Volkswagen iBeetle Cabriolet

Η Volkswagen κοινοποίησε στη NHTSA μια εθελοντική ανάκληση, που αφορά περίπου 91.800 οχήματα τα οποία φορούν τους 1.8 και 2-λίτρων βενζινοκινητήρες. Τα επηρεαζόμενα αυτοκίνητα είναι τα Beetle, Beetle Cabrio, Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta και Passat του 2014 και 2015, με το πρόβλημα να αφορά ότι ορισμένα αυτοκίνητα, το πίσω λοβός του εκκεντροφόρου έχει τη δυνατότητα να αποκολληθεί απροσδόκητα από τον εκκεντροφόρο. Αν συμβεί αυτό, η δύναμη της αντλίας κενού θα χαθεί,, κάτι που μπορεί να μειώσει τη δύναμη στο σύστημα υποβοήθησης φρένων, να μειώσει την ισχύ του κινητήρα και να ανάψει η ενδεικτική λυχνία βλάβης (MIL).

Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013

Ακολούθως, η Toyota ανακαλεί στην Αμερική 31.000 αυτοκίνητα, του Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 και ES 300h. Ο λόγος είναι το σύστημα αποφυγής σύγκρουσης δυνητικά θα μπορούσε να προκαλέσει ατύχημα. Σύμφωνα με την εταιρεία, είναι δυνατό το σύστημα ασφάλειας να αναγνωρίσει λάθος μια σιδερένια ένωση ή κάποια ταμπέλα και να ενεργοποιήσει τα φρένα. Η ξαφνική και απρόσμενη ενεργοποίηση τους θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει σε αναπάντεχη σύγκρουση.

Μέχρι στιγμή υπάρχουν αναφορές για δύο ατυχήματα στις ΗΠΑ που σχετίζονται με το θέμα αυτό, και υπάρχουν δύο τραυματισμοί, αλλά όχι θάνατοι. Η Toyota σχεδιάζει να απενεργοποιήσει το σύστημα σε αυτά τα αυτοκίνητα, και να αντικατασταθούν τα μέρη του συστήματος με τα βελτιωμένα.

Honda Pilot 2016 with styling accessories (1)

Τέλος, η Honda ανακαλεί και αυτή στην αντίπερα όχθη του Ατλαντικού 35.406 Pilot, επειδή οι προειδοποιητικές λυχνίες των οχημάτων μπορεί να μην ενεργοποιηθούν αμέσως. Συγκεκριμένα, η ανάκληση αφορά τα δικίνητα μοντέλα με ημερομηνίες κατασκευής από 4 Μαΐου του 2015 μέχρι 8 Σεπτεμβρίου του ίδιου έτους, και για τις τετρακίνητες εκδόσεις από την 7η Μαΐου μέχρι την 4η Σεπτεμβρίου του 2015.

Εξαιτίας αυτού του ζητήματος, αν υπάρχει μια δυσλειτουργία στο σύστημα παρακολούθησης της πίεσης των ελαστικών, στο ABS ή στο ESP, η αντίστοιχη προειδοποιητική λυχνία μπορεί να μην ανάψει άμεσα στον πίνακα οργάνων. Όταν σβήσει η μηχανή και στη συνέχεια ξανα ανάψει, οι ειδοποιήσεις εμφανίζονται κανονικά.

Δελτίο Τύπου

Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen has notified NHTSA of an upcoming voluntary safety recall affecting approximately 91,800 vehicles with a 1.8T or 2.0T gasoline engine from the 2015-2016 model year. The models involved are: Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta and Passat.

The recall affects approximately 91,800 model year 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta and Passat vehicles in the U.S. On some vehicles, the rear camshaft lobe has the potential to unexpectedly shear off from the camshaft. If this happens, vacuum pump power will be lost so that the pump will not deliver further vacuum supply to the brake booster, and reduced engine power will cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to come on.  After depletion of the vacuum reserve, braking effort increases. A reduction in engine power and/or increased need for braking effort after vacuum reserve has been depleted while driving can increase the risk of a crash.

At no cost to customers, authorized VW dealers will repair the vehicle if it is identified as having come from one of the affected production lots.

No injuries related to this issue have been reported.  Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer.

TOYOTA RECALLS CERTAIN AVALON AND LEXUS ES VEHICLES

TORRANCE, Calif., November 3, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 31,000 Model Year 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans.

In the involved vehicles, under certain situations, the PCS (Pre-Collision System) could interpret a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object that triggers PCS activation. If this occurs, the PCS warning buzzer sounds and the system may apply the service brake automatically. Unexpected braking could increase the risk of a crash.

For all involved vehicles, the PCS function will be disabled as an interim remedy. As the permanent remedy, Toyota dealers will replace PCS components with improved ones.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.

RECALL Subject : Improper Software to Module FMVSS 126,135,138

Report Receipt Date: OCT 16, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V668000 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected: 35,406

All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) HONDA PILOT 2016

Details

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to September 8, 2015 and 2016 Pilot 4WD vehicles manufactured May 7, 2015 to September 4, 2015. In the affected vehicles, when one of the safety systems such as tire pressure monitoring, anti-lock braking or electronic stability control malfunctions, there is potential that the instrument panel will not illuminate the corresponding warning light, however the warning lamps will illuminate when the ignition is turned off and then turned back on. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic stability control systems”, number 135, “Light vehicle brake systems” and number 138, “Tire pressure monitoring systems”.

CONSEQUENCE: If a safety system cannot immediately warn the driver when needed, the driver may be at at increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 27, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is JV7.

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 Combination Meter Software Non-compliance Recall: 2016 Pilot

Nov 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.Honda will voluntarily recall 35,406 model-year 2016 Pilot vehicles in the United States to update the combination meter software free of charge. No market occurrences have been reported related to this non-compliance issue, which was discovered through internal testing.

A software error in the combination meter may cause warning lamps to fail to illuminate if there is a problem with the system that communicates certain system errors to the combination meter. This condition would create a non-compliance with NHTSA FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard): 126, 135 and 138. The software update will correct the combination meter operation.

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