Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover Announce Mutliple Recalls; Mazda Recalls RX-8 to Fix Fuel Leak

Recall Roundup: Fiat Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover Announce Mutliple Recalls; Mazda Recalls RX-8 to Fix Fuel Leak

By Joseph Dobrian, November 21, 2016
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 photo

    During the past week, various automakers issued recalls affecting a total of nearly 158,000 light vehicles. The largest of these comes from Mazda, which is recalling 69,447 RX-8 sports cars from the 2004-2008 model years. Additionally, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) issued recalls affecting several of its models, as have Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors (GM). Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2017 Cadillac XT5 photo

    2017 Cadillac XT5; 2017 GMC Acadia

    • Number of vehicles affected: 1,844
    • Date of manufacture: April 6, 2016 to May 9, 2016
    • Issue: The front brake calipers may have a torn or misaligned caliper piston seal which may allow brake fluid to leak. If there is a brake fluid leak, braking performance may be reduced.
    • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake calipers, replacing the brake caliper assemblies, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC).
    • Manufacturer recall number: 16096
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V802000
  • 2016 Dodge Dart photo

    2016 Dodge Dart

    • Number of vehicles affected: 53,155
    • Date of manufacture: April 13, 2015 to June 7, 2016
    • Issue: Due to voltage spikes caused by a problem within the windshield washer pump, the windshield wiper circuit may fail.
    • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper pumps free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S83
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V813000
  • 2016 Dodge Durango photo

    2016 Dodge Durango; 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    • Number of vehicles affected: 30,183
    • Date of manufacture: February 10, 2016 to April 28, 2016
    • Issue: During the assembly of the engine, the fuel rail crossover tube may have been damaged, which, over time, may result in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly for damage to the fuel rail crossover tube, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S85
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V814000
  • 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe photo

    2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

    • Number of vehicles affected: 23
    • Date of manufacture: February 19 2016 to August 15, 2016
    • Issue: Due to assembly corrections during manufacturing, the bolts connecting the rear lower control arms to the knuckle assembly may fail prematurely. If the lower control arm bolt connecting bolt fails, the rear control arm assembly may separate from the vehicle.
    • 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.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
    • Manufacturer recall number: J076
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V789000
  • 2015 Jaguar XFR-S photo

    2013-2015 Jaguar XF

    • Number of vehicles affected: 5,081
    • Date of manufacture: May 22, 2013 to June 15, 2015
    • Issue: Insufficient clearance between the underfloor fuel delivery lines and the under shield and body may allow the fuel lines to chafe, possibly resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel line for abrasions, replacing it as necessary and install additional clips, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
    • Manufacturer recall number: J077
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V796000
  • 2008 Mazda RX-8 photo

    2004-2008 Mazda RX-8

    • Number of vehicles affected: 69,447
    • Date of manufacture: April 10, 2003 to February 18, 2008
    • Issue: The fuel pump sealing rings may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe. The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump sealing ring set and add a thermal insulation pad to the fuel tank free of charge.
    • Timing: Parts are not currently available. Mazda will notify owners about the issue and will send a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer did not provide a schedule for these notifications. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 0516J
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V793000
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