Transport Canada has issued recalls for five other car brands from manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Ford, to name a few.
The recalls are due to several health and safety risks to both drivers and passengers in the affected vehicles.
From issues with faulty charging cables and brake booster wear to issues with airbag deployment and improperly fitted steering wheels, the federal ministry is urging Canadians to check if their cars have been affected by the recall and what steps to take next to fix them. Fix the problem(s).
Here is a complete list of the affected vehicles that Transport Canada has recalled:
The recalled car: Volkswagen ID.4 — 2023
The reason for the call: According to the Canadian Department of Transportation, 12V battery charging cables can be damaged by contact with the motor hub, which may cause a short circuit in some vehicles.
Corrective action: “Volkswagen will notify owners by mail and direct them to a dealer to check the battery charging cable.”
BMW 3 Series — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
BMW X3 — 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010
BMW 1 Series — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
BMW X5 — 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
BMW X6 — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
BMW X1 — 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015
The reason for the callIn some vehicles, the driver’s front air bag inflator may create excessive internal pressure while the air bag is inflated, and the increased pressure may rupture the inflator, which may allow shrapnel to be propelled toward the vehicle’s occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
corrective action: Dealers of affected vehicles will replace the front driver air bag inflator or air bag module, depending on vehicle model.
Ford Bronco Sport — 2021 & 2022-
Ford Escape – 2020, 2021, & 2022
The reason for the call: The fuel injector may crack on some vehicles.
corrective actionFord will notify owners by mail and direct them to a dealership to update the engine control software to detect fuel injector leaks.”
Volvo V60 Cross Country — 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022
Volvo XC90 — 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022
The reason for the call: The steering wheels may not be properly assembled on a small number of vehicles, which could result in the possibility of a loose bolt in the steering gearbox falling out.
corrective action: Volvo will notify owners by mail and direct them to take their vehicle to a dealership for a replacement of the steering gear.
Mercedes-Benz GL Class — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
Mercedes-Benz ML Class — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
Mercedes-Benz R Class — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
The reason for the call: Corrosion may cause the brake booster to fail, and if this occurs, it may be difficult to depress the brake pedal and increase the distance needed to stop the vehicle.
corrective actionMercedes-Benz urges owners to stop using recalled vehicles immediately, and will notify owners by mail and ask them to contact a local Mercedes-Benz dealer to have the vehicle towed and inspected.