Following various recalls late last month, several vehicle manufacturers are again recalling thousands of models that can put you in danger. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out several notices to owners, urging them not to drive certain recalled cars.
If you own any affected models, immediately contact your vehicle’s dealership. If your model has a problem, the dealer will fix it for free.
Read on for the latest vehicle recalls and what the problems are.
Audi and Volkswagen
Several Audi and Volkswagen models are subject to a recall. In the first, more than 1,200 models have a problem with the front passenger airbag that may explode or deploy improperly during a crash. The vehicles are all 2016 models and include:
- Audi TT Roadster
- TT Coupe
- A3 Sedan
- S3 Sedan
- R8 Coupe
- A3 Etron
- A3 Cabriolet
- Volkswagen Sportwagen
- Golf R
- Golf GTI
- E Golf
- Golf A7
In a separate recall, almost 50,000 2019-2021 Audi Q8 and 2020-2021 Audi Q7 vehicles have fuel pump issues. According to the recall notice, fuel pump failure can cause an engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. For more information on this recall, visit the NHTSA website or contact Audi customer service at 1-800–253-2834.
Finally, Volkswagen is recalling certain 2022 Audi S3 and A3 sedans over a problem with the seat belt tensioner on the driver and front passenger seats. Almost 3,000 vehicles have defective components that can fail to restrain people during a crash. For more information on this recall, visit the NHTSA website or contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
BMW detected a problem with certain 2022-2023 iX xDrive50, iX M60, 2022 i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 models, leading to a recall. Impacted vehicles could have a battery with internal damage, leading to an electrical short-circuit, which increases fire risk.
According to the recall notice, “Owners are advised not to drive or charge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures until the remedy is complete. Dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge.” For more information on this recall, visit the NHTSA website or contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Two Ford models, the 2022 F-53 Motorhome Stripped Chassis and F-59 Commercial Stripped Chassis have issues with the steering wheel attachment bolt. The steering wheel attachment bolt may loosen and separate from the steering column, resulting in a loose or detached steering wheel.
For more information on this recall, visit the NHTSA website or contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S50.
There is a problem with the tail light side marker assemblies on certain 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles. The recall notice states, “A tail light side marker that does not illuminate can reduce vehicle visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.”
As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamp, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” For more information on this recall, visit the NHTSA website or contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z50.
Nissan is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles over a problem with the infotainment head unit. According to the recall notice from the NHTSA, when the Sirius XM subscription is set to “Not Subscribed,” it may cause the infotainment head unit to reboot, resulting in an inoperative rearview camera. This increases the risk of a crash.
The recall involves certain 2021-2022 Rogue, 2022 Frontier, Pathfinder, and Titan rental vehicles. For more information, contact Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan’s number for this recall is R22A5 PC901 PC902.
There are two separate recalls for Toyota vehicles, with the first involving around 60,000 Rav4, Rav4 Hybrid, and Rav4 Prime vehicles made in 2022. The front passenger seat may have been incorrectly assembled, leading to a faulty detection in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensor.
In the second recall, the NHTSA explains that one or more of the individual welds in the upper child seat anchors may be insufficient in certain 2022-2023 Tacoma vehicles. This makes the vehicles incompatible with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225.
For more information, contact Toyota’s customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 22TB09/ 22TA09.