November Automobile Safety Recalls

On 2018-11-26 15:03:07

A small number of 2018 Ford Explorer owners will be receiving notices regarding an issue affecting the fuel system in their SUVs. The vehicles in question are equipped with 2.3L or 3.5L GTDI engines.


According to the defect report, some 2018 Explorers were manufactured with fuel pressure sensors with over sized threads. These gaps could prevent the pressure sensor from fully seating, creating a fuel leak that could ignite in the presence of an ignition source. Owners will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the fuel line assembly replaced.




Ford will be contacting the owners of certain Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan cars with airbags replaced under recalls 16V-384, 17V-024 and 18V-046. These vehicle may have been fitted with a passenger air bag to module bracket that is insufficient strength. During a crash requiring airbag deployment, the bracket could deform, allowing inflation gas to escape and an incomplete airbag inflation. The vehicles affected by this recall include:


  • 2010 Ford Fusion
  • 2010-2012 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2010 Mercury Milan


Ford is not aware of any accidents or injury related to this problem, but are asking owners to get repairs done as soon as possible after receiving notices.




BMW will be contacting the owners of certain

  • 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive
  • 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon
  • 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive
  • 2015 740Ld xDrive
  • 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV
  • 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV

vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler.


According to BMW, the EGR cooler could leak internally, allowing coolant to mix with diesel engine soot and sediment. The high temperature within the EGR module could result in smoldering particles and a possible fire. Drivers will be alerted to this condition through a loss of engine coolant warning light, an unpleasant odor from the exhaust. Unusual noises from the engine, and/or smoke from the engine compartment.




Subaru will be contacting the owners of certain 2013 Scion FR-S, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 2012-2014 Subaru Impreza and 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek cars, regarding a problem affecting engine cooling. An improper design within the engine valve train could cause the valve spring to fracture under normal operating conditions. If this happens, drivers may notice an abnormal noise from the engine, an engine malfunction light will illuminate and the engine could unexpectedly stall. Owners will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the valve springs replaced.