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 there have been recalls for your vehicle? If the vehicle is not listed below, owners can check USA TODAY’s vehicle recall database or search the NHTSA database for new recalls. The NHTSA 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 issued by NHTSA from February 4 through February 10.

Kia recall for engine valve springs could cause fire

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

To resolve this issue, Kia dealers will replace the engine module on affected vehicles free of charge. Notification letters to owners are expected to be sent on April 5. Owners can contact Kia Customer Service at 1-800-333-4542. The Kia number for this recall is SC296.

Recalled vehicles:

Nissan recalls rearview camera that doesn’t display an image

Nissan is recalling 57,914 of its 2018-2022 LEAF vehicles. Damage to the camera harness can cause distortion or loss of the image on the rear view camera display. If the rearview image is not displayed properly, it can reduce the driver’s rearward vision 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 may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-867-7669.

Recalled vehicles:

Mercedes Benz recall for bright headlights, 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 improperly adjusted too high and create glare for oncoming traffic. Improper headroom adjustments can reduce visibility of oncoming traffic and increase the risks of serious injury and/or a crash, NHTSA said.

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

Benz owners can visit their dealers to check the headlight setting and adjust it if necessary, Mechanics will do all the checks free of charge. Notification letters to owners are expected to be sent on March 1. Owners may contact MBUSA Customer Service at 1-800-367-6372.

Recalled vehicles:

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

Honda recalls more than 750,000 vehicles due to airbag defect

Honda is recalling 750,114 vehicles. The weight sensor on the front passenger seat can crack and short out, failing to inflate the airbag as intended. An air bag that inadvertently deploys during a crash can increase the risk of injury to the driver and/or passengers, according to the 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 notification 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.

Recalled vehicles:

  • Agreement 2020-2022
  • 2020-2022 Civic sedan
  • 2020-2022 HR-V
  • 2020-2022 Odyssey
  • Pilot 2020-2022
  • 2020 Civic Coupe
  • 2020 Fit
  • 2021-2022 Civic hatchback
  • 2021 Civic Type R
  • 2021 Insight
  • 2020-2021 Accord Hybrid
  • 2020-2021 CR-V
  • 2020-2021 CR-V Hybrid
  • 2020-2021 Passport
  • 2020-2021 Ridgeline
  • 2020 Acura MDX
  • 2022 Acura MDX
  • 2020-2022 Acura RDX
  • 2020-2021 Acura TLX

300,000 GMC, Chevrolet trucks recalled due to concerns about tailgate release system

More than 300,000 trucks made by General Motors were recalled late last week due to safety concerns stemming from a short circuit in the tailgate’s electronic release system after contact with water.

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

An electronic door release that can unlock 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 parked.

Chevrolet customers can contact customer support at 1-(800)-222-1020. GMC customers can contact customer support at 1-(800)-462-8782. The recall number listed by General Motors is N232426400. You can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Division 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)

Contributing: Amaris Encincas, USA TODAY

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