Toyota, Kia, Land Rover Included in Recall of 247,000 Vehicles

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly a quarter million Toyota, Kia, and Land Rover vehicles have been recalled over a range of issues, including loss of brake power, malfunctioning taillights, and faulty airbags. The NHTSA has issued recalls for nearly 99,000 Kia Sportage SUVs, over 96,000 2022 through 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid SUVs, nearly 13,000 Land Rover Range Rover, and more than 29,600 2017 through 2020 Land Rover Discovery vehicles. The NHTSA also issued a number of recalls for other vehicles, including 8,281 Mercedes-Benz electric sedans for a software error related to loss of propulsion power; 103 Jayco RVs from 2023 due to the possibility of the solar panel detaching from the pop-up roof; five Subaru Ascent SUVs for defective ball joints; 1,008 Bentley Bentayga due to seat latch issue; 719 Chrysler Alfa Romeo due to broken brake disc; and a recall of the 2023 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport due to incorrect wheel assembly. Kia Sportage The recall of the Kia Sportage is because they could lose their power brakes. The issue is that the brake booster diaphragm may become misaligned, causing an internal vacuum leak and increasing the risk of an accident, according to the NHTSA report. Affected vehicles include certain model-year 2023 Sportage SUVs that were manufactured at the brand’s plant in West Point, Georgia, from Jan. 12, 2022, to Feb. 15, 2023. Kia dealers will inspect and replace the brake booster as necessary, free of charge. Letters of notification are expected to be mailed July 21, 2023. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542 and ask about brake booster recall number SC272, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number (VIN) and learn more. Toyota Corolla Cross SUVs The Toyota Corolla Cross SUVs from model years 2022 and 2023 are being recalled because the instrument panel may have been built without the required perforation, which could result in the passenger airbag not deploying properly. “Toyota conducted testing to determine the effect of no perforation in the instrument panel on airbag opening,” the company said in a safety report. The results showed that “the airbag deployed in a manner that was different than the intended design.” It might not properly cushion passengers in an accident. Toyota dealerships will inspect the panel and, if necessary, replace the instrument panel at no cost to owners. Owners may contact Toyota at 800-331-433. Toyota’s number for this recall is 23V384. Land Rover Recalls Range Rover SUVs Jaguar Land Rover is recalling model year 2022/2023 Range Rovers as the rear taillight connector may be damaged, which can cause the vehicle’s exterior lights to fail to illuminate, according to a safety report. This includes the body mounted tail-light, tai-lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Exterior lights that fail to illuminate can decrease visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace or repair the right lights, as necessary, free of charge. Letters of notification are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at (800) 637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N784. Land Rover Recalls Discovery SUVs Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain 2017 to 2020 Discovery SUVs. The UniLatch Keyless Vehicle (KV) entry function may fail to properly latch the rear passenger doors, which can result in the doors opening while driving. This can increasethe risk of a vehicle crash or compromise the safety of vehicle occupants, the company said in a safety report. In addition, the instrument cluster open-door warning light may fail to alert the driver of this condition. Dealers will disable the UniLatch Keyless Vehicle entry function, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N798.

Toyota, Kia, Land Rover Included in Recall of 247,000 Vehicles

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly a quarter million Toyota, Kia, and Land Rover vehicles have been recalled over a range of issues, including loss of brake power, malfunctioning taillights, and faulty airbags.

The NHTSA has issued recalls for nearly 99,000 Kia Sportage SUVs, over 96,000 2022 through 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid SUVs, nearly 13,000 Land Rover Range Rover, and more than 29,600 2017 through 2020 Land Rover Discovery vehicles.

The NHTSA also issued a number of recalls for other vehicles, including 8,281 Mercedes-Benz electric sedans for a software error related to loss of propulsion power; 103 Jayco RVs from 2023 due to the possibility of the solar panel detaching from the pop-up roof; five Subaru Ascent SUVs for defective ball joints; 1,008 Bentley Bentayga due to seat latch issue; 719 Chrysler Alfa Romeo due to broken brake disc; and a recall of the 2023 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport due to incorrect wheel assembly.

Kia Sportage

The recall of the Kia Sportage is because they could lose their power brakes. The issue is that the brake booster diaphragm may become misaligned, causing an internal vacuum leak and increasing the risk of an accident, according to the NHTSA report.

Affected vehicles include certain model-year 2023 Sportage SUVs that were manufactured at the brand’s plant in West Point, Georgia, from Jan. 12, 2022, to Feb. 15, 2023.

Kia dealers will inspect and replace the brake booster as necessary, free of charge. Letters of notification are expected to be mailed July 21, 2023. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542 and ask about brake booster recall number SC272, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number (VIN) and learn more.

Toyota Corolla Cross SUVs

The Toyota Corolla Cross SUVs from model years 2022 and 2023 are being recalled because the instrument panel may have been built without the required perforation, which could result in the passenger airbag not deploying properly.

“Toyota conducted testing to determine the effect of no perforation in the instrument panel on airbag opening,” the company said in a safety report. The results showed that “the airbag deployed in a manner that was different than the intended design.” It might not properly cushion passengers in an accident.

Toyota dealerships will inspect the panel and, if necessary, replace the instrument panel at no cost to owners. Owners may contact Toyota at 800-331-433. Toyota’s number for this recall is 23V384.

Land Rover Recalls Range Rover SUVs

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling model year 2022/2023 Range Rovers as the rear taillight connector may be damaged, which can cause the vehicle’s exterior lights to fail to illuminate, according to a safety report. This includes the body mounted tail-light, tai-lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Exterior lights that fail to illuminate can decrease visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace or repair the right lights, as necessary, free of charge. Letters of notification are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at (800) 637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N784.

Land Rover Recalls Discovery SUVs

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain 2017 to 2020 Discovery SUVs. The UniLatch Keyless Vehicle (KV) entry function may fail to properly latch the rear passenger doors, which can result in the doors opening while driving. This can increase
the risk of a vehicle crash or compromise the safety of vehicle occupants, the company said in a safety report. In addition, the instrument cluster open-door warning light may fail to alert the driver of this condition.

Dealers will disable the UniLatch Keyless Vehicle entry function, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 28, 2023. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N798.