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Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Recall Roundup: Honda Civic; Toyota RAV4, Ford F-150

Recall Roundup: Honda Civic; Toyota RAV4, Ford F-150

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The Basics:  Honda is expected to recall the 2016 Honda Civic compact in the U.S. and has ordered dealers to stop selling some versions of the car, months after beginning sales of the crucial new model.

The Problem:  According to Honda Service Bulletin posted on CivicX, “A small number of engines were produced with piston pin snap rings that may not be completely seated. If the snap ring is not completely seated, it will come out allowing the piston pin to contact the cylinder wall which can damage the engine.”   

Notes: If you drive a 2016 Civic with a 2.0-liter engine Honda advises that you get your vehicle’s paperwork and VIN number ready. You can also contact local Honda dealers or American Honda for more help. Stay tuned for further details.

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The Basics: Toyota will recall 1,124,000 RAV4 models. They include the 2006-2012 RAV4 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV.

The Problem: The automaker says the lap-shoulder seat belts in both second-row outboard seats could fail in the event of a crash. Toyota says in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut, and separate.  Obviously, if the seatbelt gets cut, it may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury.

The Fix: Owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Toyota dealers will add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost.

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The Basics: Ford issues safety recall for 51,500 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons in North America for seat belt buckle issue.

The Problem: The rear seat belt buckles are being damaged when heavy objects are placed on top of them, which could cause the buckle not to latch completely, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will either inspect and repair, or replace the seat belt buckles as necessary – at no cost to the customer.


The Basics: Ford issues safety recall for 3,700 2016 Ford F-150 trucks in North America for multi-contour seat issue.

The Problem: If the multi-contour front passenger seat massage function is turned on and an adult is in that seat, the occupant classification system may incorrectly classify the adult as a child – suppressing the front passenger airbag and increasing the risk of injury in a crash.Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will update the occupant classification system module software – at no cost to the customer.

Photo Credit: Honda