Teslas, BMWs & More Have Been Recalled In Canada — Here’s How To Know If You’re Affected
Transport Canada recently shared multiple recalls for a number of vehicles, including some made by Tesla, BMW and Hyundai, for reasons such as fire risks and other potential safety issues.
The government notices alert owners to the issues and also provide information on what to do if your vehicle is part of the recall.
Tesla owners should take note of a recent recall shared by Transport Canada for some Tesla models with the FSD Beta enhanced driver assistance feature.
According to the notice, in certain traffic situations, when FSD Beta’s advanced driver assistance feature is enabled, the vehicle “can perform maneuvers that violate certain traffic rules if the driver doesn’t intervene and take control.”
According to Transport Canada, this could increase the risk of an accident if the driver does not intervene.
The recall applies to 2018-2022 Tesla Model 3, 2016-2023 Tesla Model S, 2016-2023 Tesla Model X and 2020-2022 Tesla Model Y.
According to the recall, Tesla will notify owners via email and deliver a software update.
Drivers can also use Tesla’s online recall search to check if their vehicle is affected.
Likewise, owners of Hyundai vehicles will want to check if their car is part of a recall that was recently issued over a fire hazard.
According to Transport Canada, the rear parking assist sensors on certain Hyundai vehicles could short out, which could result in a fire.
The recall applies to 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles.
Hyundai will notify owners by mail with instructions to take their vehicle to a dealer who, per the notification, will make the necessary replacement.
The company also recommends that if the instrument cluster (found on the dash) isn’t working, the transmission shifter is stuck in park, or if you see melted plastic on the car’s rear bumper, you should park the vehicle outside and contact a Hyundai dealer .
A potential safety risk is also the reason for a recent recall of certain BMW vehicles.
According to the notice issued by Transport Canada, on certain BMW models, a software issue may cause the external sound generator to not function properly, meaning the vehicle may not produce enough sound to be detected by a pedestrian or cyclist under certain conditions .
This could then result in an increased risk of injury for cyclists and pedestrians.
The affected models are 2022-2023 BMW I4s and 2022-2023 BMW IXs. BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer for an update.
How do I find out if my car has been recalled in Canada?
To find out if your vehicle has been recalled, you can use Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database, where you can enter the make, model and year to search for recalls.
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