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Canadian Automotive Recalls for September, 2017 – 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 September 2017 summary of automotive related recall notices. 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 September 2017, are as Follows

  • Chrysler Pacifica (2017, 2018)

On certain vehicles with eight passenger seating, the second-row centre seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become unlatched under certain conditions. If the seat belt were to unlatch with the vehicle in motion, it could increase the risk and/or severity of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a crash. 

Correction: Dealers will install a shorter second-row centre seating position seatbelt buckle that corrects the issue. Recall Details


  • Jeep Cherokee (2018)

Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 110 – Tire Selection and Rims. The certification label may not include tire and rim size information as required by the standard. This could lead to the wrong tire and rim size being used, which could potentially affect vehicle handling which may increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction:  Dealers will replace the certification label. Recall Details


  • Lexus LX 570 (2008, 2009)

Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 – Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. An incorrect specification driver frontal airbag or passenger frontal airbag may have been installed during vehicle assembly. In the event of a crash (where frontal airbag deployment is warranted), could result in the airbag not deploying as designed, which would fail to meet the requirements of the standard, and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag assembly with a correct specification airbag. Recall Details


  • Hyundai IONIQ (2017)

On certain electric vehicles, the aluminium housing of the Electronic Power Control Unit (EPCU) may contain voids which could allow coolant to contact the control unit’s circuit board. This could result in a loss of motive power while the vehicle is in motion, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the EPCU assembly. Note: Ioniq Hybrid and plug-in Hybrid models are not affected by this recall. Recall Details


  • Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

On certain vehicles equipped with 6.7 litre diesel engines, the water pump could fail. This could result in an underhood fire causing injury and/or property damage.

Correction: Dealers will replace the water pump with a new one. Recall Details


  • Infinity, Q50, Q50 Hybrid (2017)

Certain vehicles may have been equipped with an out of specification frontal driver airbag inflator. As a result, the airbag may not deploy property in the event of crash, increasing the risk of injury or the driver.

Correction: Dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag inflator. Recall Details


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  • Chevrolet Silverado HD (2017, 2018)
  • GMC Sierra HD (2017, 2018)

Certain double-cab pickup trucks equipped with a manual passenger side frontal airbag “ON/OFF” switch may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) 209 – Seat Belt Assemblies. The front passenger seat belt retractor assembly may not be equipped with the correct torsion bar. If the front passenger airbag is manually turned off and inadvertently left off with an adult in the front passenger seat, this condition could increase the risk of injury to the front passenger in the event of a crash.

Correction: For unsold vehicles, dealers will replace both the driver and passenger retractors, and for sold vehicles, dealers will replace the passenger retractor. Recall Details


  • Mitsubishi Lancer (2004, 2005, 2006)

On certain vehicles, the passenger frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the passenger airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger side frontal airbag inflator with a new, non-ammonium-nitrate-based inflator. Note: This campaign supersedes 2015-236, which replaced defective inflators with new inflators (“like-for-like”) as a temporary remedy while evaluating a permanent remedy. Vehicles repaired under 2015-236 and un-repaired vehicles covered by 2015-236 will now receive the permanent remedy airbag inflator type. Recall Details


  • Dodge Durango (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

On certain vehicles, a brake booster shield may have been incorrectly installed as part of recall P14/2014-112. An incorrectly installed shield could be less effective in diverting water away from the brake booster, creating the possibility of corrosion allowing water to get inside. In a cold climate, water inside the brake booster could freeze limiting the braking ability of the vehicle, resulting in longer braking distances, increasing the risk of crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will inspect the installation of the brake booster shield and perform repairs as necessary. Recall Details


  • Mercedes Benz GLE Class, GLS Class (2017)

On certain vehicles, the bonding of the frontal glass cover and the rear glass element of the panoramic sunroof might not meet specifications. As a result, the sunroof glass could separate from the vehicle while driving, which could create a road hazard and could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the panoramic sunroof, and replace as necessary. Recall Details


  • Mercedes Benz GLE Class, GLS Class (2017)

On certain vehicles, the contacts inside of the electric power steering control unit may not have been properly welded. If the pins were to completely lose contact, it would result in a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could unexpectedly increase steering effort, and increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will replace the electric power steering rack. Recall Details


  • Lexus LX570 (2008, 2009)

Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 – Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. An incorrect specification driver frontal airbag or passenger frontal airbag may have been installed during vehicle assembly. In the event of a crash (where frontal airbag deployment is warranted), could result in the airbag not deploying as designed, which would fail to meet the requirements of the standard, and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag assembly with a correct specification airbag. Recall Details


  • Volkswagen Touareg (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. During vehicle assembly, the weld between the outboard pivot bracket and pivot nut of rear second row left side seat back may be inadequate. This could result in the seat back having reduced strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash, and may fail to comply with certain requirements of the standard(s).

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and replace the seat back frame if necessary. Recall Details


  • Volkswagen Jetta (2015)

On certain vehicles, the factory installed block heater could overheat during use, which could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install a new block heater. Recall Details


  • Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

On certain vehicles, the fuel pump flange may develop fine cracks or fissures, which could result in a fuel leak. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel pump flange. Recall Details


  • Mercedes Sprinter 2500, Sprinter 3500 (2016)

On certain vehicles, the unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) label located within the engine compartment, which may be required by intermediate and final-stage manufacturers, may be incorrect.

Correction: A production change has been undertaken to remedy this error and has been deemed to be non-safety related. Under a Service Campaign Bulletin, dealers will replace the label with a revised one that contains the correct vehicle weight data. Recall Details


  • Ford F150, F250 Super Duty, F350 Super Duty, F450 Super Duty, F550 Super Duty (2017)

Certain vehicles equipped with a front passenger side manual seat track may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. If the front passenger seat track does not have sufficient weld penetration between the seat belt anchor and the seat cushion frame, the front seat passenger may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Correction: Dealers will replace the manual seat track. Recall Details


  • Ford F150 (2018)

On certain Super Cab Raptor vehicles without the moonroof option, the roof brace attachment rivets may be missing due to an error in the assembly process. This could result in reduced structural integrity of the roof, which could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a rollover crash.

Correction: Dealers will install the missing rivets for the roof brace attachments. Recall Details


  • Hyundai Santa-Fe XL (2017)

Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. During vehicle assembly, the weld between the outboard pivot bracket and pivot nut of rear second row left side seat back may be inadequate. This could result in the seat back having reduced strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash, and may fail to comply with certain requirements of the standard(s).

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the engine assembly. Note: This condition would result in the check engine light and the oil pressure lamp to illuminate in the instrument cluster. Recall Details


  • BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5, Z4 (2010, 2011)
  • BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5, Z4 (2009, 2010, 2011)

On certain vehicles equipped with the N52 6 cylinder engine, an electrical short could occur in the engine intake heated blow-by heater due to manufacturing irregularities. if this occurs, the surrounding plastics could overheat, melt and potentially cause a fire, which could increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will replace the blow-by heater. Recall Details


  • BMW X3 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can fatigue over time. As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the airbag warning lamp and the passenger airbag ON/OFF lamp. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

Correction: Dealers will replace the occupant detection mat. Recall Details


  • Kia Soul (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

On certain vehicles equipped with heated cloth seats, over time, the wiring for the seat heater mats could become damaged. If a heating mat were to be damaged, it could melt a small hole in the lower portion of the seat base or backrest, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.

Correction: Dealers will attach a patch on the seat cushion and seat back heater bridge side and adjust the positioning. If there are traces of burning or melting during the inspection, dealers will replace the heater with a new one and adjust the bridge wire side positioning. Recall Details


  • Lexus HS 250H (2010)

On certain vehicles, the holding plate of the hybrid transaxle assembly may have been crimped improperly during assembly. This could result in the plate to wear, potentially causing irregular movement around the motor shaft, which could allow the plate to contact the electric motor coil and lead to a short circuit. This would illuminate warning lights and warning messages in the instrument cluster, and cause the vehicle to enter a fail-safe mode resulting in reduced motive power. In some cases, the hybrid system could shut down, resulting in loss of motive power while the vehicle is in motion, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. 

Correction: Dealers will replace the hybrid transaxle assembly with a new one. Recall Details


  • Chevrolet Colorado (2015)

On certain vehicles, the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high speed crashes. If the vehicle were to be involved in a high speed crash that triggers the second-stage deployment of the driver frontal airbag, the second stage of the inflator may not fill the airbag as completely and as quickly as designed, which could increase the risk of injury to the driver.

Correction: Dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag module. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2016-102. Recall Details


  • Subaru Impreza WRX, Imprezza WRX/STI (2015)

On certain vehicles equipped with a factory installed subwoofer located inside the trunk, luggage in the trunk could come into contact the subwoofer wire and move the wire out of its normal position. This could damage the integrated circuit in the subwoofer amplifier and could create a continuous electrical current, resulting in the subwoofer overheating, and would increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and repair as necessary. Recall Details


  • Audi A4, A5, ALLROAD, Q5 (2013 2014 2015 2016)

On certain vehicles, the contacts within the electrical connector of the auxiliary heater could corrode. This could cause the auxiliary heater to fail and/or cause the wires to overheat and melt. If the wires were to melt, it could lead to an open circuit and/or overheating, which could increase the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and update vehicle software as necessary. Recall Details


  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class, C-Class, CLA Class, E-Class, GLA Class, GLC Class, GLK Class (2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018)

On certain vehicles, electrostatic discharge, when combined with a broken clock spring and insufficient grounding of the steering components, could lead to an inadvertent deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag. Unintended airbag deployment, in a non-warranted (non-impact) situation, could startle the driver, which could result in a crash causing injury and/or property damage. In some instances, inadvertent deployment could cause minor injuries to vehicle occupants.

Correction: A broken clock spring would result in a driver airbag warning message appearing in the instrument cluster, as well as a red airbag warning lamp illuminating. Recall Details


  • Nissan Versa (2012)

On certain vehicles, the front suspension coil springs may have been manufactured with an inadequate phosphorous coating, and/or could have low residual stress in the springs. This inadequate coating could lead to cracking due to coil-to-coil contact when the spring is compressed, which would allow the spring to be more susceptible to corrosion. In some instances coil spring breakage could occur. If ignored, broken front coil spring could damage the front tires and cause rapid air loss and/or tire failure, which could affect the driver’s ability to bring the vehicle to a controlled stop, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage.

Correction: Dealers will replace both front coil springs. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2015-402. Recall Details


  • Chrysler 200 (2012, 2013)
  • Dodge Avenger (2012, 2013)
  • Jeep Liberty (2012)

On certain vehicles, there could be an electrical condition within the Occupant Restraint Control (“ORC”) module. This may result in the airbag warning lamp illuminating, and the active head restraints not to deploy during certain rear impact collisions, which could increase the risk of injury to front seat occupants. 

Correction: Dealers will inspect the ORC part number and replace the ORC if necessary. Note: Vehicles that have been previously repaired with the updated ORC under recall 2016-448 will not require repairing under this recall campaign. Recall Details


  • Tesla Model X (2016, 2017)

On certain vehicles, the cable that controls the recliner mechanisms of the left side fold flat second row seat may have been misadjusted, which could prevent it from latching correctly. In the event of a crash, a partially latched recliner seat back could move forward, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupants.

Correction: Service Center will readjust the left side fold flat second row seat cable. Recall Details


  • Volkswagen Touareg (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. During vehicle assembly, the weld between the outboard pivot bracket and pivot nut of rear second row left side seat back may be inadequate. This could result in the seat back having reduced strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash, and may fail to comply with certain requirements of the standard(s).

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and replace the seat back frame if necessary. Recall Details


  • Volkswagen Touareg (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. During vehicle assembly, the weld between the outboard pivot bracket and pivot nut of rear second row left side seat back may be inadequate. This could result in the seat back having reduced strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash, and may fail to comply with certain requirements of the standard(s).

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and replace the seat back frame if necessary. Recall Details


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