BMW Recalls Motorcycles
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling 14,626 2014-17 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles.
The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part.
The recall is expected to begin Sept. 1.
GM Recalls Vehicles for Airbag Update
General Motors LLC is recalling 40,638 model year 2014-16 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles; 2014-17 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles; 2015-16 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-17 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles.
While being previously remedied for another recall (16V-651), the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced.
The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. GM's number for this recall is 17287.
Mazda Recalls Vehicles for Airbags
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling 205,377 2009-11 Mazda6, and 2007-11 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles.
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 24.
Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. This recall supersedes recall 16V356 and all vehicles that were not remedied under that campaign are now covered by this one.
Ford Recalls All Transits
Ford Motor Co. is recalling all 2015-17 Transit vehicles except those with a 156-inch and 178-inch wheelbase Chassis Cab and Cut-Away bodies.
In the 372,991 affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.
If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. Additionally, the separated driveshaft may allow the vehicle to roll if the vehicle is exited when the transmission is in 'Park' but the parking brake is not applied. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles. A final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018.
These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began July 17.
Ford's number for this recall is 17S15.