Recall Roundup: Nissan, Hyundai Recall Rogue, Santa Fe SUVs
By Joseph Dobrian, March 21, 2016
During the past week, Hyundai Motor America and Nissan North America recalled a total of 80,871 light vehicles. The recalls affect the 2016-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2014 Nissan Rogue. Details for each vehicle recall are below, in alphabetical order by car brand.
- Number of vehicles affected: 34,200
- Date of manufacture: September 1, 2015 to February 12, 2016
- Issue: The wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses may be damaged by the seat's height-adjuster mechanism, resulting in a failure to provide an audible warning when front-seat occupants do not fasten their seat belts. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208: Occupant Crash Protection.
- Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reroute the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses to their proper locations, as necessary, free of charge.
- Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
- Manufacturer recall number: 141
- NHTSA recall number: 16V145000
- Number of vehicles affected: 46,671
- Date of manufacture: July 25, 2013 to December 21, 2013, and February 1, 2014 to June 7, 2014
- Issue: Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump 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: 16V149000