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July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Mini Coopers Recalled to Improve Crash Protection

Photo courtesy of MINI USA/BMW Group.

To bring the subcompact cars into compliance with federal safety standards, dealers will reinforce the area between the rear interior side panels and the exterior vehicle body.

Tags: Mini Cooper, Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Subcompact Cars, BMW

July 28, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Audi SQ5 SUVs Recalled for Power Steering

Photo courtesy of Audi.

In 5,625 vehicles, the electric power steering assist system is at risk for suddenly shutting down during cold weather.

Tags: Audi, Volkswagen, Recalls, Audi S Series, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Kia Recalls Sorentos for Seat Belts

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors.

In these SUVs, the front-passenger seat belts have a buckle latch assembly that may prevent proper fastening.

Tags: Kia Sorento, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Recalls, Kia, Seat Belts

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Video: FCA Agrees to Record NHTSA Fine, Vehicle Buyback

The automaker reached an agreement with NHTSA relating to how the company conducted vehicle recalls, and will buy back almost 580,000 trucks.

Tags: 2012-MY, Recalls, Ram Truck, 2008-MY, NHTSA, FCA US, Dodge

July 24, 2015 - Industry News

Video: FCA US Recall to Address Hacking Risk

In response to a report of vehicle hacking via the Uconnect system, FCA US is updating software for about 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Vehicle Hacking, FCA US, Software, Recalls, Uconnect

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

Dodge Journeys Recalled for Fire Risk

Photo of Dodge Journey courtesy of FCA US.

The action affects 2011-2015 model-year SUVs equipped with 2.4L engines.

Tags: Dodge, Dodge Journey, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, FCA US

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Five Models for Parking Brakes

Photo of Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Included are 2015-2016 model-year Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS and 2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, 2016-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, Luxury SUVs, Full-Size Sedans

July 15, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Acura MDX SUVs Recalled for Faulty Bolts

Photo courtesy of Acura.

The recall affects 106,439 of the luxury crossovers in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Tags: Honda, Acura, Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, Acura MDX

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Prius V Cars for Stalling Risk

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Dealers will update engine control unit software to address the potential for high thermal stress in certain transistors.

Tags: Toyota, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Toyota Prius V, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Compact Cars

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Versa, Cube and Juke Recalled for Stalling

Photo of Nissan Versa Sedan courtesy of Nissan.

The action, set to get under way in late August, affects 14,595 vehicles at risk for sudden engine shutoff during hot weather.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, 2013-MY, Nissan JUKE, Nissan Versa, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Nissan Cube

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Sonics, Sparks Recalled for Chime Failure

Photo courtesy of GM.

Because of a software glitch, chime reminders to buckle up and remove the key from the ignition may fail to work in cars equipped with the base radio and OnStar.

Tags: Chevrolet, Recalls, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Spark, General Motors, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Subcompact Cars

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Subaru Recalls Imprezas for Seat Belt Failure Risk

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

In 32,400 vehicles in the 2012 model year, a defect may cause the occupant detection system to turn off the front-passenger air bag under certain conditions.

Tags: Subaru, 2012-MY, Recalls, Subaru Impreza, Air Bags, Compact Cars

July 10, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

GM Recalls Hummer H3, H3T for Fire Risk

Photo by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

The action, which addresses an overheating issue tied to the HVAC system, affects nearly 165,000 vehicles.

Tags: Hummer, 2010-MY, Recalls, 2006-MY, General Motors, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

GM Recalls SUVs for Power Liftgates

Photo of Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

The recall affects 686,287 Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook vehicles.

Tags: 2012-MY, Recalls, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, 2007-MY, General Motors, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Saturn Outlook

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Sonatas for Passenger Seat Belts

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

The action affects 128,804 sedans in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Hyundai, Recalls, Hyundai Sonata, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans

July 8, 2015 - Executive Fleet News

Range Rovers, Land Rovers Recalled

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover North America.

The largest of two separate recalls involves 65,352 2013-2016 model-year Range Rover and 2014-2016-MY Range Rover Sport SUVs whose doors may unlatch unexpectedly.

Tags: Land Rover, Recalls, 2013-MY, Range Rover, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Jaguar Land Rover

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

ASA Electronics Recalls Backup Cameras

Photo courtesy of ASA Electronics.

The aftermarket rear camera might reverse the display image, causing the driver to turn the wrong way to avoid hitting an object while backing up.

Tags: Recalls, ASA Electronics, NHTSA, Rear-View Cameras

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Braun Recall to Replace Weight-Rating Labels

Photo courtesy of the Braun Corp.

Current labels on some Braun-modified vehicles may include inaccurate weight-rating information, increasing the risk of vehicle overloading.

Tags: Dodge, Chrysler, Recalls, 2013-MY, The Braun Corporation, Paratransit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

FCA US Vows to Improve Safety Recall Process


During a July 2 public hearing, the automaker outlines recent changes aimed at improving and speeding up its safety recall notifications and remedies. But federal regulators are expected to take enforcement action later this month for FCA’s past mistakes in 23 recalls.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, FCA US

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Escape, Focus, C-MAX

Photo of Ford Escape courtesy of Ford.

In nearly 433,000 vehicles in North America, a glitch in the body control module software may cause the engine to continue to run after the driver tries to turn off the ignition.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, Compact Cars

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


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