Monday, September 7, 2015

Its Recall Mondays: Jeep And Nissan Are In The Hot Seat


1. AUTOMAKER: Nissan North America, Inc.

AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 298,747
     
SUMMARY:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles manufactured June 9, 2011, to March 11, 2015, and 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to March 11, 2015. The affected vehicles have a center console trim panel that may catch the driver's shoe and delay the transition from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.


CONSEQUENCE:
A delay in the application of the brake pedal would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the console trim panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-October 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.



2. AUTOMAKER: Chrysler FCA  

AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 158,671  
SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 4, 2013, to July 11, 2014. Use of the front windshield wipers on dry glass may cause damage to the body control module (BCM).
CONSEQUENCE:
BCM damage may result in the failure of the windshield wipers, impairing the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a ground strap to protect the BCM from damage, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R39.

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