3 More Examples of Brand New Vehicles Getting Hit With Recalls

Published on October 2, 2023 in Recalls by Guillaume Rivard

Problems with brand new vehicles—including next-generation models—are, well, nothing new. Some of them are being rushed to market, while others may lack quality control at the manufacturer or supplier level. We’ve seen at least three more examples in the past few days.

First, as many as 64,913 Ram pickups need to be recalled in Canada. Affected models include the 2022-2023 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 (and 2024 Ram 2500). Guess what? The rear-view camera is once again to blame.

This is indeed a widespread issue across the auto industry. In Ram’s case, a software problem could cause the rear-view camera image not to appear on the centre display when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. The automaker will notify owners by mail in the coming weeks. It’s an easy fix, mind you: Ram dealers will simply update the radio software.

Photo: Stellantis

Meanwhile, the completely redesigned 2024 Hyundai Kona may have bad seat belt retractors on the rear outboard seats. As a result, the seat belts may not extend and/or retract correctly in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

Hyundai has announced a recall on 1,583 units in Canada. Dealers will inspect the left and right-rear seat belt retractors and replace them if necessary. If you hear a noise when extending the seat belt or are unable to extend it, you should not have a passenger in that seat, and you should contact a dealer immediately to have the vehicle inspected.

Photo: Hyundai

Finally, the all-new 2023 BMW 7 Series and its i7 electric variant are being recalled (93 units in Canada) because the connection between the windshield wiper motor and the wipers could loosen and slip over time. If this happens, the windshield wipers may stop working all of a sudden, which could pose a real danger in bad weather.

Affected owners must schedule an appointment with their BMW dealers, which will inspect the windshield wiper system and replace it if necessary.

Photo: Uwe Fischer

Anyone who owns one of the aforementioned models should check the recall database on their manufacturer’s website to find out if their vehicle is part of the recall or not.

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