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31Dec
maserati_msMaserati to Fix Some 2018 Luxury Sedans Due to Risk of Fire

Maserati to Fix Some 2018 Luxury Sedans Due to Risk of Fire

Bloomberg – December 31, 2017

Maserati to Fix Some 2018 Luxury Sedans Due to Risk of Fire

Maserati North America Inc. is recalling more than 1,000 of its newest luxury cars to fix leaky fuel pipes that increase the potential for an engine fire.

The 2018 Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans — with prices starting at $73,050 and $105,600, respectively — have a faulty fuel delivery pipe in the engine compartment that may leak gasoline, the company said. The cars haven’t yet been delivered to customers, and they’ll be fixed before individuals are able to drive off with them, according to Matteo Sardi, a spokesman for the carmaker.
The company said the flaw, caused by a part from supplier SumiRiko Italy, affects all 1,406 of the vehicles manufactured from July 24 through Dec. 14, when the problem was identified…

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31Dec
toyota_msToyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels

Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels

CarComplaints.com – December 31, 2017

Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels

Toyota is recalling nearly 650 vehicles that may have incorrect load carrying capacity labels that can be found in the driver’s door jamb.
The label shows the amount of reduced carrying capacity caused by any vehicle modifications.
Recalled are the following Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the number of recalled models.
2017 Toyota Sienna – 1
2017 Toyota Tacoma – 34
2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner – 24
2017-2018 Toyota Tundra – 543
2018 Toyota Highlander – 2
2018 Toyota RAV4 – 3
2018 Lexus GX 460 – 40
The automaker blames the label problem on a software programming error in the accessory weight calculation, meaning the labels fail to meet federal safety standards…

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28Dec
hyundai_msHyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

Hyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

Recall Masters – December 28, 2017

Hyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

Hyundai Motor America recently issued a recall order for more than 1,200 of its Santa Fe light sport utility vehicles from the 2018 model year, citing issues with a side curtain air bag inflator diffuser, according to a defect filing made with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The issue specifically relates to the shape of the metal top-hat diffusers, which were not manufactured to specification. As such, in the event of a crash in which the side curtain air bags – on either side of the vehicles in the recall – deploy, the diffuser could detach from the inflator component.
Of the 1,201 vehicles in the recall, only 1 percent are believed to have this defect, and all affected Santa Fes were manufactured between Sept. 5 and Nov. 30, 2017 at plants operated by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia…

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28Dec
ford_msFord Recalling 2018 Escapes Over Side Airbag Diffuser Issue

Ford Recalling 2018 Escapes Over Side Airbag Diffuser Issue

Recall Masters – December 28, 2017

Ford Recalling 2018 Escapes Over Side Airbag Diffuser Issue

The Ford Motor Company recently issued a recall of more than 10,000 of its Escape light sport utility vehicles from the 2018 model year, citing concerns over side curtain air bag inflator diffusers, according to a defect report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Specifically, the issue relates to vehicles that have side curtain air bags installed on either the driver or passenger side, which contain top-hat diffusers on their inflators. In the affected vehicles, these diffusers “do not have the expected part geometry,” and may detach during a crash in which the side curtain air bags deploy.
This is a similar issue to one seen in recent Kia and Hyundai model year 2018 recalls as well…

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28Dec
toyota_msToyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]

Toyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]

Recall Masters – December 28, 2017

Toyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]

Toyota is recalling almost 40,000 of its popular plug-in Prius Hybrids from model years 2012 to 2015 due to a design issue.
The defect in question stems from the potential for the car’s hybrid battery, to overheat if placed under significant stress.
This might include driving with heavy loads or up steep hills for a long time.
If this happens, warning lights could turn on in the instrument panel, or in more severe conditions, the car may experience loss of power or total shutdown of the hybrid system.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall in mid-January, and can bring them to local Toyota dealers to replace old fuses with new and improved products…

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27Dec
dodge_ms2005 Dodge Dakota Recalled Over Heated Seats

2005 Dodge Dakota Recalled Over Heated Seats

CarComplaints.com – December 27, 2017

2005 Dodge Dakota Recalled Over Heated Seats

Model year 2005 Dodge Dakota heated seats are at the root of a recall of nearly 17,000 trucks at risk of hot spots, burn holes and fires.
Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) says the Dakota trucks have driver and passenger heated seats that need to have their seat heating system controls updated to prevent occupants and their clothing from being burned.
Owners of the 2005 Dodge Dakota trucks complain about burned clothing and being told by Chrysler to take up the matter with the insurance companies…

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27Dec
kia_msKia Recalling Sorentos over Air Bag Inflators

Kia Recalling Sorentos over Air Bag Inflators

Recall Masters – December 27, 2017

Kia Recalling Sorentos over Air Bag Inflators

Kia Motors America recently announced a recall of more than 2,000 of its Sorento light sport utility vehicles from the 2018 model year, stemming from concerns related to assembly of their side curtain air bags, according to a defect filing made with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Specifically, the vehicles have side curtain air bags for both the driver and passenger sides with diffusers that can detach from the inflators during the air bag deployment process, potentially launching them inside the vehicle at high velocities and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
All of the vehicles in the recall are expected to contain this production defect, and were manufactured from Sept. 5 to Nov. 29, 2017, but were not produced in VIN order…

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26Dec
audi_msAudi Recalling A6 and A7 Vehicles Over Fuel Line Issues

Audi Recalling A6 and A7 Vehicles Over Fuel Line Issues

Recall Masters – December 26 2017

Audi Recalling A6 and A7 Vehicles Over Fuel Line Issues

Volkswagen Group of America recently announced that it would recall nearly 49,000 Audi A6 and A7 executive cars from model years 2012 to 2014, over concerns about the potential for a leaking fuel line, according to a defect report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The issue stems from a compression point in the design of the fuel line that was supposed to facilitate installation. However, that part of the fuel line may weaken over time due to issues in the manufacturing process, potentially leading to a leak…

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25Dec
astonmartin_msAston Martin to recall over 5,000 vehicles in U.S.: safety agency

Aston Martin to recall over 5,000 vehicles in U.S.: safety agency

Reuters – December 25, 2017

Aston Martin to recall over 5,000 vehicles in U.S.: safety agency

British sportscar maker Aston Martin is recalling around 5,500 vehicles in the United States due to problems with powertrains and battery cables, according to documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website.
The recalls are expected to begin on Feb. 1, 2018, and come as the owners of the carmaker made famous by fictional spy James Bond prepare for a stock market listing or sale of the company.
The documents on the NHTSA website say Aston Martin is recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish models that were made between 2009 and 2016 due to problems that can cause the transmission park pawl to not engage, which could make the vehicle roll and increase the risk of a crash…

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22Dec
fca_msFiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

New York Times – December 22, 2017

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday that it planned to recall about 1.8 million Ram pickup trucks that could be shifted out of park without the driver’s foot on the brake.
The company initiated the action after gathering reports of seven people suffering minor injuries and a “small number” of crashes that might be linked to the problem.
Fiat Chrysler said that based on those reports — from owners, dealers and other sources — it had traced the issue to a part known as a brake transmission shift interlock, a device that normally prevents a vehicle from shifting out of park until the brake pedal is depressed…

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