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Recall Roundup: Ford Recalls 2017 Super Duty Pickups to Inspect Fuel Tank Strap; BMW to Replace Air Bag Modules

Recall Roundup: Ford Recalls 2017 Super Duty Pickups to Inspect Fuel Tank Strap; BMW to Replace Air Bag Modules

By Joseph Dobrian, January 18, 2017

During the past week, BMW of North America (BMW), Ford Motor Company (Ford), Maserati North America (Maserati), Toyota Motor (Toyota), and Volvo Cars USA (Volvo) recalled a grand total of 12,605 light passenger vehicles. The largest of these affects the fuel tank frame reinforcement bracket on 7,105 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks.

Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

Various 2016-2017 BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Vehicles
  • Number of vehicles affected: 3,506
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2017 model year.
  • Issue: BMW is recalling certain model-year 2017 BMW 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, M6, 535i, 535i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Mini Cooper Clubman, Cooper Clubman S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, Mini 4-Door Cooper, Cooper S, Mini 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works; and 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, M5, and 535d vehicles. The affected vehicles have seat-mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 6, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V914000


2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

  • Number of vehicles affected: 8
  • Date of manufacture: July 29, 2015 to September 9, 2015
  • 2Issue: A digital motor electronic (DME) control unit may have a loose electrical ground cable, possibly causing an under-voltage condition which would result in the transmission shifting to neutral.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the ground cable free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 6, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V919000


2017 Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty

  • Number of vehicles affected: 7,105
  • Date of manufacture: August 10, 2016 to September 17, 2016
  • Issue: The frame reinforcement bracket may not have been attached to the front fuel tank strap, allowing the fuel tank strap to separate from the frame. A fuel tank strap that separates and allows the fuel tank to contact the ground may cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install the reinforcement bracket free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 6, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 16S45
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V945000


2017 Maserati Levante S

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,515
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2017 model year.
  • Issue: The engine software may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is approximately 2 miles per hour.
  • Remedy: Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began on January 6, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-816-2638.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 338
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V936000


2017 Toyota 86

  • Number of vehicles affected: 94
  • Date of manufacture: July 1, 2016 through August 11, 2016
  • Issue: It may be possible to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in the “Park” position. If the key can be removed from the ignition when the transmission is not in Park, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition key/transmission interlock wiring connections, correcting them as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: G0E
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V920000


2017 Volvo S60, S60 Cross Country
2017 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country
2017 Volvo XC60

  • Number of vehicles affected: 377
  • Date of manufacture: August 16, 2016 through October 21, 2016
  • Issue: The affected S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side-mounted air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. If the inflator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front-seat side air bags, free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552.
  • Manufacturer recall number: R89712
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V918000

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