Hyundai is taking action to address a fuel pump issue in certain 2021-2022 Genesis vehicles. This problem came to Hyundai’s attention in September 2022 when they received their first warranty claim related to a 2022 Genesis GV70 vehicle experiencing a stall / hesitation problem. As more warranty claims started pouring in, Hyundai launched an investigation to pinpoint the root cause of the issue.

The vehicles affected include:

  • 2021-2022 Genesis G80
  • 2022 Genesis GV70
  • 2021-2022 Genesis GV80

In June 2023, Hyundai successfully replicated the problem. Their investigation, which included a dimensional tolerance CT scan, revealed a potential problem: interference between the impeller (a key component of the fuel pump) and its housing, causing an obstruction. Hyundai collaborated with the supplier and identified a specific production lot of fuel pump assemblies that lacked sufficient impeller material. This issue potentially affected vehicles manufactured between June 2021 and December 2021. Consequently, Hyundai made the decision to initiate a recall.

The issue lies with the low-pressure fuel pump assemblies in these vehicles. Some of these assemblies may contain impellers that do not meet the required material specifications, which can lead to deformations. This deformation can result in the impeller interfering with the fuel pump housing, creating mechanical resistance that can cause the fuel pump to shut down.

A fuel pump shutdown can severely restrict the flow of fuel to the engine, potentially causing a sudden reduction or complete loss of power while driving. This poses an increased risk of accidents.

As of the latest available data up to August 22, 2023, Hyundai has received reports of 879 unique incidents related to this defect condition in the United States, spanning from July 1, 2021. Fortunately, there have been no confirmed crashes, fires, or injuries linked to this fuel pump issue.

To rectify the problem, authorized Hyundai dealers will replace the affected fuel pumps. The recall associated with this issue is identified by Hyundai as number 016G, and it has been assigned the NHTSA campaign number 23V-630. Additionally, the NHTSA has designated a specific campaign number for the fuel pump recall, which is 23E-068.

In summary, Hyundai is addressing a fuel pump problem in certain 2021-2022 Genesis vehicles to ensure the safety and reliability of these vehicles on the road. If you own one of these vehicles, it is important to receive the necessary replacement to avoid potential issues related to the fuel pump.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recently taken action to address a potential problem that may affect certain 2014-2019 Ram 1500 trucks and 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The issue involves an unexpected engine stall, which could pose a safety risks to vehicle owners.

In May 2023, the FCA Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (TSRC) organization initiated an investigation into certain models manufactured between 2014 and 2019 for Ram 1500 trucks and between 2014 and 2020 for Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The focus of the investigation was on vehicles equipped with 3.0L Diesel engines. It was discovered that these particular vehicles had a tone reluctor wheel with an insufficient bond between the magnetic coating and the tone wheel body. Upon analyzing the stall patterns and reviewing vehicle history, it was determined that the affected vehicles were those manufactured with Gen II 3.0L diesel engines, and the crankshaft tone wheel was identified as the source of the stalls.

According to the defect report, the magnetic material attached to the reluctor wheel provides a crucial signal to the crankshaft position sensor. When this signal is lost, the engine’s ability to synchronize injector pulses and cam timing is compromised. Consequently, the loss of the crankshaft position can lead to an engine stall, leaving the vehicle unable to restart.

To address this issue, FCA will be updating the powertrain control module software to ensure that vehicle propulsion is maintained even in the event of a lost crankshaft position signal. By reading the camshaft position signal, the updated software will mitigate the risk of engine stalls.

As part of the recall process, FCA has assigned the number 66A to this specific recall, while the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-411. It is important to note that this recall represents an expansion of a previous recall, namely recall 20V-475.

FCA US will be contacting vehicle owners to ensure that they are informed about the issue and the necessary steps to resolve it. The company is aware of 10 customer assistance records, 611 warranty claims, and three field reports that may be associated with this particular issue.

General Motors (GM) is a well-known automotive manufacturer throughout the world, but even they are not immune to problematic vehicles experiencing safety concerns. Recently, two separate recalls were announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that impact certain GM models.

The first recall affects 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500, and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500 vehicles equipped with a dual fuel tank option. The recall is due to a potential rear fuel tank failure that may cause the engine to stall. This is a serious safety risk for drivers and passengers, as a sudden stall in traffic can result in an accident.

The second recall affects the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer and Traverse, 2023 Cadillac XT5 and 2023 GMC Acadia vehicles. The issue with these vehicles is a missing retaining ring in the half-shaft assembly. This can cause the half-shaft to separate from the vehicle, leading to a complete loss of power and control.

If you own one of the vehicles listed in the recalls, it is important to have the problem addressed as soon as possible. If you feel like you have a lemon vehicle that is continually having safety issues, you can take legal action against the manufacturer. Lemon laws vary by state, but in general, a vehicle is considered a lemon if it has a defect that impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle and is not repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.

The recent recalls from General Motors highlight the importance of staying informed about potential safety issues with your vehicle. If you own one of the affected vehicles, make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible. If you believe you have a lemon vehicle, seek legal advice to protect your rights and ensure your safety on the road

If you believe you have a lemon vehicle, you can contact a lemon law attorney for advice on your rights and options. You may be entitled to a replacement vehicle, a refund, or compensation for your expenses. If you have any questions about your rights under the California Lemon Law, please call our office at 1-888-395-3666 and get some great Lemon Law advice!

The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE is a luxury automobile known for its innovative features and high-performance engine. However, the SUV has also been the subject of a number of customer complaints and recalls due to various problems and defects.

Some of the most common problems reported by customers include passenger air bag not deploying properly, water leaks due to improper welding, active brake assist not engaging, fuel tank leaks, missing information in owner’s manual, detached rear door window trim, and third-row headrests not functioning properly. Other issues include interior switches not illuminating, rear cross member detachment, premature wear of shock absorbers, and failure of driver’s seat fastener bolt.

To address these issues, the manufacturer has issued several recalls, including:

  • Passenger Air Bag may not Deploy Properly
  • Improper Weld May Allow Water To Leak In
  • Active Brake Assist May Not Engage
  • Weld Between Fuel Tank and Filler Pipe May Leak
  • Incorrectly Installed Air Conditioner Drain Hoses
  • Owner’s Manual Missing Information
  • Rear Door Window Trim May Detach
  • Third Row Headrests May Not Function Properly
  • Engine Stall from Water Intrusion into Vehicle

If you own a 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE and have experienced any of these problems or other defects, you may be entitled to a remedy under California Lemon Law. This law provides protection to consumers who have purchased a vehicle that has a significant defect that affects its use, value, or safety, and that cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts. If you are experiencing problems with your vehicle, it is important to consult with an experienced Lemon Law attorney who can help you understand your rights and take action to get the compensation you deserve.

In conclusion, the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE is a high-performance luxury vehicle that has received numerous customer complaints and has been the subject of several recalls due to various problems and defects. If you are experiencing issues with your vehicle, it is important to know your rights under the California Lemon Law and to seek the help of a knowledgeable attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Some 2022-2023 Volvo PHEV vehicles could experience a loss of drive power because of a software error that may prevent the combustion engine from starting. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in December.

Volvo first became aware of the problem after receiving complaints of a vehicle no start condition in several Volvo models. (A low coolant flow issue was determined to be a potential cause.) Further investigation found that the estimated cooling flow on the electrical drive (ED) cooling circuit was set to zero when max cooling was requested. The problem was caused by faulty software logic. When the estimated cooling flow is set to zero the inverter generator module will set available torque to zero and the combustion engine will not start.

If the issue occurs the driver will experience a warning message in dim that “Propulsion System Service is Required“, at start. The vehicle will continue to start and drive on electric propulsion until a second warning appears – “Turtle in DIM and speed limited to 75 km/h“. If the driver ignores these visual and mechanical warnings, the vehicle will display “stop safely” and lose electric propulsion as the high voltage battery is depleted.

The vehicles affected include:

2022-2023 Volvo S60
2022-2023 Volvo S90
2022-2023 Volvo V60
2022-2023 Volvo XC60
2022-2023 Volvo XC90

The problem will be corrected through a ECM software update. Volvo’s number for this recall is R10198 and the NHTSA campaign number is 22V-793.

If your vehicle is experiencing repeated problems it could be a Lemon. Know your Lemon Law Rights. If you have any questions about your rights and the California Lemon Law, please call our office at 1-888-395-3666 and get some great Lemon Law advice!

In February, Nissan initiated an investigation into reports of an illuminated Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), reduced power and engine stalling in some 2021 Infiniti Q50 And Q60 vehicles. This investigation has resulted in a recall affecting approximately 13,000 vehicles.

According to the defect report, the engine control module (EMC)in the subject vehicles has a software function that prevents unintended acceleration based on monitoring torque input. A problem was found with the EMC software which prevented it from correctly reducing engine speed after an excessive torque detection. As a result, the vehicle would go into limp mode, reducing engine power, illuminating the MIL and eventually stalling. Nissan has received one report of an accident without injuries potentially related to this issue.

Infiniti will be notifying owners to return to their dealerships to get the ECM software reprogrammed. Infiniti’s number for this recall is R20C5 and the NHTSA campaign number is 21V-234.

General Motors will be asking the owners of certain 2020 GM automobiles to return to their dealerships to fix a problem affecting the fuel supply system in their vehicles. The vehicles affected include 2020 Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.

According to the defect report, the fuel pump assemblies in these vehicles may have been produced with burrs inside the mixing tube. Over time, these burrs could prevent the transfer of fuel from the secondary side of the fuel tank to the primary side. At low fuel levels, the engine may not receive enough fuel and the engine could stall unexpectedly. A stall without warning, especially at high speeds, could increase the risk of an accident.

Dealers will correct the problem by replacing the fuel pump module. GM’s number for this recall is N202314760 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-639.

Some 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014-2018 RAM 1500 vehicles equipped with 3.0L diesel engines may have been manufactured with crankshaft tone wheels that could experience magnetic signal material delamination.

The magnetic material attached to the tone wheel provides a signal to the crankshaft position sensor. If this material delaminates, the engine will lose its ability to synchronize injector pulses and cam timing. Loss of crankshaft position can result in an engine stall and the inability to restart. The problem can occur without prior warning.

The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will stop the engine from stalling by updating the powertrain control module software to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost. If tone wheel failure occurs, the engine warning light will illuminate but the vehicle will not stall.

The recall to update the powertrain control module software is expected to begin in October. FCA’s number for this recall is W58 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-475.