Two automotive manufacturers have recently issued safety recalls, each impacting a significant number of vehicles. The recalls are for separate and distinct problems and cover a cross-section of models. The details follow.
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling approximately 14,939 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles for a fuel pump issue. Specifically, the fuel pump power control module may cause the fuel pump to fail or operate intermittently, which can interrupt fuel flow to the engine, and cause an unexpected engine stall.
An unexpected engine stall is a dangerous situation as it can happen anywhere, anytime — increasing the chance of a collision.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the fuel pump power control module, at no cost to owners. Owner notification letters will be mailed Nov. 8, 2021. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020, Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006, or GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212332040.
Ford Motor Company is recalling an estimated 228,297 2020-2021 Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with 360-degree cameras because the video output may fail, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.
This scenario is unsafe as the inability for a driver to see the rearview image can lead to a crash.
To remedy the matter, dealers will update the Image Processing Module (IPMB) software, free of charge. Owner notification letters will be mailed Oct. 7, 2021. Owners may reach Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21S44.