The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes a list of manufacturer recalls affecting motor vehicles and components each month. These are some of the most significant recall notices issued during September 2016:
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured August 30, 2015, to July 10, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load, such as in a frontal collision. If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash. Audi dealers will install an additional support bracket to the seat, free of charge. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 72F8.
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and leading a vehicle occupant to believe a door is securely closed when it is not. If such a door opens while the vehicle is in motion, it could increase the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant. Ford dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S30.
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 and Audi A7 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, this could increase the risk of a fire. Audi dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 24BZ.
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system. As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out, and in the presence of an ignition source, it could increase the risk of a fire. Volkswagen and Audi dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger. GM dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 16007.
Daimler Trucks is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured September 24, 2012, to May 27, 2015 and equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due to its location, the PDM may be sprayed with water and contaminants from the road, possiblycausing the PDM to short circuit and increasing the risk of a fire, especially if the nearby CNG tank leaks. DTNA dealers will relocate the PDM, free of charge. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-721.
Evenflo Company, Inc., is recalling certain Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and model number 34411741 manufactured May 27, 2015, to February 9, 2016. The design of these seats can allow some children to loosen the harness without the caregiver’s knowledge. If a child is able to loosen the harness, the child may not be properly secured in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Evenflo will provide a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button, free of charge. Owners may contact Evenflo at www.evolve.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recalling certain G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, manufactured January 24, 2016, to May 28, 2016. Due to an anomaly during the manufacturing process, there may not be adequate adhesion between the tread and the top belt, increasing the possibility of tread separation and the risk of a crash. Goodyear dealers will replace the affected tires with a similar tires, free of charge. Owners may contact Goodyear customer service at 1-800-592-3267.
To see if your vehicle or a vehicle component is subject to a recall, visit NHTSA’s recall search page and enter the model, make and year of your vehicle.