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Honda, Nissan, Ford, BMW, Jaguar, Porsche Hit with Recalls

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/9/2014 Eric Weiner

A number of recalls have been announced for various makes and models, ranging in severity from bad hood latches to the dangerous Takata airbags that can eject shrapnel when deployed.

2007 Honda Accord© Provided by MotorTrend 2007 Honda Accord

Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall

Honda is increasing the scope of its Takata faulty airbag recall from 5.1 million to 5.4 million vehicles, to now include vehicles in regions excluded from the original recall campaign. The move comes in response to concerns raised by customers with Takata airbag-equipped vehicles outside the original recall regions. Honda is in the process of removing and testing potentially faulty airbags from vehicles in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. These are all areas subject to the high-humidity conditions thought to induce the “excessive” pressure and eventual rupture of the airbag, which then can send deadly metal fragments flying through the cabin. More than 100 people have been injured and five killed as a result of the malfunction, worldwide.

2014 nissan Juke nismo rs© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 nissan Juke nismo rs 2012-2014 Nissan Juke; 2012-2013 Infiniti M56, QX56; 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70, QX80

The Problem: Fuel pressure sensors may loosen as a result of insufficient tightening during the production process. If it loosens, it can cause a fuel leak and cause a fire.

The Fix: Nissan will get in touch with owners, and it will replace and properly tighten fuel pressure sensors for free.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 133,592 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.

2015 Jaguar F Type R© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jaguar F Type R
2014-2015 Jaguar F-Type

The Problem: Occupant sensors in F-Type vehicles may not work as a result of incorrect wiring. Consequently, the system may not work as designed for front passenger seat occupants in the event of a crash. Another possibility is that if a child restraint is being used, the system will not be able to detect it and fail to suppress the airbag.

The Fix: Jaguar will rewire the occupant sensor harness connector for free.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 7,079 Jaguar F-Type vehicles.

2014 ford flex© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 ford flex 2014 Ford F-150, Flex

The Problem: A lack of clearance between the seat frame and seat track assembly could affect how the occupant sensor records passenger weight. The malfunction could incorrectly suppress the passenger seat airbag in the event of a crash, even if an adult passenger is occupying the seat.

The Fix: Ford will increase the space between the seat and the track assembly and recalibrate the occupant sensor system to proper working order at no cost to the owner.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 113,418 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles.

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
2014-2015 Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman

The Problem: Improperly manufactured front hood lock components may prevent the hood from securely latching. It could potentially open while the car is in motion, blinding the driver's view of the road.

The Fix: Porsche will replace the lock, free of charge.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1,382 Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman vehicles.

2014 BMW i8© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW i8
2014 BMW i8

The Problem: Fuel tank bolts may have been improperly welded during manufacturing. It could possibly give way to a fuel leak, and potentially a fire.

The Fix: BMW will inspect and if necessary replace the fuel tank for free.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 223 BMW i8 vehicles.

Source: NHTSA, The Automakers

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