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Recall Roundup: Chrysler, GM Announce Large Recalls

Recall Roundup: Chrysler, GM Announce Large Recalls

By Jeff Youngs, September 23, 2014

During the past week, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and even Ferrari issued safety recalls affecting a total of approximately 360,000 vehicles from model years 2009 through 2015. Details are below, in alphabetical order by vehicle brand.


2013-2015 Cadillac XTS
2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala
General Motors (GM) is recalling 132,921 model-year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured January 15, 2013, to August 22, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract, causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 14V541000.


2011-2014 Chevrolet Express
2011-2014 GMC Savana
GM is recalling 3,196 model-year 2011-2014 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles manufactured September 10, 2010, to April 28, 2014, and GMC Savana CNG vehicles manufactured May 23, 2011, to April 21, 2014. The affected vehicles may leak natural gas from the CNG high-pressure regulator.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high-pressure regulator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification date. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14321; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V500000.


2011 Dodge Durango
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling 188,723 model-year 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5, 2010, to July 20, 2011, and equipped with either a 3.6-liter or 5.7-liter engine. In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM-7) may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump relay with one external to the TIPM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 24, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P54; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V530000.


2010-2014 Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider
Ferrari is recalling 3,082 model-year 2010-2014 F458 Italia and F458 Spider vehicles manufactured March 5, 2010, to May 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release when the vehicle is stationary. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401: Interior Trunk Release.

Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will modify the existing front trunk latch system with a new component that will meet requirements, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin at the end of September 2014. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari's number for this recall is 54; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V487000.


2014-2015 Fiat 500L
Chrysler is recalling 25,483 model-year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver's knee air bag may result in its improper deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208: Occupant Crash Protection.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P42; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V481000.


2009-2013 Ford Super Duty Trucks (Vanair)
Vanair is recalling 49 model-year 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty chassis modified by Vanair and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies used with model 60-85 UDSM, 125-185 USDM, and Genair 125-185 driven air compressor systems. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust.

Vanair will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Vanair customer service at 1-800-526-8817. Owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V494000.


2009-2013 Ford Super Duty Trucks (Versalift)
Versalift is recalling 88 Aerial devices manufactured on 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty 6.8-liter gas engine chassis, modified by Versalift and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products FR67 PTO Assemblies. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust.

Versalift will notify owners, and dealers will install a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Versalift customer service at 1-888-866-1400. Owners may refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V496000.


2015 Honda Fit
Honda is recalling 6,292 model-year 2015 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to June 9, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an A-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles without side curtain air bags. The incorrect A-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain air bags.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the A-pillar interior cover and install the correct A-pillar cover, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 25, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JF9; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V563000.


2015 Lincoln MKC
Ford is recalling 1,139 model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured August 20, 2013, to June 6, 2014. The affected vehicles may have visible air bubbles in the windshield glass, which could affect driver visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205: Glazing Materials.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the windshields for air bubbles, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C07; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 14V484000.

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