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Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Mirage Compact to Reprogram Air Bag Sensors; Ford, GM Pickups Also Recalled

Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Mirage Compact to Reprogram Air Bag Sensors; Ford, GM Pickups Also Recalled

By Joseph Dobrian, November 22, 2017

During the past week, recalls of light passenger vehicles, dating back to the 2011 model year, were announced by various automakers. The largest recall involves 83,555 Mitsubishi Mirage vehicles from the 2014 through 2018 model years. General Motors (GM), Ford Motor Company (Ford), Nissan North America (Nissan), and Volkswagen Group of America (VW) vehicles have also been recalled.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES photoDetails for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Heavy Duty
2011-2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Heavy Duty

  • Number of vehicles affected: 35,292
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with dual fuel tanks. The low-fuel-level sensor for the front tank may stick, causing the rear tank to overfill the front tank.
  • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear tank fuel pump or update the fuel-level sensor software, as well as inspect the front tank, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: Interim notices are expected to be mailed December 18, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice in February 2018 when the remedy is expected to be available. Owners may contact customer service for Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17399
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V664000


2018 Ford F-150

  • Number of vehicles affected: 12,429
  • Issue: The affected vehicles feature a 3.3-liter engine, a 6-speed transmission, and a column-mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the instrument cluster display and a momentary selection of an unintended gear, such as Reverse or Neutral, before the vehicle achieves Drive function.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17S35
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V669000


2018 Ford F-150

  • Number of vehicles affected: 22
  • Issue: The affected vehicles feature 3.5-liter engines. The cylinder heads may have been machined without lubrication supply holes for the camshaft bearing journals.
  • Remedy: Ford is not aware of any affected vehicles outside of dealer control. Should owner contact subsequently be required, arrangements will be made to transport their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the engine replaced.
  • Timing: The recall began October 24, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17S37
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V672000


2015-2017 Ford Transit

  • Number of vehicles affected: 65,206
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with a trailer-tow module. Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short, and possibly the deployment of the seat belt pre-tensioner.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness free of charge.
  • Timing: Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk and an interim repair are expected to be mailed in November 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17S34
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V668000


2014-2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • Number of vehicles affected: 83,555
  • Issue: The internal acceleration sensor in the supplemental restraint system (SRS) electronic control unit (ECU) can misinterpret vibrations such as those from poor road conditions or a flat tire to be a sensor error thereby disabling the air bags from deploying in a crash.
  • Remedy: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.
  • Manufacturer recall number: SR-17-006
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V686000


2016-2017 Nissan Rogue

  • Number of vehicles affected: 4,883
  • Issue: The recliner joints on the lower seat frame for the rear seats may have improper welds.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat frames and replace any defective lower seat frames free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V663000


2012 Nissan Versa Hatchback

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,119
  • Issue: The affected vehicles were sold or registered in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front coil springs free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 27, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 15V573
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V637000


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB

  • Number of vehicles affected: 5,509
  • Issue: The reversing lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough.
  • Remedy: VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected inner taillight assemblies free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 94J9
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V662000

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