Automobile recalls, a necessary evil

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Most 13 V6 equipped SRXs need a TCM flash.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2013 Cadillac SRX

    Report Receipt Date: Apr 25, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V212000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 50,571

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured May 29, 2012, through June 26, 2013, and equipped with 3.6L engines. In the affected vehicles, in certain driving situations, there may be a three to four second lag in acceleration due to the transmission control module (TCM) programming.

    Consequence: A three to four second lag in acceleration may increase the risk of crash.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. General Motors' number for this recall is 14132.

    2013 Cadillac SRX

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Here is a graphic that GM released regarding all of the recalls they have issued YTD.

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    Wayne
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Millions of GM brake lights may or may not randomly illuminate...

    Manufacturer: GM

    2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
    2005-2010 Pontiac G6
    2007-2010 Saturn Aura

    Report Receipt Date: May 14, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V252000

    Component(s): Electrical System, Electronic Stability Control , Exterior Lighting , Service Brakes, Hydraulic , Vehicle Speed Control

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,440,524

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features.

    Consequence: Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.

    2009 Saturn Aura

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A few hundred 14 LEAFs need weld inspections and possibly replacement.

    Manufacturer: Nissan

    2014 Nissan LEAF

    Report Receipt Date: Apr 16, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V192000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 211

    Summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2014 LEAF vehicles manufactured February 28, 2014, through March 12, 2014. The front structural member assembly may be missing welds, which could reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle if the vehicle is involved in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 305, "Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection."

    Consequence: Missing welds may affect the vehicle's integrity in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants.

    Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect to see if any of the welds are missing. Any vehicle missing welds will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-June 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

    2014 Nissan LEAF

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some new Tucson’s need air bag bolts tightened.

    Manufacturer: Hyundai

    2011-2014 Hyundai Tucson

    Report Receipt Date: May 13, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V245000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 137,500

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Hyundai Tucson vehicles manufactured January 3, 2011, through December 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the air bag assembly installed in the steering wheel may come loose from its mounting.

    Consequence: An air bag assembly that is not properly mounted may result in an increased risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash.

    Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts that secure the driver's air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 118.

    2014 Hyundai Tucson

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some new X5s may need a new rear door lock.

    Manufacturer: BMW

    2014 BMW X5

    Report Receipt Date: Apr 17, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V202000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,400

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option. The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage.

    Consequence: A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury.

    Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear side door locks and any affected door locks will be replaced, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    2014 BMW X5

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Small number of old Chevrolet Optra’s need DRL TBD/TBA work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2004-2008 Chevrolet Optra

    Report Receipt Date: May 19, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V260000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 213

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Optra vehicles. In the affected vehicles there may be heat generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module and the heat could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module.

    Consequence: If the heat generated within the headlamp switch and DRL module located on the left side of the steering column melts the headlamp switch or DRL module, it increases the risk of a vehicle fire.

    Remedy: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GMs' recall number for this campaign is 14093.

    2004 Chevrolet Optra

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    I did not even know what this was until looking it up on the net!​

    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some 15 Escalades need airbag work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2015 Cadillac Escalade
    2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

    Report Receipt Date: May 16, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V259000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,838

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles manufactured April 6, 2014, through May 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the air bag module is secured to a chute adhered to the backside of the instrument panel with an insufficiently heated infrared weld. This may result in only a partial deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

    Consequence: In the event of an accident, an air bag that only partially deploys increases the risk of occupant injury.

    Remedy: GM sent the owners an interim notification letter on May 16, 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel, free of charge. The recall began on June 9, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14220. Note: Owners are advised that until the vehicle has been remedied, occupants should not sit in the front passenger seat position.

    2015 Cadillac Escalade

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Many 14 CTS’ need wiper work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2014 Cadillac CTS

    Report Receipt Date: May 15, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V253000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,225

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, through February 26, 2014. If the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.

    Consequence: An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14157.

    2014 Cadillac CTS

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Large number of older Chevrolet Aveo’s need DRL TBD/TBA work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo

    Report Receipt Date: May 19, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V261000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 218,000

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.

    Consequence: If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.

    Remedy: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14236.

    2008 Chevrolet Aveo

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A large number of current gen VW Tiguans need fuel system work.

    Manufacturer: VW

    2009-2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 21, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V441000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 151,389

    Summary: VW is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.

    Consequence: A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24AV/2W.

    2014 VW Tiguan

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Large number of 2010 - 2015 Land Rovers need passenger side airbag work.

    Manufacturer: Land Rover

    2012-2013 Land Rover Evoque
    2010-2015 Land Rover LR2

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 01, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V395000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 40,551

    Summary: Land Rover is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 LR2 and 2012-2013 Range Rover Evoque vehicles. A component within the Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may fail, resulting in the front seat passenger air bag being totally or partially disabled.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, if the air bag is disabled, the air bag may not deploy or may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat passenger.

    Remedy: Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the Restraint Control Module software, free of charge. The recall began on August 30, 2014. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P046.

    2013 Range Rover Evoque

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 - TTY 1-800-424-9153.
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    One of GMs best needs some power steering work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2014 Chevrolet Impala

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 23, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V450000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 57,242

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to December 20, 2013. Due to a poor electrical ground connection to the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM), the affected vehicles may have a loss of power steering assist during start up or while driving.

    Consequence: If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the PSCM software, free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14330.

    2014 Chevrolet Impala

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 - TTY 1-800-424-9153.
     
  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Quite a few late model AWD Fords need halfshaft work.

    Manufacturer: Ford

    Ford Edge 2012-2014
    Ford Flex 2013-2014
    Ford Taurus 2013-2014
    Lincoln MKS 2013-2014
    Lincoln MKT 2013-2014
    Lincoln MKX 2012-2014

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 02, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V393000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 83,250

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.

    Consequence: If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

    Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.

    2013 Ford Edge Sport

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 - TTY 1-800-424-9153.
     
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some GM HD Pickups need Aux battery inline fuse.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2007-2011
    2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2007-2011
    2007-2011 GMC Sierra 2500 2007-2011
    2007-2011 GMC Sierra 3500

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 02, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V407000
    Component(s):

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,371

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2007, to June 22, 2011, and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 21, 2011, and equipped with an auxiliary battery. Owners may unknowingly draw too much current through the vehicle's trailer harness resulting in the melting of fusible link for the auxiliary battery.

    Consequence: If the fusible link melts it may come into contact with adjacent components, damage the electrical center cover, the nearby wiring harness conduit and other vehicle components, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners and dealers will replace the jumper harness with one that includes a 40 amp inline fuse, and provide the owner with supplemental Owner Manual information, free of charge. The recall began on August 29, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14260.

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some compact GMs need a new engine block heater cord.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2013-2014 Buick Encore
    2013-2014 Buick Verano
    2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze
    2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 02, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V417000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,990

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.

    Consequence: Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.

    2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some new Jaguar XKs need a new tire pressure placard.

    Manufacturer: Jaguar

    2013-2015 Jaguar XK

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 01, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V389000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 144

    Summary: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 XK (XKR and XKR-S) vehicles manufactured August 24, 2012, to June 10, 2014, and equipped with a 5.0L engine. The tire placard has incorrect information for the spare tire stating "none" for the inflation pressure of the spare wheel. Thus, these vehicles do not comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."

    Consequence: If the recommended pressure for the spare tire is not provided, the tire may not be properly inflated which may result in its failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and, as necessary, attach a corrected tire placard label stating the tire size and pressure, free of charge. The recall began on August 29, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J041.

    2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some new Jaguar XFs need some EPS work.

    Manufacturer: Jaguar

    2013-2014 Jaguar XF

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 01, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V390000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 81

    Summary: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 XF (XFR-S) vehicles manufactured July 2, 2013, to April 11, 2014. A component within the Power Assist Steering system (PAS) may collapse and restrict fluid flow within the PAS hose causing a loss of power steering.

    Consequence: The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.

    REMEDY: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved PAS hose, free of charge. the recall began on August 6, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J042.

    2014 Jaguar XF

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some new Chryslers may need new rear shocks.

    Manufacturer: Chrysler

    2015 Chrysler 200
    2014 Jeep Cherokee
    2014 RAM 1500

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 02, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V392000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,956

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 and 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles. Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components, the tire or result in reduced braking.

    Consequence: Damage to the tire or reduced braking increases the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affected ones, free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P37.

    2014 RAM 1500

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     
  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Small number of new GMs need their steering gear tightened.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2014 Buick Regal
    2014 Cadillac XTS
    2014 Chevrolet Camaro
    2014 Chevrolet Impala

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 02, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V409000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 106

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala vehicles. Improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate.

    Consequence: If any of the components separate, the vehicle may have a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: GM began to notify owners on June 27, 2014, and dealers will inspect the fasteners for correct torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14378.

    2014 Chevrolet Impala

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    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
     

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