Because of problems with exterior mirrors, some Chevrolet Suburban vehicles are going to be part of a non-compliance recall action, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A possible safety issue with these mirrors led to concern over noncompliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, specifically No. 111, which concerns “rear visibility.” This standard calls for outside mirrors to provide a “view of a level road surface” for the driver.
The glass in these mirrors was the source of the issue: Instead of the flat mirror needed for these vehicles, the affected units reportedly came with right-side convex mirrors, possibly distorting drivers’ views while in motion. The recall order included 214 Chevrolet Suburban heavy-duty vehicles with the 2016 and 2017 model years fitted with mirrors from the Michigan-based supplier Magna Mirrors of Americaf…
Volvo is recalling more than 5,500 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with their airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the inflatable curtain airbags in those vehicles may have been installed using poorly manufactured bolts, which could dramatically increase the risk of injury to occupants during crashes.
The bolts were supplied by Autoliv Poland. NHTSA explains that the bolts were treated with chemicals that could cause them to break very quickly–within 48 hours. If that happens, the bolt heads may detach, meaning that the associated airbags won’t be held in place during deployment and thus won’t provide as much protection as they should…Read More
Maserati is recalling certain units of the Quattroporte and Ghibli over weeping or leaking fuel lines.
The defect: affected vehicles have fuel lines that may weep or leak fuel.
The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
2014-2015 Maserati Quattroporte
2014-2015 Maserati Ghibli
Number of vehicles affected: 10,879 vehicle (United States figure). It is possible that the vehicles are also being recalled in markets outside the U.S…
Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp said on Thursday it was recalling about 460,000 CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6 cars globally to fix multiple defects in their diesel engines, including a problem that could lead to engines stalling.
The cars subject to the recalls were produced between February 13, 2012 and February 2 this year. No injury or fire has been reported from the defect, Mazda said.
Of the total, 170,000 cars were sold in Japan and the remainder overseas…Read More
Toyota has called back all the Toyota Mirai cars due to a software bug. Cars from all around the world were recalled by the automaker.
It is a very tedious task to recall all the sold car of a model. However, Toyota managed to do so without such problem.
Toyota Mirai sold all around the world has been called back by the company. To be precise, 2,840 vehicles were called back. This is because it was a niche vehicle and not a lot of the model was sold.
The issues were noticed in the car’s powertrain. In certain situation, it malfunctions. To cite an example, after driving on a long descent under cruise control if the accelerator is jammed, it will boost the fuel cell’s convertor to give out much higher voltage than the maximum allowed. In this situation, the fuel cell system will stop running and the warning light comes on, reported CNET…Read More
Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 12,500 E-Class vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a manufacturing problem that could increase the risk of injury during collisions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the occupant detection control unit in some 2017 E-Class cars may have been improperly installed.
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That’s a real concern, because the control unit turns the front passenger airbags on and off, depending on whether the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult. If it deactivates the airbags because it thinks that cargo or a child seat have been placed in the front passenger seat, adult passengers could face a dramatically higher risk of injury in a crash.
The recall involves 2017 models of the Mercedes-Benz E300, E300 4Matic, and E43 AMG. Mercedes says that 12,456 of those vehicles are registered in the U.S…Read More
Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.
The automaker says affected cars include 2014-2017 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive. Chrysler says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight front driveshaft bolts for the cars, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin March 31. About 75,000 cars are affected in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
There have been no reports nor accidents or injuries…Read More
BMW has issued a recall for approximately 19,000 model-year 2014-17 BMW i3 models equipped with the optional Range Extender REx.
The recall bulletin issued by BMW and NHTSA says “the fuel-tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery-positive cable, creating a hole in the vent line and causing a fuel vapor leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this can increase the risk of a fire.”…Read More