KPI — August: Recent Vehicle Recalls
2018-2021 Honda Odysseys, Passports, Pilots
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 607,800 model-year 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey minivans, model-year 2019-2020 Passport SUVs and model-year 2019-2021 Pilot SUVs
- The Problem: Incorrect instrument panel control module software can cause the instrument panel to not display critical information, such as engine oil pressure, speedometer and gear selector position until the next ignition cycle. Additionally, it can prevent the rearview camera image from displaying. Either malfunction increases the risk of a crash.
- The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel control module software for free.
2015-18 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 488,600 model-year 2015-2018 Ford Edge and model-year 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX SUVs
- The Problem: Front brake jounce hoses could rupture, causing a progressive brake fluid leak. If the brake fluid reservoir is depleted below a certain level, the brake fluid warning indicator light will illuminate, which could increase brake pedal travel that, together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increases the risk of a crash. Lincoln manufacturer Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injury related to this condition.
- The Fix: Dealers will replace the front brake jounce hoses with new hoses that have a revised braid material for free.
2020 Kia Telluride
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 87,000 model-year 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs equipped with adaptive cruise control
- The Problem: When a trailer is connected to the SUV, the trailer brake lights will not illuminate when the adaptive cruise control system applies the brakes, which can fail to warn other drivers that the vehicle is slowing, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
- The Fix: Dealers will install an additional wire harness to the main fuse box to signal the trailer brake lights for free.
2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and model-year 2014-2018 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines
- The Problem: The crankshaft position sensor tone wheel may delaminate, causing the engine to lose its ability to synchronize the fuel injector pulses and camshaft timing, possibly resulting in an engine stall that can increase the risk of a crash. Jeep and Ram parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue, and vehicles equipped with FCA’s newer, third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 are similarly unaffected.
- The Fix: Dealers will update the powertrain control module software to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost. All repairs will be done for free.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,600 model-year 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 SUVs
- The Problem: The rear spoiler above the tailgate may not have been welded correctly, which could result in parts of the spoiler detaching from the vehicle and becoming a road hazard, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
- The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rear spoiler and replace it, as necessary, for free.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,100 model-year 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars
- The Problem: The release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function after the car has been shut off for 10 minutes. If a person climbs inside the front trunk compartment and closes the lid, they may be trapped inside, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
- The Fix: Dealers will update the software in the vehicle’s body control module to allow the release switch to always work. Owners also may allow the car to be remedied via an over-the-air software update. Either repair will be done for free.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
- Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,600 model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedans
- The Problem: The air-conditioning condensation drain hose may not be installed properly. This may allow water to enter the front-seat footwells and center tunnel area, potentially damaging certain electrical components and resulting in malfunctions of the supplemental restraint system, failure to start, activation of the limp-home mode while driving and an impairment of other features, thereby increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
- The Fix: Dealers will inspect the A/C drain hose installation, correcting it if necessary, for free.
*All recall information is courtesy of Cars.com
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