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Jun 2022

Toyota and Subaru Recall EVs

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 2,700 bZ4X Crossovers, because of a danger that wheels could come loose. Toyota is advising the 260 U.S. customers who have already taken delivery of their vehicles to park them immediately and contact any Toyota dealer to pick up their bZ4X.

Currently, Toyota has no remedy available at this time. Subaru also recalling about 2,600 units of the Solterra for the same reason. For Subaru, most of the vehicles were for dealers and none were delivered to customers in the U.S.

Honda Recalls More than 112,000 Ridgelines

Honda is recalling 112,060 vehicles after discovering a defect in the frame that could cause increase risk of fire. This recall effects 2006 to 2014 Honda Ridgelines that are sold or registered in “Salt-Belt” Regions. This means vehicles located where de-icing agents are applied during the winter.

An investigation has revealed that accumulation of de-icing agents and other debris on the rear frame where the fuel tank is mounted could cause the mounting bands to corrode and separate. This could result in fuel leakage and fire risk if the fuel tank is damaged.

Jun 2022

Jeep, Ram EcoDiesels Recalled for Fuel Pump Failures

Stellantis is recalling nearly 140,000 Jeep and Ram Models that are equipped with 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel six cylinder to address potential high pressure fuel pump failures

Vehicles that are effected will be the 2014 to 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500s shipped with a pump that can fail prematurely. Stellantis is expecting the failures to come gradually. The high pressure fuel pump may introduce internally failed component debris into the fuel system potentially causing fuel starvation, fuel starvation may result in an unexpected loss of motive power.

Jun 2022

Stellantis Issues Two Recalls

Stellantis is recalling about 256,404 Chrysler vehicles in the U.S for safety defects related to fuel supply and rearview image display. The vehicles affected by the fuel supply recall are 2014 to 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500 models. This issue is related to a high pressure pump failure that may cause fuel starvation.

For the rearview image display recall the vehicles affected are 2022 Ram 1500, 2500 pickups and 3500 Cab Chassis. These are being recalled in the U.S. because of software that could prevent the backup cameras from displaying when in reverse. The error is an incompatible combination of the rearview camera system and the radio, this issue will be resolved with a radio software updated.

GM Fleet Order Cutoffs

Effective immediately, all fleet ordering is cutoff for the following vehicles. This is a hard order cutoff and no additional orders can be accepted.

2023MY Cadillac XT5

Jun 2022

Ford Recalls 2.9M Vehicles Over Gear-Shifting

Ford will recall 2013 to 2019 Escapes, 2013 to 2018 C-Max, 2013 to 2016 Fusion, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connect and 2015 to 2018 Edge vehicles. The vehicles affected by the recall could have damaged or missing bushing that prevents them from shifting into the intended gear and might cause the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction.

These vehicles could also roll away even after the driver puts the vehicle in park. Additionally, if the vehicle is turned off in a gear other than the park position, the engine will not restart. To fix this issue, the dealers will replace the under-hood shift bushing and add a protective cap over the shift cable bushing.

GM Fleet Order Cutoffs

Effective immediately, all fleet ordering is cutoff for the following vehicles. This is a hard order cutoff and no additional orders can be accepted.

2023MY Chevy Blazer

Jun 2022

GM Fleet Order Cutoffs

Effective immediately, all fleet ordering is cutoff for the following vehicles. This is a hard order cutoff and no additional orders can be accepted.

2023MY Cadillac XT6

Jun 2022

GM Fleet Order Cutoffs

Effective immediately, all fleet ordering is cutoff for the following vehicles. This is a hard order cutoff and no additional orders can be accepted.

2023MY Chevrolet Traverse
2023MY GMC Acadia

May 2022

The Latest Numbers on the Microchip Shortage

The latest number of chip related factory cuts continue to rise according to AutoForecast Solutions; AFS estimates that more than 167,000 vehicles will be removed from factory plans this week. Asian locations outside of China suffering the heaviest hit, cutting nearly 434,000.

China Auto Plants have had 107,000 reductions to date. This number could be lower than normal vehicle output at the moment due to China struggling to shut down factories and other activities in major cities to fight a COVID-19 resurgence.

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