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Recall Fever: Lexus, Volvo, And Nissan

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On: Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:21PM | By: John Welch


Recall Fever: Lexus, Volvo, And Nissan

And now, the nitty-gritty. Here are the actual recall notices for the Volvo and Nissan issues. The offcial release for Lexus will come in "Recall Fever Part 2", tomorrow.


VOLVO:

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):

VOLVO / XC70

2008-2010

Manufacturer: VOLVO CARS OF N.A. LLC.

Mfr's Report Date: MAY 04, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V190000

N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT, OTHER: LABELS. Potential Number of Units Affected: 679

Summary:
 VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 XC70 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 5, 2006 THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2009 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.¿ THE FMVSS LABEL, TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL AND A PAGE IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL CONTAIN INCORRECT MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE INFLATION PRESSURE ACCORDING TO FMVSS 110.

Consequence:
 THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

Remedy:
 THE CORRECTIVE ACTION IS TO UPDATE THE VEHICLES WITH A NEW FMVSS LABEL, TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL AND TPMS SOFTWARE. VOLVO RETAILERS WILL ALSO APPLY A LABEL WITH CORRECT MAXIMUM TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION TO THE OWNER’S MANUAL. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

Notes:
 VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R226. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


NISSAN:

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):

NISSAN / ALTIMA

2010

Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: MAY 03, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V193000

N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE Potential Number of Units Affected: 113

Summary:
 NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 7, 2010 THROUGH APRIL 13, 2010. SOME OF THE FRONT SIDE MEMBER ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WELDED TO SPECIFICATION DUE TO A TOOL MAINTENANCE ERROR.

Consequence:
 IF SEVERAL STRUCTURAL WELDS ARE OUT OF SPECIFICATION ON A SINGLE VEHICLE, IT MAY HAVE AN EFFECT ON THE VEHICLE CRASH PERFORMANCE.

Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPAIR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Any of these affected vehicles can be taken to their dealers for recall-related work. If you do not think that your vehicle is affected, you will recieve a notice in the mail.


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