Monthly Archives : March 2017

30Mar
toyota_msToyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

CNBC – March 30, 2017


Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota Motor on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators.

Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars, Mitsubishi Motors and truck maker Hino Motors also recalled a total of about 240,000 vehicles in the domestic market over inflators made by Takata which can explode after prolonged exposure to hot conditions.

At least 16 deaths have been linked to exploding Takata inflators, mainly in the United States, prompting the auto industry’s biggest-ever global recall…

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29Mar
bmw_msBMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

BMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

Recall Masters – March 29, 2017


BMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

BMW of North America has recalled more than 121,000 vehicles with damaged driveshaft joints, according to documentation from the National Highway Transportation Administration. The recall, which follows a related campaign initiated in May 2016, impacts a number of models produced between November 2010 and April 2013, including:

  • X5 xDrive35i, xDrive50i and M sport utility vehicles
  • X5 xDrive35d diesel sport utility vehicles
  • X6 xDrive35i, xDrive50i and M sport utility vehicles
  • X6 ActiveHybrid sport utility vehicles

    The Defect
    The contact surface between the spider and the seal for the front driveshaft joint does not comport with internal quality standards. Consequently, contaminants and dirt may enter the fixture and degrade the universal driveshaft joint to the point of breakage. This would increase the likelihood of a wreck…

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29Mar
ford_msFour new Ford recalls cover driveshafts, door hinges, fire risks

Four new Ford recalls cover driveshafts, door hinges, fire risks

CNET Road Show – May 29, 2017


Four new Ford recalls cover driveshafts, door hinges, fire riskses

Ford is no stranger to issuing batches of recalls. Its latest round includes three safety recalls and one safety compliance recall.

The whole cluster of ’em covers nearly 500,000 vehicles across North America. Crossovers, vans, sedans, hatchbacks and trucks are all included. Only one of the recalls is an expansion of a previous recall.

Ford’s first recall affects about 230,000 vehicles, all of which are equipped with 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 engines. The recalled vehicles include the 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect.

The issue relates to the cooling system. A lack of proper coolant circulation may cause these engines to overheat. If an engine overheats, it may crack a cylinder head, which can leak pressurized oil. Add a hot surface into the mix, and you introduce a chance of engine fires. So far, Ford is aware of 29 reports of engine fires…

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27Mar
bmw_msBMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

BMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

Consumer Affairs – March 27, 2017


BMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 36 model year 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5 xDrive40e vehicles.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with passenger front airbag modules using certain air-bag inflators that may not vent properly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.

If the inflator cannot vent properly, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants and causing serious injury or death…

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27Mar
lincoln_msLincoln and Ford Recalls to Address Air Bag Issues

Lincoln and Ford Recalls to Address Air Bag Issues

Recall Masters – March 27, 2017


Lincoln and Ford Recalls to Address Air Bag Issueses

Drivers in some Ford vehicles face possible risk from faulty air bag systems, according to a new recall from Ford. In a press release, the manufacturer announced the details surrounding a safety compliance recall that could possibly cause confusion among consumers: Although it involves Takata air bags, it is not a part of the massive international Takata air bag safety recall efforts.

The Defect
The manufacturer said that two possible problems could stem from this defect: Air bags in affected vehicles could either detach entirely or fail to inflate. Both cases are likely in exactly 31,867 vehicles across North America, the majority of which (27,531) are in the U.S. The models involved include Ford Edge vehicles as well as Lincoln Continental and MKX examples with the 2016 and 2017 model years…

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25Mar
nissan_msNissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Fox 8 Cleveland – March 25, 2017


Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires.

Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2013-2014 Murano vehicles. It says the problem stems from the power steering hose clamp, which may not adequately secure the hose. That could allow the hose to detach and leak power steering fluid. That could lead to a fire If it leaks onto a hot engine or exhaust pipes, the company said.

Nissan says dealers will install a new power steering high pressure hose kit, free of charge. Car owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit http://www.safercar.gov…

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24Mar
buick_msGM Recalls Buick Sedan Due to Power Steering Defect

GM Recalls Buick Sedan Due to Power Steering Defect

Recall Masters – March 24, 2017


GM Recalls Buick Sedan Due to Power Steering Defect

General Motors Co. has recalled more than 2,000 Buick sedans due to a serious power steering defect. The recall impacts LaCrosse models produced between August and November 2016, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The Defect
Affected vehicles include electric power steering connector cables that may not be properly sealed. These unprotected features are vulnerable to corrosion and could fail due to extreme oxidization or the development of high resistance, which can cause melting. This poses a serious risk to drivers, as the sudden loss of power steering can hinder vehicle operation and lead to crashes. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to the defect…

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24Mar
ford_msModel year 2017 Ford Mustangs recalled

Model year 2017 Ford Mustangs recalled

Consumer Affairs – March 24, 2017


Model year 2017 Ford Mustangs recalledes

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,470 model year 2017 Ford Mustangs.

The return spring for the driver side interior door handle may come loose, allowing the driver’s door to unlatch in a side impact crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.”

A door unlatching in a crash can increase the risk of injury…

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