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Canadian Automotive Recalls for January, 2019 – Passenger Vehicles

No one likes to hear that their vehicle has a safety recall notice. They’re unpredictable, unsettling, and can happen at any time. Below you’ll find our January, 2019 summary of passenger vehicle recalls. We’ll be publishing this list at the end of each month, so check back again. However, if at any time you wish to research your own vehicle, you can do so at the following link: Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database.

If you find that your vehicle is the target of a recall notice, please call your local Galaxy Motors and we’ll be happy to direct you to the right dealership for your free safety upgrade.

The Passenger Vehicle Recalls for January, 2019 are as Follows

  • SUBARU BRZ 2018
  • SUBARU LEGACY 2018
  • SUBARU OUTBACK 2018

Certain vehicles equipped with a built-in navigation system may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS 111) – Mirrors and Rear Visibility Systems. A software issue could prevent the centre display screen from turning on properly when the vehicle is started. If this occurs, the rearview image may not be displayed when the vehicle is put in reverse, which could reduce a driver’s rear visibility.

Correction: Dealers will reprogram the head unit software.  Recall Details


  • FORD ECOSPORT 2019

Issue: On certain vehicles, the front seat frames may not have been properly welded. A seatback with inadequate weld penetration may have reduced strength, and could fail in a crash. Safety Risk: A seatback that fails in a crash could cause an increased risk of injury.

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the front seat assemblies replaced. Recall Details


  • AUDI R8 2017
  • AUDI TT 2016 2017
  • VOLKSWAGEN CC 2015 2016 2017
  • VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2015
  • VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2015

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the driver-front airbag inflator replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • TESLA MODEL S 2014 2015 2016

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Tesla service center to have the passenger-front airbag inflator replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • FORD EDGE 2010
  • FORD FUSION 2010 2011 2012
  • FORD MUSTANG 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • FORD RANGER 2010 2011
  • LINCOLN MKX 2010
  • LINCOLN MKZ 2010 2011 2012

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag inflator replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • LEXUS ES 350 2010 2011 2012
  • LEXUS GX 460 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  • LEXUS IS 250 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • LEXUS IS 250C 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  • LEXUS IS 350 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • LEXUS IS 350C 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  • LEXUS IS F 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • SCION XB 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  • TOYOTA 4RUNNER 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • TOYOTA COROLLA 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • TOYOTA MATRIX 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • TOYOTA SIENNA 2011 2012 2013 2014

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag inflator or airbag module replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


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  • SUBARU FORESTER 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • SUBARU IMPREZA 2010 2011
  • SUBARU IMPREZA WRX / STI 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • SUBARU IMPREZA WRX 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • SUBARU LEGACY 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • SUBARU OUTBACK 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • SUBARU TRIBECA 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag inflator replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT 2013 2014
  • HYUNDAI SONATA 2011 2012 2013 2014

When repairs were completed under recall campaign 2015-428 (Hyundai #R0101) or 2017197 (Hyundai #R0130), the high pressure fuel pipe may not have been properly installed on the fuel pump outlet. A fuel leak could occur if the pipe was damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the recall repair. Safety Risk: Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire causing injury and/or property damage.

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an inspection. If fuel leakage is detected, the fuel pipe will be replaced with a new one. Recall Details


  • CHRYSLER 300 2014 2015
  • DODGE CHALLENGER 2014
  • DODGE CHARGER 2014 2015
  • JEEP WRANGLER 2014 2015 2016

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury.

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag inflator replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • LINCOLN NAUTILUS 2019

Certain vehicles may not detect when the driver removes their hands from the steering wheel while using adaptive cruise control with lane centering. If this occurs, the driver may not be alerted by warnings to hold the steering wheel. This system is not designed for hands-free operation. Safety Risk: A driver may not be warned to put their hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for an update of the software for the Power Steering Control Module. Recall Details


  • BMW X1 2012 2013 2014

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the driver-front airbag module replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • BMW X5 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • BMW X6 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag module replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • BMW 5 SERIES 2001 2002 2003
  • BMW X5 2001 2002 2003 2004

Some vehicles may contain a replacement sport steering wheel with a Takata driver-front air bag module. Certain conditions, including long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. 

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have an inspection performed. If a Takata airbag inflator is found, then the driver-front airbag module will be replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected. Recall Details


  • LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 2019
  • LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 2019
  • LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2019

On certain vehicles, the engine crankshaft pulley bolt may have been manufactured improperly. This could cause it to crack and fail. If this happens, the crankshaft could break and cause a sudden engine failure. A driver may hear loud noises and see warning lights on the dash immediately before the engine fails. Safety Risk: An engine failure could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, a loose pulley could separate from the engine and cause damage. If it separates from the vehicle, it could become a hazard for bystanders or other drivers.

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to an authorized repair facility to have the crankshaft pulley bolt replaced with a new one. Recall Details


  • HONDA CR-V 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

On certain vehicles, the rear frame could rust. In extreme cases, this could result in a rear-trailing arm separating from the vehicle. This recall applies to vehicles originally sold or currently registered in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador). Safety Risk: A rear-trailing arm that separates could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash. 

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an inspection of the rear frame stiffeners. If the vehicle passes the inspection, dealers will apply corrosion protection. For a vehicle that does not pass the inspection, Honda will repurchase the vehicle. In the event the repurchase is declined by an owner, a secondary inspection and body shop repair method may be possible. Recall Details


  • AUDI A6 2016 2017
  • AUDI A7 2016 2017
  • AUDI A8 2015 2016 2017
  • AUDI Q7 2017 2018

On certain vehicles, a small amount of fuel may leak from one or both fuel rails. Safety Risk: Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire. 

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the left and right fuel rails replaced.Recall Details


  • VOLVO XC60 2018 2019

 On certain vehicles equipped with a power operated tailgate, the tailgate lifting arms could freeze and fail. This could create noise and cause the tailgate to stop working. It could also cause the tailgate lifting arms to separate. Safety Risk: If the tailgate arms separate, a spring may be projected rearward and create a risk of injury.

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be advised to take their vehicle to a dealer for replacement of the tailgate lifting arms. Recall Details


  • RAM 1500 2019

The power steering system may have a loose electrical connection. This could cause intermittent loss of power steering assist while driving/steering the truck. This may make the truck difficult to steer and could cause both oversteer and understeer conditions. Safety Risk: Sudden changes in steering force may increase the risk of a crash. 

Correction: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to inspect and repair the electrical connection as needed. Recall Details


  • RAM 2500 2014 2015 2016 2017
  • RAM 3500 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

On certain trucks, a nut in the steering system could loosen and cause a loss of steering control. This problem affects trucks equipped with a 4×4 style steering system. Safety Risk: A loss of steering control would increase the risk of a crash.

Correction:The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the outboard steering linkage jam nut. If the nut is properly tightened, it will be welded to the adjuster sleeve. If the nut is not properly tightened, the drag link assembly will be replaced. Recall Details


 

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