Car Recalls Are A Good Thing: They Keep You Safe.
If you receive a recall notice, see one in the news or listed here, don’t put off making the fix. Not only are car recalls intended to fix something that might be a danger, but recalls might only be enforced for a short period of time and the parts may not be available later.
Here are a few of the current recalls along with important repair information.
VOLVO BOLT ISSUE AFFECTS 3 MODELS and 5,000+ VEHICLES
The Problem: Bolts securing the inflatable curtain (IC) airbags in place may break resulting in the airbags deploying improperly in the event of a crash. This increases the risk of severe injury to passengers.
- V90 CC (cross country)
The Fix: Volvo dealers will inspect and replace bolts as necessary and free of charge. Owner notifications will begin April 1, 2017. Owners can contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Please reference Volvo’s recall number #R89714 when calling.
JAGUAR RECALL AFFECTS THE POPULAR XF MODEL
The Problem: Certain Jaguar XF vehicles may have a cracked left side inner sill panel. In the event of a crash involving a left side impact, the cracked sill panel may result in the under floor fuel lines rupturing and leaking fuel. The presence of a fuel leak and an ignition source could cause a fire.
2017 Jaguar XF
The Fix: Jaguar will notify owners beginning April 1, 2017. Dealers will inspect vehicles inner sill panels and if cracks are found, Jaguar will re-purchase the vehicle and supply customers with a new vehicle free of charge. Owners should call Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827 and reference Jaguar’s recall number #K458.
Chrysler recall affects 69,000+ vehicles
The Problem: The front driveshaft bolts may loosen allowing the front driveshaft to disconnect, potentially causing a loss of motive power. Any loss of motive power increases the risk of a crash.
- 2014 – 2017 Dodge Charger (AWD)
- 2014 – 2017 Chrysler 300 (AWD)
The Fix: Chrysler will begin notifying owners on March 31, 2017. Dealers will replace all 8 front driveshaft bolts free of charge. Owners can call Chrysler customer service at 1-888-327-4236. When contacting customer service, please reference Chrysler recall number #T03.
Takata Airbag Update
The Takata airbag recall is one of the largest recalls in automotive history. It’s not over but there have been a few important updates in recent weeks. There are a total of 42 million affected vehicles and 13 million+ have been repaired. Takata also plead guilty to criminal wire fraud for the cover up and agreed to a $1 billion settlement. The settlement will set aside $850 million to automakers for repairs, $125 million for a victim settlement fund and $25 million for a criminal fine.
More brands have also been added to the list of affected vehicles. Vehicles added include: 2007-2012 Range Rovers (68,000 vehicles affected); 2007-2016 Jeep Wranglers; 2006-2012 Lincoln Zephyr & MKZ vehicles; 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2010-2015 Lexus IS convertibles and 2007-2012 Lexus ES vehicles.
Click here to see the complete list of affected vehicles and timelines for repair completions.
Remember all recall repairs should always be free of charge. Haven’t received any recall notices? Give yourself peace of mind by checking to see if your vehicle has any open recalls. Click here to check a vehicle’s VIN to be find out.