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Is there a recall on your vehicle?

Does your vehicle have a defect? Several major automobile manufacturers have issued recalls in 2018 that drivers are recommended to have fixed. Here's a list of major recalls from this year.

Ram

An Aug. 15, 2010 photo shows a Dodge
Photo Credit: AP/Seth Perlman

Month of recall: August 2018
Number of cars recalled: 1.4 million
Models recalled: 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
Reason for recall: Tailgates with power locks can open when vehicle is moving.

Mercedes-Benz

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: On sale in September.
Photo Credit: Wieck/Mercedes-Benz USA

Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 10,800
Models recalled: 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4Matic cabriolets, C43 cabriolets, C63 cabriolets and C63S cabriolets
Reason for recall: Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle, which could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack / Four wheel drive
Photo Credit: Volkswagen

Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 33,100
Models recalled: 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks, Golf SportWagen wagons
Reason for recall: Silicate on the shift lever microswitch contacts may build, allowing the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in Park, increasing the chance of a rollaway or injury.

Ford

FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a
Photo Credit: AP/Keith Srakocic

Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 550,000
Models recalled: 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUVs and 2013-2016 Fusion sedans
Reason for recall: A bushing that attaches from the shifter cable to the transmission could detach, causing the vehicle to be in a different gear than selected, which could cause unwanted movement of the vehicle.

Nissan

FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo,
Photo Credit: AP/Shuji Kajiyama

Month of recall: July 2018
Number of cars recalled: 105,000
Models recalled: 2011 Versa sedans, 2011-2012 Versa hatchbacks
Reason for recall: Passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Lexus

The Toyota Motor Corp. 2014 Lexus IS sport

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 115,000
Models recalled: 2006-13 Lexus IS 350 convertibles, 2010-14 IS 350C sedans, 2007-11 GS 350 sedans and GS 450 hybrid sedans
Reason for recall: Material in the fuel pulsation dampers may harden and crack, causing fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler

2017 Chrysler Pacifica, a Four-door, seven-passenger minivan Base
Photo Credit: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC.

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 240,000
Models recalled: 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans
Reason for recall: The manual Park release plug can be taken out without a tool, which could cause the manual Park release to engage and the vehicle to roll away.

 

Audi

The new redesigned Audi A7 Sedan; known as
Photo Credit: Audi of America/Trotman-Wilkins, David

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 139,000
Models recalled: 2013-18 Audi S6 and S7 sedans, 2012-18 A6 and A7 sedans, 2014-18 RS7 sedans
Reason for recall: Stress or wear on the body-sensing mat on the front passenger seat could cause the detection system to malfuncton, which could lead to an air bag not deploying in a crash.

 

Volkswagen

FILE- In this April 11, 2017, file photo,
Photo Credit: AP/Julie Jacobson

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 55,000
Models recalled: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs
Reason for recall: The second-row center seating position can be damaged by a child seat base wider than 12.6 inches, leaving the buckles damaged and releasing unexpectedly.

BMW

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9747798e) BMW
Photo Credit: CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterst/CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 33,000
Models recalled: 2009-13 BMW X5 xDrive35d SUVs
Reason for recall: Engine idler pulley bolt may loosen and break, which could cause vehicle to lose power-assist steering.

Kia

bzREVI21 - 2010 Kia Forte sedan for inclusion
Photo Credit: KIA MOTORS/Kia Motors

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 507,600
Models recalled: 2010-13 Kia Forte, Forte Koup sedans, 2011-13 Kia Optima sedans, 2011-12 Kia Optima Hybrid sedans, Sedona minivans
Reason for recall: Air bag control unit could short circuit in a crash, preventing them from deploying.

GMC

2018 All-New GMC Terrain SLT, a compact crossover
Photo Credit: General Motors Corp./GMC

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 88,129
Models recalled: 2018 GMC Terrain
Reason for recall: Air bags may not deploy in a crash.

Kia

The KIA logo is seen during the
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Harold Cunningham / Getty Images

Month of recall: June 2018
Number of cars recalled: 106,428
Models recalled: 2015-2018 Sedona
Reason for recall: Sliding doors may not reverse if they close on a person's limb.

Fiat Chrysler

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on display
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 4.8 million
Models recalled: 2014-2019 Ram 1500 pickup, 2014-2018 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickups and chassis cab trucks, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2014-2018 Chrysler 300, 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2014-2018 Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango, 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and 2018 Wrangler
Reason for recall: Drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

Jeep

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk is displayed at
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Drew Angerer

Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: Approximately 49,000
Models recalled: 2018 Jeep Cherokee 
Reason for recall: Fuel-supply tubes may have connectors that were incorrectly fitted, which increases the risk of a fire.

Jeep

2005 Jeep Liberty. For Special Wheels Section /
Photo Credit: Wieck/DaimlerChrysler

Month of recall: May 2018
Number of cars recalled: 325,000.
Models recalled: 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty
Reason for recall: Suspension problem could lead to water getting into the vehicle's rear lower control arms, causing the parts to rust or crack.

Audi

The Audi A4 allroad Quattro is displayed at
Photo Credit: AP/Carlos Osorio

Date of recall: April 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Around 1.2 million
Models recalled: 2013-2016 A4, 2013-2017 A5, 2012-2015 A6, 2013-2017 Q5 SUV, all with 2-Liter turbocharged engines.
Reason for recall: Electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.

Tesla

A Tesla Model S on display in Los
Photo Credit: AP/Richard Vogel

Month of recall: March 2018
Number of cars recalled: 123,000
Models recalled: 2012-2016 Tesla Model S
Reason for recall: Corroding bolt could lead to loss of power steering.

Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes Concept GLC Coupe is reflected besides
Photo Credit: AP/Jens Meyer

Month of recall: March 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: 121,861
Models recalled: Certain 2017-2019 GLC43 AMG, 2016-2019 GLC300 4matic, 2016-2018 GLC300, 2018 GLC63 AMG 4matic, 2018-2019 GLC350e 4matic vehicles
Reason for recall: Seat belt latch plates may retract into paneling, preventing their use.

Ford/Lincoln

The 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium on display during
Photo Credit: Newsday/Anthony Lanzilote

Month of recall: March 2018
Number of cars recalled: Around 1.3 million
Models recalled: 2014-2018 Ford Fusions, Lincoln MKZ sedans
Reason for recall: Steering-wheel bolt may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time.

Mitsubishi

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has three rows of
Photo Credit: MCT/Mitsubishi

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 158,600
Models recalled: 2011-16 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs
Reason for recall: Water may enter between the hood and windshield, causing corrosion of a ball joint that could lead to the wipers becoming inoperative.

Toyota

2018 Toyota Sequoia SUV comes in four trim
Photo Credit: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc./Michael Engelmeyer

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 158,600
Models recalled: 2018 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickup trucks
Reason for recall: A vehicle diagnostic function may unnecessarily turn off the vehicle stability control system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota/Lexus

The 2018 Toyota Camery is one of America's
Photo Credit: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc./David Dewhurst Photography

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Around 21,700
Models recalled: 2018 Toyota Camry and 2015-2018 Lexus RC F, 2016–2018 Lexus GS F 2018 Lexus LC 500
Reason for recall: Fuel pipes and fuel hoses in the engine compartment may not be properly connected, which could lead to a fuel odor or leak.

Jeep

This Feb. 14, 2013 photo shows a Jeep
Photo Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: 39,456
Models recalled: 2017 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Caravan RTs
Reason for recall: A faulty brake pedal switch may allow vehicles to be shifted out of park without the brake pedal being depressed.

Mitsubishi

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring.
Photo Credit: Wieck/Mitsubishi

Month of recall: February 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Almost 227,000
Models recalled: 2007-2010 Outlanders, 2008-2010 Lancers, 2009-2010 Lancer Evolutions 2010 Lancer Sportback, 2014-2016 Outlanders 2013-2016 Outlander Sports
Reason for recall: Older Outlanders and Lancers have sunroof glass that can detach; newer Outlanders have water that can seep into the back brake calipers, which could keep the brake from holding car in place.

Hyundai

2011 Hyundai Azera./ Handout art
Photo Credit: handout

Month of recall: January 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 87,900
Models recalled: 2006-11 Hyundai Azera sedans and 2006 Sonatas
Reason for recall: Water may enter the antilock brake module and result in an electrical short, which may cause an engine compartment fire even when the car is turned off.

Chrysler

2017 Chrysler Pacifica..Source Fiat-Chrysler.New York Auto Show 2016
Photo Credit: Fiat-Chrysler/Webb Bland

Month of recall: January 2018
Number of vehicles recalled: Approximately 154,000
Models recalled: 2017 Chrysler Pacificas
Reason for recall: The engine control module may incorrectly assess engine's operating status, causing it to stall.

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