Η Mazda και η Honda ανακοίνωσε πως ανακαλούν 14.406 Mazda3 και 6.800 Accord hybrid στις Η.Π.Α. Η ανάκληση της Mazda αφορά τα Mazda3 παραγωγής μεταξύ 21 Μαΐου – 24 Αυγούστου 2015, λόγω πιθανής διαρροής καυσίμου, από μια προβληματική βαλβίδα που επιτρέπει στην βενζίνη να μετακινηθεί από το ρεζερβουάρ, στο δοχείο ενεργού άνθρακα. Το πρόβλημα θα λυθεί με αντικατάσταση της βαλβίδας.
Η Honda από τη μεριά της προχωρά στην ανάκληση 6.800 Accord Hybrid παραγωγής 2014-2015 στα οποία υπάρχει το ενδεχόμενο να μπούνε σε safe mode. Το πρόβλημα εντοπίζεται σε έναν αισθητήρα των μπαταριών που μπορεί να επηρεαστεί από τον ηλεκτρικό θόρυβο που παράγουν τα υβριδικά κυκλώματα των μετατροπέα της μπαταρίας και του κινητήρα. Η Honda αναφέρει πως το πρόβλημα λύνεται με απλή αναβάθμιση του λογισμικού του αισθητήρα.
Mazda Issues Stop Sale and Stop Delivery for Mazda3 Fuel Tank Recall
WASHINGTON, DC (October 2, 2015) – Mazda Motor Corporation will conduct a Safety and Emission Recall Campaign for certain 2015-2016 Mazda3 vehicles (built from May 21, 2015 through August 24, 2015), which could have a safety-related problem. A defect in the fuel shut-off valve may allow fuel to flow from the fuel tank into the charcoal emissions canister. With this condition, the check engine light may illuminate, and if the fuel exceeds the canister capacity, fuel leakage could occur, increasing the risk of a fire and/or engine stalling.
Approximately 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto Rico are affected.
Owners of subject vehicles will be notified by mail in early October. They will be informed to bring their vehicle to the nearest Mazda dealer as soon as possible. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank to determine if the defect exists on the vehicle. If the defect exists, the dealer will replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister at no cost to the customer. A rental or loaner vehicle will be provided at no cost to the owner, until the vehicle is repaired for this concern.
If there are no concerns, the vehicle will be returned to the customer.
Should a customer not want to drive the vehicle to the dealership, they may contact Mazda’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance service at 800-866-1998 and have the vehicle picked up and delivered to the dealership.
There have been no reports of accidents or injury related to this issue.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
RECALL Subject : Hybrid System may go into Fail Safe Mode
Report Receipt Date: SEP 25, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V602000 Component(s): HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,786 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) HONDA ACCORD HYBRID 2014-2015
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid vehicles manufactured August 29, 2013, to May 30, 2015. Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle’s speed to 40 miles per hour and functioning only on battery power. Once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall.
CONSEQUENCE: A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is JT7.
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 www.safercar.gov.
Statement by American Honda Regarding Cell Voltage Sensor Recall: 2014-2015 Accord Hybrid
Oct 5, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Honda will voluntarily recall 6,786 model-year 2014-2015 Accord Hybrid vehicles in the United States to update the hybrid system software related to the hybrid battery cell voltage sensor (CVS), free of charge. No injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through the warranty claim process.
The CVS may not have sufficient electrical noise toughness, which may result in the CVS incorrectly interpreting electrical noise from the hybrid battery inverter and motor circuits. If the CVS incorrectly interprets the electrical noise, it can cause the vehicle to switch to a fail-safe electric vehicle (EV) mode in which the vehicle uses the electric motor for propulsion, with braking and steering functionality operating on electric power only. If the vehicle switches to fail-safe EV mode while cruising at highway speed, the internal combustion engine will shut off with visual and audible warnings and the vehicle will experience a sudden loss of power, with the maximum speed limited to approximately 40 mph. Once in fail-safe EV mode, the vehicle may be able to travel for up to two miles at which time the hybrid battery will likely completely discharge. If the battery completely discharges while the vehicle is still in operation, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The software update will prevent misinterpretation of the noted electrical noise.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early November, 2015. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require repair now by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.