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31Jan
hyundai_msHyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

America Now – January 31, 2017

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai has issued a recall for some of its Elantra and Sonata vehicles.

Approximately 110 of Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra sedans, manufactured between April 15 and Sept. 13, 2016, and Sonata sedans, manufactured between May 27 and Sept. 16, 2016, are affected by the car manufacturer’s recall, according to Cars.com.

The recall is due to the end seal for the driver’s front airbag inflator not being properly installed, which can result in reduced inflation of the airbag and increase the risk of injury in a crash. When a vehicle is turned in to a Hyundai dealer, the dealership will replace the driver’s front airbag module for free.

Beginning Feb. 13, owners of affected Elantra and Sonata vehicles will receive a notice from Hyundai…

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30Jan
ford_msFord Trucks Risk Fuel Leak

Ford Trucks Risk Fuel Leak

Recall Masters – January 30, 2017


Ford Trucks Risk Fuel Leak

Ford has announced that it will recall two different types of light trucks due to a fuel systems leak that could result in a fire of not addressed.

The Defect
Ford will recall model year 2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks manufactured between Aug. 10, 2016 and Sept. 17, 2016, according to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some of these vehicles appear to have been built without a necessary frame reinforcement bracket attached to the front fuel tank strap. Without this component, regular wear and tear to the vehicle will eventually cause the fuel tank strap to separate from the frame, which could cause the tank itself to move and possibly hit the ground. Any resulting damage could lead to a fuel leak and possibly a fire…

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26Jan
ford_msFord recalls F-150 for instrument cluster, Focus for chassis integrity issues

Ford recalls F-150 for instrument cluster, Focus for chassis integrity issues

CNET Road Show – January 26, 2017


Ford recalls F-150 for instrument cluster, Focus for chassis integrity issues

Ford just issued two new recalls, covering two wildly different vehicle segments. In fact, these two recalls exist on opposite ends of a number of spectrums.

Ford’s first recall covers approximately 8,000 examples of the 2017 F-150 pickup truck. The affected vehicles were built in Dearborn and Kansas City, between October 4 and November 23 of last year. About 6,800 of these vehicles are in the US, with the rest spread across North America.

The problem here stems from the instrument cluster. Immediately after a cold start in cold ambient temperatures, the display may lose its functionality. If the shift position indicator doesn’t light up, or if warning lights fail to display when necessary, this could lead to an increased chance of injury.

Thankfully, remedying the issue doesn’t involve removing the dashboard and replacing the cluster. Instead, dealerships will simply reprogram the instrument cluster, which should prevent the problem from occurring…

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25Jan
toyota_msToyota recalls 73,000 Tundra pickups for chintzy bumper steps

Toyota recalls 73,000 Tundra pickups for chintzy bumper steps

CNET Road Show – January 25, 2017


Toyota recalls 73,000 Tundra pickups for chintzy bumper steps

No matter how random a problem might seem, if it’s capable of causing injury to the owner, it deserves a recall. That’s the case with Toyota’s latest recall for the Tundra.

Toyota issued a recall for roughly 73,000 examples of the 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra pickup truck. All affected models are equipped with resin rear bumper steps and resin reinforcement brackets on each corner of the bumper.

The problem lies in the resin itself. If a Tundra is involved in a collision that affects a corner of the rear bumper, it may damage the resin reinforcement bracket without the owner’s knowledge. The next time somebody steps on that corner of the bumper, part of it may break, which increases the chance of injury. And there aren’t any “soft” parts back there.

In order to remedy the issue, Toyota will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with steel ones. The rear bumper tread covers will also be replaced. The steel bracket should eliminate the issue…

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23Jan
mazda_msMazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issue

Mazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issue

Consumer Affairs – January 23, 2017


Mazda recalls various vehicles with airbag inflator issueps

Mazda North America Operations is recalling a total of 8,018 vehicles with airbag inflator issues.

Included are model year 2009 RX-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

Additionally, unless included in “Zone B,” Mazda is recalling model year 2005-2006 MPV and 2005-2008 RX-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment…

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20Jan
audi_msVolkswagen recalls various Audi vehicles

Volkswagen recalls various Audi vehicles

Consumer Affairs – January 20, 2017

Volkswagen recalls various Audi vehicles

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling a total of 33,421 Audi vehicles.

Included are model year 2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet, S4 Cabriolet, A6 Avant, A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”

Additionally, unless included in “Zone B,” the company is recalling 2005-2008 Audi A4 Avant, A4 Sedan, A6 Sedan, S4 Avant and S4 Sedan vehicles, 2007-2008 A4 Cabriolet, RS4 Sedan, S4 Cabriolet and S6 Sedan vehicles; and 2006-2008 A6 Avant and 2008 RS4 Cabriolet vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment…

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18Jan
ms_msTakata Announces New Inflator Recall

Takata Announces New Inflator Recall

Recall Masters – January 18, 2017


Takata Announces New Inflator Recall

Takata Corporation has announced that additional air bag inflator modules may be faulty, leading to another set of recalls that looks poised to further extend an already lengthy process that has affected millions of vehicles in the U.S. and around the world.

The Defect
Takata will recall non-desiccated frontal air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant, according to documents compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Specifically, this will include PSPI, PSPI-1.1, PSPI-2, PSPI 6, PSPI-L and SPI model inflators. These were not included in any previous recalls.

The recall will address a significant number of vehicles from multiple automakers…

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16Jan
volvo_msVolvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Volvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Go By Truck News – January 16, 2017


Volvo Recalls Over 6K Trucks For Potential Brake Issues

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain 2013-2017 VNL and VNM models and 2017 VNX truck models. In the affected vehicles, incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.
If the brake system becomes contaminated braking performance could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects just over 6,100 trucks. No reported accidents have resulted from the defect.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle control module and replace the air dryer filter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 17, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1608….

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13Jan
toyota_msToyota Adds 544K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

Toyota Adds 544K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

Consumerist – January 13, 2017

Toyota Adds 544K Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

With Takata’s supposed $1 billion criminal settlement looming, another automaker announced plans to expand the number of its vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting airbag defect: Toyota will add 543,000 cars to the recall list.

Toyota announced Friday that it would recall the vehicles to replace the passenger air bag inflators that have been found to be affected by the defect…

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12Jan
ford_msFord expands Takata air bag recall, now affects three million vehicles

Ford expands Takata air bag recall, now affects three million vehicles

Reuters – January 12, 2017


Ford expands Takata air bag recall, now affects three million vehicles

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Thursday it will recall about 816,000 vehicles as it widened previous actions affecting models with Takata Corp (7312.T) air bags.

The move brings the number of vehicles with Takata air bag inflators recalled around the world by Ford to 3 million, most of them in the United States and Canada.

The fresh recall by Ford follows one on Monday by Honda Motor Co (7267.T) for about 1.3 million vehicles in the United States. That brought the total of U.S.-registered Honda vehicles recalled for Takata issues to about 11.4 million.

Globally, Honda has recalled 51 million Takata air bag inflators, and a smaller number of Honda brand and luxury Acura brand vehicles, because some of the models have been involved in more than one recall for the inflators…

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