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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

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Recalls More Jeep Cherokee SUVs for Air Bags

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The 2014-2015 model-year vehicles are at risk for inadvertent air bag deployment during rough, typically off-road driving conditions.

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

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Toyota, Nissan Expand Air Bag Recalls

The two automakers are recalling an additional 6.56 million vehicles globally so dealers can replace Takata-manufactured air bag inflators at risk for exploding and injuring vehicle occupants.

Tags: Toyota, Nissan, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

The recall, which affects 48,309 2015 model-year mid-size trucks in the U.S., will address seat frame attachment hooks that weren't properly connected.

Tags: Recalls, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Electronic Control Units Trigger Mitsubishi Recall

Photo of Outlander courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The action affects 2009-2010 model-year Lancer, 2009-2010-MY Outlander, 2010-MY Lancer Sportback and 2010-MY Lancer Evolution vehicles.

Tags: Mitsubishi, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Mitsubishi Outlander, NHTSA, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mid-Size SUVs, Compact SUVs, Compact Cars

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Recalls Lancers, Outlanders for Blower Motors

Photo of Lancer courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The recall affects nearly 77,000 vehicles in the 2009-2011 model years.

Tags: Mitsubishi, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, Recalls, Mitsubishi Outlander, NHTSA, Mitsubishi Lancer, Compact Cars, Compact SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA's Requested Budget Boost in Doubt


A House appropriations subcommittee passes a spending bill that includes a modest $6.5 million budget increase for the federal safety agency that's far below what the Obama administration had requested.

Tags: NHTSA, Recalls, U.S. Congress, Legislation

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

GM Recalls Malibu Sedans for Gear Indicator

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

The recall, which covers 3,690 sedans in the 2013 model year, got under way April 20.

Tags: Chevrolet, Recalls, 2013-MY, Chevrolet Malibu, General Motors, NHTSA, Mid-Size Sedans

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.

Tags: Air Bags, NHTSA, Recalls, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans, FCA US, Ram Truck

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

Injury Allegations Tied to Defective Air Bags Climb


Injuries allegedly linked to exploding Takata air bag inflators now total 105. Meanwhile, Honda has enlisted three additional companies to help supply replacement parts for the safety recalls.

Tags: Honda, Recalls, Air Bags, NHTSA, Takata

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Expands Door Latch Recall

Photo of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

With this new expansion, the safety recall now covers nearly 546,000 Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, 2011-MY, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Lincoln

May 1, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

ABS Software Error Triggers Land Rover LR4 Recall

Photo of Land Rover LR4 courtesy of Land Rover.

A software error in the anti-lock braking system may disable other safety systems and result in a loss of vehicle stability and control.

Tags: Land Rover, Recalls, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, Land Rover LR4, Jaguar Land Rover

May 1, 2015 - Industry News

Hyundai Accent Recalled for Child Safety Risk

Photo of Hyundai Accent courtesy of Hyundai.

In frigid weather, the occupant detection system may fail to deactivate the front passenger air bag when a child restraint seat is in the front passenger seat.

Tags: Hyundai, Recalls, Hyundai Accent, Air Bags, 2015-MY, Child Safety, Subcompact Cars, NHTSA

April 29, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Lincoln MKZ Sedans Recalled for Parking Lamps

Photo of 2015 Lincoln MKZ courtesy of Ford.

Lincoln dealers will update the body control module software so that the lamps don't shine so intensely that they affect the vision of oncoming drivers.

Tags: Lincoln, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Edge and MKZ for Steering

Photo of 2015 Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

Nearly 520,000 Ford vehicles in North America are at risk for road salt-related corrosion that may cause steering gear motor attachment bolts to fracture.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Road Salt, Lincoln MKZ, Corrosion, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Five Popular Fleet Models for Fuel Pump

Photo of 2014 Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in Ford Transit Connect, Focus, Edge, Escape and Fiesta vehicles.

Tags: Ford Fiesta, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, Subcompact Cars, Compact SUVs

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

Photo courtesy of NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for safety defects on vehicles.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA


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