GM recalls trucks with defective EPS software [Video]

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General Motors has recalled more than 800,000 trucks believed to contain defective electronic power steering software, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty trucks.

The vehicles named in the recall could come equipped with EPS software that suddenly switches off during low-voltage conditions, resulting in the loss of power steering functionality. Investigators for GM looked into the issue between February and May, and eventually linked the problem to faulty coding. in June. the automaker launched an official recall, which has since been amended and expanded.

GM has ordered update the EPS software in affected vehicles, free of charge. However, the company has not yet released a timetable for owner notification. Stay tuned for more breaking recall news.

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Mercedes-Benz recalls Smart vehicles with axle issues [Video]

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Mercedes-Benz USA has recalled more than 100 compact cars possibly equipped with defective left front axles, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects Smart brand 2017 Four-Two and Four-Two Cabriolet models.

The vehicles referenced in the recall could contain faulty left front axle steering knuckles, which are prone to fracture. Investigators conducted an internal audit earlier this year and discovered that improper casting processes caused the defect. Mercedes-Benz initiated an official safety recall in July following the close of the inquiry.

The automaker has requested dealers to replace the defective component, free of charge. Owners should expect to receive notification via first-class mail in September. Stay tuned for more breaking recall news.

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BMW recalls motorcycles with blocked reflectors [Video]

Hello, and welcome to another vehicle recall update.

B-M-W of North America has recalled nearly thirty thousand motorcycles with luggage mounts that, when fitted with aluminum travel cases, block rear reflectors. The campaign affects four different models. The automaker suspects one hundred percent of the vehicles named in the recall are equipped with the defective mounts.

The motorcycles referenced in the recall feature luggage mounts that suspend luggage in a way that blocks rear reflectors from view. This violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and creates a serious safety risk.

B-M-W has directed dealers to install new reflectors, free of charge. The company plans to contact owners September twenty-first, two-thousand and seventeen.

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Chrysler recalls Jeeps with noncompliant software [Video]

Hello, and welcome to another vehicle recall update.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than three thousand sport utility vehicles suspected to contain instrument control panel software that violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The campaign affects two-thousand-seventeen Jeep Renegade models. F-C-A suspects 100 percent of the vehicles named in the recall contain the defective software.

The models named in the campaign are equipped with I-P-C software that causes malfunction indicators to illuminate when no mechanical problems are present. This violates F-M-V-S-S standard 101, which stipulates that warning lights should only shine when actual engine issues occur.

F-C-A has directed dealers to update the software in all affected Jeep Renegades, free of charge. The car company plans to contact owners on or about September sixteenth, two-thousand and seventeen.

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Toyota recall Lexus vehicles after discovering tie rod problems [Video]

Lexus ES 350 drivers may encounter loud noises and steering issues while driving their vehicles. If so, their cars could be one of the one thousand, seven hundred and sixty that are part of a new recall action, according to a statement from Toyota.

The manufacturer said that these vehicles, with the 2017 model year, could have been assembled improperly, with loose lock nuts threatening the steering control of the vehicle. The resolution will go beyond these parts and see dealers replace entire tie rod assemblies where necessary. Though Toyota didn’t give a strict date for this action, it said owner notification was scheduled for mid-July.

Owners will not have to pay for the repairs, and should look for signs that their car might move to either side during a drive.

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BMW recalls vehicles with flawed reflectors [Video]

Woodcliff Lake, N.J.—July 18, 2017—According to one of the latest BMW recalls, some vehicles may have reflector problems that put their occupants at risk. Consumer Affairs reported that several BMW models could have less rear reflection than needed to comply with safety standards. With these inadequate reflectors, vehicles could be harder to see on the road.

The recall includes several xDrive, ActiveHybrid 5 and x series types, with the model years ranging from 2013 to 2014. In total, the source said that this encompasses almost 14,000 vehicles. The fix is scheduled for July 24. BMW will replace the reflectors to increase visibility and comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

BMW Blog said that the manufacturer has had other recalls recently, such as one for ninety-two vehicles with tail light issues.

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Hyundai recalls vehicles for parking brake indicator issue [Video]

Fountain Valley, Calif.—June 9, 2017—In one of a pair of Hyundai recalls, the manufacturer is taking action on vehicles with possible warning light issues for their parking brakes. This recall concerns more than 161 vehicles, with 1 percent estimated to have the defect .

If the electrical switches in these vehicles corrode, then the parking brake light could fail to display at the right times. Some of the signs of this issue are noise, smoke or extra resistance from the parking brake.

Owner notification was set for June 30. Dealers will fix the problem by replacing the parking switch with a new one made of different material. As of June 5, the manufacturer was not aware of any accidents due to this defect.

Stay tuned for more recall updates.

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New BMW update to include previously recalled vehicles [Video]

A new BMW recall builds off of an old one for another voluntary safety action. More than forty-five thousand light vehicles are part of this effort although just one percent is expected to contain the defect.

This fault means car doors could not fully close although they appear to, leading them to open unexpectedly, possibly during transit. The recall included seven different models, with the production dates ranging between two thousand four and two thousand eight.

As of May eighteenth, BMW gave no specific remedy. However, owner notification will happen July 10.

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Mazda recall: Older vehicles may have fuel pump issue [Video]

Poor welding in some Mazda vehicles has led to a recall. In one of two recent recalls, the manufacturer plans to address problems with a fuel pump. In some vehicles, heat and bad production can fracture one of the key pipes for the existing fuel system.

Although this is a recent recall, with the first U.S. field report happening this year, the issue goes back some time. The production dates for the R-X-eight vehicles themselves fell between 2003 and 2008, and the preliminary investigation began in 2007. A total of sixty-nine thousand, four hundred and forty-seven vehicles are reportedly involved.

Dealers can fix the issue by installing a new fuel pump filter kit, and Mazda has offered the improved version since 2008.

Stay tuned for more recall updates.

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