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29Aug
mb_ms2016-2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43

2016-2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43

Cars.com -August 29, 2017

2016-2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43

Vehicles Affected: Approximately model-year 2016-17 12,300 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 coupe SUVs and model-year 2017 GLE43 SUVs
The Problem: The engine control unit and transmission control unit software may have compatibility conflicts that cause the engine to shut down while the driver brakes to a stop or accelerates following an Eco start, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission control unit software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners in September. Owners can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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29Aug
vw_msVolkswagen recalls vehicles with defective fuel pumps

Volkswagen recalls vehicles with defective fuel pumps

Recall Masters -August 29, 2017

Volkswagen recalls vehicles with defective fuel pumps

The Volkswagen Group of America has recalled more than 280,000 vehicles believed to be equipped with defective fuel pumps, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2009-2016 CC and 2006-2010 Passat sedans, as well as 2006-2010 Passat wagons. The German automaker is unsure what percentage of the total population of vehicles named in the recall contain the problematic feature.
The Defect
The models named in the campaign could include defective fuel pump control modules prone to inducing fuel pump failure and ultimately stalling. The damaged fixtures could also lead to pump overuse, which can drain vehicles’ batteries and thus inhibit operation. The fuel pump control modules in these recalled models generate too much heat. This, combined with faulty electronic components and mechanical stress, results in the aforementioned outcomes, which pose serious danger to drivers and passengers. However, Volkswagen has yet to receive any reports detailing accidents or injuries stemming from the defective fuel control modules…

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23Aug
bmw_ms2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 23, 2017

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,800 model-year 2012-13 BMW X3 xDrive 28i and xDrive35i SUVs, and M6 convertibles, and model-year 2013 M6 coupes
The Problem: The driver’s frontal airbag inflator may have been improperly welded. This could lead to the inflator housing separating from the base plate in a crash necessitating deployment of the airbag, which may result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially causing serious injury or death.
A notice to BMW from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that the affected airbags were manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp., and although the defect poses a similar danger to that of the massive ongoing recall involving Takata-maufactured airbag inflators in cars in high-humidity areas, this latest issue is not related to that action…

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22Aug
dodge_msChrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

CarComplaints.com -August 22, 2017

Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger Cars

Chrysler is recalling more than 1,200 cars because oil could spray all over the windshields and hot engine parts, possibly causing fires, or stalled engines if enough oil is lost. Additionally, a driver will have a tough time seeing through a windshield coated with motor oil.
Recalled are 2017 Dodge Challenger and 2017 Dodge Charger cars equipped with Hellcat engines and defective engine oil cooler hoses.
Chrysler received three warranty part returns in a two-week period that showed the same engine oil cooler hose failures, causing the Costa Rica supplier, Hutchings Automotive Products, to conduct testing of the hoses.
Hutchings tested oil cooler lines to determine if changing the oven temperature and curing time for the glue improved the joint where separations were occurring. The tests caused the engine oil cooler hoses to separate at the crimped joining of the chlorinated polyethylene hoses to the aluminum tubes…

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15Aug
mazda_msVarious Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Various Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs -August 15, 2017

Various Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles recalled

Mazda North America Operations is recalling 79,402 model year 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or “Zone A.”
Additionally, unless included in “Zone A” above, Mazda is recalling model year 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of 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.”
Further, unless included in “Zone A” or “Zone B” above, Mazda is recalling model 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of 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…

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15Aug
sprinter_msDaimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Daimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Trucks.com -August 15, 2017

Daimler to Fix 43,000 Sprinter Vans in Latest Takata Airbag Recall

Daimler Vans USA is issuing a recall for more than 43,000 Sprinter vans that are equipped with faulty front passenger airbags.
The vehicles are the latest to be caught in a massive global recall of airbags built by automotive supplier Takata Corp. A defect may cause metal fragments within the airbag to explode in the event of a crash.
The problem has been associated with 12 deaths and more than 200 injuries in the U.S. alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The models involved in the recall are the 2007-09 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and the 2007-09 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500. The total number of vehicles affected is 43,689…

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11Aug
nissan_ms2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

The Car Connection -August 11, 2017

2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 44,000 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups to fix a problem with the vehicles’ seatbelts. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the devices may not properly protect occupants during collision.
The problem is attributable to a design flaw on the rear seatbelt. According the NHTSA’s defect report, “In the event of a crash, the rear seatbelt assembly may not adequately protect the occupant’s head, allowing it to contact the D-ring bolt trim cap.”
If that were to happen, if could result in a greater risk of injury to passengers.
The recall affects the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab. All told, 44,264 of those vehicles are registered in the U.S…

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10Aug
ford_msFord recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

 Gears of Biz -August 10, 2017

Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins

Approximately 6,000 vehicles are affected in North America.
It’s never a great time when your gas pedal stops providing forward motion. That’s the reason behind Ford’s latest recall.
Ford issued a recall for 5,914 examples of the 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The Edges have build dates between April 25 and June 20, 2017. The Fusions have build dates between May 4 and June 15, 2017, and the MKZs have build dates between May 4 and June 19, 2017…

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10Aug
jeep_ms2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

 FCAuthority -August 10, 2017

2017 Jeep Renegade Recalled Over Incorrectly Malfunction Indicator Lamps

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Jeep Renegade over an issue that could cause multiple malfunction indicator lamps to illuminate on the instrument panel when no malfunction exists.
The defect: due to a software issue, multiple malfunction indicator lamps may illuminate on the instrument panel when no malfunction exists. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, “Control and Displays.”
The hazards: if the malfunction indicator lamps illuminate at incorrect times, the driver may be unaware when a true malfunction occurs, increase the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Jeep Renegade.
Number of vehicles affected: 3,002 (United States figure).
The fix: Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will notify owners and dealers will update the Instrument Panel Control software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2017…

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10Aug
fca_msFiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

Gears of Biz -August 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues

The vehicles are split between two separate, unrelated recalls.
Fiat Chrysler issued not one, but two recalls this week for two separate issues that, when combined, cover approximately 805,000 cars.
FCA’s first recall covers 363,480 examples of the 2011-2015 Dodge Journey crossover.
The recall involves the vehicle’s front driver airbag. The airbag’s wiring harness might get chafed within the steering wheel, and if that happens, it could cause the airbag to deploy inadvertently. This increases the risk of both a collision and driver injury…

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