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December 16, 2014 - Industry News

Faulty Seat Adjusters Prompt MINI Cooper Recall

Photo courtesy of MINI USA.

The action affects 846 2015 model-year MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door cars.

Tags: BMW, MINI Cooper, Recalls, 2015-MY, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

FCA US, Ford to Recall Vehicles for Air Bag Controls

The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, FCA US, Bosch

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Recalls Outlander Sport for Seat Belts

Photo of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The action affects 54,779 of the compact SUVs in the 2013-2015 model years.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Seat Belts, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, NHTSA

December 12, 2014 - Industry News

Dodge Journeys Recalled to Prevent Overloading

Photo of Dodge Journey courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Dealers will replace any tire placard labels that have inaccurate information about seating capacity and occupant/cargo combined weight limits.

Tags: Dodge, Dodge Journey, Chrysler, Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Mid-Size SUVs

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Genesis, Equus for Brake Lights

Photo of 2011 Hyundai Genesis courtesy of Hyundai.

The recall affects nearly 43,000 sedans in the 2009-2011 model years.

Tags: Hyundai, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, Recalls, Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA

December 10, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Nissan Recalls Infiniti Models for Fire Risk

Photo of Infiniti Q70 courtesy of Infiniti.

The recall affects Infiniti M56 sedans, QX56 SUVs, Q70 sedans with V-8 engines and QX80 SUVs as well as Nissan Juke crossovers.

Tags: Nissan, Infiniti, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Nissan JUKE, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA, Infiniti Q70

December 10, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Recalls i8 Hybrids for Fire Risk

Photo of BMW i8 courtesy of BMW.

Faulty welding near the fuel tank could result in a fuel leak in the plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Recalls, 2014-MY, BMW i8, Sports Cars, NHTSA

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Morgan Olson Recalls Sprinter 2500 Vans

Photo of Sprinter vans courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

To comply with federal safety standards, the Michigan upfitter will relocate an aluminum document holder installed in the cab side of the load area partition.

Tags: Recalls, Morgan Olson, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, NHTSA, Van Upfitting, Cargo Vans

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Cummings Mobility Recalls Vans for Wheelchair Lifts

Photo of Ford E-Series van courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recalled modified vans have Ricon-manufactured wheelchair lifts at risk for cracking.

Tags: Chevrolet, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Ford, Chevrolet Express, Paratransit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, Ricon, Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply, Dodge Sprinter

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Bill Proposes Incentives for Auto Industry Whistle Blowers


The U.S. Senate legislation is aimed at encouraging employees and contractors to disclose automotive defects that can lead to serious injuries and deaths.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Legislation, Recalls, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Senate, NHTSA

December 8, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Acura MDX and RLX Recalled for Seat Belts

Photo of Acura MDX courtesy of Honda.

The recall covers more than 43,000 luxury vehicles that may have front seat belts that malfunction in low temperatures.

Tags: Honda, Acura, Seat Belts, Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, Luxury Sedans

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Fragile Sunroofs Prompt Volkswagen Recall

Photo of Beetle courtesy of Volkswagen.

The action involves more than 7,000 Beetles in the 2013-2015 model years.

Tags: Volkswagen, Recalls, 2013-MY, Volkswagen Beetle, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Compact Cars

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

GM Recalls Mid-Size Pickups for Air Bags

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of General Motors.

The recall affects 2,283 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks from the 2015 model year.

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

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 2015 Mustangs for Fire Risk

Photo of 2015 Mustang courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 728 2015 model-year cars that may have a faulty fuel pressure sensor that can lead to a pressurized fuel leak.

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

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connect Vans for Door Panels

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect van courtesy of Ford.

The action affects 19,825 2014-MY cargo vans that may have a problem with a loosening exterior plastic panel on the sliding door.

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

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Honda to Expand Air Bag Recall, Takata Resists

The automaker will expand its current regional air bag safety improvement campaign to a nationwide scale, as requested by federal safety regulators.

Tags: Toyota, Honda, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, U.S. Congress, Regulators

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Takata V.P. to Testify at House Hearing Today

A House subcommittee will also listen to testimony from executives with Honda North America, Toyota, BMW of North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during a hearing focused on the safety recalls of defective Takata air bags.

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

December 2, 2014 - Industry News

GM Car Owners Urged to Schedule Recall Repairs

Photo of 2009 Pontiac G5 courtesy of General Motors.

Now that GM dealers have enough ignition switch replacement parts on hand, the National Highway Traffic is spreading the word to vehicle owners who haven’t yet scheduled an appointment for the free safety recall remedy.

Tags: Chevrolet, Pontiac, 2011-MY, Saturn, Recalls, 2003-MY, General Motors, NHTSA, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac Solstice, Pontiac G5, Saturn Sky, Saturn ION, Chevrolet HHR

December 2, 2014 - Industry News

Toyo Recalls 175,000 Truck, Van Tires

Photo of Open Country H/T courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Recalls, Light-Duty Trucks

December 2, 2014 - Industry News

GM Recalls SUVs, Sedans for Headlights

Photo of Buick LaCrosse courtesy of General Motors.

The action affects 316,000 vehicles in North America in the 2006-2009 model years.

Tags: 2006-MY, General Motors, GMC, Buick LaCrosse, Full-Size Sedans, Mid-Size SUVs, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Saab, Buick, 2009-MY, Recalls, Headlights

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

MobilityWorks Recalls Paratransit Vans

Photo of Ford E-Series van courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The modified vehicles may have wheelchair lifts prone to cracking.

Tags: Recalls, 2006-MY, Paratransit, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, MobilityWorks, NHTSA, Ricon

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Admits Under-Reporting Crash Deaths, Injuries


A NHTSA-ordered audit uncovers that Honda under-reported deaths and injuries tied to its vehicles for more than a decade.

Tags: Honda, Recalls, Takata, NHTSA

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

Feds Press Chrysler to Speed Jeep Recall

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

NHTSA, citing consumer complaints and low repair completion rates, demands that the automaker improve its efforts to fix older-model Jeeps recalled for a fuel-tank fire risk.

Tags: Jeep, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, 2007-MY, 2002-MY, NHTSA

November 19, 2014 - Industry News

Video: NHTSA Calls for Expanded Air Bag Recalls

If Takata and automakers don’t quickly agree to expand recalls on a nationwide scale, NHTSA vows to use its statutory powers to ensure the defective air bag inflators are replaced.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Mazda, BMW

November 18, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Faulty Tire Monitoring Triggers Land Rover Recall

Photo of Range Rovers courtesy of Land Rover.

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 1, will cover more than 28,000 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 SUVs.

Tags: Land Rover, Recalls, 2013-MY, Range Rover, 2014-MY, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Land Rover LR4

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