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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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10Aug
landrover_msOver 60,000 Range Rovers Being Investigated After 2015 Recall

Over 60,000 Range Rovers Being Investigated After 2015 Recall

CarScoops -August 10, 2017

Over 60,000 Range Rovers Being Investigated After 2015 Recall

Regulators in the United States are investigating the potential to recall over 60,000 Range Rovers with faulty doors.
In 2015, Jaguar Land Rover recalled 65,370 Range Rovers from the 2013-2016 model years and Range Rover Sports from 2014-2016 because the doors could automatically open when driving. JLR used a simple software update to resolve the issue.
However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received complaints from four vehicle owners about their doors continuing to open while driving, despite Jaguar Land Rover’s 2015 fix for the issue, The Detroit News reports…

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8Aug
infiniti_ms2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

Car Connection -August 8, 2017

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns

Nissan is recalling some 14,192 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 vehicles from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that, due to a software glitch, those vehicles may be at risk of stalling.
The software in question is found on the cars’ fuel pump control module. Due to some miscalculations involving fuel pressure, NHTSA says that the software “may allow the fuel level in the main tank to be too low to supply fuel
to the engine, causing the engine to stall while driving.” Depending on where the car is when that happens, it could dramatically increase the chance of a collision.
The recall affects the 2016-2018 Infiniti Q50 and the 2017 Infiniti Q60. Nissan will mail recall notices to owners of those vehicles around August 21. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Infiniti dealerships for service. Dealers will reprogram the software on the fuel pump control module at no charge…

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4Aug
gmc_msGeneral Motors recalling nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide

General Motors recalling nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide

CNBC -August 4, 2017

General Motors recalling nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide

General Motors is recalling nearly 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks worldwide that could lose power steering, according to documents made public Friday.
The largest U.S. automaker said the 2014 model year trucks could suffer a temporary loss of electric power steering, especially during low-speed turning maneuvers, according to documents disclosed Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall includes about 690,000 vehicles in the United States, 80,000 in Canada and around 25,000 in other markets. GM dealers will reflash the vehicle’s software to address the defect…

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3Aug
smart_msModel year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalled

Model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs -August 3, 2017

Model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles recalledRecall Alert

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,061 model year 2016 smart fortwo vehicles.
The lock nut that secures the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever may loosen over time, resulting in increased parking brake lever travel before the parking brake engages.
As the parking brake lever travel increases, the holding force may decrease to a point where the vehicle is no longer safely secured in all parking situations, allowing the vehicle to unexpectedly move when parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash…

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