Car recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

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For Models: Mazda Tribute

Drive Train, September 10, 2014

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The electronics for the hybrid system have their own unique cooling needs. The coolant pump for this system can fail resulting in overheating of the hybrid electronics. As a result the powertrian may shut down causing the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved "brushless" pump to correct this concern.

For Models: Ford C-Max, Ford Focus

Suspension & Steering, August 22, 2014

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The steering gear transmits the motion from the steering wheel to the front wheels. These vehicles are being recalled because the steering gear may have been incorrectly assembled. As a result vehicle steering could be impaired, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear in the affected vehicles to correct this concern.

For Models: Saturn Vue

Body, Interior & Misc., August 8, 2014

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These vehicles are being recalled because it may be possible for the key to be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position. If this were to occur the vehicle could roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the vehicle to see if the key can be pulled out when the ignition is off. If it can, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and keys to correct this concern. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the "Reverse" position and the parking brake is engaged.

For Models: Buick Encore, Cadillac ATS

Body, Interior & Misc., August 8, 2014

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Due to a potential problem with seatbelt pretensioners, front seat occupants may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace both front the driver's and the passenger's lap belt pretensioners to correct this concern. Remedy parts are not currently available, owners will be sent a notification when parts become available.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 2014

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The driver's and/or passenger's seat may suddenly drop to its lowest position because a bolt securing the height adjuster can fall out. This unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause a distraction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the height adjuster bolts in both front seats to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Encore, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 2014

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Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place. A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash. Dealers will inspect the lower seat track and replace it as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Electrical & Lights, July 21, 2014

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While operating the vehicle the driver may hit the ignition key with their knee, accidentally moving the key out of the run position. If this were to occur the engine would turn off, affecting various safety systems and increasing the risk of a crash and/or personal injury. As of this writing, the remedy for this recall is still under development.

For Models: Volkswagen Tiguan

Engine, July 21, 2014

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Under certain conditions, when using winterized fuel the engine may stall without warning due to bubbles forming in the fuel system, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure in order to correct this concern.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Drive Train, July 18, 2014

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These vehicles are being recalled because the transmission shift cable may come loose from the shift lever pin. If this were to occur, the gear selected may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle could move in an unexpected direction. Also, if the parking brake is not set when the vehicle is parked, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the indicated gear is "park". Dealers will inspect and repair the connection between the shift cable and the shift lever to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 328i, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi, BMW M3

Body, Interior & Misc., July 16, 2014

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Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

For Models: Hyundai Veracruz

Electrical & Lights, July 8, 2014

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An engine oil leak from the front valve cover gasket could result in enough oil leaking onto the alternator to cause its failure. An alternator failure will cause the charging system warning light to illuminate. Driving the vehicle in this condition for a unknown period of time will result in the engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the alternator and front valve cover gasket as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Subaru Baja, Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback

Body, Interior & Misc., July 7, 2014

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This recall applies only to vehicles equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Mazda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

For Models: Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Alero, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Grand Prix

Body, Interior & Misc., July 3, 2014

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Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

For Models: Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKX

Drive Train, July 2, 2014

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In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention clip may not have been properly installed. As a result, without prior warning the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving. This would result in loss of engine power to the drive wheels. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage.

For Models: Buick Encore, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic

Electrical & Lights, July 2, 2014

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In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed. Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in. Dealers will replace the block heater cord to correct this concern. The new cord is rated for temperatures of -40C.

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