Honda has recently announced a brand new recall, affecting specific Accord Crosstour models.
It seems that 3,336 models have a problem with the front passenger airbag. More specifically, the airbag hasn’t been tested properly with child-sized crash test dummies. Even though Honda specifically advises children under 12 to ride in the back, the Japanese automaker has issued a recall for the affected models.
Owners will be notified in the following weeks, in order to get their car back to the dealership so that it can have its airbag system inspected. If a fault is found, it will be replaced, free of charge. For more information, you can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.
It seems that the recent recall epidemic hasn’t spared British carmaker Jaguar, as the company has just announced that it will be recalling 2010 and 2011 XF and XK models over a potential problem with the fuel pump.
5,048 vehicles are affected by the recall, all of them equipped by the 5.0-liter V8 engine. It seems that the in-tank electronic fuel pump may not be properly turned on when the car starts. This can lead to an inadequate amount of fuel being delivered to the thirsty engine.
This can increase the chances of stalling, eventually leading to accidents.
The recall will begin around the end of August, when owners will be notified to head down to their local Jaguar dealership and receive a free software update that will fix the fuel pump problem. Until then, Jaguar XF or XK owners can contact the company at 1-800-452-4827.
We’ve seen some pretty awkward reasons for a recall in these past few years, but after unintended acceleration or unintended braking, now we have unintended movement.
It seems that the NHTSA has announced a new recall for around 40,000 Chrysler vehicles as the ignition system allows the key to be pulled out even if the car isn’t in Park. If this happens, the vehicle begins to move on its own, according to many complaints.
The vehicles in question include 2010 model year versions of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Ram, Jeep Commander and the outgoing Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Owners should contact their local Chrysler dealership in order to get the cars fixed, free of charge.
Acura has just revealed that the 2010 ZDX model, which saw 1,580 models sold so far, will be recalled immediately over a potential problem to the passenger airbag.
According to the Japanese luxury carmaker, the dashboard on around 2% of these vehicles has been badly assembled, and might cause the passenger airbag to deploy improperly in case of a crash. It seems that it might stem from the material, which wasn’t correctly cut when the car was manufactured.
Bear in mind only a few cars have been affected, but the company will notify anyone who purchased a 2010 ZDX in order to get it checked up at the local dealership. If the fault is found, the dashboard will be replaced with no extra charge. For more info, call (800) 382-2238.