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Nissan, Kia, Ford, BMW Issue Recalls Over Accident, Injury Risk

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Regulators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a series of recalls that impact thousands of vehicles nationwide. If you’re a car owner in Washington state, you may have been impacted as well.

One of the recalls announced recently include one issued by Nissan. The firm is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles for an issue with the rearview cameras that come with harnesses that might become damaged. If that occurs, the feature will suffer a display image loss and the driver will experience reduced visibility. This increases the risk of an auto accident.

Impacted vehicles include 2019 through 2021 Altima and 2021 and 2022 Sentra vehicles.

Car owners should expect to receive a recall alert in the mail on October 19, 2023.

Kia, Nissan’s sister company, is also recalling thousands of 2018 through 2021 Stinger vehicles over fuel control valve issues.

Mercedes-Benz, Ford Recall Vehicles Over Accident Risks

Over 11,000 2023 GLC300 vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz are being recalled over front tow eyes. Because of an incorrect attachment to the cross members, the tow eyes may detach while the vehicle is towing something, increasing the risk of an accident. Impacted car owners will receive a notification in the mail by November 10, 2023.

If you own a Ford vehicle of the 2024 or 2025 E-350, F-650 SD, or F-750 SD models, Ford will be contacting you due to a parking pawl issue. If the driver cannot put the gear into Park due to a transmission defect, the vehicle can experience a rollaway accident. At dealerships, mechanics will make sure the transmission or valve bodies are repaired and/or replaced.

In addition to this recall, Ford is also contacting owners of the 2020 and 2022 Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer due to a manufacturing defect in the vehicles’ battery, which could lead to a battery fire. Recall notification letters have already been sent to car owners.

BMW Vehicles Pose Injury Risks Over Airbag Issue

BMW is also recalling vehicles over front passenger knee airbags that may not deploy in the event of an accident. Because this issue can expose passengers to injuries, the company will replace the front passenger knee airbag systems for free.

Impacted vehicle models include the 2023 BMW XM, 2024 BMW X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 M60i, X5 M, X5 xDrive50e, X6 xDrive40i, X6 M60i, X6 M, X7 xDrive40i, X7 M60i, and Alpina XB7 vehicles.

If you own one of these vehicles, the company should send a recall notification in the mail on October 30, 2023.

If you worry one of your vehicles might have been recalled, you can check your vehicle at NHTSA’s database for any open recalls.

For more on the recalls mentioned in this article, follow this link.

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