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Recall Roundup: Honda Recalls 1 Million-Plus Accords, Fiat Chrysler 800K Vehicles

Recall Roundup: Honda Recalls 1 Million-Plus Accords, Fiat Chrysler 800K Vehicles

By Joseph Dobrian, July 18, 2017

During the past week, American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) recalled 1,148,550 Accord vehicles from the 2013 through 2016 model years, due to a defect in their battery sensors. Additionally, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA) has recalled more than 805,000 light passenger vehicles from the 2011 through 2015 model years, due to issues with the power steering systems and air bags. Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin), BMW of North America (BMW), General Motors (GM), and Toyota Motor (Toyota) also issued vehicle recalls.

2013 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 photoDetails for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

  • Number of vehicles affected: 319
  • Issue: The tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly calibrated, resulting in the low tire-pressure warning light not illuminating at the required minimum activation pressure.
  • Remedy: Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988.
  • Manufacturer recall number: RA-13-0025
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V411000


2013-2014 BMW 5 Series, M5

  • Number of vehicles affected: 13,981
  • Issue: BMW is recalling certain model-year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles; 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles; and 2014 525d xDrive vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear reflex reflectors free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V188000


2016-2017 Buick Envision

  • Number of vehicles affected: 10
  • Issue: The affected vehicles received a replacement headliner as part of a repair. These service parts might not have had impact energy-absorbing foam blocks attached.
  • Remedy: Buick will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner assembly free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17275
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V412000


2011-2014 Chrysler 300
2011-2014 Dodge Challenger
2011-2014 Dodge Charger
2011-2014 Dodge Durango
2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Number of vehicles affected: 442,214
  • Issue: FCA is recalling certain model-year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Durango, and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The affected vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7-liter or a 3.6-liter engine and a 160-, 180-, or 220-amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and depending on the part number, replace the alternator, if necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on August 24, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T36
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V435000


2011-2015 Dodge Journey

  • Number of vehicles affected: 363,480
  • Issue: The driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag wiring within the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed. These repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T47
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V432000


2013-2016 Honda Accord

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,148,550
  • Issue: The case for the battery sensor—part of the battery management system—may allow water to get in, potentially causing an electrical short.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the case to prevent water intrusion.
  • Timing: Interim notices are expected to be mailed on July 31, 2017. Owners will need to have the permanent remedy completed once they receive a second notice. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
  • Manufacturer recall number: KG0
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V418000


2017 Lexus ES 350

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,761
  • Issue: The right-hand side tie-rod lock nut on the affected vehicles may loosen over time.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lock nut and, if it is found loose, replace the lock nut, steering gear assembly, and tie rod assembly, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: HLC
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V415000


2016 Toyota Tundra

  • Number of vehicles affected: 5
  • Issue: The passenger knee air bag module was attached to the instrument panel mounting brackets with incorrect bolts.
  • Remedy: All of the affected vehicles have been inspected and any incorrect knee air bag mounting bolts have been replaced free of charge.
  • Timing: Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: H0K
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V416000

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