Chrysler has announced several recalls for certain Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles involving brakes, fuel systems, engine cooling, and airbags. Anyone receiving recall notices are asked to take their vehicles in for repairs as soon as possible. For more information on these recalls, owners are asked to contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. (more…)
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Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 Dodge Challenger vehicles manufactured in December 2012 and January 2013 and equipped with a V6 engine. Some of these vehicles could experience an electrical short circuit between the starter motor B+ cable assembly electrical terminal and the starter solenoid. (more…)
Mercedes Benz is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year vehicles manufactured between April 18, 2011 to July 12, 2011 because of fuel leaks that could result in a fire. (more…)
Ford has announced a recall for certain 2013 Ford vehicles after thirteen reports of overheating and engine fires. Certain 2013 Escape and 2013 Fusion vehicles equipped with 1.6L turbocharged Eco-boost engines could experience elevated engine temperatures resulting in fluid leaks and a potential fire. (more…)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened an investigation into certain BMW R-Series motorcycles after receiving almost 30 complaints of fuel leaks. (more…)
According to Mercedes-Benz, in house testing to replicate a worst case scenario frontal crash, has uncovered a problem that could result in an engine fire. Testing of certain 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vehicles manufactured from December 19, 2011, through May 31, 2012, showed that if the air conditioner refrigerant line should rupture, the gaseous mixture released into the engine compartment could ignite and quickly spread. Mercedes will be asking owners of these vehicles to bring them in to have the refrigerant and all associated lines replaced. Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
GM has announced that they will be recalling over 40,000 vehicles sold in warm weather states because these vehicles have plastic parts connected to the fuel pump which could crack and leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
GM says there have been no reports of fires or injuries related to the defect. The company began investigating the issue in 2011 after a dealer reported fuel leaks from some vehicles. Warranty data indicates that the problem is more common in vehicles registered in warm weather states. The vehicles affected by this problem include:
- 2007 Chevrolet Equinox in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas
- 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
- 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arizona
- 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas
- 2007 Pontiac Torrent in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas
- 2007 Pontiac G5 in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
- 2008 Pontiac G5 in Arizona
- 2009 Pontiac G5 in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas
- 2007 Saturn ION in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas
Owners wanting more information about the problem can contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Ford will be asking drivers of certain 2012 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines to bring in their vehicle for problems with the fuel system. The fuel line pulse damper housing could crack due to an improper manufacturing process. The driver may notice a fuel odor or a continuous leak while the system is under pressure, and if unrepaired could result in an engine fire. Ford will be notifying almost 5,500 Edge owners of the problem and will be asking them to bring in their vehicles to have the defective part replaced. For more information, owners are asked to contact the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Drivers of certain 2013 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles (SUV) with 1.6L engines, are being notified to bring in their vehicles to their nearest dealership to correct a problem that could lead to an engine compartment fire. According to Ford, certain vehicles built between October 5, 2011 to August 31, 2012, may have a cylinder head cup plug, also known as a freeze plug, that could become dislodged resulting in a coolant leak. If the coolant evaporates on a hot surface, the glycol could ignite and catch fire. Ford will be notifying owners of the problem this month and can take in there vehicles to have the plug sealed and a secondary plug cover added. For more information about the problem, contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.