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8Jan
honda_ms2017 Honda CR-V: Recall Alert

2017 Honda CR-V: Recall Alert

Cars.com – January 8, 2018

2017 Honda CR-V: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,100 model-year 2017 Honda CR-V SUVs

The Problem: A fuel supply pipe may have been improperly manufactured, which could result in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while the vehicle is in motion, causing the engine to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Also, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

This recall expands on a recall from July after Honda received reports of fuel leaks involving fuel feed pipes not originally identified as defective by its supplier.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel supply pipe for free…

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8Jan
mb_msMercedes-Benz Recalls 8,500 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 8,500 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

CarComplaints.com – January 8, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 8,500 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 8,500 vehicles in three recalls just one day after the automaker recalled vehicles for door lock problems.
Adding to the door lock problems, the latest three recalls includes headlight, airbag and braking defects.
More than 8,100 model year 2016-2017 GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC and GLC43 4MATIC vehicles have low-beam headlight problems due to incorrect adjustments at the assembly plant.
Mercedes discovered the problem in November 2016 at an assembly plant when workers found that the lights weren’t angled correctly….

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5Jan
toyota_msToyota recalls vehicles with incorrect load carrying capacity labels

Toyota recalls vehicles with incorrect load carrying capacity labels

Consumer Affairs – January 5, 2018

Toyota recalls vehicles with incorrect load carrying capacity labels

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 649 model year 2017-2018 Toyota 4Runners and Tundras, 2018 Toyota Highlanders, RAV4s and Lexus GX460s, and 2017 Toyota Siennas and Tacomas.

The vehicles may have incorrect load carrying capacity labels, thus failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

An incorrect load information label can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash…

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5Jan
ford_msFord recalls model year 2018 Mustangs

Ford recalls model year 2018 Mustangs

Consumer Affairs – January 5, 2018

Ford recalls model year 2018 Mustangs

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2,100 model year 2018 Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4″ digital instrument cluster.

If the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the “Key in Ignition” chime when the driver’s door is opened.

Therefore, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect,” and number 114, “Theft Protection.”…

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3Jan
fca_ms62,000 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Vehicles

62,000 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Vehicles

Cars.com – January 3, 2018

Volkswagen Recall of certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 62,000 model-year 2014-16 Chrysler Town & Country and 2018 Pacifica minivans; model-year 2004 Dodge Durango SUVs, 2007 Caliber hatchbacks, 2009 Challenger coupes, 2014 Journey SUVs, 2014-16 Grand Caravan minivans, 2015-16 Dart sedans and 2016 Charger sedans; model-year 2011 Jeep Patriot SUVs, 2014-16 Cherokee SUVs and 2017 Compass SUVs; and model-year 2012 and 2015 Ram 1500 pickup trucks, 2013-18 Ram 2500 pickups, 2012-18 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickups, and 2014-17 ProMaster and 2015-17 ProMaster City vans.
The Problem: Kidde plastic-handle or push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers sold through Mopar service parts may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force to cause injury and render the product inoperable. Either malfunction can increase the risk of an injury in a fire…

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1Jan
audi_msVolkswagen Recall of certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles

Volkswagen Recall of certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles

Miltech – January 1, 2018

Volkswagen Recall of certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the head curtain air bag, if the air bag does not deploy properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V822000
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,037
MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
AUDI A5 2018
Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A5 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles were built with head curtain air bag assemblies that may not unfold properly. As such, these vehicle fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”…

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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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