The U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration has published a list of the most recent car recalls, which include head restraints that were placed incorrectly, seat frames that had not been fully welded, and potentially defective tyres. The majority of the 5,000 vehicles recalled in the past week were manufactured by Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover.
Worn tyres could lose pressure, says the Subaru Ascent
Subaru is recalling 4,409 vehicles with 20-inch wheels because a tyre that is already damaged could suddenly lose air pressure, increasing the likelihood of a collision. In an NHTSA recall report, the automaker claimed that “the inside tyre bead may have been broken during the wheel mounting process.”
Subaru Ascent 2023
According to the recall report, a technician who saw a break in a flat tire’s sidewall alerted Subaru on February 17, 2023.
Between February 17 and March 31, there were only 10 technical reports that Subaru is aware of in the American market. According to the automaker’s recall report, the problem has not caused any collisions or injuries.
Letters informing owners will be delivered on June 6, 2023. All four tyres will be replaced by dealers at no cost. The customer support number for Subaru is 1-844-373-6614. The Subaru recall number is WRH-23.
Concern with the seventh seat frame weld on the Land Rover Range Rover
According to NHTSA recall records, Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 500 seven-seater vehicles because the second-row seat frame may not have been adequately welded. According to the company’s safety recall report, a second-row seat frame that has been improperly welded may not sufficiently restrain occupants during a crash or sudden braking, increasing the risk of injuries.
Concerns that certain 7-seat vehicles may have a latch placed with a flawed weld on the second row 60% seat frame prompted Jaguar Land Rover to launch a safety inquiry in September 2022. The seat will move forward and upward in the case of a crash or rapid braking if the second row 60% seat centre position is occupied and the outboard seat user is not using the body mounted seat belt (for example, when a child seat is installed using LATCH/ISOFIX).
Owner notification letters will be mailed on or before June 2, 2023, according to Jaguar Land Rover. The second-row seat frame will be checked by dealers free of charge, and they will replace it if necessary.
At 1-800-637-6837, owners can reach Land Rover customer support. N783 is Land Rover’s reference number for this recall.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries connected to this problem for BMW.
BMW anticipates notifying owners via letters on May 29. The second-row outboard seat head restraint guide sleeves will be inspected by dealers free of charge, and they will replace them if necessary. BMW customer care can be reached by owners at 1-800-525-7417.