In the past week, Honda, Hyundai, and Nissan have issued recalls on, respectively, a sedan, an SUV, and a pickup truck. The automakers ask owners to return those vehicles to dealerships to address potentially hazardous issues. Details are below in alphabetical order by make and model.
2014 Acura RLX
Honda is recalling 7,387 model-year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013. The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships and may result in reduced steering ability.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014. Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD0; owners may also reference National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall campaign ID number 13V622000.
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai is recalling 28 model-year 2014 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, through November 15, 2013, and equipped with P235/65R17 103T Continental Crosscontact LX tires. The tires may have a damaged sidewall, which could result in a separation between the belt edges--which could in turn cause tread detachment or rapid air loss and loss of vehicle control.
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Santa Fe Sport vehicles equipped with the P235/65R17 103T tires, and replace them with alternative tires. All affected vehicles were remedied prior to retail sale. Owners may contact Hyundai Customer Care Center at 1-800-633-5151 and may reference NHTSA recall campaign ID number 13V624000.
2014 Nissan Titan
Nissan is recalling 183 model-year 2014 Titan King Cab and Crew Cab pickup trucks manufactured August 27, 2013, through November 13, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the Tire and Loading Information label overstates the maximum load and passenger carrying capacity of the vehicle. If the vehicle is loaded to the capacity stated on the incorrect label, and the tire load capacity is exceeded, the tires may suffer structural damage, leading to tire failure.
Nissan will notify owners and will provide owners with a correct label to install, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 21, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261, and may reference NHTSA recall campaign ID number 13V645000.