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  • Weekly Recalls:  Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fire Hazard, Audi, Tesla

    Weekly Recalls:  Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fire Hazard, Audi, Tesla

    NHTSA Consumer Alert:


    Chrysler Issues Park Outside, Do Not Charge Order for Select Pacifica Minivans Due To Fire Risk Even When Vehicle Is Turned Off

     

    Chrysler (Stellantis) recommends that owners of select Model Year 2017-2018 Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicles park their vehicles outdoors and away from other vehicles or structures due to a risk of fire, even if the vehicle is turned off. 

    Owners should also not charge their vehicles. They should continue to park outside and refrain from charging until a remedy is identified.

    More than 16,700 vehicles are affected, and Chrysler will notify owners by mail.

    Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/Recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number, or call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, to see if their vehicle is under recall. If it is, the owner should park their vehicle outdoors until a remedy is identified and the recall repair is completed. Owners may also contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

    NHTSA encourages everyone to download its SaferCar App to stay informed on current recalls.

    Read the February 15, 2022 NHTSA Press Release.

    CHRYSLER


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V077000
    • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
    • Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 16,741

    Summary

    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). A vehicle fire can occur when parked, even with the ignition in the "Off" position.

    Remedy

    Owners are advised not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures, until they are repaired. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed later this month. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z11.

    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


    AUDI 


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V064000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components BACK OVER PREVENTION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 665

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2022 Audi Q3 vehicles that failed to receive the software update under Recall 21V-825 (91CR). A software error may prevent the rearview image from initially displaying when the vehicle begins to reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the infotainment unit parameters, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8, 2022. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 91DF.

    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


     TESLA (2) 

     

    #1

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V050000
    • Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
    • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 26,681

    Summary

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles. A software error may cause a valve in the heat pump to open unintentionally and trap the refrigerant inside the evaporator, resulting in decreased defrosting performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

    Remedy

    Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 1, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-18-002.

    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.

    #2

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V063000
    • Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
    • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 578,607

    Summary

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Model S, Model X, Model Y, and 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles. The Boombox function allows sounds to be played through an external speaker while the vehicle is in motion, which may obscure the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 141, "Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles."

    Remedy

    Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in Drive, Neutral and Reverse modes, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-00-003.

    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