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  • Weekly Recalls: Audi/VW (2), Ford (5), Kia (2), Porsche

    Weekly Recalls: Audi/VW (2), Ford (5), Kia (2), Porsche

    AUDI/VOLKSWAGEN (2) 


    #1


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V085000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components EQUIPMENT
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 920

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2022 E-Tron GT vehicles. The owner's manual may list the incorrect tire pressure.

    Remedy

    Dealers will insert a corrected tire pressure table into the owner's manual, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2022. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-853-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 06E7.

    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

    #2

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V086000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components EQUIPMENT
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 3,648

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles equipped with accessory side steps. The reduced Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) label, reflecting the additional weight of the side steps, was not installed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

    Remedy

    Dealers will install the reduced GVWR label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 09D9.

    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.

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report


    FORD (5) 


    #1

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V082000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components BACK OVER PREVENTION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 330,784

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles. The rearview camera wiring may be loose or damaged, which can result in a blank or distorted image.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and repair the decklid wiring harness and/or replace the rearview camera, as necessary, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 7, 2022. Second letters will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S06.

    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
    Recall 573 Report

     

    #2

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V083000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components AIR BAGS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 327

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Mustang vehicles. An insufficient weld on the front passenger knee air bag may result in an improper air bag deployment.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the front passenger knee air bag, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 7, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S07.

    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
    Recall 573 Report

     

    #3

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V087000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components STRUCTURE, POWER TRAIN
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 247,445

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2022 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty vehicles equipped with gasoline engines and aluminum driveshafts. Underbody heat and noise insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, which could damage the driveshaft and cause it to fracture.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft as necessary, and properly attach the underbody insulators, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 4, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S09.

    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

     

    #4

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V088000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 18,078

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles. The fuel filler tube may detach during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."

    Remedy

    Dealers will install a fuel vapor line redundant locking clip, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 4, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22C02.

    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.

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report
    Recall 573 Report

     

    #5

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V089000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components STEERING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 44,219

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels. An inadequate connection between the power steering pressure line and the brake Hydroboost unit may result in a sudden loss of power steering fluid.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the connection between the power steering lines and the Hydroboost unit, and replace the power steering lines, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 7, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S08.

    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


    KIA (2) 


    #1

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V093000
    • Manufacturer Kia Motors America
    • Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 72,848

    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles that were previously repaired under NHTSA recall number 20V-100. The low pressure fuel hose may be damaged, or missing heat-protective tape, which can result in a fuel leak.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the low pressure fuel hose, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-33-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC228.

    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

    #2


    •  NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V096000
    • Manufacturer Kia Motors America
    • Components AIR BAGS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 128,280

    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2014 Soul vehicles. The front air bags may not deploy during a crash if the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) loses communication with the front impact sensors.

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the ACU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC229.

    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


    PORSCHE


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V100000
    • Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
    • Components SEAT BELTS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 5,305

    Summary

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Taycan vehicles equipped with an optional rear center seat. The center seat belt buckle wiring harness may obstruct access to the right rear seat lower child seat anchors, preventing a child seat from being properly secured. 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 reroute and secure the center rear seat belt buckle wiring harness and, as necessary, replace a damaged buckle, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 22, 2022. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is ANA4.

    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.

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report


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