Automobile recalls, a necessary evil

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Some recent Malibus and Regals need a lighting body control module SW update.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2011-2013 Buick Regal
    2013 Chevrolet Malibu

    Report Receipt Date: Oct 04, 2012

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V484000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 120,426

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Buick Regal and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with two turn signal bulbs in each front turn signal. If one of the two front turn signal bulbs burn out in either front turn signal lamp, there is no indication to the driver. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Consequence: If the driver is not aware that a turn signal is not functioning properly, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle. If half of a front turn signal is not illuminating, other driver's may not be aware that the affected vehicle is turning, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12212.

    2013 Chevrolet Malibu

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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).
     
  2. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Some Kizashis need vapor canister work.

    Manufacturer: Suzuki

    2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 30, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V464000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,249

    Summary: Suzuki Motor Of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles manufactured October 2009 through July 2012. In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure.

    Consequence: Negative pressure could cause the fuel tank to crack resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Remedy: Suzuki is in the process of notifying owners, and dealers will replace the evaporative canister vent line on the affected vehicles with a vent line that has a filter on the end. If the canister vent line is found to be obstructed by a spider web, the fuel tank will also be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on August 12, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is VG.

    2011 Suzuki Kizashi

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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).
     
  3. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Small number of new GM SUVs need airbag work.

    Manufacturer: GM

    2015 Chevrolet Suburban
    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
    2015 GMC Yukon

    Report Receipt Date: Jul 23, 2014

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V451000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: 22

    Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Suburban LTZ, Tahoe, Tahoe LTZ, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL Denali vehicles manufactured on May 13, 2014. The affected vehicles were assembled with a roof rail air bags (RRAB) that were not reinforced at the points were the bags contact the hardware used to attach the roof carrier.

    Consequence: During deployment, the RRAB may be punctured or torn by the roof carrier hardware, reducing its performance and increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roof carrier attaching hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14359.

    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

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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).
     
  4. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    The GM generated chart below has been updated to include GM recalls announced through to Sept. 23, 2014.

    2014 GM Cumulative Recalls thru 09/26/2014

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  5. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A bit behind for sure. Here is Toyota's response to the massive airbag recall.

    Toyota Intensifies Effort to Repair Vehicles Equipped with Takata Airbag Inflators

    Toyota announced plans to conduct a supplemental safety recall of approximately 247,000 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC vehicles produced from 2001 to 2004 and equipped with front passenger airbag inflators supplied by Takata Corporation. This action intensifies Toyota’s efforts to reach customers and remedy previously recalled vehicles, and a small number of newly included vehicles, in certain geographic areas that appear to warrant immediate action, based on testing by the supplier.

    The new initiative targets vehicles in consistently high absolute humidity areas, including southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

    In April 2013 and June 2014, Toyota announced recalls for affected vehicles. Separately, in cooperation with NHTSA and Takata to investigate incidents of ruptured inflators, Toyota recovered inflators from recalled vehicles from areas in South Florida for evaluation by Takata.

    Takata provided data to Toyota indicating that a number of the returned inflators performed improperly during component testing. The cause of the potential for ruptured inflators and the influence of high absolute humidity are under investigation. To date, Toyota has received no reports of injuries or fatalities related to this condition.

    Beginning this week, all known owners of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles will be notified by first class mail to return their vehicles to a Toyota or Lexus dealer. The dealer will replace the front passenger airbag inflator with a newly manufactured one. If a replacement part is not available at the time of vehicle service, the dealer will follow procedures to temporarily disable the front passenger airbag assembly. In addition, the dealer will install a glove box hang tag informing occupants that the front passenger seat should not be occupied until the inflator assembly is replaced and the airbag is fully functional.

    Detailed information is available at www.toyota.com/recall and by calling Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987 or Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331.
     
  6. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Mazda's response to the TAKATA Air bag recalls...

    Mazda Motor Corporation is conducting a recall of certain 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2005 MPV, and 2004 B-Series Trucks that were originally sold in, or currently or previously registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, which had consistent high levels of humidity. Approximately 44,000 US vehicles and 2,600 Puerto Rico vehicles are affected.

    In certain vehicles with continued exposure to high levels of humidity over long periods, the driver and/or front passenger air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure in the event of a crash where the front air bag is designed to deploy. The excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator housing to rupture with metal fragments, which may increase the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.

    Mazda has received one report of a driver injury during frontal airbag deployment.

    Owners of record of affected vehicles, except B-Series Truck owners, were notified via first-class mail on Friday, October 17. When the B-Series Truck replacement parts are available, those owners will also be notified.

    Wayne
     
  7. xcel

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

    All 2011 and 2012 American made Hyundai Sonatas

    Hi All:

    All 2011 and 2012 American made Hyundai Sonatas may need a new engine due to Connecting Rod Wear possibly causing a seized engine.

    Manufacturer: Hyundai

    2011 and 2012 Sonatas manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) equipped with 2.0 and 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines.

    Report Receipt Date: Sep 10, 2015

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V568000

    Potential Number of Units Affected: Up to 470,000 Sonatas. Only 2 percent or approximately 9,400 are expected to be defective.

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to April 12, 2012 at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and equipped with either a 2.0L or 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine. In the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. If the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure.

    Consequence: Engine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. Additionally, Hyundai will increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/120,000 miles for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 Sonatas manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama equipped with 2.0L and 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines. An interim notification will be mailed by November 2, 2015. A second notification will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting Hyundai recall #132.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata

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    Even to this day it is one of the best looking midsize cars on the road.​

    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA Safer Car.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  8. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A ton...

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V486
    Manufacturer: Nissan
    Make/Model Years: Nissan/2013-2016
    Subject: Fuel Sending Unit may Leak Fuel

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V628
    Manufacturer: BMW
    Make/Model Years: BMW/2014-2015 and MINI/2014-2016
    Subject: Passenger Frontal Air Bag May not Deploy Properly

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V631
    Manufacturer: Navistar
    Make/Model Years: International/2016
    Subject: Defective Engine Control Module may Cause Stall

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V632
    Manufacturer: Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
    Make/Model Years: KME/2013-2015
    Subject: Ball Joints may detach from Front Suspension

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V633
    Manufacturer: Spartan Motors USA
    Make/Model Years: Spartan/2003-2005
    Subject: Steering Gear Mounting Bracket may Crack

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V634
    Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America
    Make/Model Years: Volvo/2012-2014
    Subject: Electric Auxiliary Power Units may Fall from Truck

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V635
    Manufacturer: Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.
    Make/Model Years: Tiffin/2014-2016
    Subject: Ball Joints may detach from Front Suspension

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V636
    Manufacturer: GM
    Make/Model Years: Chevrolet/2014
    Subject: Seat Position Identifier may have been omitted

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V637
    Manufacturer: Ducati North America
    Make/Model Years: Ducati/2015-2016
    Subject: Side-Stand may break

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number:15V638
    Manufacturer: Starcraft RV
    Make/Model Years: Starcraft/2016
    Subject: Inadequate Wheel to Wheel Well Clearance

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V639
    Manufacturer: PACCAR Incorporated
    Make/Model Years: Kenworth/2016 and Peterbilt/2016
    Subject: 10-Speed Manual Transmission may Remain in Reverse

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V640
    Manufacturer: GM
    Make/Model Years: Chevrolet/2014-2015 and GMC/2014-2015
    Subject: Ignition Lock Actuator may bind

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V641
    Manufacturer: Paccar
    Make/Model Years: Kenworth/2011 and Peterbilt/2012-2013
    Subject: Fifth Wheel Locking Mechanism may not engage

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V642
    Manufacturer: Newmar Corporation
    Make/Model Years: Newmar/2016
    Subject: Parking Brake may not Function Properly

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V643
    Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks
    Make/Model Years: Volvo/2011-2013
    Subject: Fifth Wheel Locking Mechanism may not engage

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V644
    Manufacturer: Mack Trucks
    Make/Model Years: Mack/2011-2014
    Subject: Fifth Wheel Locking Mechanism may not engage

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V645
    Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
    Make/Model Years: Forest River/2015-2016
    Subject: Incorrect Tire and Rim Placard

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V646
    Manufacturer: E-One Incorporated
    Make/Model Years: E-One/2014-2015
    Subject: Air Bags may be deactivated

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V647
    Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
    Make/Model Years: Mercedes-Benz/2015
    Subject: Insufficient Fuel Pump Output causing Engine Stall

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V648
    Manufacturer: Autocar
    Make/Model Years: Autocar/2015-2016
    Subject: Right-Hand Brake Plunger may stick

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V649
    Manufacturer: Great Dane Trailers
    Make/Model Years: Great Dane/2016
    Subject: Axle Nut Retaining Clips may not be seated

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V650
    Manufacturer: Forest River
    Make/Model Years: Forest River/2013-2014
    Subject: Incorrect Tire and Rim Placard/Part 567

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V653
    Manufacturer: The RV Factory
    Make/Model Years: Avion/2015-2016
    Subject: Seat Bracket Weld may Fail/FMVSS 210

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V657
    Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
    Make/Model Years: Mercedes-Benz/2015
    Subject: Incorrect Seat Belt Position/FMVSS 208, 209

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V658
    Manufacturer: Airstream
    Make/Model Years: Airstream/2015-2016
    Subject: Wiring May Overheat

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V674
    Manufacturer: Mazda
    Make/Model Years: Mazda/1989-1998
    Subject: Ignition Switch may overheat

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V686
    Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
    Make/Model Years: Maserati/2014
    Subject: Starter Motor Cable may short to Ground

    NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 15V689
    Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
    Make/Model Years: Pontiac/2009-2010 and Toyota/2006-2011
    Subject: Power Window Master Switch may melt

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015
  9. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    While way behind, here is one that is close to the vest and it is a costly one from an unusual suspect. That being Honda.

    Statement by American Honda Regarding 2.0 Liter Engine Piston Pin Circlip Recall: 2016 Civic Sedan
    • Approximately 42,000 Civic Sedans equipped with the 2.0-liter engine affected in the United States;
    • No turbo engine models are affected by this action
    • Engine will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired, free of charge
    American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 42,000 Civic Sedans from the 2016 model year equipped with the 2.0L I4 engine to inspect the engine pistons and, if necessary, repair any damaged components, free of charge. Honda has received one report of an engine fire related to this issue and one separate unconfirmed report of a minor injury that did not require medical attention.

    2016 Honda Civic EX

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    2016 Civic LX and EX variants are equipped with the recalled 2.0L I4.​

    During assembly of certain 2.0L I4 engines, piston assembly manufacturing errors could have resulted in a missing or mis-set piston pin circlip. Engine vibration can cause such an unsecured piston pin to move out of place and interfere with the engine cylinder wall, potentially resulting in a seized engine. A seized engine will cause unexpected deceleration and loss of motive power, increasing the risk of crash. Engine block damage could also occur and allow for engine oil leakage, increasing the risk of fire in the presence of an ignition source.

    Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-March 2016. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles will require inspection by going to Honda Recalls or by calling (888) 234-2138.
     
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    This will require some considerable ($$$) disassembly if they see a problem with their camera. Ouch. And the outgoing 1.8 engine was probably bullet-proof. But they just HAD to move up-market with the 2016. Because the Elantra has a standard 2.0 ?
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

  12. xcel

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

    Toyota Recalls Certain Prius and Lexus CT Vehicles

    Toyota announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 482,000 Model Year 2010 - 2012 Prius; 2010 and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrids and 2011 and 2012 Lexus CT 200h vehicles.

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    The involved vehicles are equipped with curtain shield air bags (CSA) in the driver and passenger side roof rails that have air bag inflators composed of two chambers welded together. Some inflators could have a small crack in the weld area joining the chambers, which could grow over time, and lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. This has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time. If an inflator separates, the CSA could partially inflate, and, in limited circumstances, one or both sections of the inflator could enter the interior of the vehicle. If an occupant is present in the vehicle, there is an increased risk of injury.

    All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota and Lexus dealers will install retention brackets on the curtain shield air bag inflators at no cost. These retention brackets are designed to prevent the inflator chambers from entering the vehicle interior if separation occurs.
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I "liked" the above because I don't shoot the messenger. :)

    I checked my car's VIN last week and mine was okay. Phev! (intentional typo) Nice picture above of my car, by the way. Thanks!
     
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  14. xcel

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

    HI Bill:

    Ours has to go in. :(

    Wayne
     
  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Sorry to hear that, Wayne.
     
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  16. xcel

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

    FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 26,211 vehicles in the U.S. – most of which are in dealer hands – to replace their transmission pumps.

    An examination of warranty data prompted an FCA US investigation that determined the pumps in certain six-speed automatic transmissions may not conform to specifications, which could lead to propulsion loss.

    FCA is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

    Affected are certain model-year 2015-16 Dodge Journey crossover vehicles, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and model-year 2016 Ram
    ProMaster full-size vans. An estimated 9,190 additional vehicles in Canada are also subject to recall, along with 321 vehicles in Mexico and 1,514 outside the NAFTA region.

    Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service. Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.
     
  17. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mines on the list too but as of today they don't have a fix for it.
     
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  18. xcel

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

    American Honda Regarding Fuel Tank Weld Recall: 2015-2016 Acura MDX, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Pilot

    39 vehicles will be recalled in the United States to replace the fuel tanks.

    Insufficient welds on the fuel tank could lead to fuel leakage, which, in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.

    No fires or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

    American Honda will voluntarily recall a combined total of 39 Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States to replace the vehicles’ fuel tanks, free of charge. Certain 2015-2016 Acura MDX, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Pilot vehicles will require free repair as a result of this action. Manufacturing errors during the welding process used to manufacture the fuel tanks may have resulted in insufficient welds on the fuel tank components. Over time, the insufficient welds may separate and allow for fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire. American Honda has received no reports of fires or injuries related to this condition.

    Honda and Acura are announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda or Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early-July 2016. The most up-to-date available consumer information about this action can also be obtained at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.
     
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  19. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    This one is going to cost a bit as almost 700k Pickups are under the recall.

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    2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    2014 GMC Sierra 1500

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V414000 - Temporary Loss of Electric Power Steering (EPS)

    If EPS assist is lost and then returns, the driver might lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Components: STEERING

    Potential Number of Units Affected 690,685

    Summary : GM is recalling certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The vehicles may have a temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist, especially during low-speed turning maneuvers.

    Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-432-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17276.

    Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.[/float_left]
     

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