Recall Roundup: Kia Recalls Sportage SUV; Nissan to Address Potential Fuel Tank Issue on Titan XD Diesel Pickup

Recall Roundup: Kia Recalls Sportage SUV; Nissan to Address Potential Fuel Tank Issue on Titan XD Diesel Pickup

By Joseph Dobrian, November 28, 2016
  • 2009 Kia Sportage photo

    During the past week, Kia Motors America, Nissan North America, Bentley Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and General Motors (GM) issued recalls affecting a total of 84,557 light passenger vehicles. The largest of these comes from Kia, involving 71,704 Kia Sportage SUVs from the 2008 and 2009 model years. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2017 Bentley Bentayga photo

    2017 Bentley Bentayga

    • Number of vehicles affected: 378
    • Date of manufacture: March 21, 2016  to September 30, 2016
    • Issue: During the assembly process, the affected vehicles may not have had the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints properly tightened. If the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints were not tightened, they can loosen, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
    • Remedy: Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Bentley customer service at 1-800-777-6923.
    • Manufacturer recall number: RE16/32
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V816000
  • 2016 Buick Cascada photo

    2016 Buick Cascada

    • Number of vehicles affected: 4
    • Date of manufacture: December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
    • Issue: The original convertible roof control module (CRCM) may have been replaced with an incorrect CRCM that allows the windows to close automatically when the roof is closed and can allow the windows to be closed remotely using the key fob. If the windows close automatically or can be closed remotely, the unexpected closure can increase the risk of injury to the passengers.
    • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the CRCM with the correct module free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 16126
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V844000
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler photo

    2017 Jeep Wrangler

    • Number of vehicles affected: 359
    • Date of manufacture: November 1, 2016 to November 3, 2016
    • Issue: The fuel tank may have a cracked or broken control valve, possibly resulting in a fuel leak in a rollover event, debris in the fuel tank, and/or the potential of over-fueling the vehicle. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and Jeep dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace fuel tank and sending unit, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S90
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V849000
  • 2008 Kia Sportage photo

    2008-2009 Kia Sportage

    • Number of vehicles affected: 71,704
    • Date of manufacture: August 9, 2007 to May 13, 2009
    • Issue: The wire harness cover on the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit. If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
    • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion. If no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. If corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the HECU assembly and the connector cover free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SC138
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V815000
  • 2016 Nissan Titan XD photo

    2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel

    • Number of vehicles affected: 12,112
    • Date of manufacture: August 7, 2015 to September 1, 2016
    • Issue: The affected vehicles may not have had the temporary fuel tank breather tube cap removed during the vehicle's assembly and the fuel tank breather tube may not have been connected to the bed rail. As a result, the fuel tank may not have the proper ventilation, possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately. If the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, the vehicle can run out of fuel without the driver being aware.
    • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank breather tube, replacing the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and/or fuel tank breather tube, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V847000
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