Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Volkswagen to recall more than 280,000 vehicles over engine stalling risk.

MLive (MI) (8/29, Raven, 947K) reports that Volkswagen is planning to recall more than 280,000 vehicles in the US “due to a potential issue with the fuel pumps failing, which would eventually cause the cars to stall.” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents indicate the recall affects some four-cylinder 2009-2016 Volkswagen CC, 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat and Passat Wagon models.

        According to the documents, the automaker says the possible loss of electrical power to the fuel pump control computer can stop the flow of gas, which will cause the engine to stop running, the AP (8/29). Owners will be notified in October. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mazda to recall nearly 80,000 older cars, SUVs to replace Takata airbag inflators.

MLive (MI) (8/15, 882K) reports Mazda will issue a recall of more than 79,000 older car and SUV models, including “certain 2007 through 2009, and 2012, Mazda CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles,” to replace their Takata airbag inflators. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents, “The PSPI-6 air bag inflator, equipped in these subject Mazda vehicles, may potentially rupture during passenger side air bag deployment due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.”