Recall Roundup: Infiniti, BMW, Audi

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2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 

  • Models
    • Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling 2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 vehicles. The driver’s airbag may unexpectedly deploy due to an insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the airbag clockspring is broken.
  • Remedy
    • Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact Infiniti customer service at 1-800-622-6200, option 7.
  • Notes
    • Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


2017-2018 Audi A4, Allroad; 2018 A5 Sportback

  • Models
    • Audi is recalling approximately 31,300 model-year 2017-18 Audi A4 sedans and A4 Allroad wagons, and model-year 2018 A5 Sportback hatchbacks.
  • Issue
    • The aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed and increasing the risk of an injury.
  • Remedy
    • Dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim for free.
  • Notes:
    • Audi will begin notifying owners this month. Owners can call the automaker at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.



  • Models
    • BMW is recalling approximately 741,000 model-year 2008-11 BMW 128i hatchbacks; model-year 2007-11 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i and 530xi sedans; model-year 2007-11 X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i and X5 xDrive30i SUVs; and model-year 2007-11 Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i roadsters.
  • Issue
    • The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve may short circuit, causing the parts within the valve to melt and increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Remedy
    • Dealers will replace the PCV valve heater for free.
  • Notes
    • BMW will begin notifying owners Dec. 18. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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  1. Mike Hodge 11 months ago


    Love your show, listen to the podcasts each week while working out at the gym.

    I am looking into buying a sports cars (toy).
    My considerations are 1-new civic si, 2- used Toyota or Subaru 86/FRZ, 3- 2015-16 Mustang ecobust 4 cyl.

    I know these are all very different. What are your thoughts on fun, safety, reliability and pros cons of each?


    • Author
      Amy Plemons 11 months ago

      Go with the Mustang, it’s amazing! I have good Ford dealers all over, let us know how we can help! – Jerry

  2. Mark Friedman 11 months ago

    Jerry – my daughter is purchasing a 2015 Honda Pilot. Mfr. Warranty about done. Is it worth an extended 5yr “all inclusive” warranty or, just a power train/engine warranty? If a extended warranty, should I buy from Honda, or the Toyota dealer selling her the vehicle? Thanks,

    P.S.; I did buy a Audi A5 Cabriolet, per your recommendation. Sold my Z4. Car is really nice! Thanks again.

    • Author
      Amy Plemons 11 months ago

      Good to hear from you. I would get the better warranty that will cover much more than the power train, which you’d probably never use with a Honda. I would also buy it from the Honda dealer you’d likely use for service. That will save you a lot of time.

      I appreciate you listening to the show. – Jerry

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