Car companies recall 5 different brands of vehicles in Mississauga, Brampton, and beyond

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Published April 7, 2023 at 4:11 pm

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Several car companies are recalling various models of vehicles due to issues ranging from front seat and restraint failures to loss of power in the rear wheels, all of which could cause crashes or injuries.

BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Maserati are some of the vehicles being recalled.

As always in such cases, Transport Canada is overseeing the recall process to ensure compliance.

See below for more information on each vehicle including the model, year and specific issue prompting the recall.


SUV recalled by BMW

Model: X3

Year: 2021

Issue:  The front seat frames may not have been properly welded. As a result, the seats could fail and move in a crash causing a risk of injuries to the passengers.

What you should do: BMW will notify owners by mail and give instructions on how to take the vehicle to a dealership to replace the front seat frames and back rests.

To reduce the safety risk, BMW recommends that you should not transport a person in the front passenger seat until the recall repairs have been completed.


SUV recalled by FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 2020, 2021, 2022

Issue: A mounting bolt for the rear axle housing could break, causing clunking or banging noises as well as vibrations from the rear of the vehicle.

There is also the potential of the driveshaft and axle shafts to disconnect. This would result in a loss of power to the rear wheels and the vehicle could move when the transmission is in Park mode (while the parking brake is not in use.)

A parked vehicle that rolls away or the loss of power to the wheels could both result in a crash causing serious injuries.

Ford says this recall only affects certain vehicles equipped with a 3.0 L or 3.3 L engine.

What you should do: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct on how to take the vehicle to a dealership to update the engine control module (PCM) software to set the parking brake when the transmission is in the Park position.


Car recalled by MASERATI

Model: MC20

Year: 2022

Issue:  Brake lights may flicker under certain braking conditions.

When brake lights do not function correctly, the vehicle can be less visible and cause a following driver to not recognize that a vehicle is braking. This could increase the risk of a crash.

Canadian regulations require the stop lamps to stay on constantly while braking.

What you should do: Maserati will notify owners by mail and give instructions on how to take your vehicle to a dealership to inspect, and if necessary, replace the tail lamp assemblies.


SUV recalled by VOLKSWAGEN

Model: ATLAS

Year: 2018, 2019

Issue: On certain vehicles, the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may malfunction.

This may cause the airbag system to turn off the passenger-front airbag even when a passenger is seated.

There is also a potential that an error message could display on the instrument panel and a cause warning chime to sound. The airbag indicator light may even display “passenger airbag off.”

In a situation like this an airbag that is turned off, could increase the risk of injury to a passenger in a crash.

What you should do: Volkswagen will notify owners by mail. The corrective actions for this recall are still under development.

Volkswagen advises that you shouldn’t use the front passenger seat until the recall repairs are completed.


Car recalled by HYUNDAI

Model: GENESIS G90

Year: 2023

Issue: There may be a problem with the seat belt pretensioners. As a result, the seat belt pretensioners may not work properly in a crash causing an increased risk of injury during a collision. 

What you should do: Genesis will notify owners by mail and give instructions on how to bring your vehicle to a dealership to install protective caps over the seat belt pretensioners.

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