2017 Jeep Wrangler Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler over an issue with the fuel tank that can increase the risk of a fire.
The defect: affected vehicles may have a fuel tank that has a cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank and/or the potential of over fueling the vehicle.
The hazards: a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Jeep Wrangler manufactured November 1, 2016 to November 3, 2016.
Number of vehicles affected: 359 (United States figure)…
Nissan Titan XD recall focuses on plugged fuel tanks
Assembly line workers may have failed to remove a temporary cap on the breather tube.
Nissan is preparing to recall the 2016 Titan XD diesel pickup to resolve an assembly-line screwup.
During the manufacturing process, factory workers may not have removed a temporary cap from the fuel tank breather tube. The cap can prevent proper ventilation, potentially causing deformation in certain circumstances.
“This condition could result in the fuel gauge, and the separate distance to empty meter, to both display inaccurately,” recall documents warn. “If the fuel gauge and distance to empty meter both display inaccurately, the vehicle could possibly run out of fuel without the normal warnings to the driver; increasing the risk of a crash.”…
GM Recalls 4 Units Of 2016 Buick Cascada Over Incorrect Roof Control Module Replacement
General Motors is recalling certain units of the 2016 Buick Cascada over an issue that could cause the vehicles to not comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The defect: the affected vehicles may have had the original convertible roof control module (CRCM) replaced with an incorrect CRCM, that allows the windows to close automatically when the roof is closed and can allow the windows to be closed remotely using the key fob. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, “Power-Operated Window Systems.”…
Toyota recalls about 744,000 Sienna vehicles in the US
Toyota announced Tuesday a safety recall of about 744,000 model year 2011 to 2016 Toyota Sienna vehicles in the U.S.
The car manufacturer said there is a possibility that if the Sienna’s sliding door opening operation is impeded, the door’s motor circuit could be overloaded and open the fuse for the motor. If that occurs when the door latch is in an unlatched position, the door could open while driving…
2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected
Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard.
The problem is rooted in the Sportage’s hydraulic electronic control unit, which was manufactured in South Korea by Mando. The wiring harness cover that’s supposed to shield the control unit from moisture wasn’t properly sealed, and as a result, water may be able to reach the component…
Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles for fuel leak, wiper problems
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 89,000 cars and SUVs to fix possible fuel leaks or problems with windshield wipers.
The most serious recall covers nearly 35,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs worldwide from the 2016 model year. All have 3.6-liter V6 engines. A fuel tube may have been damaged in manufacturing, and that could cause a gas leak and fire…