KPI — July 2022: Recent Vehicle Recalls
2020-2022 Hyundai Venue
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 72,500 model-year 2020-2022 Hyundai Venues are being recalled.
The Problem: The recall is connected to front driver- or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners. The parts may explode upon deployment, projecting metal fragments which could strike occupants and result in injury.
The Fix: Seat belt pretensioners will be secured with a cap as necessary and for free. Hyundai will begin notifying owners Aug. 26.
2022 Ford Bronco
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 63,300 Ford Broncos and Rangers are being recalled.
The Problem: It is possible the windshield was not properly bonded to the vehicle, which could detach during a crash and increase the risk of injury.
The Fix: Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield as necessary and for free. Ford will begin notifying owners July 11.
2020-2022 Nissan Frontier and Titan
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 180,200 model-year 2020-2022 Nissan Frontier mid-size and Titan full-size pickups are being recalled.
The Problem: The issue concerns the transmission parking pawl, a pivoted bar that slides over the teeth of a ratchet wheel to lock the transmission in the selected gear. The pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into Park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway and increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: While Nissan determines a remedy, owners are advised to apply the parking brake every time they park their truck. Interim owner-notification letters are scheduled to be mailed July 20 and a second letter will follow once the automaker notes a solution.
2021-2022 Kia Sorento Hybrids and Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SUVs
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,200 model-year 2021-2022 Kia Sorento Hybrids and 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid SUVs are being recalled.
The Problem: In the event of a crash, the front driver-side or passenger-side seat belt pretensioner(s) may explode upon deployment, projecting metal fragments into the vehicle, striking occupants and resulting in injury.
The Fix: As with both the Hyundai recall and the original Kia recall, dealers will resolve the issue by securing the pretensioners with a cap as necessary and for free. Kia will begin notifying owners starting Aug. 19.
2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 112,000 Honda Ridgelines are being recalled, including model-year 2006-2014 pickups, which were sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
The Problem: An accumulation of road salt in these states may cause the frame mounting surface – where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached – to corrode and possibly detach the fuel tank, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and repair the rear frame as necessary and for free. Depending on the extent of corrosion, the automaker said it may offer to repurchase the truck. Honda will begin notifying owners Aug. 1.
2018-2019 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 270,900 model-year 2018-2019 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs are being recalled.
The Problem: A malfunction in the ABS module may illuminate the brake lights and allow the vehicle to start and shift out of Park without the brake pedal being applied. This could result in a rollaway, thereby increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
The Fix: Stellantis did not determine a remedy yet, but owners will be notified July 22.
*All recall information is courtesy of Cars.com
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