Recall Round-Up November 10, 2021
Recall Round-Up: November 10, 2021
This edition of Recall Round-Up features recalls from Audi, Tesla, Kubota, and Yardline Play Systems & Gorilla Playsets.
Audi issues recall covering nearly all 2022 models over backup camera malfunction.
Due to a software error, Audi has announced that it is recalling most of its 2022 model year vehicles, some of which are still at the factory or waiting to be delivered to their owners. The recall covers the 2022 A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback, A3 Sedan, A4 Sedan, E-Tron GT, Q3, Q5, Q5 Sportback, Q7, Q8, SQ7, SQ8, RS6 Avant, and S3 Sedan makes, as well as the 2021 A8 and S8 makes. The issue is related to Audi’s new Modular Infotainment Toolkit System. The system may malfunction and show either a black screen or a frozen image, which violates NHTSA’s standards for rear view vision. This issue is not new to Audi or its parent company Volkswagen, as VW has dealt with this issue in its own range of cars in 2021. Although the fix is a simple software update, owners will have to take their vehicles to a dealership as this is not an update that can be received over the air by the cars. Owners can contact Audi at (800) 253-2834 for more information and can be expecting recall notifications by mail in December.
Tesla recalls vehicles over faulty braking software.
Tesla announced a recall that covers certain vehicles within the Model S, Model X, Model Y, and Model 3 makes. Roughly 11,000 vehicles were affected by the recall that was announced on November 2nd. The recall is due to software within the vehicles’ automatic emergency braking system that could cause the system to incorrectly activate. This problem is the result of an earlier update that Tesla sent to the vehicles. Although Tesla has already sent out the software repair, which can be accepted by the vehicle over the air without the need to take the vehicle in to a dealer, it still announced the recall to NHTSA. This comes on the heels of NHTSA criticizing Tesla for sending out updates regarding issues with their vehicles without properly reporting the issues to NHTSA or the owners of the vehicles. Because this recall can be fixed over the air, Tesla has stated that all but 17 of the affected vehicles have had the problem fixed.
Kubota issues recall over utility vehicles with poor floor mats.
Kubota is recalling its RTV-X1100C model utility vehicles from the model years 2013 through 2021. The recall may also include specific models with an additional letter following the “C” at the end. This recall affects 48,874 units sold in those years with serial numbers ranging from 10001 through 67546. The issue is centered around the floor mats sold with the vehicles as they can warp or degrade which can lead to interference with the brake and throttle during operation. The vehicles, which were sold at prices ranging from $21,300 to $22,950 can be taken into an authorized Kubota dealer to have the floor mats replaced with ones that will be secured to the floor with rivets. Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the affected units and can contact Kubota by calling (888) 458-2682 or by visiting their website by clicking here.
Playground sold under Yardline Play Systems and Gorilla Playsets recalled due to entrapment hazard.
The affected playgrounds, sold at Costco and Lowe’s, have been recalled due to the decorative gable design on the roof posing an entrapment hazard to children. The affected models are the Turbo Racer and Cloud Racer models sold at Costco.com from March 2019 through May 2021 as well as the Captain’s Fort and Fort Highlander sold at Lowes.com from December 2020 through May 2021. About 5,100 units are subject to the recall in the United States as well as an additional 200 in Canada. Affected consumers are asked to immediately stop usage of the playground and to contact Backyard Play Systems for a free repair kit. If consumers do not wish to do the repairs themselves, Backyard Play Systems will send a representative to do them at no charge. Owners can contact Backyard Play Systems at (866) 890-2211 or at email@example.com. Additional information can be found at www.backyardproducts.com/safety.