Recall Alert: 2015 Dodge Challenger, Charger

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,000 model-year 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT coupes and Charger SRT sedans equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine

The Problem: Hose seals in the fuel-delivery system may have been improperly installed, increasing the risk of a fuel leak and a subsequent fire. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any injuries or crashes related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel-delivery components for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet released an owner identification schedule; owners can call 800-853-1403 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2016 Kia Sorento

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,360 model-year 2016 Kia Sorento SUVs manufactured from Oct. 27, 2014, to Jan. 29, 2015

The Problem: An improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly may prevent the driver from accelerating the vehicle; if this happens there is an increased risk of a crash.

The Fix: Kia began notifying owners Feb. 19; dealers will replace the accelerator assembly free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2009-2010 Elantra Touring

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2008-10 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and model-year 2009-10 Elantra Touring wagons manufactured Nov. 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electronic power-steering control unit may mistakenly disable power-steering assist, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low speeds. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and update the electronic power steering control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Hyundai at 855-671-3059 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Dodge Durango

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 338,000 model-year 2012-13 Dodge Durango SUVs

The Problem: The fuel-pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module may fail, preventing the vehicle from starting or causing it to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. This is an expansion of a previous recall. "Of the two scenarios, the no-start condition is the more common. FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents," the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will install new a relay circuit that improves fuel-pump relay durability for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2015 Chrysler 200

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 22,000 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans equipped with the V-6 engine

The Problem: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is recalling the affected vehicles to resolve manufacturing issues that may prevent the vehicles from shifting into Park, increasing the risk of an accident. The automaker said five customers have reported being unable to shift the vehicle into Park, but FCA is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the nine-speed automatic transmission for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. In the meantime, the automaker says drivers should activate the vehicle's parking brake before shutting off its engine. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 26, 2015 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,700 model-year 2013-15 Cadillac ATS sedans

The Problem: The ATS' power roof panel system will automatically close when the nonrecessed portion of the "slide" or "tilt" switch is pressed and the roof panel is open; because these switches are not fully recessed they can be activated with less force than required by federal rules. GM is unaware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not released an owner notification schedule. Consumers can call 800-458-8006 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Mercedes-Benz Sedans and Wagons

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 147,200 model-year 2013-15 Mercedes-Benz E350 sedans and 4matic sedans, E350 4matic wagons, E400 Hybrid sedans, CLS550 CGI sedans and CLS550 4matic sedans; model-year 2013-14 E550 4matic sedans; model-year 2013 E63 sedans and wagons, and CLS63 sedans; model-year 2014-15 CLS63 4matic sedans, and E63 4matic sedans and wagons, and E63 4matic S sedans; model-year 2015 CLS400 sedans, E400 sedans and 4matic sedans, and CLS400 4matic sedans; and model-year 2014 CLS63 S sedans

The Problem: In the affected vehicles a rubber seal at the back of the engine bay may temporarily stick to the hood when it is opened and then fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed. If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it might come into contact with the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Starting in mid-March, Mercedes will notify owners and dealers will attach four additional retaining clips to the rubber seal free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mercedes at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover, 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 62,000 model-year 2013-15 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured Aug.. 23, 2012, to Feb. 5, 2015 and model-year 2014-15 Range Rover Sport SUVs manufactured June 16, 2013, to Feb. 5, 2015

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, a lightweight front passenger could be improperly classified by the occupant classification system, possibly disabling the front-impact airbag. This increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the OCS software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Land Rover will begin notifying owners on April 17. Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: Several 2008-2009 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,000 model-year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles equipped with the optional power tilt/telescope steering wheel, which was included in the Premium Package, manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008; model-year 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured Oct. 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008 and model-year 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008.

The Problem: The steering column outer tube in these vehicles may not be round, putting extra stress on the upper steering bearing. This could cause the bearing retainer to fracture; loss of steering ability could result.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering shaft on the EX35, FX35 and FX45 vehicles for free; dealers will replace the steering column assembly on GT-R vehicles for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information; Nissan owners can contact the GT-R hotline at 866-668-1487.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, Pontiac G6

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 69,600 model-year 2006-07 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx sedans and hatchbacks vehicles manufactured April 1 to June 30, 2006, and 2006-07 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured April 18 to June 30, 2006. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

The Problem: These vehicles could experience a sudden loss of electric power-steering assist while driving. This would require more driver effort to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. According to GM, if the power-steering assist is lost, a message is displayed on the driver information center and a chime sounds to inform the driver.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors will begin notifying owners on Thursday. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 Pontiac at 800-762-2737 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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