Monday, November 14, 2016

ITS RECALL MONDAYS: MITSUBISHI AND VOLVO ARE IN THE HOT SEAT


1. MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
NO. OF IMPACTED VEHICLES: 100,082
SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles manufactured September 8, 2006, to March 29, 2013. In the affected vehicles, water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.
CONSEQUENCE:
Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion. Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-009.



2. MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi North America, Inc.
NO. OF IMPACTED VEHICLES: 94,535
SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to January 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole. The water may cause internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor.
CONSEQUENCE:
Failure of the wiper motor can cause a loss of visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-16-010.


3. MANUFACTURER: Volvo Car USA LLC


NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 74,027
SUMMARY:
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles manufactured February 16, 2015, to August 22, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate from the seat belt bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages" and number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the seat belt buckle separates from the bracket, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 12, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89708.

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