Monday, March 21, 2016

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


1. MANUFACTURER: Hyundai Motor America
 
No. Of Affected Customers: 34,200

SUMMARY:

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured September 1, 2015 to February 12, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses may be damaged by the seat's height adjuster mechanism, resulting in a failure to provide an audible warning when front seat occupants do not fasten their seat belts. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

 
CONSEQUENCE:
Without a warning to remind the front seat occupants that their seat belts are not buckled, they may forget to buckle their seat belt, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reroute the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses to their proper locations, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 141.


2. MANUFACTURER: Nissan North America, Inc.
 
NO. OF AFFECTED CUSTOMERS: 46,771

SUMMARY:

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured July 25, 2013, to December 21, 2013, and February 1, 2014, to June 7, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

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