Tesla issues recall due to loss of access to essential functions

Austin, TX – May 21, 2022 – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 129,960 vehicles because the infotainment system’s central processing unit (CPU) may overheat, resulting in a loss of access to essential functions, such as warning lights.

This increases the risk of a crash or injury.

The recall includes the following models:

  • 2021 – 2022 Tesla Model S
  • 2021 – 2022 Tesla Model X
  • 2022 Tesla Model 3
  • 2022 Tesla Model Y

Recall summary

During the fast-charging process, the infotainment CPU — the processing unit that controls the screen display — may fail to cool down properly due to a firmware issue. The excess heat can slow down the CPU or trigger a restart. As a result, the center screen may lag or go blank.

Recall risks

If the center screen is not functioning properly, the driver may be unable to view features such as the rearview camera image, the gear selection screen, windshield visibility control settings and warning lights. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.

Warning signs

The Tesla infotainment system’s display may lag or appear blank.

Other Tesla recalls

A recent 2022 Tesla Model 3 recall,  announced in May, involved the failure to display the unit of speed (miles per hour or kilometers per hour). The recall also included the 2018 – 2021 model years. 

In April, the 2017 – 2022 models of the same vehicle were recalled for a second time over a faulty pedestrian warning system

Another recall that Tesla issued in April was over airbags that may fail to deploy. The 2021 – 2022 Model X vehicles were part of this recall.

The repair

Tesla started deploying an over-the-air (OTA) software update to address the overheating of the CPU on May 3 at no cost to owners. It is not clear if the update has been rolled out to all affected cars as of the time of this publication.

Owners can expect to receive further communication from Tesla regarding the repair program by July 1, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 130,000 Tesla vehicles are included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, perform a Tesla recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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BMW issues recall over defective sunroof control unit

Westwood, NJ – May 15, 2022 – BMW (OTCMKTS:BMWYY) is recalling 61,221 vehicles which may allow the sunroof to close even if the key fob is not in the vehicle. This increases the risk of injury.

The following vehicles are included in this BMW recall:

  • 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe (430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive)
  • 2019 – 2022 X5 sDrive40i
  • 2019 – 2022 X5 xDrive40i
  • 2019 – 2022 X5 xDrive50i
  • 2019 – 2022 X5 M50i
  • 2019 – 2022 X5M
  • 2021 – 2022 X5 xDrive45e
  • 2020 – 2022 X6 sDrive40i
  • 2020 – 2022 X6 xDrive50i
  • 2020 – 2022 X6M
  • 2019 – 2023 X7 xDrive40i
  • 2019 – 2023 X7 xDrive50i
  • 2019 – 2023 X7 M50i
  • 2019 – 2023 X7 xDrive60i
  • 2019 – 2023 X7 M60i
  • 2019 – 2023 X7M
  • Alpina XB7 

Recall summary

For safety, and to comply with federal regulations, BMW sunroofs are supposed to close only when the key fob is inside the vehicle, indicating that the driver is present.

The affected sunroofs are programmed incorrectly and can be closed  when the key fob is not in the vehicle.

Recall risks

A sunroof that is closed without the key fob present – by an unaccompanied child, for example – can increase the risk of injury.

Other recent BMW recalls

One of the most recent BMW X5 recalls was in March 2022 and included the 2007-2010 BMW X5 SAV. The heating element of the subject vehicles may short circuit and overheat, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and passengers.

Although there have been no notable BMW X6 recalls or BMW X7 recalls in recent months, there was another BMW sunroof-related recall in 2021. In March, BMW recalled nearly 15,000 vehicles whose sunroofs may close even after the car is turned off. Much like the current recall, this was attributed to a programming error.

The repair

Owners are encouraged to take their vehicles to a BMW dealer. Techs will reprogram the roof function control unit, which is responsible for the opening and closing of the sunroof. Alternatively, owners can opt for an over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming. Both options will be at no cost to owners.

Owners can expect to receive further communication from BMW regarding the repair program by June 13, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 60,000 BMW vehicles are included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Tesla recalls Model 3 vehicles not showing unit of speed

Austin, TX — May 7, 2022 — Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 48,184 2018–2022 Tesla Model 3 compact sedans whose unit of speed might not appear on the speedometer. The risk of a crash increases if the driver is not aware of how fast the vehicle is traveling.

Recall summary

The subject vehicles have a function called Tesla Track Mode, which is set to increase its driving performance when driving on “closed circuit courses.

In this mode, the unit of speed, i.e. miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h), may not be displayed on the speedometer even though the speed itself does appear. This is due to a firmware issue.

Recall risks

The driver may not know how fast the vehicle is traveling which increases the risk of a crash.

Other recent Tesla recalls

In April, there was a Tesla Model 3 recall due to a faulty pedestrian warning system. The April recall superseded another recall issued in February this year.

In February, multiple models were recalled because their windshields may fail to defrost or defog, reducing the driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of injury or a crash.

Prior to that, over 817,000 Tesla cars were recalled for a seatbelt chime fault. The system failed to remind the driver to wear the seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury to those in and around the subject vehicles.

The repair

Tesla will perform a free over-the-air (OTA) update to resolve the issue.

Owners can expect to receive further communication from Tesla regarding the repair program by June 6, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 50,000 Tesla vehicles are included in this Tesla speedometer recall. To do a Tesla recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Tesla issues second recall for vehicles with faulty pedestrian warning systems

Austin, TX – April 24, 2022 – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 594,717 vehicles that may fail to warn pedestrians when approaching. This increases the risk of a crash or injury. This recall supersedes a previous recall issued over the same concern in February this year.

The recall applies to the following models:

  • 2020 – 2022 Model S
  • 2020 – 2022 Model X
  • 2020 – 2022 Model Y
  • 2017 – 2022 Model 3

Recall summary

These Tesla models have a Pedestrian Warning System (PWS), which warns pedestrians of the vehicle’s nearly silent approach. In the recalled vehicles the PWS may be inaudible due to the simultaneous use of the Boombox function which allows the vehicle to play other sounds in place of a regular horn in certain scenarios.

While the previous remedy was set to disable the PWS when the car is motion, going in reverse or when in “Neutral,” the feature is still available with the use of the optional Summon or Smart Summon feature.

These features allow the user to “summon” the car out of its parking space or “move it to a specific location” if the driver is standing within a set distance.

Recall risks

If the PWS is inaudible, pedestrians may be unaware of an approaching vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Background of the recall

For additional background on this recall, please visit the following page.

The repair

An over-an-air update under this recall will disable Boombox with the use of Summon or Smart Summon features at no cost to the owner.

In the previous recall, the update only applied to Reverse, Neutral and Drive.

Owners can expect to receive further communication from Tesla regarding the repair program by June 6, 2022. 

Other recent Tesla recalls

There was a Tesla Model X recall earlier this month because of front airbags that may fail to deploy if the windows are rolled down, as reported.

In February this year, there was a Model X recall because of windshield that may not defrost as designed, also as reported.

Some of these models are also subject a government investigation over a potentially distractive video game feature and phantom braking while driving on autopilot.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 600,000 vehicles are included in this Tesla Boombox recall. To do a Tesla recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford recalls vehicles with windshields that may detach

Dearborn, MI – April 17, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 39,720 vehicles with front windshields that may detach during an accident. This increases the risk of injury to the occupants of the car and people around them.

The recall includes the following cargo vans:

  • 2016 Ford Transit Connect
  • 2020 Ford Transit Connect

Recall summary

Due to a supplier error, not enough adhesion was applied to the windshield of the recalled vehicles.

Recall risks

Detaching windshields increase the risk of injury to the driver and passengers during a crash.

Warning signs

Owners could perceive “wind noise,” notice a “water leak” or see that the windshield is loose.

Other recent Ford recalls

Last month over 150,000 F-150 trucks were recalled due to faulty windshield wipers, as reported.

In early September 2021, Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect vans were recalled over faulty child restraint systems, also as reported.

In June 2021, the 2013 – 2021 Ford Transit Connect vehicles were recalled due to risk of rollaway.

The repair

This Ford windshield repair will involve an inspection by Ford and Lincoln dealers. If the windshields are found to be improperly attached, they will be removed and reinstalled with sufficient adhesive. There will be no cost to the owner. 

Owners are expected to be notified starting on April 18, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Ford Transit recall includes close to 40,000 vehicles. To do a Ford recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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General Motors recalls vehicles with defective windshield wipers

Warren, MI – April 5, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM) is recalling 681,509 vehicles with defective windshield wipers. This increases the risk of a crash.

The recall includes the following SUVs:

  • 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2014 – 2015 GMC Terrain

Recall summary

The operation of the wipers is controlled by the windshield wipers’ module. In this recall, the ball joints – which are important for the movement of the various parts – in the module may rust and separate from their sockets due to what appears to be faulty design.

This means that when the windshield wipers may fail to perform obstructing the driver’s view.

Recall risks

The defect increases the risk of a crash or injury to the driver, passengers and other motorists.

Other recent GM recalls

Last month, there was a GMC Terrain recall that involved the 2010-2017 model-years due to blinding headlights, as reported.

In September 2021, there was a Chevrolet Equinox recall due to the risk of loss of vehicle control because of faulty tires. The recall also included GMC Terrain SUVs, as reported.

In August 2021, there was a Chevrolet recall. The recall – that encompassed Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles – was necessitated by faulty airbags whose inflators may rupture at any point even when there is no crash.

Repair

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module free of charge. Owners who have already paid for the repairs out of pocket will be reimbursed. Letters with more information will be sent to the drivers starting May 2, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 680,000 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are included in this recall. To do a GM recall check, please, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Ford recalls Edge SUVs with faulty rearview cameras

Dearborn, MI – March 24, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 78,376 vehicles with faulty rearview cameras that may show a blank or distorted image. This increases the risk of a crash. The recall includes the 2021 – 2022 Ford Edge SUVs.

Recall summary

The rearview camera’s main purpose is to increase visibility, as it allows the driver to get a clearer picture of the area behind the vehicle when reversing. These Fords’ rearview cameras may display a distorted or blank image due to a software error.

The affected component is SYNC software with multiple part numbers, including MU5T-14G682-EJ.

Recall risks

A faulty rearview camera can make it harder to back up and increases the risk of a crash or injury.

Other recent Ford recalls

Last month, over 330,000 Ford Mustangs were recalled over a similar issue, as reported.

Prior to that, in January, nearly 20,000 Ford trucks were recalled due to fire risk caused by a potential fuel leak

In December 2020, there was a Ford Edge recall due to possible loss of parking function or a stall while in motion, as reported. The recall also included Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus vehicles.

Repair

Dealers are set to perform a free remote software update before the end of the month. Letters with more information are set to be sent to owners on April 25, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 70,000 Ford vehicles are included in this Ford rearview camera recall. To do a Ford recall check, please, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Stellantis recalls vehicles over faulty indicator light

Auburn Hills, MI – March 20, 2022 – Stellantis (NYSE:STLA), which owns the Chrysler brand, is recalling 370,437 vehicles over an issue that may prevent the driver from knowing that the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) software is not working properly. This increases the risk of a crash.

The ESC function is to apply brakes when it detects a loss of steering control.

The recall includes the following SUVs and pickup trucks:

  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 2500 
  • 2019 – 2022 RAM 3500
  • 2021 – 2022 Dodge Durango 

Recall summary

In the recalled vehicles, faulty anti-lock braking (ABS) software will prevent the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) from illuminating if ESC is not working properly.

Recall risks

The issue increases the risk of a crash.

Other recent Stellantis recalls

This is not the first RAM 3500 recall this year. Last month, the RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks were recalled due to a fault with the windshield wipers.

There was a RAM 2500 recall in December 2021 over a defective high pressure fuel pump which resulted in stalling. The recall included other RAM vehicles.

In November 2021, there was a Dodge Durango recall due to fly-away spoilers, as reported.

The repair

To remedy the issue, the ABS control module software will be updated at no cost to the owners. Those who may have already incurred costs related to this issue will be reimbursed.

Owners will be notified on April 29, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Close to 400,000 vehicles are included in this RAM truck recall. To do a RAM recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Kia recalls Kia Souls with faulty airbags

Irvine, CA – March 6, 2022 – Kia (OTCMKTS:KIMTF) has recalled 128,280 2014 Kia Soul subcompact cars due to the risk that front airbags may not deploy in a crash. This increases the risk of injury in a crash. 

Recall summary

The deployment of airbags in the recalled vehicles is controlled by a computer called the Airbag Control Unit (ACU). If the car is hit head-on in a very “severe” fashion, the sensors which send the signal to the ACU may fail, which may prevent the airbags from deploying.

The affected part is the ACU with part number 95910-B2000.

Recall risks

If the airbags do not deploy in a crash, there is a higher risk of injury for the driver and the passenger in the front seat.

Other Kia recalls

There was another Kia airbag recall in February because of airbags potentially failing to deploy upon impact, as reported. Included in the recall were the 2017 – 2019 Kia Soul and 2017 – 2018 Kia Forte, among others.

There was a Kia Soul recall in May 2021 due to the risk of stall and fire, as reported. The recall included 2020 – 2021 Kia Soul, as well as 2021 Kia Seltos.

Multiple Kia and Hyundai vehicles are also subject to an ongoing U.S. government investigation due to non-crash-related fires.

Repair

To remedy the issue, owners will need to take their cars to a Kia dealer, where the ACU software will be updated. This will be at no cost to the owner. In cases where the owner may have already incurred repair costs relating to this recall, they will be reimbursed.

Affected owners will get letters with more information on April 15, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 125,000 vehicles are included in this Kia Soul airbag recall. To do a Kia recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls vehicles with faulty airbag system

Mahwah, NJ – February 26, 2022 – Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns Jaguar Land Rover, has recalled 18,824 vehicles due to a defect that causes the driver airbag system to malfunction. This increases the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.

The recall includes 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUVs.

Recall summary

Due to a programming error, the supplemental restraint system (SRS) of the vehicles included in this Land Rover recall, which is the computer that controls the airbags, is “overly sensitive.” This means that it may turn the airbag warning light on unnecessarily, even in cases where the airbag is not faulty.

Recall risks

An SRS warning light that falsely illuminates could prevent the detection of an actual airbag system failure. This increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Fortunately, Jaguar Land Rover has not recorded any accidents, injuries or fires caused by this issue yet.

Other Jaguar recalls

In September 2021, Jaguar issued a recall over child seats. The Range Rover seatbelt locking system was discovered to be faulty and potentially unable to securely hold a child car seat. 

There was a Range Rover Evoque recall for the 2020 model-year in March of last year due to an airbag issue that could fail to protect the driver in the event of a crash.

Prior to that, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque was recalled because of the risk posed by the front seats’ material. The material was confirmed to burn relatively quickly, ultimately increasing the chances of an injury during a fire.

Repair

To address this concern, a software update will be performed at no cost to the owners. Owners can expect to receive communication regarding the repair program by April 14, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Close to 20,000 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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