Monday, September 14, 2015

Recall Mondays: Buick LaCrosses, Pontiac Grand Prixs And Ram Quad Cab 1500s Are In The Hot Seat

AUTOMAKER: GM

NO. OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 158,584
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005 Buick LaCrosse vehicles manufactured May 31, 2004, to June 27, 2005, and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles manufactured April 12, 2006, to April 25, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate.
CONSEQUENCE:
Headlamps that do not illuminate reduce the driver's ability to see the roadway and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HDM, free of charge. Interim notices will be mailed to owners on September 2, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14291.


AUTOMAKER: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

NO. OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 188,047
SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."
CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a vehicle crash, if a SABIC does not inflate as intended, there is an increased risk of injury to the rear seat occupant.
REMEDY:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin on September 18, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R47

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