Recall Roundup: Audi, Honda/Acura, Chrysler

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The Basics:  Audi has kicked off a repair campaign for the 2007-2009 A8 and S8 to address a sunroof problem. 

The Issue:  Audi receives some complaints that sunroofs were detaching from car roofs while owner’s were driving. Audi became aware of the issue late last year.

The Fix:  Audi service technicians will install additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame to prevent the glass from detaching. The recall is expected to begin sometime in July. Owners can contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.


This Basics:  Honda has launched a small-batch recall campaign for the 2015-2016 Odyssey, the 2016 Pilot and the 2015-2016 Acura MDX over a fuel leak. 

The Issue: There is a problem due to some of the fuel tanks due to bad welding. The first signs of trouble emerged in October when workers spotted a fuel leak during a pre-delivery inspection.

“Honda and Yachiyo Manufacturing America  investigated the suspect fuel tank’s manufacturing records and found that the machinery indicated insufficient welds during assembly, but the tank was manually judged to be okay,” the company noted in recall documents.

YMA went back through its records and looked for each instance of manual override, resulting in a recall for 39 vehicles sold in the US market.

The Fix: Each vehicle recalled will receive a new fuel tank.


The Basics: Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 3,518 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because of a seatbelt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Issue: “The center overhead seatbelt stow clip may fracture and prevent use of the seatbelt in the third-row and/or second-row center passenger seat,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “If passengers occupying the third-row and/or second-row center seats cannot use a seatbelt, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.”

There are no injuries or accidents as of June 20, 2016, the company told federal safety regulators.

“In the interim, the seatbelts may be used if they can be deployed,” Fiat-Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds.

The affected Pacifica minivans were built from February 22, 2016 through April 28, 2016.

The Fix: Chrysler dealers will replace the third-row and, if necessary, the second-row overhead seatbelt stow bezel. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

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