GM recalls Chevrolets over risk of unexpected hood opening

Warren, MI – September 3, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM), which owns the Chevrolet brand, is recalling 120,688 vehicles whose hoods could be opened accidentally while driving, blocking the driver’s view and increasing the risk of a crash. 

The recall supersedes one issued in 2014 for the same issue, comes on the back of multiple crashes, and includes the following models:

  • 2013 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark
  • 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

Recall Summary

The secondary hood latch is a safety measure to prevent the hood from flying open if the main latch is accidentally released while the car is in motion. In the affected cars, the lever of the secondary hood latch “may prematurely corrode at the pivot” due to a supplier fault. This could cause it to not engage as expected.

The components in question are the hood striker assembly, with part numbers 96688513 and 94534170, as well as the hood latch assembly, with part numbers 94534171 and 96966791.

Recall risks

When the secondary hood latch doesn’t engage properly, the vehicle’s hood could open unexpectedly while the car is in motion (for example, if the driver pulls the hood release lever by accident). The hood would block the driver’s view, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

Background of the recall

The current recall is a replacement of the 2014 recall of the same vehicles; GM discovered that the remedy for the earlier recall failed to solve the problem of corroding hood latches. There has been at 22 crashes because of this issue and at least one injury, according to the manufacturer’s data.

Other recent General Motors recalls

In August, General Motors recalled nearly half a million SUVs over a seatbelt fault caused by a supplier error.

In April, more than 600,000 SUVs were recalled due to defective windshield wipers

Repair

To remedy the secondary hood latch issue, dealers will replace the affected parts at no cost to owners. Owners will be notified of the repair program on or around October 10, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 120,000 vehicles are included in this Chevrolet recall. To perform a recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiGM recalls Chevrolets over risk of unexpected hood opening

Stellantis issues rearview camera recall for Wrangler, RAM and Gladiator cars

Auburn Hills, MI – September 3, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and Ram brands, is recalling 7,895 vehicles with rearview cameras that may not display an image. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall includes the following pickup trucks and SUVs :

  • 2020 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2020 – 2021 RAM 1500 
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator 

Recall summary

Due to a software error, the subject vehicles’ radios may reset repeatedly, interfering with the display and preventing the rearview image from showing while backing up. This reduces the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Only vehicles with EcoDiesel engines are affected.

The component in question is the radio, with part numbers including 68428546AD, 68474392AE and 68428540AC.

Recall risks

When the rearview image does not appear as the driver backs up, the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle is reduced. This could lead to a collision with pedestrians, property or other vehicles.

Warning signs

A telltale sign of a fault is if the radio resets before the driver shifts to reverse. This is an indication that the radio is not functioning as expected and may prevent the rearview image from displaying.

Other recent Jeep and Ram truck recalls

In early August, Stellantis recalled nearly 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles with damaged tail lights.

In April, more than 4,000 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs were recalled over improperly secured child car seat anchors, which could increase the risk of injury to a child passenger.

Repair

Dealers will update the radio software at no cost to owners. Owners can expect to receive a letter with more information about this radio software issue, on or around October 14, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 7,000 Stellantis vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a RAM or Jeep recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiStellantis issues rearview camera recall for Wrangler, RAM and Gladiator cars

Hyundai recalls Palisade SUVs over defective windshield wiper motor

Fountain Valley, CA – August 27, 2022 – Hyundai (NASDAQ:HYMTF) is recalling 122,919 vehicles whose windshield wiper motors may fail, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall includes the 2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade SUVs.

Recall summary

When the wipers on the subject vehicles encounter a build-up of snow or ice, the wiper motor may stop functioning or may only function intermittently

The root cause of the issue is not yet known but the manufacturer “suspects” that the accumulation can cause circuit breaker issues which can result in the wiper motor malfunctioning.

The components in question are the windshield wiper motor assemblies, with part numbers 98110-S8000 and 98110-G5000.

Recall risks

Windshield wiper failure can reduce visibility for the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Other recent Hyundai recalls

There is an urgent Hyundai Palisade recall due to the risk of fire. A problem with the tow hitch wiring has already led to fires, and the company is instructing owners to park outside and away from structures until the vehicles are repaired.

In July, more than 10,000 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vehicles were recalled over fire risk. The subject vehicles were previously recalled for the same issue in 2018, but at least nine fires have been reported after repairs were made.

In January, Hyundai recalled more than 20,000 sedans and SUVs over windshields that could separate from the vehicle during a collision.

Repair

Although the remedy program is still being developed, owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Hyundai dealership for inspection and repair of the wiper issue at no cost. 

Owners will be notified about the repair program on or around October 14, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Hyundai Palisade issue is causing a recall of over 100,000 vehicles. To perform a Hyundai recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiHyundai recalls Palisade SUVs over defective windshield wiper motor

Ford recalls Mavericks over faulty airbags

Dearborn, MI – August 20, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 64,974 vehicles over deficient side curtain airbag performance, which increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The recall includes the 2022 Ford Maverick trucks.

Recall summary

Side curtain airbags inflate between the seat occupant and the door and window, helping to prevent injury and ejection, especially in a side-impact or rollover accident. In the subject vehicles, these airbags do not deploy properly.

The root cause of the issue is still being investigated.

The components in question are the left and right air curtain module assemblies, with part numbers LZ6B-E042D95-AD and LZ6B-E042D94-AD.

Recall risks

These airbags may be less effective at preventing injury or ejection in a crash.

Other recent Ford and Lincoln recalls

Ford, which owns the Lincoln brand, is being sued over an alleged delay in a recall involving the 2021 Ford Expedition and 2021 Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The subject vehicles were recalled over fire risk; however, the owners are arguing that Ford “either knew or should have known” about the defect well before the recall was issued.

There have been five Ford Maverick recalls since the model’s debut. In the latest, in mid-July, Ford issued a recall over fire risk that affected more than 100,000 vehicles, including the 2022 Maverick vehicles. The vehicles’ engines could fail and burst into flames, posing a risk to those in and around the vehicle.

In addition to the Ford truck recalls, earlier in July, the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Ranger SUVs were recalled because of windshields that could detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Repair

To remedy the issue, Ford and Lincoln dealers will replace the side curtain airbag modules with a newer version. This will be at no cost to the owners.

Owners will be notified about the repair program between September 22, 2022 and September 28, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 vehicles are included in this Ford airbag recall. To perform a Ford recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiFord recalls Mavericks over faulty airbags

Stellantis recalls Jeep SUVs with damaged tail lights

Auburn Hills, MI – August 13, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Jeep and Chrysler brands, is recalling 99,186 vehicles with tail light side markers that do not illuminate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The following SUVs are included in this recall:

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2021 – 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Recall summary

Tail light assemblies contain the brake lights, turn signals, reverse lights and marker lights. Side marker lights make the vehicle more visible and help other drivers judge its position, dimensions and direction.

The tail light assemblies in the subject vehicles may have been built with damaged side marker lights that do not illuminate as expected.

The components in question are the left and right side tail light lamp assemblies, with part numbers 68421132AD and 68421133AD.

Recall risks

A tail light side marker that does not illuminate can reduce the vehicle’s visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Other recent Jeep and Chrysler recalls

In July, the U.S. government announced an investigation into Stellantis over stalling PHEV minivans. The investigation could lead to a Chrysler recall for the 2019-2021 Chrysler Pacifica  and 2019-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

One of the most recent Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls was in June, when the 2014 – 2020 models were recalled over a fuel pump failure.

Earlier in June, more than 200,000 2018 – 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles were recalled over a problem with the brake system.

Repair

To address these Jeep tail light issues, dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the tail lamp assemblies free of charge. Owners will be notified about the repair program on or around September 16, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 100,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Jeep recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiStellantis recalls Jeep SUVs with damaged tail lights

Toyota recalls Tacoma vehicles with faulty child restraint systems

Plano, TX – August 3, 2022 – Toyota (NYSE:TM) is recalling 75,316 2022 – 2023 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks with faulty child restraint systems, which increase the risk of an injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Recall summary

Almost all vehicles manufactured since 2022 are equipped with the LATCH system for securing car seats. The system includes lower anchors and upper anchors.

The lower anchors are the primary attachment points for a child’s car seat. The upper anchors, which are located behind the seat, attach to a tether on a front-facing car seat. The tether keeps the car seat from tipping forward in the event of a collision or sudden braking. 

In the subject vehicles, due a change in the welding process, the upper child seat anchor was not sufficiently welded to the vehicle’s frame. This means that the child seat could tip forward in the event of a collision. 

Recall risks

The defect increases the risk of injury to the seat’s occupant.

Safety tips

While the manufacturer does not explicitly state it, parents should be able to still secure their children using the retractor system.

Other recent Toyota recalls

There are no other major Toyota Tacoma recalls for the 2022-2023 model-years. However, in November 2020, there was a Toyota truck recall because of faulty fuel pumps, according to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall included the 2017-2020 Tacoma trucks, as well as Lexus, Camry and Corolla vehicles.

As of July 14 this year, over 200,000 of these cars were still in the need of repair. Use our free vehicle lookup tool to see if yours is one of them.

While Toyota does not appear to have any other outstanding child seat anchor recalls, there was a recall in September of last year caused by faulty retractors. Read more here.

Repair

Toyota has yet to finalize the remedy program. Owners will receive letters with more information between September 2, 2022 and September 15, 2022.  All repairs will be free of charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 70,000 vehicles are included in this Toyota recall. To perform a Toyota recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiToyota recalls Tacoma vehicles with faulty child restraint systems

Volkswagen issues recall over rearview camera malfunction

Auburn Hills, MI – July 30, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 43,091 vehicles with an infotainment system that may not display the rearview camera image. This reduces rear visibility for the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

The vehicles included in this Volkswagen rearview camera recall are:

  • 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan PA
  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta NF
  • 2022 Volkswagen Jetta PA
  • 2021 Volkswagen Arteon FL
  • 2022 Volkswagen Taos
  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB
  • 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Atlas FL
  • 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Recall summary

The infotainment system in the subject vehicles may fail to display the rearview image. The failure is caused by a problem in the manufacturing process involving the installation of a memory chip.

The component in question is the MIB3 Radio, with part numbers 3G5035842 and 3G5035842A.

Recall risks

The issue increases the risk of a crash, as reported.

Other recent Volkswagen recalls

The current recall follows one from late 2020 that affected many of the same vehicles. That recall also involved rearview cameras failing to display on the infotainment system but appeared to be caused by a different issue.

In mid-July, Volkswagen recalled nearly 30,000 vehicles with exploding airbags. The airbag inflator can absorb moisture and lead to either a slow deploy or rupture during a crash. The issue was attributed to a manufacturing fault.

One of the most notable Volkswagen recalls this year was in early April. It included the 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUVs over suspension that may break and reduce steering control.

Repair

To address this Volkswagen software issue, dealers will update the infotainment software of the affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. Notifications will be sent to owners by September 17, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 40,000 vehicles are included in this Volkswagen recall. To perform a Volkswagen Jetta recall check or a check on any other vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiVolkswagen issues recall over rearview camera malfunction

Toyota recalls Tundra vehicles with defective rearview systems

Plano, TX – July 30, 2022 – Toyota (NYSE:TM) is recalling 31,428 vehicles with a defective rear camera system. The monitor may show the front view instead of the rear view when the vehicle is in reverse. This increases the risk of a crash.

The vehicles included in this Toyota rearview camera recall include:

  • 2022 Toyota Tundra
  • 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid

Recall summary

The subject vehicles are equipped with a Panoramic View Monitoring (PVM) system, which is made up of cameras located around the vehicle. The PVM works in conjunction with the parking assist electronic control unit (ECU), which is a computer that tells the monitor which view to display. 

Due to a programming error, under certain circumstances the monitor may display the front camera image instead of the rear camera image when the car is in reverse.

The component in question is the parking assist ECU, with part numbers 86792-0C051 and 86792-0C052.

Recall risks

Failure of the monitor to display the correct rearview camera image can prevent the driver from seeing obstacles behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Other recent Toyota recalls

The current recall is one of several Toyota Tundra recalls this year, and the second involving the rearview camera.

In May, nearly 20,000 Tundra pickup trucks were recalled over failure to show the video feed on the dashboard monitor. This problem was attributed to a Toyota software issue.

In early July, the 2022 Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tundra Hybrid vehicles were recalled over stability concerns caused by the powertrain detaching from its housing.

Other Toyota models have also been subject to recent recalls. Earlier in May, Toyota issued a recall over reduced stability affecting 17 models. Nearly half a million vehicles were included in the recall due to stability control that could fail to automatically turn back on when the vehicle is restarted.

Repair

To address the issue, owners can take their vehicles to a Toyota dealer for a free reprogramming of the parking assist ECU. 

Owners will be notified about the repair program between July 27, 2022 and August 17, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 30,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Toyota recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiToyota recalls Tundra vehicles with defective rearview systems

BMW recalls vehicles with faulty display

Westwood, NJ – July 23, 2022 – BMW (OTCMKTS:BMWYY) is recalling 6,930 vehicles whose display does not show critical safety information while being parked by a valet. This increases the risk of a crash.

The following vehicles are included in this recall:

  • 2022 – 2023 BMW iX xDrive40
  • 2022 – 2023 BMW iX xDrive50
  • 2022 – 2023 BMW iX M60
  • 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40
  • 2022 BMW i4 M50

Recall summary

The affected vehicles are those equipped with a BMW hybrid electric powertrain and have a central information display (CID) that shows important safety information. The recalled vehicles’ CID may fail to show safety warnings when in valet parking mode due to a software error.

Valet parking mode is a setting that protects the main driver’s private information and can lock the tailgate when someone else is driving, such as when a valet is parking the vehicle.

Recall risks

If the driver cannot see warning lights or messages that should appear on the display, the risk of a crash increases.

Other recent BMW recalls

In March, nearly one million 2007 – 2010 BMW X5 SAV vehicles were recalled over engine fire risk.

There are no BMW i4 recall aside from this one at the moment.

There was a BMW hybrid recall in September of last year due to a brake assist issue. The recall included non-hybrid cars as well, as reported.

Repair

To remedy the BMW center display issue, owners will be asked to take their vehicles to a dealer to have the head unit software reprogrammed at no cost. 

Owners can expect to receive further communication from BMW regarding the repair program around August 29, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 7,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To conduct a BMW recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiBMW recalls vehicles with faulty display

Daimler recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris vans over tire failure risk

Sandy Springs, GA – July 17, 2022 – Daimler (OTCMKTS:DMLRY), which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, is recalling 24,403 vehicles whose maximum load rating was calculated incorrectly. Loading the vehicle up to the posted maximum may cause excessive wear on the tires as well as potential “tire failure,” increasing the risk of a crash. 

This recall includes the 2016 – 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans.

Recall summary

The vehicles were given a maximum load rating that was slightly higher than allowed due to “an oversight.” This means that owners could unknowingly overload the vehicle.

Recall risks

An overloaded vehicle may cause excessive tire wear and lead to tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Warning signs

In the event of a loss of tire pressure, drivers will be alerted by the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warning signal on the instrument cluster and should be able to take “appropriate mitigation measures.”

Other recent Daimler recalls

Other Mercedes-Benz van recalls include one in May involving Metris vans that are unable to dial emergency services. This puts vehicle occupants at risk of not getting the necessary help in time in case of an injury or crash.

In the same month, a stop-drive notice was issued for Mercedes-Benz R-Class, ML-Class, and GL-Class vehicles. A defective braking system could  increase the risk of a crash.

Among earlier Mercedes-Benz Metris recalls was one issued in March: 2016–2021 vans were recalled over decreased braking performance, due to a manufacturing error.

Repair

Daimler has not yet announced a remedy for this recall. Vehicle owners can expect to receive further communication by July 25, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 20,000 vehicles are included in this Mercedes-Benz tire recall. To perform a Mercedes-Benz recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Senamile NkosiDaimler recalls Mercedes-Benz Metris vans over tire failure risk