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Recall Roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs Recalled for Vanity Lamp Wiring Fix

Recall Roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs Recalled for Vanity Lamp Wiring Fix

By Joseph Dobrian, January 19, 2016

During the past week, automakers issued recalls affecting 402,388 vehicles. The largest of these recalls comes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, which recalled a total of 388,504 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. Other recalls were announced by BMW, General Motors, Ferrari, Ford Motor Company, and Hyundai. Details for each vehicle recall are below, in alphabetical order by car brand.


2015 BMW i8
  • Number of vehicles affected: 16
  • Date of manufacture: May 29, 2015 to June 5, 2015
  • Issue: Improperly drilled holes within the dynamic stability control (DSC) hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons impairing the DSC functions, including braking.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit, and replace if necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V882000


2016 BMW X1
2016 Mini Cooper Hardtop
  • Number of vehicles affected: 2
  • Date of manufacture: October 19, 2015 and November 24, 2015
  • Issue: The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts.
  • BMW will replace the steering gearbox free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail.
  • Timing: The recall began on December 28, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V887000
  • Number of vehicles affected: 15
  • Date of manufacture: September 24, 2014 to May 29, 2015
  • Issue: One of the driver-side seat belt assembly bolts may not be properly tightened. An insufficiently torqued bolt may prevent the seat belt from holding the required load in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 15777
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V876000


2011-2013 Dodge Durango
2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Number of vehicles affected: 388,504
  • Date of manufacture: December 3, 2009 to September 1, 2012
  • Issue: The wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after having been remedied for a prior recall for the vanity lamp wiring. This recall is also addressing certain vehicles that have not been remedied under that prior recall.
  • Remedy: Fiat Chrysler will notify owners. The remedy plan is still being developed.
  • The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: R71
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V879000


2016 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • Number of vehicles affected: 119
  • Date of manufacture: September 9, 2015 to November 6, 2015
  • Issue: A low-pressure fuel line connection that was not properly coated during manufacturing. This may cause a fuel vapor leak during engine start. A fuel vapor leak during engine start increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ferrari will replace the low-pressure fuel line assembly connection free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail.
  • Timing: The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact FNA customer service at 1-866-551-2828.
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V881000


2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • Number of vehicles affected: 2,590
  • Date of manufacture: January 22, 2015 to March 17, 2015
  • Issue: Driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pre-tensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209: Seat Belt Assemblies, and No. 210: Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pre-tensioner(s) free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 15C17
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V867000
  • Number of vehicles affected: 11,142
  • Date of manufacture: March 3, 2014 to February 9, 2015
  • Issue: On vehicles equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires installed as original equipment, the affected tires may develop cracks in the tire sidewall, resulting in a loss of air. Tire sidewall cracks could cause a rupture during use, resulting in a rapid air loss and loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the factory tires with tires of another brand free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 138
  • NHTSA recall number: 15V864000

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