KPI — May: Recent Vehicle Recalls

May 29, 2020

2019 Subaru Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, Outback

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 188,200 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs, Impreza sedans and hatchbacks, Legacy sedans and Outback wagons

The Problem: The low-pressure fuel pump may include an impeller manufactured with a lower density that may develop cracks, potentially causing it to become inoperative and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel pump for free.

2008-2010, 2008-2013 and 2011-2016 Mitsubishi Sedans, Hatchbacks and SUVs

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 141,200 2008-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer sedans, 2010 Lancer Sportback hatchbacks, 2008-2013 Outlander SUVs and 2011-2016 Outlander Sport SUVs originally sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin

The Problem: The front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross-member corroding from salt water exposure which can result in a loss of vehicle control, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the front cross-members and, depending on the level of corrosion, either apply a sealing/anti-corrosion agent or replace the front cross-member with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. Both repairs will be done for free.

2020 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,100 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs equipped with camera-only pre-collision assist

The Problem: Due to incorrect coding of interfacing modules, the pre-collision assist feature is not enabled and the driver cannot access the menu functions necessary to enable the feature. If the driver is unaware that it’s not enabled, he or she may rely on a system that is not functional, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. SUVs built with the optional radar-plus-camera pre-collision assist system are not affected, and Lincoln manufacturer Ford said it is not aware of any related accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will reprogram software for the body control module, antilock braking system, instrument panel cluster and headlamp control modules. Dealers will also reset the tire pressure monitor system. All repairs will be done for free.

2019 Ford Expedition, 2019-2020 Mustang

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,400 2019 Ford Expedition SUVs and 2019-2020 Ford Mustang coupes

The Problem: The “Transmission Not in Park” warning message and associated chime are only active for three seconds when the transmission is not in Park, the ignition is off and the driver’s door is closed. The chime should remain active for 10 seconds and the warning message should display for 30 minutes when the driver’s door is closed. A warning and chime with a shorter-than-designed duration could result in the driver exiting the vehicle when it is not in Park and/or experiencing unintended vehicle movement, which can increase the risk of injury or crash. Ford said it is not aware of any related accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster for free.

2019-2020 Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,500 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs

The Problem: The front lower suspension arms may have been manufactured with improperly produced material, which can lead to eventual separation from the wheels, result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace both front lower suspension arms with new ones for free.

2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG G-Class

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,600 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz G550 and Mercedes-AMG G63 SUVs

The Problem: The embossed lock symbol for the child-safety lock on the rear doors may indicate the incorrect lock status of the child-safety lock, increasing a child’s risk of injury in the event of the door opening unexpectedly.

The Fix: Dealers will install a label on the rear doors with the correct operating directions for free.

2019-2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,200 2019-2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs and 2019 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUVs

The Problem: The seat belt for the right side second-row seat may have been assembled incorrectly and may not properly restrain an occupant, therefore increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the right side second-row seat belt and replace it, as necessary, for free.

2019-2020 Audi A6, A6 Allroad, Q3, Q7

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,200 2019 Audi Q3 SUVs and 2020 Audi A6 sedans, A6 Allroad wagons and A7 hatchbacks

The Problem: The passenger airbag may not properly deploy through the instrument panel tear seam, which could cause small plastic parts to enter the cabin and increase the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the instrument panels for free.

2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,200 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne S Turbo Hybrid SUVs

The Problem: The fuel line quick connector located in the engine compartment may leak, which can increase the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel line and quick connector for free.

2020 Porsche Cayenne

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,800 2020 Porsche Cayenne SUVs

The Problem: An insufficient weld on a transmission oil pipe may cause the vehicle to leak automatic transmission fluid. When driving, it could cause the road surface to become slippery and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the transmission oil pipe and replace it, if necessary, for free.

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,300 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupes

The Problem: The mounting bolts securing the driver-side frontal airbag may have been insufficiently tightened, potentially causing the airbag to detach from the steering wheel and increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the mounting bolts and retighten them, as necessary, for free.

*All recall information is courtesy of Cars.com