New Recalls: Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep

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HYUNDAI  #1: 2017-2018 Ioniq PHEV

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V704000
  • Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
  • Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 10,575

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 178.

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.

HYUNDAI #2: 2019 Santa Fe

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V715000
  • Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
  • Components AIR BAGS
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 8,204

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles. The Side Curtain Air Bag (SCAB) mounting bolts may interfere with and damage the air bags during deployment.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the SCAB installation bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 177.

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.

MERCEDES-BENZ: 2018 C300 Coupe/Cabriolet

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V725000
  • Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
  • Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 4,073

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabrio, E300, E300 4Matic, C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe and C300 Cabrio vehicles. The cover for the starter battery may not cover the live positive electrical wire, and in certain crashes, the vehicle’s strut brace may deform and short circuit the battery.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive pole cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018. 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.safercar.gov.

CHRYSLER: 2017-2018 Pacifica PHEV

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V740000
  • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
  • Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 10,021

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV). After the vehicle has been operating in PHEV propulsion mode, the gas-fueled engine may not restart properly resulting in unburned fuel entering the exhaust catalyst.

Remedy

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the powertrain controller module software, and inspect and replace the catalytic converter as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 8, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U94.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-434-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

JEEP #1: 2017-2018 Renegade

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V731000
  • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
  • Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 21,104

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Jeep Renegade 4X2 flex fuel/E85 vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine. In certain operating conditions such as high power demand in conjunction with high altitude and/or high ambient temperatures, a manufacturing error in the fuel pump assembly may result in a loss of fuel pressure.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is UB2.

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.

JEEP #2: 2019 Cherokee

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V739000
  • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
  • Components POWER TRAIN
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 86,053

Summary

Chrysler(FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 2.4L engines. Improper transmission calibration may result in a stall.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will re-flash the transmission controller with a new calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 08, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is UA9.

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.https://www.safercar.gov/

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