Recall Roundup: Acura, BMW, Ford, Honda and Mercedes
- 12/12/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Safety
Several automakers, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued several recalls recently.
BMW is recalling some 2009-2012 BMW X5 xDrive 35d cars for a defect in the engine idler pulley bolt that could cause it to break or loosen and lose its power steering as a result. 29,800 cars are affected.
Ford is recalling some 2013 Ford Fusion cars for a problem with an improperly cured projector coating on the low beam headlights, causing the headlights to become hazy or dimmer than normal, resulting in decreased visibility and possibly a crash. 19,106 cars are affected.
Honda is recalling 871,000 SUVs and minivans for a problem with the ignition interlock that could cause it to roll away after the key has been removed, or could cause the key to be removed even with the transmission in gear or with the engine running. 92 percent of the cars are registered in the United States. The models affected by the recall include the 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey (below) and the 2003-2004 Honda Pilot (above).
Mercedes-Benz is recalling some of its C300, CL500, CL63, E350, GLK350, S400, S550 and S63 cars from the 2011-2012 model years due to a possible problem with the fuel filter flange that could cause it to crack under high temperatures, possibly causing a fire. 5,800 vehicles are affected.
Owners of all cars affected by recalls will be notified by mail by the manufacturer. Consumers who are concerned that their car is affected can find more information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by searching for their car here or by calling the toll-free number in their owner's manual.