Honda, Kia, Nissan among 1.1 million recalled vehicles

Honda, Kia, Nissan among 1.1 million recalled vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued multiple recalls last week, including Honda’s recall of more than 1.1 million vehicles for an airbag defect.

Looking to see if recalls have been issued on your vehicle? If the car is not listed below, owners can check USA TODAY’s automotive recall database or search the NHTSA database for new recalls. NHTSA’s website allows you to search for recalls based on your vehicle identification number, or VIN.

Here’s what you need to know about the vehicle recalls published by NHTSA from February 4th through February 10th.

Kia’s recall of engine valve springs could cause a fire

Kia is recalling 2,872 of its 2024 Telluride vehicles. The engine valve springs can break while driving, which can result in the car losing power and possibly creating a hole in the engine block. A hole inside the engine block increases the risk of a fire, and a loss of car power increases the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA report.

To resolve this issue, Kia dealers will replace the engine sub-assembly free of charge for affected vehicles. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 5th. Owners can contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. The Kia number for this recall is SC296.

Towed vehicles:

Nissan recalls that the rear camera does not display an image

Nissan is recalling 57,914 of its 2018-2022 LEAF vehicles. Damage to the camera harness may cause distortion or loss of the rear view camera screen image. If a rearview image is not displayed properly, it can reduce the driver’s rear view and increase the risk of a crash, NHTSA reports.

These vehicles do not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility,” according to NHTSA.

Nissan is currently working on solutions to resolve this issue. Notification letters will be mailed on March 20. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.

Towed vehicles:

Pulling the Mercedes Benz over with the headlights on can cause an accident

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 15,502 of its 2019-2022 GLC 300, 2020 GLC 350e and 2020-2022 AMG GLC 43 vehicles. The headlights may be incorrectly adjusted too high and create a glare for oncoming traffic. Improper headroom adjustments can reduce visibility of oncoming traffic and increase the risk of a serious injury and/or crash, NHTSA said.

NHTSA states that these vehicles do not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Related Devices.”

Benz owners can visit their dealers to inspect the headlight alignment and correct it if necessary. Mechanics will do all checks free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be sent on March 1st. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Towed vehicles:

  • 2019-2022 GLC 300
  • 2020 GLC 350e
  • 2020-2022 AMG GLC 43

Honda recalls over 750,000 vehicles for airbag defect

Honda is recalling 750,114 vehicles. The front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and short circuit, not being able to depress the airbag as intended. An airbag that inadvertently deploys during a crash can increase the risk of injury to the driver and/or passengers, according to NTHSA.

If your vehicle is on the recall list, you can visit your dealer to have the seat weight sensors replaced free of charge. The notice letters are expected to be mailed on March 18, 2024. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The Honda numbers for these recalls are XHP and VHQ.

Towed vehicles:

  • Agreement 2020-2022
  • 2020-2022 Civic sedan
  • 2020-2022 HR-V
  • Odyssey 2020-2022
  • 2020-2022 Pilot
  • 2020 Civic coupe
  • 2020 Win
  • 2021-2022 Civic hatchback
  • 2021 Citizen type R
  • 2021 Insight
  • 2020-2021 Accord Hybrid
  • 2020-2021 CR-V
  • 2020-2021 CR-V Hybrid
  • Passport 2020-2021
  • 2020-2021 Ridgeline
  • 2020 Acura MDX
  • 2022 Acura MDX
  • 2020-2022 Acura RDX
  • 2020-2021 Acura TLX

300,000 GMC, Chevrolet trucks recalled for tailgate release system concerns

More than 300,000 trucks made by General Motors were recalled late last week over safety concerns posed by the electronic tailgate release system short circuiting after coming into contact with water.

The notice is set to affect about 323,232 trucks, including some Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models sold between 2020 and 2024, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The electronic door release, which can open the tailgate while the vehicle is in motion, can cause a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA. The gate can also be unlocked while the truck is in park.

Chevrolet customers can reach customer support at 1-(800)-222-1020. GMC customers can reach customer support at 1-(800)-462-8782. The recall number determined by General Motors is N232426400. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can be reached by phone at 1-(888)-327-4236 or online.

Affected vehicles:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (2020-2024)
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 (2020-2024)
  • GMC Sierra 2500 (2020-2024)
  • GMC Sierra 3500 (2020-2024)

Contributed by Amaris Encincas, USA TODAY

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