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  • Weekly Recalls: Audi, Chevrolet/GMC, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai/Genesis, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen

    Weekly Recalls: Audi, Chevrolet/GMC, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai/Genesis, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen

    AUDI 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V178000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 26,053

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2013-2017 A8, S6 Sedan, S7, S8, and 2014-2017 RS7 vehicles. The turbocharger oil supply strainer can become blocked, causing wear to the bearings due to lack of lubrication.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the oil strainer and perform an oil change, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 21H7.

    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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    CHEVROLET/GMC

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V165000
    • Manufacturer General Motors, LLC
    • Components VISIBILITY
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 681,509

    Summary

    General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode, causing one or both windshield wipers to fail.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the wiper module, and repair or replace it as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 2, 2022. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212352530.

    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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    CHRYSLER

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V181000
    • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
    • Components SEATS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 1,160

    Summary

    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Pacifica and 2021 Voyager vehicles. The second-row seat-to-floor mounting latch may bind and stick open, preventing the seat from properly securing to the floor. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seat cushion frame, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z22.

    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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    FORD

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V191000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 345,451

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Escape and 2021-2022 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines. The engine oil separator housing may crack and develop an oil leak.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the oil separator for damage or oil leaks, and replace the oil separator and seals, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S21.

    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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    FORD: TRAILER BRAKE FAILURE 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V193000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 391,836

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles. Due to a software error, a towed trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over hydraulic brake system may not brake.

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S17.

    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/GENESIS

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V196000
    • Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
    • Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 63,461

    Summary

    Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Sonata and Sonata Hybrid, and 2019 Genesis G70 vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the trunk latch and replace the trunk latch base, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 221/010G.

    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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    JEEP 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V180000
    • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
    • Components CHILD SEAT, SEATS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 4,586

    Summary

    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a missing weld from the seat back frame to the child seat tether anchorage. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the second-row seat back frame, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z24.

    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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    MERCEDES-BENZ

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V189000
    • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    • Components STEERING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 8,396

    Summary

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2021-2022 C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, SL, E Class Coupe/Convertible, CLS, AMG GT 4-doors Coupe, and EQS vehicles with a heated leather steering wheel. Due to a software error in the hand detection control unit, the hands-off detection might not detect when the driver's hands are away from the steering wheel when using the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC system.

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the hand detection control unit software for the DISTRONIC system, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022. 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.

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     VOLKSWAGEN  

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V176000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components SUSPENSION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 10,119

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Tiguan, Taos, and 2021 Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The left or right rear suspension knuckles may corrode, crack, and break.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace one or both rear suspension knuckles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42L8.

    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

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