Thu. Sep 21st, 2023
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issues Multiple Vehicle Recalls

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued several recalls for different vehicle models due to various safety concerns. One of the recalls affects Nissan, with approximately 153,376 Altima and Sentra vehicles being recalled. The issue stems from damage to the camera harness, which can lead to a loss of rearview image display, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of the affected vehicles will have the rearview camera and harness replaced or repaired by authorized dealers.

    Kia has also issued a recall for more than 18,000 Stinger vehicles from model years 2018-2021. The recall is related to a problem with the fuel control valve, which may get stuck inside the fuel pump. This can result in a loss of drive power and potentially lead to a crash. Kia dealers will inspect and update the engine control unit software, as well as replace the fuel pump if necessary.

    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 11,853 GLC300 vehicles from the 2023 model year. The recall is due to an issue with the front tow eye, which may not be correctly attached to the cross member. This could cause the tow eye to detach while the vehicle is being towed, posing a crash risk. Authorized dealers will replace the front cross member free of charge.

    Ford has announced a recall affecting 5,795 vehicles, including the 2024-2025 Ford E-350, F-650 SD, and F-750 SD models. The recall is related to a casting defect in the transmission, which may prevent the park pawl from engaging the park gear. This defect could cause the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair or replace the transmission components at no cost to the owner.

    Chrysler is recalling 4,129 Alfa Romeo Tonale and Dodge Hornet plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from the 2023-2024 model years. The recall is due to a potential issue with the battery positive cable or high voltage connector not being properly tightened. This could result in an overheated electrical connection and potentially start a fire. Owners are advised to park the vehicles outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will inspect and tighten the cable connections as needed.

    Lastly, BMW has recalled 2,352 vehicles, including the 2023 BMW XM, 2024 BMW X5, X6, and X7 models, as well as the Alpina XB7. These models may have a front passenger knee airbag that fails to deploy when needed, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Dealers will replace the front passenger knee airbag free of charge.

    To determine if your vehicle is affected by any of these recalls, you can check the NHTSA’s database or the USA TODAY’s automotive recall database. It is also possible to search for recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the NHTSA website.

    – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    – USA TODAY Automotive Recall Database