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Wednesday 28 September 2016
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Recall Roundup: Mazda CX-5, Dodge Charger, Lexus RX

Recall Roundup: Mazda CX-5, Dodge Charger, Lexus RX

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The Basics: Mazda has filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, warning of potential problems with the 2013-2016 CX-5. This issue can pose a fire risk.

The Problem: The company suggests the fuel filler pipe is prone to rupture during a rear collision, allowing fuel to leak. The issue is presumably associated with a higher risk of fire in an accident.

Mazda says it hasn’t received any reports of accidents or injuries occurring in the subject vehicles as a result of this condition.

The Fix: If a customer has concerns about driving their vehicle before the repair is available, Mazda dealers will offer a free loaner, demo, or rental vehicle.

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The Basics: Fiat Chrysler is conducting a safety recall to supply wheel chocks for an estimated 441,578 2011-2016 Dodge Chargers. Basically, there is a risk of these vehicles slipping off the jack when tires are being changed.

The Problem: The chocks are for use, as instructed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual, when employing a tire jack to change wheels. When positioned diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed, the chocks will help stabilize the vehicle. Failure to follow the manual’s instructions with an affected vehicle may cause the vehicle to come off the tire jack. FCA is aware of three “minor” injuries related to the problem.

The Fix: Recall notices will be sent to customers with information on when they may obtain their wheel chocks, which will be supplied free of charge. If you have questions or concerns, call FCA Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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The Basics: Lexus is recalling 5,000 2016 RX 350 and RX 450h crossovers over an issue with the crossovers’ knee airbag module.

The Problem: The airbag might not have been manufactured properly, so it might not perform correctly in the event of a crash. Lexus did not mention any accidents or injuries linked to the issue.

The Fix: Lexus dealers will inspect and replace the knee airbag when required free of charge.

Photo Credit: Mazda