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  • Weekly Recalls: Mercedes-Benz, Nissan,Tesla (2), Toyota/Lexus, Volkswagen

    Weekly Recalls: Mercedes-Benz, Nissan,Tesla (2), Toyota/Lexus, Volkswagen

    MERCEDES-BENZ


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V232000
    • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
    • Components BACK OVER PREVENTION
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 126,443

    Summary

    Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2021 CLA-Class, GLE/GLS-Class, A-Class, C-Class, E-Class, E-Class Coupe/Convertible, GLA/GLB-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, and EQC-Class vehicles. Please refer to MBUSA's recall report for specific vehicle model details. The rearview camera may not display the rearview image due to a software error. 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 rearview camera software, 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.

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

    NISSAN

    Note: Nissan's petition was denied and the automaker is conducting recall 22V244.

    VIII. NHTSA’s Decision In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that Nissan has not met its burden of persuasion that the subject FMVSS No. 108 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Nissan’s petition is hereby denied, and Nissan is obligated to provide notification of, and free remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. Read more about the decision here in the Federal Register dated April 11,2022, or visit the US DOT notice here.

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V507000
    • 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. The right-hand LED headlight may have been misaligned during production. 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

    Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right-hand LED headlight, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2020. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

    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.safercar.gov.


    TESLA (2)


    #1

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V233000
    • Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
    • Components AIR BAGS
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 7,289

    Summary

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Model X vehicles. The left or right front-row side curtain air bags may not deploy as intended when the windows are lowered. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."

    Remedy

    Tesla Service Centers will replace the left and right front-row side curtain air bags, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 7, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-20-003.

    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.

    Recall 573 Report

    #2

    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V235000
    • Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
    • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 594,717

    Summary

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Model Y, Model X, Model S, 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, including Summon and Smart Summon, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-00-003. Note: This recall supersedes recall 22V-063. Vehicles configured with Summon or Smart Summon and already remedied under 22V-063 will need to have the new remedy software installed.

    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.

    Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1-04/15/2022

    Noncompliance Notice 573 Report


    TOYOTA/LEXUS


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V239000
    • Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
    • Components ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 458,054

    Summary

    Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2022 Lexus LX, Lexus NX HEV, Lexus NX PHEV, Toyota RAV4 HEV, 2021-2022 Lexus LS HEV, Toyota Mirai, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, Venza, and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander HEV vehicles. The Skid Control ECU software may not turn on the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system when the vehicle is restarted after the driver has disabled the VSC system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

    Remedy

    Dealers will update the Skid Control ECU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2022. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is 22TA03. Lexus' number for this recall is 22LA01.

    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.


    VOLKSWAGEN 


    • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V226000
    • Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    • Components STRUCTURE
    • Potential Number of Units Affected 6,553

    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Tiguan and 2018-2021 Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. Due to incorrect installation instructions, the accessory rear hatch spoiler may be insufficiently attached to the vehicle.

    Remedy

    Dealers will replace the spoiler, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 3, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 66N5.

    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