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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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1Aug
bmw_ms2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 1, 2017

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,200 model-year 2006 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with the Sport Seat option, and 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with standard seats
The Problem: The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal airbag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks, which could lead to a system failure. In a crash, such a failure would cause the front passenger airbag to be deactivated, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will repair or, as necessary, replace the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, for free…

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