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Recall Roundup: Mazda to Inspect, Repair Occupant Classification System Wiring Harness on Mazda 6 Sedan; Chrysler Pacifica Needs Seat Belt Fix

Recall Roundup: Mazda to Inspect, Repair Occupant Classification System Wiring Harness on Mazda 6 Sedan; Chrysler Pacifica Needs Seat Belt Fix

By Joseph Dobrian, September 27, 2017

During the past week, several automakers, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US), Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai), Mazda North American Operations (Mazda), and Toyota Motor (Toyota), issued recalls that involve a total of almost 130,000 light passenger vehicles, from as far back as the 2006 model year. The largest recalls involve Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Cherokee vehicles from the 2017 and 2018 model years, and 2015 and 2016 Mazda 6 vehicles.

2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring front quarter right photoDetails for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Number of vehicles affected: 47,927
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with the 8-passenger seating option. In certain passenger seating and vehicle situations, the second-row center seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become unlatched.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will install a shorter second-row seat belt buckle free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin October 20, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T54
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V542000


2017 Dodge Durango

  • Number of vehicles affected: 4
  • Issue: The vehicles may have been assembled with rear axle halfshafts that are too short.
  • Remedy: FCA has notified owners, and dealers will replace both halfshafts free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began on September 18, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T55
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V541000


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

  • Number of vehicles affected: 218
  • Issue: Manufacturing defects within the electronic power control unit (EPCU) may allow coolant to contact the unit's circuit board.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EPCU, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin September 29, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 166
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V532000


2017-2018 Jeep Cherokee

  • Number of vehicles affected: 22,242
  • Issue: The tire and rim size information required to be on the certification label was omitted during manufacturing, which may result in an incorrect tire and rim combination being installed on the vehicle.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners and will provide a corrected certification label free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin October 20, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T53
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V543000


2006 Lexus LX 470
2008-2013 Lexus LX 570
2008-2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

  • Number of vehicles affected: 21
  • Issue: The affected 2008-2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2006 Lexus LX470, and 2008-2013 Lexus LX570 vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect driver or front passenger air bag.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bag assemblies free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: Toyota's number for this recall is H0S. Lexus' number for this recall is HLD.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V548000


2015-2016 Mazda 6

  • Number of vehicles affected: 57,878
  • Issue: Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.
  • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin September 29, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 1517H
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V546000

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