Monday, February 6, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Nissan, BMW And Maserati Are In The Hot Seat

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V040000
Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected 341,005
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Altima vehicles. The rear door latch/lock cable on the vehicles may have been improperly routed. As a result, lowering a rear window may inadvertently cause that door to unlatch and open.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will correct the rear door latch/lock cable routing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V047000
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 230,117
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V046000
Manufacturer Maserati North America, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 39,381
Summary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante vehicles. Adjusting the front seats may cause the seat wiring harness to rub, possibly resulting in an electrical short.
Remedy
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles, replacing the seat wiring harness, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati's number for this recall is 342.

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