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17Nov
mitsubishi_msMitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

Mitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

CNBC  – November 17, 2017

Mitsubishi recalls 84,000 cars because air bags may not inflate

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
The recall covers certain Mirage models from 2014 through 2018. The company says the safety restraint computer can interpret road vibrations or a flat tire as a sensor error and disable the car’s seven air bags.
If this happens, drivers would see a warning light on the dashboard…

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17Nov
gm_msGM Recalls Silverado, Sierra For Fuel Leaks

GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra For Fuel Leaks

Nasdaq  – November 17, 2017

GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra For Fuel Leaks

General Motors Co. ( GM ) is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank issue that can increase the risk of a fire.
The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from the 2011 through 2015 model years, all equipped with dual fuel tanks.
According to documents released by the U.S. government, the low fuel level sensor for the front tank may stick, causing the rear tank to overfill the front tank…

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16Nov
toyota_msToyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

New York Daily Times  – November 16, 2017

Toyota announced two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota issued two recalls this week for the 2018 C-HR and 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrids thanks to faulty equipment.
Some 2018 C-HR vehicles may be affected by a faulty electronic parking brake. In these vehicles, the electronic parking brake can fail to disengage or engage, putting it in noncompliance with federal safety standards.
Approximately 28,600 model year 2018 C-HRs are affected. No injuries or accidents have been reported by Toyota in relation to this recall…

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16Nov
nissan_ms2016-17 Nissan Rogue Recalled

2016-17 Nissan Rogue Recalled

Cars.com  – November 16, 2017

2016-17 Nissan Rogue Recalled

Approximately 4,900 model-year 2016-17 Nissan Rogue SUVs
The Problem: The recliner joints on the lower seat frame for the rear seats may have improper welds, which can increase the risk of an injury in a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the seat frames and replace any defective lower seat frames for free.
What Owners Should Do: Nissan will begin notifying owners Dec. 4. Owners can call the automaker at 800-647-7261, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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10Nov
mb_msC class Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled

C class Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs  – November 10, 2017

C class Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 2,098 model year 2015-2016 C63 AMG, model year 2015-2017 C63S and model year 2017 C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Cabrio vehicles.
The rear axle differential mounting flange may fracture from repeated aggressive launches.
A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash…

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10Nov
honda_msHonda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement airbag inflators

Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement airbag inflators

Automotive News  – November 10, 2017

Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement airbag inflators

Honda Motor Co. plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall, Automotive News has learned.
The latest recall will expand on one issued in September in which replacement parts for Takata airbag inflators may have been improperly installed on 646 Honda vehicles. Both recalls affect only the passenger-side…

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7Nov
audi_msVolkswagen recalls Audi A4 Sedans, A4 allroads and A5 Sportbacks

Volkswagen recalls Audi A4 Sedans, A4 allroads and A5 Sportbacks

Consumer Affairs  – November 7, 2017

Volkswagen recalls Audi A4 Sedans, A4 allroads and A5 Sportbacks

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 31,323 model year 2017-2018 Audi A4 Sedans and A4 allroads, and model year 2018 A5 Sportbacks.  The aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.  Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim, free of charge…

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6Nov
infiniti_ms2017-2018 Infiniti QX30: Recall Alert

2017-2018 Infiniti QX30: Recall Alert

Cars.com  – November 6, 2017

2017-2018 Infiniti QX30: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,500 model-year 2017-18 Infiniti QX30 SUVs  The Problem: The driver’s airbag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the airbag clockspring is broken, increasing the risk of accident or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components for free.  What Owners Should Do: Infiniti manufacturer Nissan will begin notifying owners Dec. 18. Owners can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200 (select Option 7), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership…

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6Nov
bmw_msBMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

Daily News  – November 6, 2017

BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

In a pair of recalls, BMW is set to repair more than 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, which are at risk for a fire hazard stemming from an electrical issue.

The larger of the two recalls involves a malfunction in a heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve. BMW spokesman Hector Arellano-Belloc said the heater is designed to prevent the valve from freezing in cold temperatures, but irregularities in manufacturing can cause corrosion, which leads to overheating of the component. When overheated, the heater can cause the ventilation valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is parked.

Dealers will replace the heater on approximately 740,000 vehicles built from 2007 to 2011. Affected models include the 1 Series (128i), 3 Series (328i with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive), the 5 Series (525i, 528i, 530i – all with RWD or AWD), X3, X5 (xDrive30i), and Z4….

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1Nov
subaru_msSubaru recalls performance cars with defective audio equipment

Subaru recalls performance cars with defective audio equipment

Recall Masters  – November 1, 2017

Subaru recalls performance cars with defective audio equipmentgain

Subaru of America has recalled more than 9,100 vehicles possibly equipped with defective audio equipment, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2015 Subaru WRX performance sedans with production dates ranging from Jan. 17, 2014 to April 9, 2015. Subaru suspects 100 percent of the vehicles referenced in the action contain the defective equipment.

The Defect

The affected sedans likely feature factory-installed subwoofers positioned so that they abut luggage stowed in the trunk. This contact can loosen the subwoofer’s wiring, causing complete disconnection. Should these charged fixtures meet the metal frame of the subwoofer, an intermittent short may occur and damage to integrated circuit components. In some cases, the broken IC parts can generate constant electrical current, leading the subwoofer to overheat and increasing the likelihood of a fire. This poses an obvious safety threat to occupants…

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