Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Check Previous Repairs
Chrysler is recalling 646,394 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles.
The affected vehicles had brake booster shields installed under a previous recall campaign to prevent water from entering the brake booster and limiting braking ability. This recall is to verify that the brake booster shield installation was performed properly.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster shield, correcting the installation as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 7.
Chrysler's number for this recall is T59.
Mazda Recalls Cars for Wiring Issues
Mazda North American Operations is recalling 57,878 2015-16 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.
If the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin Sept. 29. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.
Honda Recalls Incorrectly Installed Airbags
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 646 2008-12 Accord, 2010 and 2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-11 Civic, 2007-11 CR-V, 2009-12 Fit and Pilot, and 2010-12 Insight vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators.
One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin Oct. 1.
Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
FTC Approve Fuel Guide Changes
The Federal Trade Commission announced that the agency has approved changes to the Fuel Economy Guide.
Adopted in 1975, the Guide (formally, the “Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles”) helps advertisers avoid making unfair and deceptive claims.
In 2016, the FTC sought public comment on proposed changes to the Guide. Based on comments received, the Commission approved changes to account for a number of new issues, such as driving range and fuel economy claims for alternative fueled vehicles, including electric and flex-fueled models.
The changes also match the Guide with current Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fuel economy labeling rules. The amendments will become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.