Monday, May 30, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Ford, Jeep, Maserati And Volvo Are In The Hot Seat



1. MANUFACTURER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 394,258
 
SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles manufactured March 2, 2006, to August 13, 2010. The clockspring assembly may become contaminated with dust and cause the air bag circuit to fail.
CONSEQUENCE: Failure of the air bag circuit may prevent the driver's frontal air bag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover, and column shroud, 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 S33.


2. AUTOMAKER: Ford Motor Company

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 225,012

SUMMARY:

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured August 1, 2013, to August 31, 2014 equipped with 3.5L engines. The brake master cylinder reservoir may lose brake fluid into the brake booster.
CONSEQUENCE:
A loss of brake fluid may reduce or cause a complete loss of front brake function. Each of these scenarios increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and, if necessary, the brake booster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S24.


3. AUTOMAKER: Maserati North America, Inc.
 
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 24,646
 
SUMMARY:

Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, to September 18, 2015. During the assembly process, the rear tie-rod to hub assembly attaching bolt may not have been properly tightened.
CONSEQUENCE:
An improperly tightened rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolt may allow the tie-rod to separate from the hub carrier, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolts to verify that they are properly tightened, replacing the rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati's number for this recall is 303.
4. AUTOMAKER: Volvo Car USA LLC
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 29,697
     
SUMMARY: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 XC90 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2015, to April 23, 2016. The sunroofs on the affected vehicles have a switch on the overhead console that may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from being unintentionally pressed. When pressed, the sunroof may fully close. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."
CONSEQUENCE: If the switch is unintentionally pressed and the sunroof panel closes, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.
REMEDY:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software upgrade that disables the auto-close function, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552 or by visiting http://Volvo.custhelp.com. Volvo's number for this recall is R89702.
               

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