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Recall Roundup: Toyota, Ford, Mercedes

Recall Roundup: Toyota, Ford, Mercedes

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 110,000 model-year 2015 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles along with certain model-year 2014-15 RAV4 crossovers.

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electric power steering’s electronic control unit may have been damaged during the manufacturing process, possibly causing the electric power-steering system to fail. This could lead to an unexpected loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected components for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners in April. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 195,000 model-year 2011-13 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor SUVs built at the Chicago Assembly Plant from Feb. 1, 2011, to Jan. 31, 2012; June 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012; and Oct. 1, 2012, to Nov. 30, 2012. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the spring that controls the interior door handles could become unseated. If this happens, the door may become unlatched in a side-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury. Ford is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect all four interior door-handle assemblies and repair or replace the handles for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford hasn’t released an owner identification schedule; owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332.

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30,000 model-year 2012-15 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class sedans; only certain model-year 2015 CLS 400 and CLS 400 4Matics, model-year 2012-15 CLS 550s and CLS 550 4Matics, model-year 2012-15 CLS 63 sedans and model-year 2014-15 CLS 63Ps are affected.

The Problem: In these vehicles, the LED taillights may not illuminate the sides of the sedan, reducing the rear side visibility of the car and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the lighting controller software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz hasn’t announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Photo Credit: Toyota