Recall Roundup for May 21, 2012
- 05/21/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a preliminary investigation of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra (shown above) after receiving a report that a driver was injured by the side curtain airbag in a collision. It is the only complaint that has been received by NHTSA or Hyundai. Approximately 123,000 Elantras are affected by the investigation.
In addition, the latest recall announcements are:
Acura is recalling over 52,000 model-year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL sedans due to a power steering hose that may deteriorate and develop a leak causing a power steering loss or possibly smoke or a fire, in the worst case. Dealers will replace the power steering hose to correct the problem.
Ferrari is recalling 74 cars that are model 2011 and 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia and 2012 Ferrari California cars because incorrect machining may cause the crankshaft to fail resulting in the engine seizing suddenly, possibly causing a car accident. Owners have the choice of having their engine repaired or replaced to correct the problem.
Nearly 68,000 of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler equipped with automatic transmission are being recalled. Debris can collect on the transmission skid plate, which is located close to the catalytic converter, and can ignite without warning, causing a car fire. Dealers will replace the skid plate with a skid bar to remedy the problem.
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.