Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Lancer, Outlander, Outlander Sport; Hyundai to Check Elantra Brake Component

Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Lancer, Outlander, Outlander Sport; Hyundai to Check Elantra Brake Component

By Joseph Dobrian, August 22, 2016
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT photo

    During the past week, light-vehicle manufacturers issued safety recalls affecting more than 183,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans, mainly from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The largest of these involves 82,436 Mitsubishi vehicles. Bentley’s recall of 127 Continental Flying Spurs goes back to the 2007 model year. BMW, General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US), and Hyundai Motor America have also issued recalls. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed photo

    2007-2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

    • Number of vehicles affected: 127
    • Date of manufacture: April 25, 2007 through October 31, 2008
    • Issue: The sunroof glass may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. As a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving.
    • Remedy: Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will apply additional adhesive between the sunroof glass frame and sunroof glass panel free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in August 2016. Owners may contact Bentley customer service at 1-800-777-6923.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V539000
  • 2015 BMW M5 Sedan photo

    2015 BMW M5; 2015 BMW M6 Coupe, M6 Convertible, M6 Gran Coupe

    • Number of vehicles affected: 956
    • Date of manufacture: September 3, 2014 through December 4, 2013
    • Issue: These 2015 BMW M5 sedans, M6 coupes, M6 convertibles, and M6 Gran Coupes have a driveshaft that may have been inadequately welded during manufacturing. Due to the improper weld, the driveshaft may fracture and fail, causing loss of drive to the rear wheels and a loss of propulsion. Additionally, if the car is turned off and exited without the parking brake applied, the car may roll. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driveshaft, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on September 6, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V540000
  • 2016 Buick Verano Turbo photo

    2016 Buick Verano

    • Number of vehicles affected: 189
    • Date of manufacture: February 16, 2016 through May 12, 2016
    • Issue: The engine fuel line assembly, on vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, may be misrouted, allowing the fuel line to contact the surface of the engine. If the fuel line contacts the engine, the fuel line may wear, resulting in a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assembly free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on August 19, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 54180
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V595000
  • 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan photo

    2015-2016 Chrysler Town & Country; 2015-2016 Dodge Grand Caravan; 2015-2016 Dodge Journey; 2015-2016 Ram ProMaster

    • Number of vehicles affected: 26,299
    • Date of manufacture: July 21, 2015 through April 18, 2016
    • Issue: The transmission pump on these Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, and Ram ProMaster vehicles may seize, causing a loss of hydraulic pressure.
    • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission pump free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S44
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V461000
  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra Sedan photo

    2013 Hyundai Elantra

    • Number of vehicles affected: 64,500
    • Date of manufacture: December 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013
    • Issue: The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate, allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated, preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.
    • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 146
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V574000
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade 75th Anniversary Edition photo

    2015-2016 Jeep Renegade

    • Number of vehicles affected: 8,561
    • Date of manufacture: August 25, 2014 through June 25, 2016
    • Issue: The trailer hitch assembly, on vehicles equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package, may have been attached with only a single fastener per side: not three per side as required. Without the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle, and any towed vehicle may no longer be properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will install two additional fasteners per side free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
    • Manufacturer recall number: S62
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V545000
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander photo

    2016 Mitsubishi Lancer; 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander; 2015-2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    • Number of vehicles affected: 82,436
    • Date of manufacture: Recall affects 2015 and 2016 model years.
    • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (CVT) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating. A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: Mitsubishi has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the CVT control unit with modified software free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall began on August 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SR-16-006
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V563000
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