Monday, February 20, 2023

Its Shop Times Mondays: Ford, Nissan And Tesla Are Recalling Their Vehicles For Safety Concerns

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V067000

Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 404,690


Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2008-2011 Titan, Frontier, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada, and 2008-2009 Quest vehicles. The resin emblem on the driver's air bag cover may develop cracks and detach during air bag deployment.


The remedy is currently under development. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed April 10, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Nissan's customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall are PC944, PC945, and PC946.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V085000

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 362,758


Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software or pending installation.  The FSD Beta system may allow the vehicle to act unsafe around intersections, such as traveling straight through an intersection while in a turn-only lane, entering a stop sign-controlled intersection without coming to a complete stop, or proceeding into an intersection during a steady yellow traffic signal without due caution. In addition, the system may respond insufficiently to changes in posted speed limits or not adequately account for the driver's adjustment of the vehicle's speed to exceed posted speed limits.


Tesla will release an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge.  Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by April 15, 2023.  Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752.  Tesla's number for this recall is SB-23-00-001.

 Engine Compartment Fire

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V060000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)


Potential Number of Units Affected 302,067


Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, and 4500, 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engine. An electrical short may occur in the heater grid relay with the ignition on or off.


Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will replace the relay, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 31, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is 13A. This recall is an expansion of and supersedes recall number 21V-798.

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