Recall Roundup: Nissan Braking System Issue Headlines Latest List of Recalls
This past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued numerous recalls for a variety of automakers, the largest of which pertains to Infiniti and Nissan crossover SUVs that require anti-lock braking system software updates. The full list of recalls follows, listed in alphabetical order by make and model.
Audi is recalling 1,120 units of the 2013-2014 A8 and S8 models, built from March 12, 2013, to July 15, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the sunroof glass panel may shatter without warning, distracting the driver, injuring vehicle occupants, and increasing the risk of a crash. Starting on October 21, 2013, Audi dealers began replacing sunroof panels at no charge to vehicle owners. Owners with questions can contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834, referencing recall number 60B6/IL. The NHTSA recall campaign ID number is 13V448.
Audi is also recalling 3,594 units of the 2013-2014 Audi S6 and S7 models. Due to an issue with manufacturing tolerances, the engine's fuel line may leak fuel, increasing the possibility of a fire. To resolve the problem, Audi dealers will install a new fuel line at no cost to the owner, starting at the end of October. Owners with questions can contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834, referencing recall number 20U6/L8. The NHTSA recall campaign ID number is 13V450.
Ford is recalling approximately 23,000 units of the 2012-2013 C-Max and Focus Electric models. These vehicles, equipped with the automaker's Intelligent Access keyless passive entry and push-button starting system, do not emit a warning chime when the powertrain is operational and the driver's door is opened as they are supposed to.
This warning chime is important because these vehicles do not make sound when idling. As a result, the driver may exit and leave the vehicle while it is still "running." In addition to making the vehicle susceptible to theft, another person could enter the vehicle, place it into gear, and the vehicle could move without warning.
To resolve the problem, dealers will update the door chime software at no cost to the owner, starting at the end of October. Owners with questions can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 and reference recall number 13C07. The NHTSA recall campaign ID number is 13V475.