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Η FCA ανακοίνωσε πως προχωρά στην ανάκληση 893.698 αυτοκινήτων της σε όλο τον κόσμο, λόγω προβλημάτων στην ανάπτυξη του αερόσακου, στο σύστημα αντιμπλοκαρίσματος των τροχών, στο σύστημα ESP των Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Dodge Journey και Fiat Freemont.

Η μεγαλύτερη ανάκληση αφορά τα 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee στα οποία ένας ηλεκτρονικός θόρυβος στην μονάδα ελέγχου των μπροστινών και στων πλαϊνών αερόσακων, ενδεχομένως να κάνει τους αερόσακους να ενεργοποιηθούν ακούσια μόνοι τους, με τους προεντατήρες των ζωνών ασφαλείας να ενεργοποιούνται και αυτοί. Η δεύτερη ανάκληση αφορά τα 2012-2015 Dodge Journey και Fiat Freemont στα οποία νερό το οποίο μπορεί να εισέλθει στην πλεξούδα των συστημάτων ABS και ESP, προκαλώντας την απενεργοποίηση των συστημάτων αυτών.

Η Honda από τη μεριά της ανακοίνωσε την ανάκληση 304.000 Accord παραγωγής 2008-2009 στα οποία οι πλευρικοί αερόσακοι μπορούν να αναπτυχθούν ακούσια. Η εταιρία τονίζει πως το συγκεκριμένο πρόβλημα δεν συνδέεται με τους προβληματικούς αερόσακους της Takata ή οποιοδήποτε άλλου κατασκευαστή, μιας και το πρόβλημα έχει εντοπιστεί στο όριο ανάπτυξης πλευρικών συγκρούσεων που υπάρχει στο λογισμικό τους. Ο αερόσακος μπορεί να ενεργοποιηθεί ακόμη και αν κάποιος κλείσει δυνατά την πόρτα.

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Statement: Occupant Restraint Control Modules

October 30, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 284,089 older-model SUVs in the U.S. to replace their Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) modules and front and/or side-impact sensors, as required.

Within this vehicle population, FCA US became aware of seven injuries caused by inadvertent air-bag deployments and advised NHTSA accordingly. The affected vehicles are not equipped with Takata Corp. air-bags. The Company is unaware of any related accidents.

The recall is limited to certain model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be provided free of charge.

Additional vehicles are affected in other markets. They are estimated to number 13,411 in Canada; 6,277 in Mexico and 48,212 outside the NAFTA region.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment

Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V673000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 284,089 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 2004 JEEP LIBERTY 2003 Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured March 29, 2003, to July 3, 2003, and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured May 27, 2003, to May 20, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

CONSEQUENCE: Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the early part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R60.

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: Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Module

October 30, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 275,614 cross-utility vehicles (CUVs) in the U.S. to apply a moisture sealant and replace, as required, certain electrical components.

An FCA US investigation of warranty repairs discovered electrical components on certain older-model vehicles may be subject to moisture buildup that has potential implications for their Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) modules. Water intrusion may disable the vehicles’ Anti-Lock Braking and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems.

FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The condition, if it occurs, is most often preceded by an instrument-cluster warning light; foundation brake function is unaffected.

The recall is limited to certain 2012-2015 Dodge Journey CUVs. Additional vehicles are affected in other markets. They comprise an estimated 78,148 in Canada and 36,471 in Mexico. Another 151,476 are affected in left-hand-drive non-NAFTA markets where the vehicle is also sold as the Fiat Freemont.

Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service, which will be performed free of charge. FCA US urges customers to heed the instructions on their recall notices.

Service may involve ABS module replacement, wiring repair and/or sealing certain connections to protect against moisture.

Customers with additional questions may call the FCA US Customer Information Center at 1-800-853-1403.

RECALL Subject : Water May Enter the ABS Module

Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V675000 Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Potential Number of Units Affected: 275,614 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) DODGE JOURNEY 2012-2015 Details

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured April 21, 2012, to April 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may enter the wiring harness for the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module and leak into the module, disabling the ABS and/or the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS or ESC is disabled, a loss of vehicle stability could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will seal the ABS wiring harness to prevent water from entering and will replace the ABS module and repair the headlamp and dash wiring harness, as necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R61.

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 Side Airbag Inadvertent Deployment Recall: 2008-2009 Honda Accord Sedan

Oct 29, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Side and/or side curtain airbags may inadvertently deploy if the ignition is on and a door is forcefully slammed or there is a significant impact to the vehicle underbody. Issue arises from side impact deployment threshold specification; Not a hardware or supplier issue. Free software update will adjust the deployment threshold.

Honda will voluntarily recall 303,904 model-year 2008-2009 Accord vehicles in the United States to update the side Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) software, free of charge. The SRS threshold setting for the side impact sensor is such that with the vehicle ignition on, if there is a strong, non-vehicular collision impact to the lower body of the vehicle or if a door is shut with extreme force, the SRS control unit may interpret the input as a crash and command the side seat airbag and/or side curtain airbag to deploy. Airbags that unexpectedly deploy may increase the risk of injury. Honda has received 19 injury claims related to this issue.

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 mid-December 2015. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can now determine if their vehicles will require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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RECALL Subject : Air Bags may Deploy Unexpectedly

Report Receipt Date: OCT 16, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V665000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 303,904 All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) HONDA ACCORD 2008-2009

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Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and/or seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy when the ignition is on and the door is slammed or there is an impact with road debris.

CONSEQUENCE: Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 14, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is JV4.

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.

RECALL Subject : Driver Side Air Bag Inflator may Rupture Report Receipt Date: OCT 29, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V714000 Component(s): AIR BAGS Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CR-V vehicles manufactured October 12, 2015, to October 19, 2015. The metal housing surrounding the driver’s air bag inflator in these vehicles may have been manufactured incorrectly.

CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’a number for this recall is JV9.

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 Driver Front Airbag Module Recall: 2016 Honda CR-V

Oct 30, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Honda will voluntarily recall 515 model-year 2016 CR-V vehicles in the United States to replace the driver front airbag module, free of charge. Only thirty of these vehicles were sold to customers in the U.S. prior to dealer notification to stop sales of the affected vehicles. American Honda has already contacted all of these owners by phone to inform them of the issue and to offer free loaner vehicles until recall repairs can be completed. No injuries or market occurrences have been reported related to this issue, which involves a weakness in the airbag inflator casing that was discovered during inflator quality testing at the supplier, Takata.

A Takata driver’s front airbag inflator ruptured on October 10, 2015 during a Lot Acceptance Test (LAT) at a Takata plant in Monclova, Mexico. Inflators from this lot were being manufactured for installation in airbag modules intended for the 2016 Honda CR-V as original equipment in the U.S. and Canada. No injuries occurred as a result of the lot test rupture. After Takata notified Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on October 12, 2015, Honda initiated actions to trace airbag modules containing inflators from the same lot as the failed inflator so that affected parts and vehicles could be quarantined.

A total of 515 model-year 2016 Honda CR-V vehicles equipped with airbag modules containing inflators from the same manufacturing lot were shipped to dealers in the U.S., all of which will be subject to recall. Beyond the thirty vehicles sold before sales were halted, all remaining unsold vehicles are subject to a stop-sale order initiated by Honda and will not be sold to customers until recall repairs are completed.

Honda’s Service Engineering and Quality groups have been communicating with Takata and NHTSA about this incident. Takata is performing an ongoing investigation into the cause of the rupture. Takata’s preliminary analysis suggests that the rupture occurred as a result of a structural failure in the inflator casing, not as a result of a problem with the inflator propellant. As such, the defect in the airbag inflators of the affected CR-V vehicles does not appear to be similar to the defect in other Takata airbag inflators that have led to inflator ruptures in vehicles produced by Honda or other manufacturers. In those airbag inflators, the aging of the inflator propellant and exposure to high heat and high absolute humidity are believed to play a central role.