Recall Roundup: Kia, Nissan, Toyota Recall Nearly 96K Vehicles
By Jeff Youngs,
During the past week, a total of nearly 96,000 vehicles were recalled by Kia Motors America, Nissan North America, and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. The recalls affect model years 2013-2015. Details are below, in alphabetical order by vehicle brand.
2014 Kia Forte
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling 86,880 model-year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.
Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8-liter engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. All repairs will be completed free of charge to owners. The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC113; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 15V015000.
Nissan: Various 2014-2015 Nissan, Infiniti Vehicles
Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling 893 vehicles, including model-year 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to November 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to November 15, 2014. During the assembly process, the front wheel hub assembly fasteners may not have been properly torqued. The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly, causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and tighten any loose bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 25, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261, and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 15V012000.
2014-2015 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (Toyota) is recalling 4,971 model-year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V vehicles manufactured November 7, 2013, to January 7, 2015. The occupant classification system (OCS) that activates or deactivates the passenger-seat air bag system may be improperly calibrated. As a result, the passenger air bag may not deploy in a vehicle crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate the OCS system free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, and may refer to NHTSA campaign number 15V013000.
2013-2015 Toyota RAV4
Toyota is recalling 1,140 model-year 2013-2015 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to December 29, 2014, and equipped with an accessory trailer light module. The software within the module may incorrectly detect an electrical short and preventively turn off the electrical current and the trailer lights.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer light module with a new unit with corrected software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-866-405-4226. Toyota's number for this recall is SET-15A; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 15V011000.