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July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Kia Recalls Sportage SUVs for Brake Lights

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

The recall, expected to begin this month, affects 7,722 crossovers in the 2011 model year.

Tags: 2011-MY, Kia Motors, Recalls, Kia Sportage, Compact SUVs, NHTSA

July 1, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The action affects 814 E250 BlueTec, E250 BlueTec 4Matic, GLK250 and ML250 BlueTec vehicles in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2015-MY, Prestige Luxury Cars, NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Mercedes-Benz M-Class

July 1, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Recalls XC90 SUVs for Air Bag

Photo courtesy of Volvo.

The problem is tied to potentially faulty routing of the front-seat wiring harness for the side-impact protection system.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, Recalls, Air Bags, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, 2016-MY

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Murano for Stability Risk

Photo of Nissan Murano courtesy of Nissan.

The action, set to get under way by early August, affects 9,614 SUVs in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Murano, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Grand Cherokees, Durangos Recalled for Suspension

Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

The recalled SUVs are at risk for having faulty suspension components that could lead to rear-end instability, reduced braking power or both.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, Dodge Durango, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, FCA US

June 26, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus NX200t Recalled for Stability Risk

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

The recall, set to begin in early July, affects more than 3,000 of the luxury crossover vehicles.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, Recalls, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Lexus NX200

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Jeep Cherokees Recalled for Power Liftgates

Photo of Jeep Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

The recall will address the potential for moisture to reach power liftgate control modules to create a fire risk.

Tags: Recalls, Jeep Cherokee, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, FCA US

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist Triggers Recalls

Photo of Subaru Outback courtesy of Subaru.

In 72,000 vehicles, the automatic pre-collision braking system is at risk for failing if the switch that activates the brake lights fails.

Tags: Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Subaru Impreza, Subaru XV Crosstrek, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2016-MY, Subaru WRX

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

Photo courtesy of Ford.

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Cargo Vans, Ford Escape

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 4500, 5500 Trucks Recalled for Speed Software

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA US

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

Tags: Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Cargo Vans, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner, FCA US, Full-Size Vans

June 10, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Collision Avoidance Software Spurs Acura Recall

Photo of Acura MDX courtesy of Honda.

The action, covering 19,502 Acura MDX and RLX vehicles, will address unexpected automatic braking.

Tags: Honda, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury Sedan, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, Acura MDX, Acura RLX

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fiat 500e Cars Recalled for Cruise Control Software

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

A glitch in the software may cause a misreading of motor-generated torque levels, causing the car to mistakenly shift into neutral.

Tags: Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Fiat 500e, 2015-MY, Subcompact Cars, Battery-Electric Vehicles, FCA US

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Faulty Labels Prompt Volkswagen Tiguan Recall

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Dealers need to provide labels with accurate tire pressure, weight and loading information in nearly 3,000 vehicles in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Volkswagen, Recalls, 2015-MY, Volkswagen Tiguan, Compact SUVs, NHTSA

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

Safety Team to Help NHTSA Improve Defect Probes


The federal safety agency releases two internal reports, one of which details mistakes NHTSA made that contributed to delays in the GM ignition switch recall.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

ElDorado Recalls Paratransit Vans

Photo courtesy of ElDorado Mobility.

Damage to the fuel filler hose could result in a fuel leak, posing a fire risk.

Tags: Vans, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Paratransit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, ElDorado Mobility

June 2, 2015 - Industry News

Sprinter 2500 and 3500 Vans Recalled for Oil Leaks

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA

May 28, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus NX 200t SUVs Recalled for Anti-Lock Braking

Photo of 2015 NX 200t courtesy of Lexus.

About 3,000 luxury SUVs in the 2015 model year are at risk for loss of vehicle stability.

Tags: Lexus, Recalls, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, Toyota

May 27, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Mustangs for Fire and Brake Risks

Photo of Ford Mustang courtesy of Ford.

In more than 19,000 cars, elevated underbody temperatures might lead to degradation of the fuel tank, fuel vapor lines or parking brake cable seals.  

Tags: Recalls, Ford Mustang, Ford, 2015-MY, Sports Cars

May 27, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Power Steering

Photo of Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The action affects nearly 423,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, including Ford Fusion and Taurus models.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Ford Fusion, Lincoln, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, 2013-MY, Mercury

May 22, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA Extends Strict Oversight of GM


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decides to extend for another year its review of General Motors' decisions and communications about potential vehicle safety issues.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA

May 19, 2015 - Industry News

Takata Vehicle Safety Recall Now Biggest Ever

Screen shot of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx during press conference, via YouTube.

The Japan-based auto safety parts supplier reaches an agreement with NHTSA to expand its recall of defective air bag inflators, which have been linked to six deaths worldwide.

Tags: Recalls, Takata, U.S. Department of Transportation, Air Bags, NHTSA

May 18, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Feds Scrutinize FCA Safety Recall Pace, Remedies

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has scheduled a July 2 public hearing to probe Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ remedy performance in 20 separate safety recalls.

Tags: Recalls, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, FCA US

May 18, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Sienna Minivans Recalled for Injury Risk

Photo of Toyota Sienna courtesy of Toyota.

Two separate recalls, issued by Gulf States Toyota and Southeast Toyota Distributors, will address a potential injury risk during air bag deployment.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Sienna, Recalls, Gulf States Toyota, Southeast Toyota Distributors, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Minivans

May 14, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Acura MDX, RLX Recalled for Auto Brake Software

Photo of Acura MDX SUV courtesy of Acura.

Honda is recalling approximately 19,500 Acura MDX SUVs and RLX sedans in the 2014 and 2015 model years because a software glitch may lead to unexpected autonomous braking.

Tags: 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury Sedan, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, Honda, Acura, Acura MDX, Acura RLX, Recalls, Active Safety Systems, Auto Braking


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