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Old 18th May 2016, 02:20   #511
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37,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (2016) SUVs Being Recalled for Shifter Issue

Certain SUVs may have an issue with a certain wire harness connection

FCA is recalling certain 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs for a potential issue with wiring harness related to the transmission shifter.

The Problem: A certain wire-harness terminal related the transmission gear selector could potentially lose its electrical connection resulting in the shifter being locked in the “PARK” or “NUETRAL positions after stopping. The issue is caused by a wiring harness that was not crimped properly, the automaker said.

The Fix: FCA is advising customers to use the vehicle parking brake when exiting their SUV. The automaker will contact owners of affected vehicles to bring their vehicles in for service. Owners can contact FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects certain 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee models including an estimated 32,267 SUVs in the U.S., 2,095 vehicles in Canada; 538 in Mexico; and 2,472 outside the NAFTA region.

No accidents or injuries have been linked to the issue. FCA says the new recall is unrelated to any previous recalls. Earlier this year, FCA recalled an estimated 811,586 midsize SUVs and full-size cars because drivers were not shifting into park before exiting their vehicles.

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Vauxhall recalls 235,000 Zafira cars for a second time to fix fire fault

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Vauxhall is preparing to recall 235,000 Zafira cars for a second time as it can now install a long-term fix to a problem which had been causing as many as several hundred fires.

In December the car company wrote to all affected customers to tell them that improper repairs to the blower motor’s resister and fuse could cause fires.

As a result the cars were called in for repairs.

But the firm has decided that these will only keep the car safe for a period of roughly six years, and so is now recalling them again to carry out a more permanent fix.

Customers should receive letters in the coming months and the repairs will start taking place in August.

The problem arose, the firm said, because owners took cars – which are typically more than a decade old – for repairs at local garages which would sometimes replace the resister with an inappropriate part, with some repairs even replacing the part with crocodile clips.

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Default Jaguar Land Rover recalls 1,00,000 cars in US over faulty airbags

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has issued a recall in the United States in order to fix faulty airbags. This recall affects around 1,00,000 units of the outgoing Jaguar XF sedan sold in the US.

The Jaguar airbag recall is a part of the massive recall drives that are currently underway globally. Takata, the largest supplier of airbags, has been found guilty of producing faulty airbag inflators that might emit metal fragments in case of a crash. This can result in the airbag getting torn and thus can cause injuries to the occupants. Around 13 deaths and 100 injuries have been reported due to the aforementioned faulty airbags.

As a result, many global automotive manufacturers have recalled over 35-40 million cars in the US. Automakers like Toyota and Ford have already parted ways from Takata as their airbag supplier. This has resulted in huge losses and financial crunch at Takata's end.

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I was wondering, since the flaw in Takata airbags became public quite some time ago, why is it that the manufacturers are taking their own sweet time in issuing recalls? How does this thing work?
Case 1:
Is it because Takata is gradually providing each manufacturer with the defective series of airbags, the manufacturer then validates the models where these particular airbags went into and then issues a recall? If yes then Takata is to be blamed in such a case for being slow.

Case 2:
Takata informed all the manufacturers about the defective airbags and they all started their internal validation and recall. Here the manufacturers who are slow, are to be blamed.

Case 3:
Takata never informed anyone. Each manufacturer is continuously doing internal tests and find out this flaw. Even here, the manufacturer, who is slow, is at fault. Why did it take so long to find out the defective airbags when others have found this out long ago and issued recalls?

Since there are human lives at risk, shouldn't all the clients of Takata proactively checks their cars and look for possible defect in their models? Shouldn't issue recalls ASAP?

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Default New-gen Audi Q7 recalled in the US over airbag issue

Audi has issued a voluntary recall of the new-gen Q7 SUV in the United States. This decision has been taken to fix a software issue with the airbag control module. The said recall will reportedly affect 14,535 Q7s in the US. Models manufactured between August 30, 2015, and May 8, 2016 have been identified to have the aforementioned software bug.

According to Audi, a software issue in the Q7's airbag control module can cause improper airbag behaviour in a crash. In some cases, the front airbags can deploy with a much larger force, which can in turn cause serious injuries to the occupants.

Audi was notified of a potential fault in the Q7's airbag mechanism in March 2016. An accident report brought out the issue by claiming that the airbags of the affected vehicle did not deploy in accordance with the correct impact scenario. Since this was a major breach in customer safety, Audi called for a recall after developing a software update that will fix the said issue.

It remains to be seen whether the above stated recall eventually affects the models sold in India or not.

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Volvo recalls 127K vehicles worldwide over AC leak

Volvo is recalling about 127,000 cars and SUVs worldwide because the air conditioning can leak water into the vehicles and cause air bags to malfunction.

Cars Covered:
  • 2016 and 2017 XC90's,
  • S90 sedans and
  • V90 wagons.

Volvo says in documents filed with US safety regulators that a drain hose may have been installed incorrectly at the factory.

The moisture may stop the air bags from deploying in a crash and may affect the engine management system. Volvo discovered the problem after getting reports from the field.

The company says it has no reports of injuries or air bags that didn't inflate due to the problem. Fewer than 1 percent of the vehicles are expected to need repairs, but Volvo says it wants to inspect them all. Drivers will see a dashboard warning light if there's a problem, the company said.

Dealers will check the drain hose and replace it if needed. Wiring may also need to be upgraded. The recall is expected to start on November 14.

SOURCE: http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...-leak/54599943
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Originally Posted by aaggoswami View Post
FCA recalls 1.1 million vehicles for confusing shift levers.

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Another recall from FCA on the same lines, but a different issue.


The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching an investigation into about 1 million newer Fiat Chrysler Ram pickup trucks and SUVs after receiving complaints the vehicles rolled away after being parked, it said on Tuesday.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is cooperating with the government investigation that covers the 2013-2016 model year Ram 1500 pickup truck and 2014-2016 Dodge Durango SUV.

The government said it has reports of 25 crashes from owners alleging vehicle roll-away and 9 injuries and urged drivers to set the parking brake before exiting the vehicles.

The vehicles under investigation have an electronic rotary control for driver gear selections that is different to the shifter that Fiat Chrysler recalled earlier this year for roll away issues.

In April, Fiat Chrysler recalled more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the vehicles may roll away after drivers exit.
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a4anurag - Looks related.

Volvo has issued a recall notice here in Netherlands over many of its 2017 vehicles due to faulty airbags. Many of the models are in the list, including the one I drive - V40 Cross country 2017.

Sorry that the the letter is in Dutch.
Summary is that the problem is pretty serious and to be fixed in a service center as soon as possible.
The estimation from service center is a days work which will be done on 6th Feb.

I believe its also worth checking the Indian versions too.
I went over local Volvo forums but did not see any comments from UK owners or US ones though.
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Default Merc recalls 354k late model cars in the USA over a fire hazard


If your new Mercedes-Benz's engine doesn't start despite repeated attempts, stop trying to start it. You're risking setting the whole thing ablaze.

Mercedes-Benz issued a recall covering 354,434 examples of several late model vehicles between the 2015 and 2017 model years. The vehicles in question carry build dates between February 2014 and February 2017, most of which are in the US.

2015-2017 CLA250 (including 4Matic)
2015-2017 CLA45 AMG
2017 GLA 250 (incl. 4Matic)
2015-2017 C300 (incl. 4Matic)
2017 C300 Cabrio (incl. 4Matic)
2017 C300 Coupe (incl. 4Matic)
2016 C350e
2016-2017 C450 AMG Sport
2016 GLC300 (incl. 4Matic)
2017 GLC300 Coupe
2017 E300 (incl. 4Matic)
2017 E400 Wagon
2017 E43 AMG

The issue comes from the engine starter. If the starter is blocked due to engine or transmission damage, any subsequent starting attempts might send a very high current through the starter's current limiter. Repeated attempts to crank the engine might overheat the limiter and melt surrounding components, which can lead to a fire.

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Default Hyundai/Kia to recall 1.4Million Vehicles!

Just read that Hyundai and Kia are gonna be recalling 1.4 Million vehicles over faulty engines that increase the risk of an accident, belonging to theta family. The recall is in China, USA, Canada and South Korea. Hyundai Sonata(Grandeur sedan included), Santa Fe, Kia Sportage, Sorento and Optima.

The manufacturing waste in the engine can restrict the oil flow to the connecting rod bearing. Which can lead to them wearing out and the engine stalling suddenly. This is a huge blow to Hyundai in its 3 major markets.

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Hyundai and Kia are recalling 1.4 million cars and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and South Korea because the engines can fail and stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers some of the Korean automakers’ most popular models in the U.S. and Canada including 2013 and 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs and Sonata midsize cars.

Also covered are Kia Optima midsize cars from 2011 through 2014, Kia Sportage SUVs from 2011 through 2013 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2012 through 2014.

The South Korean recall includes Hyundai’s Grandeur and Sonata sedans and Kia’s K5, K7 and Sportage with engines produced from 2009 to 2013.

All have either 2-Liter or 2.4-litre gasoline engines. The U.S. engines were made at the Hyundai’s engine plant in Alabama.

The companies say in documents posted Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that debris left from manufacturing can restrict oil flow to connecting rod bearings. Since they are cooled by oil, the restriction can increase temperatures and cause the bearings to wear and fail, and the engines could stall.

Owners will hear a knocking sound from the engine that increases in frequency as the engine speed rises. They also could get engine warning lights on their dashboard, Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor said. Those with problems should contact their dealers.

Washington: Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. announced recalls to inspect and, if necessary, replace four-cylinder engine assemblies in as many as 1.2 million US vehicles, the South Korean companies said on Friday.

Manufacturing errors in Hyundai’s 2.0- and 2.4-liter “Theta” four-cylinder engines, which both companies use in their vehicles, could cause engine bearings to wear prematurely and lead to an engine stall, according to recall notices posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website on Friday.

“Hyundai will stand behind the cars and we’re going out of our way to make sure our customers are happy,” said Hyundai Motor America spokesman Miles Johnson.

Dealers will inspect and replace the engines if necessary, he said. Johnson said no crashes related to the problem had been reported, and characterized the recall as a customer satisfaction effort.

In a statement, Kia Motors America said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents tied to the issue. The company also said its dealers will inspect vehicles for signs of the problem, and replace the engine sub-assembly if necessary. Hyundai owns 33.9% of Kia Motors Corp.

Neither company would estimate the potential cost of the recall.

Engine knocking

The problem can lead to a knocking noise and loss of power, and could cause the check-engine and engine oil pressure lights to illuminate, Johnson said.

It’s unlikely that every engine will be replaced. Owners of about 10% to 20% of the Hyundai Sonata midsize sedans and Santa Fe Sport crossovers covered by the recall have reported stalls, Johnson said.

“The field data hit a level that caused us to initiate this action to ensure the quality of our vehicles and the satisfaction of our customers,” Johnson said.

The US recall covers about 572,000 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Sport vehicles from the 2013-2014 model years made at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. About 618,000 Kias are affected, including Optima midsize sedans from model years 2011-2014, Sorento crossovers from 2012-2014, and Sportage crossovers from 2011-2013. All the affected vehicles use the four-cylinder “Theta” engine.

Another 171,000 vehicles in South Korea are affected by the issue, that country’s transport ministry said Friday.

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Tesla is apparently recalling around 53,000 vehicles of the Model X and Model S manufactured last year for issues pertaining to its electronic parking brake system. While Tesla says less than 5% of the vehicles being recalled may be affected, they are recalling close to 65% vehicles out of caution.

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Are Hyundai and Kia guilty? Rejects Korean government's findings of a hearing into the need for a recall of some 200,000 vehicles.

The case centres on the testimony of a whistleblower, who has claimed the company covered up defects in vehicles.

Hyundai Motor Group has said that the company “cannot accept” the initial findings of this week’s hearing, carried out by the South Korean government’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Hyundai responds:
We believe that whether the reviewed faulty parts are directly linked to safety has to be looked over again. As for now we cannot accept the ministry’s findings
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Are BMW's really safe?

Mysterious fire surrounds parked BMW's in US. Owners demand answers as dozens of the luxury German cars burst into flames while the engines were OFF

-New report finds more than 40 cases of US BMWs catching fire in past five years
-In each case, the cars were parked and not under recall by the German carmaker
-Various models between one and 15 years old implicated in the ABC News report
-Similar issue reported in other countries, sparking investigation in South Korea
-BMW denies 'any pattern related to quality or component failure' in fires

Luxury car company blames improper maintenance and even 'rodents' for fires

Concern over the safety of BMW cars is mounting in the wake of a new report that found dozens of examples of mysterious fires breaking out in vehicles that had been parked for as long as several days.
More than 40 parked BMWs that are not under an open recall have caught fire in the US over the past five years, with similar incidents in Sweden, China, India, and South Korea.

BMW is denying that they've found 'any pattern related to quality or component failure' and says that out of the 4.9million vehicles it has on US roads, fire incidents are exceedingly rare.
After a spate of BMW fires in South Korea, a government investigation found a possible fuel leak, leading to a 1,700-car recall, but it is unknown if the American fires are related to that issue.


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JEEP RENEGADE recalled in Brazil . 88,957 Renegades from 2015 through 2017 are affected and prone to cause an accident..

Owners of the models are expected to take the vehicle to a brand-name dealership starting June 26 to replace the rear-wheel drive parking brake wires.
Failure to do so may prevent the wheel locking or release, increasing the risk of an accident, resulting in physical and material damage to the driver, passengers and third parties

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Default Honda recalls more than a million cars over battery fires

Honda is hitting its U.S. customers with yet another recall -- this time over flaming batteries. The Japanese firm announced on Thursday that it would recall nearly 1.2 million Accord vehicles produced between 2013 and 2016, after receiving multiple reports of the cars' battery sensors causing fires in the engine. The sensors, which notify drivers when there is a problem with the battery, may not be "sufficiently sealed" against moisture, the company said. As a result, substances like road salt can enter the sensor and cause it to short, potentially leading to fires.

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