Monthly Archives : July 2017

31Jul
honda_msHonda recalls model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WDs and AWDs

Honda recalls model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WDs and AWDs

Consumer Affairs – July 31, 2017

Honda recalls model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WDs and AWDs

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 24,127 model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WD and AWD vehicles.
The vehicles have a fuel supply pipe that may have been improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while the vehicle is being driven.
If the pipe disconnects, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire…

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31Jul
mitsubishi_ms2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

Car Connection – July 31, 2017

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected

Mitsubishi is recalling just over 100,000 Outlander crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with their windshield wipers. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the wiper motors in Outlanders from the 2007 to 2013 model years may be at risk of corrosion.
The motors in those vehicles were manufactured by DENSO Corporation in Japan. NHTSA explains that when the wipers aren’t in use, water may be able to enter the motor (for example, if the Outlander is parked outside during a rainstorm)…

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28Jul
ford_msFord to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Reuters – July 28, 2017

Ford to repair U.S. police vehicles after carbon monoxide concerns

Ford Motor Co said Friday it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries after U.S. regulators escalated an investigation into 1.33 million vehicles.
Ford said it will cover the costs of specific repairs in every Police Interceptor Explorer SUVs that may be tied to after-market installation of police equipment. The company said the modifications may have left holes in the underbody of the vehicles.
“If the holes are not properly sealed, it creates an opening where exhaust could enter the cabin,” Ford said in a statement…

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27Jul
ram_ms2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

FC Authority – July 27, 2017

2017 Ram 1500 Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leak

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Ram 1500 over an issue that could cause the vehicle to leak fuel.
The defect: the fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may have a broken fuel tank control valve which might leak fuel if the vehicle were to become inverted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”
The hazards: in the event of a rollover crash, leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: certain 2017 Ram 1500…

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27Jul
gm_msGM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

GM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

GM Authority – July 27, 2017

GM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

General Motors is recalling several models over an issue that could prevent a vehicle’s airbags or seat belt pretensioners from working properly.

The defect: the vehicles being recalled were previously remedied for recall 16V-651, but may not have received the complete software update necessary to completely remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

The hazards: a failure of the front airbags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger…

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26Jul
ford_msFord recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Ford recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Sacramento Bee – July 26, 2017

Ford recalls more than 100,000 vehicles over bolt issue

Do you drive a 2014 or 2015 Ford? If so, your ride may be subject to a recall.
The Associated Press reports that the U.S. automaker has issued a recall on about 117,000 vehicles. At issue are bolts that could fracture. They can be found in the seat, seat belt or buckle.
There are four vehicles involved in the recall:
▪ F-Series pickups, 2014 edition.
▪ E-Series vans, 2014.
▪ Escape SUVs, 2014 and 2015.
▪ Lincoln MKC SUVs, 2015…

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25Jul
dodge_ms2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Car Connection – July 25, 2017

2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017 Dodge Challenger to address a problem with the car’s transmission. A software glitch could allow owners to think their vehicle is in park when in fact, it’s not.
This isn’t the first issue that FCA has had with shifters in recent years. An electronic shifter manufactured by ZF confounded many Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep owners, resulting in 41 injuries, a recall of 1.1 million vehicles, and the death of a budding Hollywood actor. The automaker was on the receiving end of at least two lawsuits related to the faulty component…

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24Jul
mazda_msMazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

Mazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

CarComplaints.com – July 24, 2017

Mazda Recalls Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 to Fix Takata Airbags

Mazda is recalling more than 205,000 vehicles to replace Takata frontal passenger-side airbag inflators, a recall that is meant as a permanent fix to a May 2016 recall.
Included in the Takata recall are 2009-2011 Mazda Mazda6, 2007-2011 Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9 vehicles that will have their passenger airbag modules replaced. The recall is part of the ongoing saga of Takata airbags at risk of exploding due to the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate.
The chemical should create a small explosive force to deploy the airbags in a crash, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Because of time, heat and humidity, the chemical can become unstable and explode, sending metal fragments into vehicle occupants…

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24Jul
ford_msFord recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Ford recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Consumer Affairs – July 24, 2017

Ford recalls model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions

Ford Motor Company is recalling 5,215 model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs and Ford Edges & Fusions.
On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash…

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24Jul
dodge_ms2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

Cars.com – July 24, 2017

2017 Dodge Challenger: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,800 model-year 2017 Dodge Challenger sports coupes equipped with 5.7-liter V-8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions
The Problem: The transmission may not remain in the Park position; if that gear is selected while the engine is still running and the driver exits the vehicle without the parking brake set, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of an injury or crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the transmission control module software for free…

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