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  • Weekly Recalls: BMW, Ford (4), Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Nissan, Volkswagen

    Weekly Recalls: BMW, Ford (4), Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Nissan, Volkswagen

    BMW 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V240000
    • Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
    • Components AIR BAGS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 1,029

    Summary

    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive40, iX XDrive50, and iX M60 vehicles. The air bag malfunction indicator light and display message may not illuminate in the event of a problem with the air bag control or pedestrian protection systems, due to incorrect software.

    Remedy

    Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. 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.

    Defect Notice 573 Report


    FORD (4) 

    • #1-NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V250000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components VISIBILITY
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 652,996

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2021 F-150, Expedition, 2020-2022 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, and 2020-2021 Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The windshield wiper arms may break, causing the windshield wipers to fail.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace both front windshield wiper arms, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 23, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S26.

    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: 22V252000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components BACK OVER PREVENTION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 21,904

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 F-150, Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles. Due to a poor electrical connection, the rearview camera may intermittently display a blank or distorted image. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the rearview camera, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20C19.

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

    • #3-NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V253000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components STEERING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 19,175

    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 F-150 vehicles. The power-adjustable telescoping steering column connector wiring may be too short. Wiring that is too short can become damaged or separate if the adjustable steering column is extended all the way.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect the steering column wiring harness and repair the wiring, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 9, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S24.

    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: 22V254000
    • Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
    • Components POWER TRAIN
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 96,015
    • Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015 Escape vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines. The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the under hood shifter bushing and add a protective cap over the shift cable bushing, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 9, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S25.

    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


    GM SUVS 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V246000
    • Manufacturer General Motors, LLC
    • Components AIR BAGS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 2,687

    Summary

    General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia vehicles. The driver's air bag inflator may explode during deployment, due to a manufacturing defect.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the driver's air bag module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 30, 2022. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300; Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N222366190.

    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


    LEXUS

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V238000
    • Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
    • Components STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 4,215

    Summary

    Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Lexus) is recalling certain 2022 NX250, NX350, NX350h, and NX450h+ vehicles. Missing spot-welds between the body panels and the front shock absorber mounting areas may cause the front shock absorber to separate from the mounting area.

    Remedy

    The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. Owners may contact Lexus customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Lexus's number for this recall is 22LA02.

    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: 22V231000
    • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 21,306

    Summary

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020-2022 GLE450, GLS450, 2021-2022 AMG GLE53, 2020-2021 GLE580, GLS580, 2021 AMG GLE63, Maybach GLS600 and AMG GLS63 vehicles. A ground cable bolt for the 48V ground connection under the front passenger seat may not be secured properly, which can cause the electrical cable to overheat.

    Remedy

    Dealers will inspect and tighten the ground cable bolt, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 7, 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.

    Defect Notice 573 Report


    NISSAN 

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V244000
    • Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
    • Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 5,520

    Summary

    Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020 Sentra vehicles, equipped with LED headlights. The right-hand headlight aim may be misaligned. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamp, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the right-hand headlight, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 3, 2022. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is R20B4.

    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

    April 13, 2022 NONCOMPLIANCE INFORMATION REPORT


    VOLKSWAGEN

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V245000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 1,382

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Atlas FL and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. The long fuel injectors may have been assembled without filters.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the long fuel injectors, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 10, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24iD.

    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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