Tesla issued a recall for nearly 1.1M vehicles, but plans to fix all the cars remotely.
September 22, 2022 (re: Joel Feder)
On Monday, Tesla issued a recall for 1,096,762 vehicles. The problem involving a faulty power-window automatic-reversal action. The recall notice posted by NHTSA notes the window’s safety system may not react as it should when an obstruction has been detected. This could lead to pinched fingers or worse.
According to the NHTSA: Those Tesla vehicals affected by the issue fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 118, (known as “Power-Operated Window Systems.” Those models affected include certain 2017-2022 Model 3s, 2020-2021 Model Ys, 2021-2022 Model S and Model Xs.
Tesla has said they will address the issue with an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will modify the window’s reversal system.
Letters will be sent from Tesla to owners in the mail notifiying them to the window safety issue on Nov. 15.
Not the first time Tesla has fixed issues remotely. In April nearly 600,000 Teslas were recalled due to the vehicle’s Boombox feature interfering with federal vehicle safety standards; a fix was deployed remotely via an OTA software tweak. In February 817,143 Teslas received an OTA software update to address a recall for a faulty seatbelt chime.
For more information about the recall and next steps, contact Tesla at 1-877-798-3752 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 and reference recall campaign number 22V702000.
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Honda is recalling certain 2020-2022 GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles with a manual transmission. There is a problem with the ignition timing software that can cause the engine control unit (ECU) to reduce engine performance and possible stall.
You can read more about this recall on the NHTSA website. You can also contact American Honda Motor Co customer service at 1-866-784-1870.
In one of the more severe recalls, certain 2020-2022 Venue vehicles have an issue with the driver-side or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners. In a crash, these can explode upon deployment, causing more injuries.
For the second time, Hyundai is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ioniq HEV and Ionic PHV vehicles. The Power Relay Assembly (PRA) can overheat underneath the rear seats.
You can read more about this recall on the NHTSA website. You can also contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 232.
If you drive a Kia 2021-2022 Sorento Hybrid or 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, you must have it checked out at a dealer. This is because they suffer from the same driver-side or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners issue as Hyundai.
You can read more about this recall on the NHTSA website. You can also contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC241.
The Ford-owned company is recalling certain 2022 *Lincoln Navigator vehicles over a headlight control module software problem. It can cause the side marker and daytime running lights to fail.
You can read more about this recall on the NHTSA website. You can also contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22C14.
Almost 200,000 *Frontier and *Titan vehicles made between 2020 and 2022 might have a problem with their transmission parking pawl. It might not engage when the car is set to park, causing a rollaway. You are advised to apply the parking brake every time you park your vehicle.
**You can read more about this recall on the NHTSA website. You can also contact Nissan’s customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
Nissan’s number for this recall is R22A2 R22A3.
*In a separate recall, Nissan is recalling over 300,00 2013-2016 *Pathfinder vehicles where the secondary hood latch may malfunction and remain in the unlatched, unsecured position when the hood is closed.
Rounding out the recall list is certain *Toyota 2022 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid vehicles. Toyota is recalling these vehicles as flange nuts on the rear axle assembly can loosen and sometimes fall off. When that happens, it can cause a separation from the axle housing.
**For questions about the recall, contact customer support at the Toyota Brand Engagement Center (1-800-331-4331) for Toyota vehicles.
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