All recall information is courtesy of Cars.com
2020-23 FORD MUSTANG
Vehicles Affected: Ford is recalling approximately 188,000 Mustangs.
The Problem: The automaker points to a configuration issue between the brake fluid sensor and body control module, which could prevent the former from working properly. For example, the low brake fluid warning light may not illuminate when the fluid level is low, thereby increasing the risk of compromised brake performance and a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the body control module software for free, as necessary. Ford will send owners an initial letter on Dec. 4, with a follow-up notice once a remedy is available.
2022-24 JEEP WAGONEER/GRAND WAGONEER
Vehicles Affected: Parent company Stellantis is recalling nearly 100,000 Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer SUVs.
The Problem: The automaker says the third-row seatbelt buckles may be inaccessible or damaged. This could prevent occupants from buckling up and, subsequently, increase the risk of injury during a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the seatbelt buckle for free, as necessary. Stellantis will begin notifying owners Dec. 15.
2013-18 TOYOTA RAV4
Vehicles Affected: Toyota is recalling 1.8 million model-year 2013-18 RAV4 SUVs.
The Problem: The automaker says some replacement 12-volt batteries have smaller top dimensions than others. If a small-top battery is used for replacement and the hold-down clamp is not tightened correctly, then the battery could move when the vehicle is driven with force. In turn, such movement could cause the positive battery terminal to contact the hold-down clamp and short-circuit, thereby increasing the risk of a fire.
The Fix: The plan is for dealers to replace the battery hold-down clamp, battery tray and positive terminal cover with improved ones for free, as necessary. While the automaker is currently working toward a comprehensive remedy, the company will contact owners with next steps by late December.
2020-23 Toyota Highlander & Highlander Hybrid
Vehicles Affected: Toyota is recalling approximately 751,000 model-year 2020-23 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVs.
The Problem: The automaker says the mounting tabs for the front lower bumper and other parts of the assembly may detach after a minor impact while the vehicle is in motion.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the front bumper cover mounting tabs and slots for damage. If there is damage, then dealers will replace the upper or lower bumper cover and install retention hardware with an improved design. Sans damage, dealers will simply replace the retention hardware with the suggested improved design. Toyota will begin notifying owners by late December.
2021-23 Tesla Model X
Vehicles Affected: Tesla is recalling approximately 55,000 model-year 2021-23 Model X SUVs.
The Problem: According to the automaker, the issue involves a vehicle controller that may fail to detect when brake fluid levels are low, which could impact brake performance and increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Tesla has released an over-the-air software update. In addition, the automaker will begin notifying owners on Dec. 12.