Kia, Subaru, Volkswagen, others announce recalls

August 15, 2022 – The Detroit Free Press reports several major vehicle recalls from information available through the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to the article, several automakers have announced recalls recently, including Audi, Ferrari, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Volkswagen.

Refunds range in number of affected vehicles as well as origin issues, but here are some points from the announcements:

  • Chrysler is recalling some 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2021-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L because of the side light marker assemblies that can be damaged. This damage will not comply with Federal Vehicle Safety Regulations. The recall affects 99,186 vehicles.
  • Kia is recalling some 2012-2013 Optima models. The front bushing panels on both sides of the vehicle may be improperly secured, and could detach when the airbag is opened. This recall affects 257,998 vehicles.
  • Subaru is recalling some 2015-2021 WRX vehicles due to a spare light switch that can wear out and become malfunctioning. This recall affects 59,934 vehicles.
  • Volkswagen is recalling 1,216 vehicles including the 2016 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, S3 Sedan, R8 Coupe, A3 Sedan, A3 Etron, A3 Cabriolet, 2016 Golf Sportwagen, Golf R, Golf GTI, Golf A7 and E Golf. This is due to the possibility of improper deployment of the passenger airbags. Additionally, Volkswagen is recalling 2,238 units of some of the 2022 Golf R A8 and Golf GTI vehicles due to touch sensitive switches in the sunroof that do not comply with Federal Vehicle Safety Regulations.

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