Recall Roundup: GM Recalls Chevy Cruze for Headlight Label Issue; Volkswagen Group, Kia Also Issue Recalls

Recall Roundup: GM Recalls Chevy Cruze for Headlight Label Issue; Volkswagen Group, Kia Also Issue Recalls

By Joseph Dobrian, August 01, 2016
  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze photo

    During the past week, General Motors (GM), Volkswagen Group, and Kia issued recalls of more than 60,000 light vehicles, all from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The largest recall involves 32,913 Chevrolet Cruze sedans from the 2016 model year, in which the headlight assembly was improperly marked. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2017 Audi Q7 photo

    2017 Audi Q7

    • Number of vehicles affected: 14,535
    • Date of manufacture: August 30, 2015 to May 8, 2016
    • Issue: Due to a software issue within the air bag control module, the frontal air bags may deploy with more force than required in certain crashes. Air bags that deploy with excessive force may increase the risk of injury.
    • Remedy: Volkswagen Group will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 69O3
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V519000
  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze photo

    2016 Chevrolet Cruze

    • Number of vehicles affected: 32,913
    • Date of manufacture: November 5, 2015 to May 26, 2016
    • Issue: The headlight assemblies are not marked with a 3-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. Without the identification code, the headlights may be improperly aimed during service, reducing nighttime visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: GM will mail owners instructions and adhesive labels, with the correct code, to install on their headlight assemblies. Owners may also bring the vehicle to a GM dealership for any assistance with applying the label, free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 50190
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V498000
  • 2016 Kia Sorento photo

    2016 Kia Sorento

    • Number of vehicles affected: 7,901
    • Issue: A component of the rear suspension may be improperly welded. The improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment.
    • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross-member, replacing the rear cross-member assembly, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall began July 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SC137
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V480000
  • 2016 Volkswagen CC photo

    2016 Volkswagen CC; 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf; 2016 Volkswagen Golf R; 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

    • Number of vehicles affected: 5,658
    • Date of manufacture: November 25, 2015 to February 3, 2016
    • Issue: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2016 CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016 to February 3, 2016; Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015 to January 28, 2016; and e-Golf vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015 to January 11, 2016. Vibrations, such as those created by opening and closing a vehicle door, may cause the rear child door locks to disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door while inside the vehicle.
    • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the child lock(s), free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 58C9
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V464000
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