Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler to Fix Air Bag System Components on 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler; Hyundai Issues Recalls for Sonata, Genesis

Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler to Fix Air Bag System Components on 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler; Hyundai Issues Recalls for Sonata, Genesis

By Joseph Dobrian, October 26, 2016
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition photo

    During the past week, automakers issued recalls affecting a total of 333,253 light passenger vehicles. The largest of these comes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which is recalling 182,308 Jeep Wranglers. Also of note, Hyundai is recalling 147,311 Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, and Genesis vehicles. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2016 Ford Edge photo

    2015-2016 Ford Edge

    • Number of vehicles affected: 53
    • Date of manufacture: February 9, 2015 through August 12, 2016
    • Issue: During dealer servicing, the affected vehicles may have been updated with incorrect anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) software. This software can cause the ESC system to lose engine torque control and not illuminate any warning lamps to warn the driver if there was an ABS or ESC system malfunction. If the operator is not warned of an ABS or ESC malfunction and the ESC loses engine torque control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS module and update the service software free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 16C14
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V733000
  • 2016 Hyundai Genesis photo

    2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis

    • Number of vehicles affected: 84,500
    • Date of manufacture: December 12, 2008 through June 11, 2016
    • Issue: The electrical harness connector for the front-passenger seat occupant classification system (OCS) may dislodge when the seat is moved. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the disconnected OCS would, by default, cause the first stage—and only the first stage—of the air bag to deploy, whether there is a child seat in the front seat and the bag should not deploy or if the crash is severe and both stages should deploy.
    • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will secure the OCS connector to prevent it from disconnecting. Repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 2, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.
    • Manufacturer recall numbers: 151
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V722000
  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata photo

    2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata Hybrid

    • Number of vehicles affected: 62,811
    • Date of manufacture: May 28, 2014 through March 18, 2016
    • Issue: Due to a bonding issue with the sunroof wind deflector, the sunroof panel on the affected vehicles may detach while driving.
    • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 2, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 152
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V726000
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock photo

    2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler

    • Number of vehicles affected: 182,308
    • Date of manufacture: June 16, 2015 through August 14, 2016
    • Issue: In certain crash conditions, the front-impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the occupant restraint controller (ORC). If the ORC module does not receive a signal from the front-impact sensor, both frontal air bags and the seat belt pre-tensioners will not deploy in the event of a crash.
    • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the front-impact sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch free of charge to the vehicle owner.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S76
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V734000
  • 2017 Lincoln Continental photo

    2017 Lincoln Continental

    • Number of vehicles affected: 1,827
    • Date of manufacture: June 14, 2016 through September 23, 2016
    • Issue: The high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights may have been built with incorrect lenses, adversely affecting the turn signal visibility as well as not being properly marked.
    • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlights, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 16C15
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V731000
  • 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan photo

    2017 Nissan Versa

    • Number of vehicles affected: 1,754
    • Date of manufacture: August 1, 2016 through August 16, 2016
    • Issue: A seam in the fabric section of the side curtain air bags may tear during side curtain air bag deployment, potentially affecting the performance of the air bag.
    • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right side curtain air bags free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V724000
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