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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Fuel Injector Recall

2018 Chevrolet Malibu fuel injector issues are forcing GM to recall a little over 177,000 model year 2018 cars equipped with 1.5-liter turbo engines.

General Motors says software problems can cause the fuel injectors to become disabled.

The Malibu may stall without warning while driving and the disabled fuel injectors will prevent the engine from starting.

General Motors says it's possible a driver will see an illuminated check engine warning light when the fuel injectors fail.

Here are the main comments from GM to NHTSA:

Potential Number of Units Affected: 177,276

Problem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with 1.5L turbo engines. An error in the Engine Control Module (ECM) software may result in the fuel injectors being disabled.

Consequence: Disabled fuel injectors would prevent the engine from starting and may cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-630-2438. GM's number for this recall is N192221960

If you’re in California and own one of these vehicles and have had fuel injector or engine issues, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

GM recalls over 3 million pickups and SUVs to repair brake issues

General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S to fix a brake problem.

The recall covers the:

  1. 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado

  2. 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups

  3. 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade

  4. 2015-2018 GMC Yukon

  5. 2015-2018 Chevy Suburban

  6. 2015-2018 Chevy Tahoe

GM says that as it ages, the pump in the power-assist brakes can put out less vacuum power than needed, increasing stopping distance and the risk of a crash.

The recall acknowledgment from NHTSA can be found here and here is a brief summary:

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,456,111

Problem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles. The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time.

Consequence: As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192268490.

If you’re in California and own one of these vehicles and have had brake issues, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain Oil Consumption Class Action Settlement Nears

To California residents, as mentioned before, Berman v. General Motors, LLC (the Chevrolet Equinox GMC Terrain oil consumption class action) is very near settlement. Notice of settlement has gone out to potential class members and there are very important deadlines approaching. Most significantly, if you want to NOT be in the class action and pursue an individual lemon law claim, you MUST OPT OUT of the class action prior to the September 20, 2019 deadline. Here is a link to the Notice that went out to class members and here is the information regarding opting out:

Equinox Oil Consumption

If you're in California and you own a 2.4L engine 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and have experienced oil consumption issues, you may be have a potential lemon law claim. If you’ve taken your Equinox or Terrain to a dealership for issues above, from engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, high pressure fuel pump failure, balance shaft chain failure or engine failure, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Nissan issues warranty extension for 2013 Nissan Altima

A Nissan Altima lower control arm replacement program will provide car owners in 22 salt belt states and Canada with free repairs for damage caused by cracks, rust and corrosion.

Nissan says the Altima lower control arm replacement campaign will focus on areas that use road salt in the winter, or what are known as salt belt states.

The replacement program covers the 2013 Nissan Altimas in 22 states.

Per Nissan , the Altima rear lower control arms (suspension links) can crack from normal use of the cars, but corrosion from road salt can make the cracks worse. The potential defect at the heart of this issue is the risk corrosion could cause a suspension part to detach from the frame in states that use salt on icy roads. The rear lower control arms may separate at the areas of the bushing joints. Warning signs of control arm failure include a knocking or rattling noise from the rear of the vehicle.

“Nissan acknowledges that a crack may develop in the lower control arm due to stress and loading from normal use of the vehicle, and that road salts commonly used for snow and ice treatment results in corrosion that exacerbates growth and progression of the crack,” NHTSA documents read. "Once the crack develops, continued use of the vehicle causes the control arm to separate at one of four attachment points that connect it to the vehicle chassis. “Nissan determined the current incident rate was 0.003%.

The campaign is a ‘service campaign’ (similar to a warranty extension) and Nissan owners in those 22 states should receive notice within the next few months.

Customers who want to learn more about the campaign should call Nissan in the U.S. at 800-867-7669 or in Canada at 855-835-3854.

Nissan CVT Class Action Stayed Pending Preliminary Approval

Nissan is pretty well known for its problematic Jatco CVT Transmissions and there are no fewer than four different class actions covering the:

  1. 2011-2017 Nissan Senra

  2. 2011-2017 Nissan Versa

  3. 2011-2017 Nissan Versa Note

  4. 2011-2017 Nissan Juke

Currently, all four class actions are ‘stayed’ pending approval of the proposed Class Action Settlement. A preliminary approval hearing date has not been set yet by the court yet.

Nissan CVT Warranty Extension

Nissan CVT Warranty Extension

If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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New Nissan Sentra and Nissan Versa CVT Judder TSB

While not a warranty extension like those offered for 2003-2009 CVT Equipped Nissan Vehicles, this is helpful for those who have have either a 2013-2017 Nissan Sentra or a 2014-2017 Nissan Versa Note with a CVT Transmission. This is version H of the technical service bulletin, which presumably means that there were 7 (SEVEN!) prior versions.

The TSB is titled “2013-2017 SENTRA AND VERSA SEDAN, AND 2014-2017 VERSA NOTE; CVT JUDDER AND/OR P0746/P0965/P17F0/P0846 STORED” and it was released on February 15, 2019. It states that if you’ve been having the following issues:

The customer reports a transmission judder (shake, shudder, single or multiple bumps or vibration), hesitation on acceleration, lack of power or RPM flare.

Then the TSB should be applied to the vehicle.

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If you’re in California and you’ve had warranty work done to your Nissan CVT transmission, you may be better off filing an individual lemon law claim. If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Ford Explorer Recalled for Suspension Problem

Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 1.2 million Explorers built between 2011 and 2017, as well as some 2013 F-150s and Econoline vans. The affected Explorers were built at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant from May 2010 to January 2017.

Ford also recalled about 123,000 select F-150 trucks built between 2012 and 2013 due to a transmission calibration issue, and 4,300 Ford Econoline vans built between 2009 and 2015 because of a motive power issue. The company issued a recall in Canada for Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, because of rear-suspension issues affecting about 12,000 vehicles.

Vehicles recalled: 2011-17 Ford Explorer built at the Chicago assembly plant from May 17, 2010, to Jan. 25, 2017.

The problem: A link in the rear suspension may crack from heavy use. If the piece fails, drivers could lose some steering control. 

The fix: Dealerships will remove the left and right rear suspension links, replace them with new parts, and align the rear suspension, all at no charge to owners. 

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S17. 

NHTSA’s campaign number: There is no NHTSA campaign number yet. 

Chrysler recalls nearly 300,00 Ram 1500 in US

FCA (Chrysler) has issued a recall for 296,000 2019-2010 Ram 1500’s that need repairs to prevent the airbags and seat belt pretensioners from failing.

The 2019-2020 Ram 1500s have software problems related to the occupant restraint controllers which can disable the airbags. A software error may occur when the engine is turned off, NHTSA says. If a computer module doesn't properly reset, the airbags and seat-belt pretensioners wouldn't work properly in a collision. Fiat Chrysler says the 2019-2020 RAM 1500’s have software with vulnerabilities "during power-down memory clean-up events which can corrupt flash memory."

FCA says about a third of the recalled trucks are still at dealerships, and the 2020 trucks are pre-production models that the automaker still owns.

The repairs are expected to be available this month.

Vehicles recalled: 295,981 Ram 1500 pickup trucks from the 2019-2020 model years, built from Oct. 31, 2017 through May 21, 2019. 

The problem: Software in the computer module that controls the airbags and seat belt pretensioners may become corrupt. If that happens, those systems would be disabled.

The fix: Dealerships will reprogram the module or replace it as necessary at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 800-853-1403. FCA's numbers for this recall are V61 and V71.

NHTSA’s campaign number: 19V407.  

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

2016-2018 Honda Civic Oil Dilution Warranty Extension

Honda is extending the powertrain warranty for the 2016-18 Honda Civic and 2017-18 CRV equipped with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Consumer Reports first brought up the issue, noting that it is caused by gasoline from the cylinders not being fully burned and contaminating the engine oil, which could lower its effective lubrication and cause engine wear over time. The warranty extension covers repairs for the potential engine wear and extends the five-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty to six years and unlimited mileage. That Consumer Reports article can be accessed here.

Here is the link to the NHTSA summary, paraphrased below:

This warranty extension addresses concerns related to engine oil dilution due to various control unit software threshold settings and possible camshaft and rocker arm failures. Depending on driving behavior, some vehicles may experience lack of power, which may cause the MIL to come on with DTC P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (No. 1 cylinder misfire detected), P0302 (No.2 cylinder misfire detected), P0303 (No. 3 cylinder misfire detected), P0304 (No. 4 cylinder misfire detected), or P0172 (fuel system too rich) or a whirling noise from the engine.

American Honda expects to begin customer notifications by the middle of May 2019.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Honda Civic or CR-V to a dealership for issues above, fromoil dilution, oil consumption, engine replacement or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

Equinox / Terrain Oil Consumption Class Action Receives Preliminary Approval

The judge overseeing Berman v. General Motors, LLC class action involving 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrains has given preliminary approval to the settlement agreement. The court went further to set a final approval hearing on October 4, 2019. Notice will be sent to potential class members in the next few months.

If you are in California and if you’ve experienced oil consumption issues with your Chevrolet Equinox or GMC Terrain, you are possibly entitled to much more than what you would receive under the class action. With attentive and individualized attention, you may be entitled to a vehicle repurchase or a cash and keep settlement. This could possibly be more than what you are entitled to under the class action.

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2013-2016 Dodge Dart Transmission Recall

From the NHTSA Defect Summary:

Safety Recall V34 NHTSA 19V293

Transmission Shift Cable Bushing - 2013- 2016 Dodge Dart (April 11, 2019)

Shifter Cable Bushing May Detach From Transmission

If the shifter cable detaches from the transmission, the vehicle may not perform the shifts performed by the driver. Additionally, despite selecting PARK with the shifter, the vehicle may roll away. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V293

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 298,439

Summary Chrysler

(FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The shifter cable bushing may fail allowing the shift cable to detach from the transmission. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May

Safety Recall V34 NHTSA 19V293 Transmission Shift Cable Bushing – 2013-2016 Dodge Dart | FCA

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V34. Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Trac Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Chevrolet Malibu / Cruze Piston Failure updated TSB

A few weeks ago I wrote about 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibu’s and how they’ve been experiencing issues with the pistons within their engine.

I’ve attached here a new TSB (updated version F) that outlines the piston failure issue for 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibus. That can be accessed here.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruze to a dealership for issues above, from engine failure, piston failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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Chevrolet Equinox Oil Consumption Class Action Near Settlement?

A firm other than Valero Law, APC is litigating a class action in California regarding 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrains regarding the rampant oil consumption issues in those vehicles. Based on documents that have been filed in Federal Court by those attorneys, it appears that the class action may be settling soon. Those documents can be accessed here. The most relevant portion of that is below:

Valero Law Chevrolet Equinox Oil Consumption Class Settle

From my experience, in a class action settlement, the class members receive less than what they would if the consumer brought an individual action. In an individual lemon law action, the consumer may be entitled to a refund of the purchase price of the vehicle (minus a small credit the manufacturer gets based on how long the consumer drove the vehicle up until it was taken to a dealership for the defect). In a class action, the recovery is generally limited to a coupon that can be presented to a dealership for repair or a nominal (less than $300.00) cash recovery. As such, an individual lemon law claim may be the best form of recovery here.

If you’ve taken your Equinox or Terrain to a dealership for issues above, from engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, high pressure fuel pump failure, balance shaft chain failure or engine failure, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Chevrolet Cruze / Sonic and Buick Encore PCV Problems

There have been more than a few complaints lately from consumers who purchased 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain regarding the blowout of the PCV Valve (especially in colder weather). Information regarding the PCV issue (and corresponding warranty extension) can be accessed here: https://www.valerolaw.com/news/2018/1/22/general-motors-24-liter-ecotec-pcv-warranty-extension

Equally interesting is that the PCV issue also affects the following vehicles:

  1. 2011 - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Equipped with 1.4L (RPO LUJ or LUV)

  2. 2013 - 2014 Buick Encore Equipped with 1.4L (RPO LUJ or LUV)

  3. 2013 - 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Equipped with 1.4L (RPO LUJ or LUV)

  4. 2013 - 2014 Chevrolet Trax (Canada Only) Equipped with 1.4L (RPO LUJ or LUV)

There is a TSB available and it is accesible here.

If you’ve taken your Equinox, Terrain, Buick Encore, Cruze, or Sonic to a dealership for issues above, from PCV failure engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, high pressure fuel pump failure, balance shaft chain failure or engine failure, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

FCA Chrysler Recall about 850,000 vehicles for improper emissions standards

In what is slowly becoming a new trend with automobile manufacturers, a new recall has been issued for FCA vehicles and their emissions systems. Wall Street Journal posits:

The company’s voluntary recall of 862,520 vehicles includes several models of the Dodge Journey, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

VEHICLES AFFECTED

Dodge Journey, 2011-2016 model years

  • Chrysler 200/Dodge Avenger, 2011-2014 model years

  • Dodge Caliber, 2011-2012 model years

  • Jeep Compass/Patriot, 2011-2016 model years

The recall, which includes vehicles going back to the 2011 model year, will be implemented in phases this year with the oldest vehicles being called back first, the EPA said. The recall will involve the replacement of components that are part of a vehicle’s catalytic converter.

Fiat Chrysler representatives weren’t immediately available for comment.

Owners of the affected vehicles will still be able to drive their cars. Fiat Chrysler will reach out to owners when parts become available and customers will be asked to bring them to the dealership for repair, the agency said.

Ostensibly, the recall was issued with the cooperation of the EPA, who said they '“welcome the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.

"We will provide assistance to consumers navigating the recall and continue to ensure that auto manufacturers abide by our nation's laws designed to protect human health and the environment."

Fiat Chrysler owners can continue to drive their vehicles, the government said. Due to the "large number of vehicles involved and the need to supply replacement components — specifically to the vehicle's catalytic converter — this recall will be implemented in phases during the 2019," the EPA said

Ford issues 3 recalls covering about 1.5 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles

Ford is issuing a safety recall on select 2011 to 2013 Ford F-150 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions, 2017 to 2019 Lincoln Continental vehicles, and select 2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.

Regarding the 2011-2013 Ford F-150’s, Ford says ""Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.” Ford is aware of five reports of accidents, including one report of “whiplash” potentially related to this condition. The recall affects approximately 1.48 million vehicles, including approximately 1.26 million in the United States. Dealers will update the powertrain control module software in the affected vehicles. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S07. More information can be had here.

FCA recalling more than 800,000 Dodge RAM trucks due to steering and brake issues.

Fiat Chrysler announced that it will recall over 880,000 Ram trucks over steering and brake concerns.

The first recall affects 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 models because a nut in the vehicle's steering system could become loose and make it impossible for the driver to steer. FCA has received reports of one injury stemming from this issue and eight accidents that are possibly related.

The second recall affects over 200,000 2019 Ram 1500 models and their adjustable brake pedal system. If a driver sets the pedal to its rearmost position, the pedal could become detached from the braking system which is obviously very unsafe. This brake pedal recall comes just a month after a separate recall that stems from a potential loss of power steering in 2019 Ram 1500 models.

More information can be had here (Link to Car and Driver - NHTSA hasn’t updated their webpage with the Recall Summary yet, unfortunately. I’ll update this when it is uploaded).

New Nissan CVT Technical Service Bulletin

Straight from NHTSA, here is the text of it and it covers the following vehicles:

2013 - 2017 Nissan Sentra

2012 - 2017 Nissan Versa

2014 - 2017 Nissan Versa Note

NHTSA ID Number: 10144506

Manufacturer Communication Number: NTB15-037f

Summary

VERSA SEDAN, VERSA NOTE, AND SENTRA; CVT VALVE BODY REPLACEMENT WITH CONFIRMED DTC

This bulletin applies only to vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

This bulletin has been amended. A TCM P/N was added to 2015 Sentra in Table A. No other changes were made. Discard all previous versions of this bulletin.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your CVT equipped Nissan vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Hyundai Issues Recall and Engine Software Update for Sonata and Santa Fe Sport

Straight from Hyundai:

in addition to two previous engine recalls, Hyundai has issued a subsequent recall to inspect the fuel tube installation of approximately 100,000 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles whose engines were replaced under the previous two recalls. The recall is being conducted to inspect and confirm proper reinstallation of the fuel tube to the high-pressure fuel pump.

In addition, Hyundai has developed a new engine monitoring technology called a knock sensor detection system. The technology uses software innovations and leverages existing engine sensors to continuously monitor for symptoms that may precede an engine failure. More details on Hyundai’s engine recalls and the knock sensor product improvement campaign can be found at www.hyundaiengineinfo.com

The knock sensor technology will be installed through a free software update performed by Hyundai dealers and is rolling out through a product improvement campaign to approximately 2 million Hyundai vehicles, including all model year 2011-2018 Sonata and 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles with engines produced in the U.S.

As part of this product improvement campaign, Hyundai will extend the warranty to 10 years and 120,000 miles (up from 100,000 miles) for original and subsequent owners of 2011-2018 Sonata and 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles for engine repairs needed because of excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

More information can be had here

Ford recalls nearly one million cars with Takata airbags

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel.

The move includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

Included are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang.

Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S.

At least 23 people have been killed worldwide by the inflators.

Ford says it doesn’t know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. Dealers will replace the inflators.

Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion to inflate air bags. But it can deteriorate over time due to heat and humidity and explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister designed to contain the explosion.

Takata recalls are being phased in through 2020.

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