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Chrysler Recalls Fiats for Powertrain Software

Chrysler is recalling 25,593 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles.

The powertrain control module (PCM) software calibration may be incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when the accelerator pedal is fully pressed.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5.

Chrysler's number for this recall is T19.

 

 

Ford Recalls More Than 200,000 Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 208,584 2014 Escape; 2014-15 Fiesta ST; 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines.
If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge.
Remedy parts are currently unavailable.
Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed April 18. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in late 2017.
Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.

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Rousch Recalls Ford Trucks with Propane Kits

Roush CleanTech LLC is recalling 434 2015-17 Roush-modified Ford E-450, F59, F-650 and F-750 vehicles equipped with certain Generation 4 Propane Conversion Kits.
The fuel control valve solenoid may short circuit, shutting off the flow of propane to the engine, causing the engine to shut off.
Roush has notified owners, and dealers will replace the fuel control valve solenoid, free of charge. The recall began on March 22.

Nissan Recalls SUVs for Steering Issues

Nissan North America is recalling 56,766 2013-14 Murano vehicles.

The power steering hose clamp may not adequately secure the hose, allowing the hose to detach and leak power steering fluid.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a power steering high-pressure hose kit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

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