2021-2022 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs
Vehicles Affected: More than 484,000 GM full-size SUVs are being recalled, including model-year 2021 and 2022 variants of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL.
The Problem: The rivet holding the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left- or right-side third-row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed. Belts with deformed rivets may not properly restrain passengers, thereby increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rivet head formation on both sides of the third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace them as necessary, for free. Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC parent automaker GM will begin notifying owners Sept. 26.
2022 Ford Maverick
Vehicles Affected: Nearly 65,000 Ford Maverick pickups are being recalled.
The Problem: The side curtain airbags do not meet federal “displacement requirements” and may not deploy properly, thereby increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace both the left and right-side curtain airbag modules with a new design for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 22.
2005-2022 Ferrari Models
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 23,500 Ferraris are being recalled including, model-year 2005-2009 430, 2009-2017 California, 2015-2017 California T, 2010-2011 612, 2005-2011 612 Scaglietti, 2012-2016 FF, 2013-2017 F12 Berlinetta, 2017 F12 TDF, 2013-2015 LaFerrari, 2017 LaFerrari Aperta, 2016 F60 America, 2017-2020 GTC4Lusso, 2018-2020 GTC4Lusso T, 2018-2022 812, 2019-2020 488 Pista, 2019-2022 Portofino, 2020-2022 F8 Spider/F8 Tributo and 2021-2022 Roma.
The Problem: This latest recall is an extension of an issue first cited in October, which affected the 458 and 488 lines. The brake fluid reservoir cap may not vent properly and could create a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir. This can result in a brake fluid leak and lead to a partial or total loss of brake function, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the reservoir cap and update software that will show a new warning message for low brake fluid; both repairs are on Maranello. Ferrari will begin notifying owners Sept. 24.
2021-2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 76,500 model-year 2019-2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports are being recalled.
The Problem: A software error in the transmission control unit may incorrectly reduce the transmission gear ratio at high speeds, which can result in an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the CVT’s control unit software for free. Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners Aug. 24.
2012-2013 Kia Optima
Vehicles Affected: Nearly 258,000 model-year 2012-2013 Kia Optima sedans are being recalled.
The Problem: The right and left headliner plates, which are used as an energy absorbing structure, may not be properly secured and could potentially detach and strike an occupant in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and secure the headliner plates as necessary, for free. Kia will begin notifying owners Sept. 26.
2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma
Vehicles Affected: More than 75,000 model-year 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma pickups are being recalled.
The Problem: The upper car seat anchors may not have been installed sufficiently. As a result, the anchors may not meet the minimum strength required to keep the car seat in place in the event of a sudden stop or crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Currently, there’s no remedy for the issue, but owners will be notified by mid-September.