Fuel Pump, Tailgate, Driveshaft, Rear Seat Belt Problems Prompt Recalls

Fuel Pump, Tailgate, Driveshaft, Rear Seat Belt Problems Prompt Recalls

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Nissan Rogue (2021), Ford F-150 (2018), Ford F-150 (2021-2022), Ford Maverick (2022) & Ford Mustang Mach E (2021-2022) Recalls

Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall which MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If not repaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you. The following MAY APPLY to your vehicle if it is listed below. Please click on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) Recall ID Number below to learn more about the safety issue and the reason for the vehicle recall. 

Nissan Rogue (2021) – Fuel pump failure may cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. 
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V957000
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,793
Summary & Remedy

Nissan North America, Inc. (“Nissan”) is recalling certain 2021 Rogue vehicles. Abnormal wear inside the fuel pump may cause it to overheat and fail.

Dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 26, 2022. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan’s number for this recall is R21B8. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to nhtsa.gov.

Ford F-150 (2018) – Unexpected tailgate opening may allow unrestrained cargo to fall out of the truck bed and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V983000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57,591
Summary & Remedy

Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles with manual and power release tailgates. The tailgate latches may unlatch unexpectedly while driving.

Dealers will replace the left-hand and right-hand tailgate latches, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 31, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21S53. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to nhtsa.gov.

Ford F-150 (2021-2022) – A fractured driveshaft can cause a loss of drive power, or a loss of vehicle control if the driveshaft contacts the ground. Additionally, unintended movement could occur while parked if the parking brake is not engaged. Any of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V986000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: POWER TRAIN, STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 184,698
Summary & Remedy

Ford is recalling certain 2021-2022 F-150 vehicles. Underbody heat and noise insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, which could damage the driveshaft and cause it to fracture.

Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft as necessary, and properly attach the underbody insulators, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 31, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21S56. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to nhtsa.gov.

Ford Maverick (2022), Ford Mustang Mach E (2021-2022) – Improperly attached seat belts may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 21V979000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,622
Summary & Remedy

Ford is recalling certain 2021-2022 Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Maverick vehicles. The rear seat belt buckles may not be properly attached to the rear floor assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, “Occupant Crash Protection,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

Dealers will repair the rear seat belt buckle attachments, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 17, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21C36. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to nhtsa.gov.

To find out if your vehicle is included in a recall, please use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool.
What Is A Vehicle Recall?

When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. The fix, or repair, can be accomplished by repairing, replacing, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car/vehicle.

What Should I Do If My Vehicle Is Included In This Recall?

If your vehicle is included in a specific recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.

For additional recall information, please click Vehicle Recall FAQs.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

VEHICLE OWNERS AND LESSEES AFFECTED BY AUTOMOTIVE DEFECTS OR SAFETY RECALLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEHOE LAW FIRM, P.C., [email protected], FOR A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL LEGAL CLAIMS.  
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