The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a series of vehicle recalls, affecting over 116,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles due to a fire hazard, among others. Vehicle owners can search for recalls using the NHTSA’s online database with their vehicle identification number (VIN).

Chrysler is recalling 38,164 vehicles due to an improperly attached steering column control module, which may prevent airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Affected models include the 2023 Chrysler Voyager, Pacifica, Jeep Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer, Wrangler, and various 2023-2024 RAM trucks. Dealers will inspect and replace the module if necessary, with notifications expected to be mailed by May 3.

Additionally, Chrysler is recalling 10,908 MOPAR steering column control modules and 284,982 vehicles from the 2018-2021 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 lines due to the potential for side curtain airbag inflators to rupture, which could cause serious injury or death from metal fragments. Dealers will replace the airbags for free.

Kia is recalling 48,232 EV6 hybrid vehicles, and along with Hyundai, is recalling 147,110 vehicles due to a damaged Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) that could lead to a loss of drive power and increased crash risk. Repairs and software updates will be provided at no cost.

Hyundai is also recalling 15,645 of its 2024 Genesis GV70 vehicles because of a potential water leak into the transmission control harness, which could cause the vehicle to shift from park to neutral unexpectedly. Owners are advised to use the emergency parking brake and have their vehicle’s harness inspected and repaired by dealers.

Mercedes-Benz is addressing a fire risk in 116,020 of its vehicles by recalling to inspect and secure a 48-volt ground connection under the passenger seat, which, if loose, could overheat. Models affected range from 2019-2023 GLS450 to 2023-2024 GLE350. Notification letters will be sent out on May 14, with repairs provided free of charge.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 116,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been recalled due to a potential fire risk from an improperly secured 48-Volt ground connection.
  • Chrysler is recalling tens of thousands of vehicles for issues ranging from improperly attached steering column control modules to defective side curtain airbag inflators.
  • Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 147,000 vehicles because of a problem with the Integrated Charging Control Unit that could lead to a loss of drive power and increase the risk of a crash.

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued multiple recalls last week, including notices for over 116,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles for a fire risk.”

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