Recall Roundup: Toyota Recalls Tundra Pickups
By Jeff Youngs,
During the past week, Toyota recalled more than 130,000 Tundra pickup trucks, while several other automakers announced minor safety recalls. Details are below, in alphabetical order by vehicle brand.
2013 Audi Q7
Volkswagen of America, parent of luxury auto brand Audi, is recalling 1,814 model-year 2013 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, to November 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0-liter TDI engine. In the affected vehicles, a check valve in the engine may become contaminated with plastic debris and could allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster, which might cause the brake booster diaphragm to rupture. This could cause loss of power braking assist and increase the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace a vacuum line, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if oil contamination is present, additional components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on September 24, 2014. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47L8; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 14V516000.
2013-2014 Cadillac XTS
2014 Chevrolet Impala
General Motors (GM) is recalling a total of five model-year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured April 11, 2013, to June 27, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured May 13, 2013, to November 5, 2013. The affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) set to "manufacturing mode." In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the SDM to the correct mode, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14532; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V518000.
2009-2014 Ford Super Duty Trucks (Jerr-Dan)
Jerr-Dan is recalling 215 model-year 2009-2014 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty chassis models modified by Jerr-Dan and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust. This, when combined with heat from exhaust, may result in an increased risk of fire.
Jerr-Dan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that moves away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2014. Owners may contact Jerr-Dan customer service at 1-800-926-9666, and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V507000.
2014 Toyota Tundra
Toyota is recalling 132,624 model-year 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab vehicles manufactured July 29, 2013, to August 22, 2014. Due to the possible improper installation of the upper tab of the B-pillar interior trim, the Curtain-Shield Air Bags (CSA) may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the B-pillar interior trim installation and will replace it if it is not installed correctly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331 and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V556000.