Over 430,000 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln, are the latest to be recalled, as are Volkswagen vehicles that may be more prone to fire.
The recalls were reported in recent weeks by automakers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling several vehicle models because water can collect in the spare tyre wheel well, causing the fuel pump control to fail and the engine to stall while driving. The following vehicles are affected:
2016 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 2017-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE400 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE43 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 2016-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE550 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz ML250 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz ML400 2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz ML550 AMG ML63 Mercedes-Benz
There are at least 323,963 vehicles affected.
The recall is expected to be mailed to affected owners on February 21, 2023. Dealers will inspect for water intrusion, instal a water drain plug, and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump control unit for free.
Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator
Ford is recalling certain 2020-23 Lincoln Aviator and 2020-22 Lincoln Corsair vehicles equipped with a Revel audio system because the seat belt warning system may activate the audible warning chime for less than four seconds when the driver’s seat belt is not buckled and the vehicle is started. Because it does not properly alert of an unbuckled seat belt, affected vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements.
There are at least 101,001 vehicles affected.
The recall is expected to be mailed to affected owners on February 6, 2023. Dealers will provide free software updates for the audio control module.
Indian Motorcycle Corporation
The Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling certain 2022 Chief, Chief Bobber, Chief Darkhorse, Super Chief, and Super Chief Limited motorcycles because the kickstand may not retract properly when left out while riding, violating Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements.
At least 4,653 motorcycles have been impacted.
The recall is expected to be mailed to affected owners on February 17, 2023. According to the NHTSA, a solution to the problem is currently being developed.
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2023 Volkswagen ID4 rear-wheel drive vehicles because the 12-volt battery charging cable may come into contact with the steering column shaft, causing the cable insulation to wear and potentially causing a short circuit. A short circuit can cause power outages and increase the risk of a fire.
A total of 1,042 vehicles are affected.
The recall is expected to be mailed to affected owners on February 27, 2023. Dealers will inspect the 12-volt battery charging cable and, if necessary, repair or replace it for free. Owners should park outside and away from structures until the problem is resolved.