Recall Roundup: Tesla, Volkswagen, Toyota

July 3, 2024
Several recalls were issued by NHTSA last week, impacting approximately a million vehicles.

Last week, several recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impacting approximately a million vehicles, reports USA Today.

1,995 vehicles were recalled by Jaguar for the oil filter housing potentially cracking and leaking oil onto the engine, presenting the risk of fire. The 2024 model year Defender, Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Velar are all affected. To remedy the problem, dealers will replace the filter housing, oil filter, and o-rings, and owners will be notified by Aug. 9.

General Motors recalled 6,746 vehicles, comprised of 2023-2025 Cadillac XT5s and 2024-2025 Cadillac XT6s, for an issue related to the instrument panel not alerting the driver when the hazard warning lights, high beams, or turn signals are engaged. Dealers will update the instrument panel’s software to fix the issue.

Nissan recalled 7,222 of its two-wheel drive Infiniti vehicles, including the 2011-2013 M56; 2012-2013 M35 Hybrid; 2014-2018 Q50; 2014-2018 Q70 Hybrid; 2014-2019 Q70; and 2015-2019 Q70L. These vehicles are prone to the driveshaft breaking, leading to a loss of power or roll away vehicle. Owners are expected to be notified by Aug. 12, with dealers instructed to replace the driveshaft.

11,650 of Chrysler’s 2014-2019 Fiat 500s were recalled for the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) not displaying when necessary: a violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.” Dealers will reprogram TPMS electronic control unit modules, with owners being made aware by Aug. 14.

Tesla’s Cybertruck was the subject of two recalls last week, one of which was for 11,383 of the 2024 Cybertruck model over an improperly adhered trunk bed trim sail applique that’s prone to coming off. Tesla service will use an adhesion promoter and pressure sensitive tape, or replace missing applique, to remedy the issue.

Another 11,688 Cybertrucks were also recalled for the front windshield wiper motor controller failing as a result of an electrical current overload. Tesla service will replace the wiper motor as a solution. Owners impacted by both of these recalls will receive notices beginning Aug. 18.

Porsche recalled 31,689 of its 2020-2025 Taycan vehicles due to the front brake hoses potentially cracking and leaking fluid. Letters will be mailed beginning July 3, and dealers will replace the front brake hoses.

145,254 Toyota vehicles were recalled over the driver’s side airbag failing to unroll properly and potentially deploying partly out of the window. Included in the recall are the Lexus TX350, Lexus TX500 Hybrid, and Lexus TX550 Hybrid+, as well as the Toyota Grand Highlander and its hybrid counterpart.

Toyota is currently developing a solution for the defect, though owners will receive notices between Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, and another once a remedy is found. 

Around another 11,000 Lexus SUVs were recalled by Toyota for the driver and front passenger seat head restraints detaching, with dealers instructed to replace the head restraints and owners receiving notices by late August.

Finally, Volkswagen issued a couple of recalls: 9,653 of its 2022-2024 Audi RS E-Tron GTs and Audi E-Tron GTs were recalled for the front axle brake hoses being prone to tearing, leaking, and causing a brake circuit failure. Dealers will replace the front axle brake hoses and owners will receive notice by Aug. 16.

The automaker also recalled another 271,330 of its 2021-2024 Atlas and 2020-2024 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles for its passenger occupant detection system potentially containing a wiring defect, causing it to not enable the passenger seat’s airbag. Dealers will replace the PODS sensor mat
and wiring harness and owners will receive notices by Aug. 16.

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The Ratchet+Wrench staff reporters have a combined two-plus decades of journalism and mechanical repair experience.

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