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Recall Roundup: Ford Recalls 2016 F-150, Explorer to Inspect Front Power Seat Bolts

Recall Roundup: Ford Recalls 2016 F-150, Explorer to Inspect Front Power Seat Bolts

By Joseph Dobrian, December 13, 2017
During the past week, more than 280,000 light passenger vehicles were recalled by various automobile manufacturers. The biggest recall comes from Ford Motor Company (Ford), which is recalling 177,264 F-150 pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs. BMW of North America (BMW), Bugatti, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US), Mazda North American Operations (Mazda), Mercedes-Benz USA (Mercedes-Benz), Nissan North America (Nissan), and Toyota Motor (Toyota) also issued recalls.

Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2018 BMW 2 Series
2018 BMW M2
2018 BMW X3
  • Number of vehicles affected: 3,188
  • Issue: BMW is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V719000


2018 BMW X5, X5 M
2018 BMW X6, X6 M

  • Number of vehicles affected: 33
  • Issue: BMW is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V727000


2017-2018 Bugatti Chiron

  • Number of vehicles affected: 47
  • Issue: The front-seat recliner brackets may not be welded properly, which can cause the back of the seat to move unexpectedly, affecting the driver's seating position.
  • Remedy: Bugatti will notify owners, and service centers will inspect the welds on the recliner brackets for both seats, replacing the seat assembly, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2017. Owners may contact Bugatti customer service at 1-805-557-1050.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V764000


2014 Chrysler 300
2014 Dodge Challenger
2014 Dodge Charger
2014 Dodge Durango
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Number of vehicles affected: 17,116
  • Issue: FCA US is recalling certain 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger, Durango, Chrysler 300, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with a 3.6-liter engine and a 160-amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 10, 2018. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T75
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V741000

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford Explorer

  • Number of vehicles affected: 177,264
  • Issue: Loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge.
  • Timing: Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17S40
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V767000

2018 Jeep Compass

  • Number of vehicles affected: 26,971
  • Issue: The passenger-side air bag assembly may have inflator mounting nuts loose within the module assembly.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module assembly free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 10, 2018. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T73
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V732000


2017-2018 Jeep Compass

  • Number of vehicles affected: 25,823
  • Issue: The brightness of the backlighting for the instrument panel cluster (IPC) cannot be adjusted.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will update IPC software, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 10, 2018. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T70
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V740000


2017 Mazda CX-5

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,076
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. This harness may be routed such that there is insufficient clearance between the harness and the exhaust muffler, allowing the wiring harness to contact the muffler.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the trailer hitch harness away from the muffler, replacing the harness if it is damaged, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 1617K
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V744000


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, S65 AMG
2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600

  • Number of vehicles affected: 72
  • Issue: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2017 E300, S65 AMG Coupe, S550, S65 AMG Cabriolet, S550 Cabriolet, S550e, and Mercedes-Maybach S600 vehicles. A transistor within the power steering control unit may overheat resulting in the power steering system being disabled.
  • Remedy: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering rack, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V714000


2016 Nissan Rogue

  • Number of vehicles affected: 210
  • Issue: The vehicles have front passenger seat frames that may be improperly welded.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat back assembly free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 08, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V716000


2018 Ram ProMaster

  • Number of vehicles affected: 3,514
  • Issue: An incorrect rivet may have been used to attach the front-door impact sensor. This could cause the sensor housing to fracture.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front-door impact pressure sensors, securing them with the correct rivets, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 3, 2018. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T64
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V712000


2018 Toyota C-HR

  • Number of vehicles affected: 28,584
  • Issue: The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not operate properly, possibly causing the parking brake not to disengage after it is applied or prevent it from being applied.
  • Remedy: Toyota has notified owners, and dealers will update the programming of the skid control ECU, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began on November 30, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: H0W
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V717000

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