Transport Canada is alerting drivers to recalls on certain vehicles from Mercedez-Benz, Tesla, Ford, Hyundai and others.
Land Rover is recalling their 2023 Defender 130 models due to a manufacturer's issue.
It's possible that the latch that locks the backrest for the third-row seat may not have been manufactured correctly. As a result, the seat backrest may not fully lock in place and this could allow it to move in a crash and increase "the risk of injury," according to Transport Canada.
Land Rover will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealership to inspect the third-row seat, and replace the backrest if necessary. To reduce the safety risk, Land Rover recommends not to transport any passengers in the third-row seat until the recall repairs have been completed.
Ford is issuing a recall for some 2023 F-150 truck models due to a powertrain issue.
On certain trucks, the front axle drive pinion could break. If this happens, the truck will lose power to the front wheels, and the wheels could lock up while the vehicle is moving, which could result in a crash.
"This recall only affects certain 4x4 trucks equipped with a 3.73:1 axle ratio," says Transport Canada.
If the front axle pinion is broken, Ford will replace the entire front axle assembly.
Tesla is issuing a recall on their 2023 Model Y due to an issue with the bolts that secure the second-row seat back frames. Transport Canada warns they may not have been tightened properly which could lead to a seat belt that does not work properly.
This would increase the risk of injury during a crash.
"Tesla will notify owners by email and advise you to contact Tesla Service to arrange for an inspection of the bolts that secure the second-row seat back frames. The bolts will be tightened, if necessary," says Transport Canada.
BMW is recalling their 2023 S1000RR motorcycle models. On some, the fulcrum (pivot) pin for the brake lever may not have been manufactured correctly. As a result, there could be a reduction in brake pressure that can cause reduced braking.
Reduced braking can cause extended stopping distances and increase "the risk of a crash," Transport Canada said.
BMW will contact owners and replace the fulcrum pin.
Mercedez-Benz is recalling their 2019 AMG GT models due to a powertrain issue.
"On certain vehicles, a clip for the wiring harness for the automatic transmission may not be installed correctly. Over time, this could result in the wires to rub against the driveshaft and become damaged. This could cause a loss of engine power and/or an engine stall. Additionally, depending on which wire is damaged, the manual and automatic "P" (PARK) gear selection might not be available. If the parking brake is not used when parked, the vehicle could move suddenly," according to Transport Canada.
This issue could lead to a loss of power in the wheels and increase the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz will let owners know if they need to bring their vehicle to get checked by the dealership. The mounting of the clip and wiring harness will be corrected or replaced as necessary.
Nissan is issuing a recall for their 2013-2018 Altima models due to an issue with the hood latch. Corrosion could cause the secondary hood latch to stick in the open position after it is used. If this happens, and the primary hood latch is released, the hood may open suddenly while driving.
This could increase the risk of a crash due to the hood blocking the driver's view.
Nissan may instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the hood release lever spring. The dealer will also install a hood latch maintenance warning label.
Hyundai is recalling their 2012 and 2013 Veloster models due to an electrical issue.
On certain vehicles, the rear parking assist sensors located on the rear bumper could short circuit. A short circuit could increase the risk of a fire.
"Hyundai will notify owners by mail and instruct you to bring your vehicle to a dealership to replace the rear parking assist sensor fuse and any defective sensors. Hyundai recommends that if the instrument cluster does not work, the transmission shifter is stuck in park, or if you see melted plastic on the rear bumper, you should park the vehicle outside and contact a Hyundai dealer," says Transport Canada.