Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Outlander, Outlander Sport SUVs; Volvo to Fix Seat Belts on 74K Vehicles

Recall Roundup: Mitsubishi Recalls Outlander, Outlander Sport SUVs; Volvo to Fix Seat Belts on 74K Vehicles

By Joseph Dobrian, November 15, 2016
  • 2017 Volvo S90 photo

    During the past week, automakers recalled just over 270,000 light passenger vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport SUVs from the 2007 through 2015 model years account for the bulk of these recalls. Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

  • 2016 Kia Sorento photo

    2016 Kia Sorento

    • Number of vehicles affected: 1,408
    • Date of manufacture: March 3, 2016 to March 21, 2016
    • Issue: The driver's seatback frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and, as a result, in the event of a rear-end collision, the driver seatback frame could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
    • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seatback frame, as necessary, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin on December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SC140
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V770000
  • 2017 Mazda 6 photo

    2017 Mazda 6

    • Number of vehicles affected: 180
    • Date of manufacture: August 12, 2016 to September 28, 2016
    • Issue: Due to an incorrect combination switch being installed on optional accessory fog lights, the turn signals may not automatically cancel by the rotation of the steering wheel. A vehicle continuously driven with the turn signal flashing may result in confusion to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
    • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the combination switch free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 0316J
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V753000
  • 2010 Mazda Tribute photo

    2010-2011 Mazda Tribute

    • Number of vehicles affected: 912
    • Date of manufacture: March 3, 2009 to May 26, 2011
    • Issue: On vehicles with a 3.0-liter engine, the fuel delivery module (FDM) may crack, causing a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
    • Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
    • Manufacturer recall number: 0416J
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V788000
  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT photo

    2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

    • Number of vehicles affected: 100,082
    • Date of manufacture: September 8, 2006 to March 29, 2013
    • Issue: Water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.
    • Remedy: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber boot on the ball joint to prevent water intrusion. Additionally, they will inspect the wiper motor crank arm for excessive play, replacing it as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge to the vehicle owner.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SR-16-009
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V791000
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport photo

    2011-2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    • Number of vehicles affected: 94,534
    • Date of manufacture: August 26, 2010 to January 5, 2015
    • Issue: Water may drop between the hood and the windshield and leak into the wiper motor breathing hole. The water may cause internal corrosion and possible failure of the windshield wiper motor.
    • Remedy: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor, free of charge.
    • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.
    • Manufacturer recall number: SR-16-010
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V792000
  • 2016 Volvo XC90 photo

    2016-2017 Volvo S60, S60 Inscription, S60 Cross Country; 2016-2017 Volvo S90; 2016-2017 Volvo V60, V60 Cross Country; 2016-2017 Volvo XC60; 2016-2017 Volvo XC90

    • Number of vehicles affected: 74,027
    • Date of manufacture: February 16, 2015 to August 22, 2016
    • Issue: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model-year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles. On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate from the seat belt bracket.
    • Remedy: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge.
    • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 12, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552.
    • Manufacturer recall number: R89708
    • NHTSA recall number: 16V798000
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