Safety Recall Update – February 22, 2016

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Safety Recall Update - February 22, 2016This week’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) update includes automakers from all over the globe. BestRide.com is glad to bring you the latest major (over 100,000-units) recall campaigns, as well as automotive news and views, and listings on millions of new and used vehicles.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V071000
BMW Recall Campaign Number:

2013 BMW 128iVehicles Affected: Certain 2008-2013 BMW 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and BMW 1-Series M coupes, 2006-2011 BMW 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive Sedans, 2009-2011 BMW 335d sedans, 2006-2012 BMW 325xiT, 328i and 328xi sports wagons, 2007-2013 BMW 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive, 335is and M3 Coupes and Convertibles, 2013-2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i SAVs, 2007-2010 BMW X3 xDrive30i SAVs, 2007-2013 BMW X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M SAVs, 2009-2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d SAVs, 2008-2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M SACs, 2010-2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i SACs and 2008-2011 BMW M3 Sedans. Approximately 840,000 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause: 

Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Concern:

In the event of a motor vehicle crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Correction:

BMW will notify owners with detailed instructions for contacting qualified dealers who will replace the driver’s frontal air bag, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V069000
General Motors Recall Campaign Number: 20760

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police PursuitVehicles Affected: Certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured from  October 1, 2013 through February 1, 2016, 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPV) manufactured from March 1, 2014 through February 1, 2016, and 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured from October 29, 2013 through February 1, 2016. Approximately 426,593 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause: 

On the affected vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to become loose or inoperative.

Concern:

If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle by using the brake pedal. Additionally, a loose pedal may also interfere with the accelerator pedal. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Correction:

GM will notify owners with specific instructions for locating qualified dealers which will inspect the brake pedal pivot nuts, adding thread adhesive and tightening the nut as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V077000
Daimler Vans (Mercedes-Benz) Recall Campaign Number:

2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500Vehicles Affected: Certain 2007-2014 Dodge, Freightliner, and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2006 through July 31, 2014. Approximately 136,361 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

In the event of a motor vehicle crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Concern:

In the event of a motor vehicle crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Correction:

Daimler Vans will notify the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner owners and Fiat Chrysler will notify the Dodge owners with special instructions for contacting qualified dealers. The respective dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner owners may contact Daimler Van’s customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Dodge owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V081000
Mercedes-Benz Recall Campaign Number:

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350Vehicles Affected: Certain 2009-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230, Kompressor, and C320, 2006-2007  Mercedes-Benz C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Approximately 711,266 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause: 

Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Concern:

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Correction:

Mercedes-Benz will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver’s frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

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