Monthly Archives : April 2017

29Apr
mb_msMercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Ability

Mercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Ability

CarComplaints.com – April 29, 2017


Mercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs that may Lose Steering Abilitys

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 10,800 SUVs at risk of losing the ability to be steered. Recalled are 2013-2016 G550, G63 AMG and 2016 G65 AMG SUVs with steering couplings that may not be tight enough.

If the steering coupling is loose, the steering coupling interlock can wear down due to an increased force on the parts and a driver can lose steering function.

In March 2015, a failed steering coupling was reported to Mercedes-Benz, something the automaker believed was an isolated incident caused by incorrect positioning of the steering coupling on the input shaft. Just as a precaution, a positioning gauge was installed at the supplier as a preventive measure.

However, two more incidents arrived in January 2016, causing Mercedes and the supplier to start investigations.

By April 2016, engineers determined the steering couplings hadn’t been tight enough, then in August two more complaints came in and caused the automaker to initiate more tests. By March 2017, Mercedes determined the vehicles did fine once new steering couplings were installed…

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27Apr
toyota_msToyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

CNN Money – April 27, 2017


Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

The company said Thursday that the recall applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Tacoma trucks.
The issue is that the vehicles’ rear differential — or a set of gears that sends power out to the rear wheels — could leak oil.
“If a vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the rear differential could become damaged, which can result in noise and reduced propulsion,” Toyota said in a statement. “In some cases the rear differential could seize, resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.”…

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25Apr
bmw_msBMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW Blog – April 25, 2017


BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 97 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The recalled vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

The leaking engine oil may get onto the front brake disks, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine oil cooler lines, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017…

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24Apr
mb_ms2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

Cars.com – April 24, 2017


2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, GLE-Class, GLS-Class, E-Class: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic coupes and GLE300d 4Matic, GL63 AMG, GLE350, GLE350 4Matic, GLE350d 4Matic, GLE400 4Matic, GLE43 AMG coupe 4Matic, GLE550e 4Matic, GLE63 AMG 4Matic, GLE63S AMG 4Matic and GLE63S AMG coupe 4Matic SUVs; model-year 2017 E300 4Matic sedans and GLS63 AMG 4Matic SUVs; and model-year 2016-17 GL350 4Matic Bluetec, GL450 4Matic and GL550 4Matic SUVs

The Problem: An electric power steering connector may be insufficiently sealed, allowing water to enter the control unit, possibly deactivating power steering assist and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the connector and inspect the electric power steering rack, replacing the rack, as necessary, for free…

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20Apr
tesla_msTesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tech Crunch – April 20, 2017


Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla is issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X vehicles made between February 2016 and October 2016, for a potential manufacturing issue in which the parking brake, once engaged, might experience a fractured internal gear that results in it being stuck in the ‘on’ position.

Tesla stresses that this recall is being done only because the carmaker typically exercises an abundance of caution in these cases, and that only a small number of vehicles will likely ever exhibit the issue, and that even when they do, the resulting problems don’t present a safety risk to either drivers or passengers.

The problem came to light because Tesla found customers were getting alerts that said their parking brake needs service, or that the brake could not be disengaged, not in huge numbers but with noteworthy frequency. Tesla traced the problem back to a batch of brakes from supplier Brembo installed on cars made during the roughly ten month period covered by the recall…

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19Apr
subaru_ms2017 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Possible Engine Stalling

2017 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Possible Engine Stalling

CarScoops – April 19, 2017


2017 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Possible Engine Stalling

Subaru has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a new safety campaign conducted on certain 2017 Impreza vehicles.

Built from October 18, 2016, to March 17, 2017, and from September 23, 2016, to March 21, 2017, these cars could suffer from engine stalling, due to winter fuels that may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line.

“When North American winter fuel, which will vaporize at a lower temperature, is used, the fuel may begin to vaporize in the fuel line, under higher ambient temperature, low speed, or stopped driving conditions”, the NHTSA notes in its description of the defect.

Subaru is aware of one incident related to this condition, which led to the recall, and will inform owners of the 33,131 examples in the United States, and 4,216 units in Canada, advising them to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer…

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18Apr
ford_msFord recalls Edge vehicles with optional Panoramic Vista Roof

Ford recalls Edge vehicles with optional Panoramic Vista Roof

Consumer Affairs – April 18, 2017


Ford recalls Edge vehicles with optional Panoramic Vista Roof

Ford Motor Company is recalling 84 model year 2017 Edge vehicles equipped with the optional Panoramic Vista Roof.

The vehicles may have an improperly welded windshield header, reducing the vehicle’s lateral structural integrity.

As such, they vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, “Side Impact Protection.”

If the vehicle has reduced lateral structural integrity, the occupants are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a side-impact crash…

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