Recall Rundown: Fuel Pumps, Airbags, and Failed Child Restraints

by Aryn Plax

Aug 23, 2021

Audi, Toyota and Cadillac are recalling vehicles for problems with fuel pumps, airbags and seat belt assemblies. Notices are expected to be mailed late September and October. If you want to know whether your vehicle is affected by these recalls, read our recall guide to learn how to research recalls affecting your vehicle.

Audi

Audi is recalling nearly 52,700 of the following vehicles because rear seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate, affecting the security of the child restraint systems:

  • 2021 Audi A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan
  • 2021 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback
  • 2021 Audi A6 Allroad, A6 Sedan
  • 2021 Audi A7
  • 2021 Audi A8
  • 2021 Audi E-Tron Quattro, E-Tron Sportback Quattro
  • 2021 Audi Q3, Q5, Q5 Sportback, Q7, Q8
  • 2021 Audi RS5 Sportback, RS5 Coupe, RS6 Avant, RS7, RSQ8
  • 2021 Audi S4 Sedan
  • 2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, S5 Sportback
  • 2021 Audi S6 Sedan
  • 2021 Audi S7
  • 2021 Audi S8
  • 2021 Audi SQ5, SQ5 Sportback, SQ7, SQ8
  • 2021–2022 Audi S3 Sedan
  • 2021 Volkswagen ID4

Autoliv, an auto parts supplier, said that mistakes with the automatic locking retractor levers cause failures of the webbing. These locking retractor system failures violate federal safety regulations. Audi and Volkswagen dealerships will likely replace the middle rear seat belt assemblies after recall notices are mailed October 1.

Toyota

Toyota is recalling more than 32,000 model year 2019–2020 Toyota Yaris, Toyota Yaris Hatchback and Toyota Yaris Sedan vehicles because their DENSO fuel pumps may crack, fail and cause vehicle stalling.

The DENSO low-pressure fuel pumps have impellers that may crack, absorb excessive fuel and deform over time, causing damage to the pumps. Signs of a failing pump include illuminated warning lights, rough running of the engine, engine stalling, and vehicle non-starting.

A green Toyota Yaris is parked on the side of a road.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed September 30. Dealers will replace the fuel pump assemblies.

Cadillac

General Motors is recalling more than 34,000 model year 2020–2022 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 vehicles because the roof rail side curtain airbags may not properly deploy during a crash.

The roof rail side airbags on the left or right side of the vehicles may not have been installed correctly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notified General Motors in June about an airbag that did not properly deploy in a 2020 Cadillac CT5. GM launched an investigation that revealed there is a twist between two attachment points in the roof rail side airbags.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed September 20, after which Cadillac dealers will inspect and reinstall the roof rail airbags.

Sources:

  1. Toyota Yaris Fuel Pump Recall Involves 32,000 Cars
  2. Audi Rear Seat Belt Assemblies May Have Defects
  3. Cadillac CT4 and CT5 Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Problems