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Thursday 8 December 2016
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Recall Roundup: Nissan, Mercedes-Benz

Recall Roundup: Nissan, Mercedes-Benz

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The Basics: Nissan is recalling the 2016 Sentra to fix a wiring defect in the engine control unit that could cause it to stall or not start at all.

The Issue:  Nissan says a mismatched test device used by a supplier inadvertently deformed terminal pins in a wiring harness to the engine control unit, causing poor continuity.

Nissan discovered the problem in April when a car wouldn’t start after rolling off the assembly line. The automaker thinks it fixed the problem before there were any incidents in the field.

The Fix: Dealer service technicians will replace the terminal pin in the engine bay harness to restore a more reliable connection.

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The Basics: Mercedes-Benz is recalling a small batch of models of the 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550 and SL63 AMG to re-aim the headlights.

The Issue: The headlight low beams may not be aimed correctly, due to a deviation in the alignment of the headlight calibrator during production. In certain vehicles the lights may not meet the tolerance range specified in federal safety guidelines. This could increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will re-adjust the headlights. The campaign affects 100 vehicles sold in the U.S.

Photo Credit: Nissan