimas (2013-2015) and 156,567 Sorentos (2014-2015). Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V331000
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 440,370

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles previously recalled under recall 20V-519. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.

Remedy

Dealers will install a new multi-fuse, and inspect the HECU for leaks, replacing the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 2, 2021. This recall supersedes previous NHTSA recall number 20V-519. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC212.

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. You can also enter your VIN number on Kia’s recall website.

The dealer notification is scheduled for June 28, 2021, and the owner notification is scheduled to begin on July 2, 2021 and end on July 7, 2021.

Deftec 573 Report.



MERCEDES-BENZ #1

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V353000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,800

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019-2021 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles. Components within the door latch may prevent the rear doors from latching or opening properly.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the rear door latches, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 13, 2021. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. Note: Vehicles repaired prior to this recall must return to dealers to have remedy performed.

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.

Deftec 573 Report.



MERCEDES-BENZ #2

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V354000
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Components: BACK OVER PREVENTION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342,366

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019-2021 CLA-Class, GLE/GLS-Class, A-Class, E-Class, E-Class Coupe and Convertible, GLA/GLB-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, and AMG GT-Class 4-door Coupe vehicles. Please refer to MBUSA’s recall report for specific vehicle model details. The MBUX multimedia system software may cause the display to remain black, or reboot after startup. This could result in the rearview camera image not displaying properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, “Rear Visibility.”

Remedy

The multimedia system software will be updated by a dealer, or through an over-the-air (OTA) update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 13, 2021. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6373.

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.

Deftec 573 Report.



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