Monday, November 21, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Mazda And Dodge Are In The Hot Seat


1. AUTOMAKER: Mazda North American Operations
NO. OF CUSTOMERS IMPACTED: 69,447
SUMMARY:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles manufactured April 10, 2003, to February 18, 2008. The affected vehicles have fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe.
CONSEQUENCE:
The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
REMEDY:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump sealing ring set and add a thermal insulation pad to the fuel tank, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Mazda will notify owners about the issue and will second a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer did not provide a schedule for these notifications. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0516J.



2. AUTOMAKER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
NO. OF CUSTOMERS IMPACTED: 53,155
SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured April 13, 2015, to June 7, 2016. Due to voltage spikes caused by a problem within the windshield washer pump, the windshield wiper circuit may fail.
CONSEQUENCE:
Without functioning windshield wipers, the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield washer pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S83.

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