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9Oct
hyundai_msHyundai recalls model year 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Hyundai recalls model year 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Consumer News – October 9, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/hyundai-recalls-model-year-2018-santa-fe-sport-vehicles-100917.html
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 197 model year 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles.
The front coil springs may have been improperly manufactured and, as a result, may fracture under certain loads while the vehicle is being driven
A coil spring fracture can puncture the tire, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
The affected vehicles are currently unsold on dealer lots. Dealers will replace both front coil springs, free of charge prior to the vehicle’s sale…

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5Oct
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

Automotive News – October 5, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls Lancer again for Takata inflator

For the second time, Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling more than 66,000 Lancer vehicles for a potential Takata airbag glitch.
The 2004-06 Lancer and Lancer Evolution and 2004 Lancer Sportback outfitted with faulty airbag inflators were initially under recall in 2015, and were replaced with identical Takata parts.
If the ammonium nitrate used in Takata inflators is exposed to moisture for long periods of time, “overly aggressive combustion” may occur when the airbag is activated, the automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway and Transportation Association on Oct. 4. The pressure could cause the passenger-side front airbag to spray metal fragments into the vehicle…

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5Oct
lexus_msLexus recalls HS 250h over faulty transaxle

Lexus recalls HS 250h over faulty transaxle

Left Lane News – October 5, 2017

Lexus recalls HS 250h over faulty transaxle

Lexus has announced a recall involving its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan. According to Lexus, the recall covers about 18,000 vehicles in the United States.
Lexus issued the recall after determining that a manufacturing defect could cause premature wear of the hybrid’s transaxle assembly. If those components wear, it could cause a short circuit.
Lexus says that a short in the system will most often trigger a dash warning light and cause the vehicle to enter a fail-safe mode, which limits vehicle power. In some instances, however, the short can cause the hybrid system to completely shutdown without warning, resulting in a loss of propulsion. Lexus notes that the HS 250h’s steering and braking systems will still function even if its hybrid system loses power…

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3Oct
fca_msFCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

FCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

Left Lane News – October 3, 2017

FCA re-recalls 650K vehicles to inspect brake repair

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a follow-up recall for nearly 650,000 vehicles, including the 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee, that may have been improperly repaired in a previous campaign.
The original recall focused on protecting the brake booster from corrosion and subsequent water intrusion. Rather than install a new brake booster with improved corrosion resistance, FCA instructed technicians to install a shield to divert water away from the booster.
Some technicians apparently failed to properly install the new shield, resulting in more complaints of braking problems and additional NHTSA tests to determine the root cause…

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2Oct
infiniti_ms2017 Infiniti Q50, Q50 Hybrid: Recall Alert

2017 Infiniti Q50, Q50 Hybrid: Recall Alert

Cars.com – October 2, 2017

2017 Infiniti Q50, Q50 Hybrid: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2017 Infiniti Q50 and Q50 Hybrid sedans
The Problem: The driver’s frontal airbag inflator may have been improperly welded. In a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the inflator may crack and release the gas needed to properly deploy the airbag, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver-side airbag inflator for free.
What Owners Should Do: Infiniti manufacturer Nissan will begin notifying owners Oct. 30. Owners can call the automaker at 800-662-6200 (select Option 7), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4263 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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