Thursday

BMW is recalling several of its vehicle models for its driver's frontal air bag inflator that may rupture.

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.

Wednesday

Maserati is recalling several of its vehicles for the seat wiring harness that may short circuit.

Summary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Quattroporte and Ghibli, and 2017 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.

Maserati is recalling its 2014-2015 Maserati Quttroporte and Maserati Ghibli vehicles for fuel lines that may leak.

Summary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles. The affected vehicles have fuel lines that may weep or leak fuel.
Remedy
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fuel line, free of charge. The recall began February 28, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati's number for this recall is 339.

Monday

Nissan is recalling its 2015-2017 Nissan Altima vehicles for a rear door that may open when window is lowered.

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 recall began on February 16, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Thursday

GM is recalling its 2016-2017 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles for an incorrect right side rear view mirror.

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Suburban HD vehicles. These vehicles were assembled with a convex right-hand outside mirror, instead of with a non-convex (flat) right-hand outside mirror. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the convex mirror with a non-convex mirror and provide a new page for the owner's manual with the customer notification letter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17017.

Monday

Kia is recalling its 2016 Optima vehicles for a driver air bag that may not fully inflate.

Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled one 2016 Optima vehicle. In this vehicle, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
Remedy
The affected vehicle was remedied on January 10, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC143.


Tuesday

Chrysler is recalling certain 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen vehicles for a Driver Side Frontal Air Bag May Rupture.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V947000
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 12,691
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen vehicles manufactured January 17, 2007, to December 18, 2008, and 2010 RAM 3500 cab chassis manufactured September 25, 2009, to February 1, 2010. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

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Porsche is recalling several of its vehicles for Seat Mounted Air Bags may not Deploy.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V946000
Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 85
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2017 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman, 718 Cayman S, 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, and 911 Turbo Cabriolet vehicles. The seat mounted side air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bag modules, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AG10.


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Jaguar is recalling the 2017 Jaguar XE and the Jaguar F-Type vehicles for a Seat Belt Pretensioners may not Function Properly.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V940000
Manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,232
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain 2017 Jaguar XE vehicles manufactured July 12, 2016, to December 2, 2016, and Jaguar F-Type vehicles manufactured July 14, 2016, to December 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have front seat seatbelt pretensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash.



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Toyota is recalling the 2016 Toyota 4Runner vehicles for a Front Passenger Air Bag may not Fully Inflate.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V937000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling one 2016 Toyota 4Runner vehicle manufactured November 1, 2016 and one 2017 Lexus GX460 vehicle manufactured November 16, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with Takata PSPI-LD front passenger air bag inflators that may have been manufactured without ignition booster tablets. As a result, in the event of a crash, the air bag may not fully inflate during deployment of the primary stage. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

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Mercedes is recalling it's Metris Vans for Front Passenger Air Bag may not Vent Properly.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V935000
Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC
Components AIR BAGS
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Vans manufactured September 9, 2016, to September 28, 2016. The affected vehicles have a passenger air bag that may have been manufactured with an incorrect Tether Activation Unit (TAU). As a result, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the air bag may not vent properly.



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Monday

Chrysler is recalling its 2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles for Jeeps that have a cracked or broken control valve causing a fuel leak.

SUMMARY:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured November 1, 2016, to November 3, 2016. The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank that has a cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank and/or the potential of over fueling the vehicle.

CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and Jeep dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace fuel tank and sending unit, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S90.


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Nissan is recalling certain 2016 Titian Diesel trucks for a fuel gauge that reads incorrectly.

SUMMARY:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 Titan Diesel XD vehicles manufactured August 7, 2015, to September 1, 2016. The affected vehicles may not have had the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap removed during the vehicle's assembly and the fuel tank breather tube may not have been connected to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation, possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, the vehicle can run out of fuel without the driver being aware, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

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General Motors is recalling its 2016 Buick Cascada vehicles for windows that close on their own.

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Buick Cascada vehicles manufactured December 1, 2015, to February 24, 2016. The affected vehicles may have had the original convertible roof control module (CRCM) replaced with an incorrect CRCM, that allows the windows to close automatically when the roof is closed and can allow the windows to be closed remotely from distances beyond 11 meters using the key fob. As such, these vehicles no longer meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the windows close automatically or can be closed remotely in ways that do not meet all the requirements of FMVSS 118, the unexpected closure can increase the risk of injury to the passengers.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the CRCM with correct module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 16126.


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Bentley is recalling its 2017 Bentayga vehicles for a seat mechanism that can loosen.

SUMMARY:
Bentley Motors, Inc. (Bentley) is recalling certain model year 2017 Bentayga vehicles manufactured March 1, 2016, to September 30, 2016. During the assembly process, the affected vehicles may not have had the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints properly tightened.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints were not tightened, they can loosen, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Bentley customer service at 1-800-777-6923. Bentley's number for this recall is RE16/32.


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Kia is recalling its Kia Sportage vehicles for a Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit may Short and cause a fire.

SUMMARY:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9, 2007, to May 13, 2009. The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
REMEDY:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion, if no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. If corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the HECU assembly and the connector cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC138.

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Toyota is recalling its Toyota Sienna Mini Vans for a problem with the sliding door.

SUMMARY:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured January 4, 2010, to August 12, 2016. If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving.

CONSEQUENCE:If door opens while the vehicle is moving, there would be an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.

REMEDY:The remedy for this recall is still under development. Interim notices are expected to be mailed to owners by January 21, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G04.


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Mercedes is recalling several of its vehicles for a seat belt that may break in the event of a crash.

SUMMARY:Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S63 AMG Coupe, S65 AMG Coupe, S550 Coupe 4Matic, S63 AMG 4Matic Convertible, and S550 Convertible vehicles manufactured June 29, 2015, to March 15, 2016. The seat belt extenders on the affected vehicles may not retract as intended and may potentially break the event of a crash.

CONSEQUENCE:In the event of a crash, if the seat belt extender does not retract and/or the extender breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury.
REMEDY:MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-December 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.


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Thursday

Fiat releases a bulletin regarding problems with certain 2017 RAM 1500 pickups for a Hemi Badge that was misapplied.

Some RAM 1500 special edition pickups have a 3.6 liter V-6 that does not match the Hemi Badge  that is affixed to the truck.  The solution that FCA has come up with is that the emblem will need to be removed.   This emblem may have mislead unknowing customers into purchasing a vehicle they thought had a Hemi engine in it.


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Monday

Jaguar is recalling certain model year 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR vehicles due to a rear lower control arm that may knuckle and the assembly may fail prematurely.

SUMMARY:Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR vehicles built between February 19, 2016 and August 15, 2016. Due to assembly corrections during manufacturing, the bolts connecting the rear lower control arms to the knuckle assembly may fail prematurely.
CONSEQUENCE:If the lower control arm bolt connecting bolt fails, the rear control arm assembly may separate from the vehicle, resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bolt that connects the rear lower control arm to the rear knuckle joint, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J076.

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