Three Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar

Three new recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that may impact your business. The auto manufacturers involved are Subaru of America. Inc. (Subaru), LA West, Inc. (LA West), and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA).

Subaru

Just over two thousand 2019 Legacy and Outback vehicle owners are affected by the administration’s latest recall. Spot welds located on the duct below the cowl panel may have been improperly applied, impacting the vehicle’s body strength, according to the NHTSA.

“In the event of a crash, the reduced strength of the vehicle body may increase the risk of an accident,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.

The recall is expected to begin July 26, 2019.

Subaru stated it aims to notify vehicle owners impacted by its recall. Glass companies who will be working on the recalled models can assure their customers they will inspect and repair the recalled vehicles at no cost to them. Shop owners can advise their 2019 Legacy and Outback vehicle owners to contact Subaru’s customer service center at 1-844-373-6614 if they have more questions. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUH-93.

LA West

Several LA West owners of certain 2018-2019 Ford Transit vehicles 2019 equipped with glass roof hatches were impacted by the company’s latest recall. According to the administration, temperature and vibration stresses may cause the tempered glass roof hatch to shatter.

“If the tempered glass roof hatch shatters, glass fragments might fall onto passengers, increasing the risk of injury,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.

LA West aims to notify owners of who own its recalled Ford Transit vehicles. Glass companies who will be working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their roof hatch will be replaced at no cost.

Shop owners can advise their customers to contact LA West’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-704-498-4940.

MBUSA

Hundreds of MBUSA’s 2020 GLE350 4Matic and GLE450 4Matic vehicles are affected by the administration’s latest recall. The administration states a welding error during production may have resulted in a small hole in the floor, which could allow water to leak into the passenger cabin.

“Water in the passenger compartment may affect the vehicle’s electrical systems, increasing the risk of crash or injury,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.

The recall is expected to begin August 13, 2019.

MBUSA aims to notify all affected owners. Glass companies who will work on the recalled models can assure their customers that they will seal the affected area at no charge.

Shop owners can advise their MBUSA vehicle owners to contact the company’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-800-367-6372.

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