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31Dec
honda_msHonda Recalls Nearly 640,000 Odyssey Minivans Over Seats That May Suddenly Shift During A Crash

Honda Recalls Nearly 640,000 Odyssey Minivans Over Seats That May Suddenly Shift During A Crash

Tech Time – December 31, 2016


Honda Recalls Nearly 640,000 Odyssey Minivans Over Seats That May Suddenly Shift During A Crash

Honda has confirmed Dec. 29 that it is indeed stopping the sale of its Odyssey minivans in the United States and will recall nearly 640,000 units sold from 2010 until 2015.

Faulty Lever
According to Honda, the recent move has been prompted by a defect on the second-row seats of the minivan. In its report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Japanese automaker explained that it involves a lever that could remain in unlocked position, which could cause the seats to suddenly move…

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29Dec
chevy_msAdditional Chevy Malibus Recalled Over Takata Air Bag Defect

Additional Chevy Malibus Recalled Over Takata Air Bag Defect

Recall Masters – December 29, 2016.

Additional Chevy Malibus Recalled Over Takata Air Bag Defect

The Defect

General Motors will recall all 2017 Malibu vehicles manufactured on Nov. 10, 2016, according to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The right-hand rear side air bag inflators in these cars appear to lack sufficient welds, which could cause the inflators to separate at random. As a result, these air bags are at risk for spontaneous deployment that can project debris and cause injury or death among vehicle occupants…

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28Dec
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

Mitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

Recall Masters – December 28, 2016.

Mitsubishi Will Replace Lift Gate Out of Caution

The Defect

The problem appears to affect model year 2011-2012 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured between Aug. 26, 2010 and June 1, 2012. Also being recalled are 2016 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured between Jan. 11, 2016 and July 8, 2016.

According to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the support tubes that are meant to hold up the vehicles’ lift gates when they are open do not contain the correct amount of anti-corrosion treatment. Over time, this means that salt and water can corrode the tubes, which will in turn cause them to lose pressure more quickly. If not treated, affected lift gates could crash down on operators without warning, possibly causing injury…

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26Dec
kia_ms2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

The Car Connection – December 26, 2016.

2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

Last week, Hyundai recalled some 5,600 crossovers due a wiring glitch that could cause trouble when the vehicles were towing trailers. Now, Hyundai’s sister, Kia, is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles for the very same problem.

At Kia, the issue affects 2016 and 2017 models of the Kia Sorento and 2016 models of the Kia Sportage. As with the Hyundai vehicles, Kia’s problem is rooted in a faulty trailer hitch wiring harness that can cause a trailer’s brake lights to malfunction. Specifically, the harness can cause the brake lights to remain illuminated, which makes it harder for vehicles to tell when the Kia is braking. That, in turn, can increase the risk of a Kia being rear-ended…

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19Dec
ford_msFord Addresses Seat Belt Defects

Ford Addresses Seat Belt Defects

Recall Masters – December 19, 2016.

Ford Addresses Seat Belt Defects

The Defect

For will be recalling model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured between Nov. 2, 2012 and July 31, 2014, as well as model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured between Nov. 14, 2012 and July 31, 2014, according to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

These vehicles contain seat belt defects that could prevent them from deploying properly. Ford claims that seat belt anchor pretensioners can overheat during use, causing them to snap when deployed during a crash. This could lead to an uptick in injuries and deaths – in fact, Ford believes that at least two accidents and injuries can be traced to the defect.

The recall will cover 602,739 vehicles in the U.S., 35,614 in Canada, 8,665 in Mexico and 653 elsewhere, according to USA Today…

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16Dec
mitsubishi_msRecall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

CARS.COM – December 16, 2016.

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 50,000 model-year 2011-12 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs manufactured between Aug. 26, 2010, and June 1, 2012, and 2016 Outlander Sport SUVs manufactured between Jan. 11 and July 8, 2016

The Problem: The liftgate support outer tube may have insufficient anti-corrosion treatment that can allow the outer tube to corrode due to salt and water penetration. This could result in a rapid loss of the gas used to provide lift assistance, causing the liftgate to fail suddenly and increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the liftgate supports for free…

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10Dec
chevy_msGeneral Motors to Recall Nearly 50,000 Police SUVs

General Motors to Recall Nearly 50,000 Police SUVs

Fortune – December 10, 2016.


General Motors to Recall Nearly 50,000 Police SUVs

 

General Motors /react-text react-text: 221 plans to recall nearly 50,000 sport utility vehicles made for police departments and other government agencies because of a hazard in the cooling system. /react-text

react-text: 223 The problem affects the 2010 through 2014 models of the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit SUV…

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