2021-2022 Ford Bronco SUVs
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 47,000 model-year 2021-2022 Ford Bronco SUVs equipped with the 8-inch infotainment display are being recalled.
The Problem: A glitch in the software causes the rearview camera image to remain after reversing has ended in 4-Low mode. The static image may distract the driver, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: A dealer can remedy the Sync module software or complete an over-the-air update for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Dec. 19.
2021 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 338,700 vehicles are being recalled, including model-year 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs, as well as GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs.
The Problem: The daytime running lights may not deactivate when the headlights are on, which may cause glare, reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the body control module software for free. Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC parent automaker GM will begin notifying owners Dec. 19.
2020-2021 Cadillac and GMC Models
Vehicles Affected: More than 95,000 model-year 2020-2021 Cadillac XT5s and XT6s and GMC Acadias equipped with the optional Surround Vision feature are being recalled.
The Problem: The rearview camera coaxial cable connectors may have been crimped improperly, causing the rearview camera to fail or function intermittently. Reduced visibility from the failing camera view can increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the coaxial cables as necessary and for free. Cadillac and GMC parent automaker GM will begin notifying owners on Nov. 7.
2019-2021 Audi and Volkswagen Recalls
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 224,700 vehicles are being recalled, including model-year 2019-2020 A3 sedans and 2019 Q3 SUVs; model-year 2019 Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen wagons, Golf R hatchbacks and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2019-2020 Golf hatchbacks and Jetta sedans; model-year 2019-2021 Atlas SUVs; and model-year 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport SUVs.
The Problem: The tire pressure monitoring system in these vehicles may not detect air pressure loss in all four tires within adequate time, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. If pressure is lost in less than all four tires, the system should work as intended.
The Fix: Dealers will update the tire pressure monitoring system for free. Audi and VW will begin notifying owners Dec. 30.
2021-2023 Genesis and Hyundai Recalls
Vehicles Affected: Nearly 15,000 model-year 2023 Genesis Electrified G80s, plus model-year 2021-2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrids and 2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrids are being recalled.
The Problem: The issue involves the front driver- or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners, which could explode upon deployment due to excessive pressure in the pretensioner pipe. As a result, metal fragments could project into the cabin and injure occupants.
The Fix: Dealers will secure the seat belt pretensioners with a cap as necessary and for free. Hyundai will begin notifying owners Dec. 30.
Massive Hyundai and Kia Recall Expanded
Vehicles Affected: In February, affiliated South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 484,000 vehicles. The original recall is being expanded to include approximately 44,400 2018 Santa Fe Sport SUVs.
The Problem: The antilock brake system model could malfunction and cause an electrical short. The concern is the possibility of an engine compartment fire while the SUV is parked or driving, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Owners of these vehicles are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is completed. Dealers will replace the ABS multi-fuse as necessary and for free. Hyundai will begin notifying owners Dec. 26.
*All recall information is courtesy of Cars.com