• Recall
  • Recalls: Kia (Fire Danger), BMW, Dodge, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Tesla

    Recalls: Kia (Fire Danger), BMW, Dodge, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Tesla

     

    **KIA FIRE DANGER WARNING**



    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V844000
    • Manufacturer Kia Motors America
    • Components ENGINE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 10,731
    • Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which can result in engine damage.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the engine. If bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced. Dealers will also install a software update containing a Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS). Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 29, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC218.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

    Defect Notice 573 Report


    BMW

     

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V831000
    • Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
    • Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 2,577

    Summary

    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022 X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, and X4M vehicles. The rear license plate may not be illuminated properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Remedy

    Dealers will modify the rear license plate bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 14, 2021. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

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    DODGE 

     

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V842000
    • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
    • Components STRUCTURE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 4,837

    Summary

    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Dodge Durango vehicles. The rear spoiler may not be aligned properly with the roof, resulting in damage to the spoiler during liftgate use.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and replace the rear spoiler, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 17, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y73.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

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    HYUNDAI 


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V840000
    • Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
    • Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 995

    Summary

    Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2021 Palisade vehicles. The brake fluid may be contaminated, which can cause the brake master cylinder inner-cup seals to swell, and reduce braking performance.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, and flush the brake fluid, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 212.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

    Defect Notice 573 Report


    MERCEDES-BENZ 

     

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V843000
    • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 9,120

    Summary

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2021-2022 S580 and Maybach S580 vehicles. An engine control unit software error may cause a sudden engine stall, without the ability to restart the vehicle.

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 28, 2021. 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.nhtsa.gov.

    Defect Notice 573 Report


    NISSAN

     

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V839000
    • Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
    • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 5,905

    Summary

    Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Rogue Hybrid vehicles. Contact with the Electronic Control Module (ECM) bracket may damage the engine harness, causing a blown fuse.

    Remedy

    Dealers will install a harness protector cover, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 15, 2021. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is R21B6.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

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    TESLA


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V846000
    • Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
    • Components FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 11,704

    Summary

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Model S, Model 3, Model X, and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles operating software version 2021.36.5.2. A communication error may cause false forward-collision warning (FCW) or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency brake (AEB) system.

    Remedy

    Tesla Service has released an over the air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 28, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-21-00-004.

    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.nhtsa.gov.

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