Recall Roundup: 2014 Acura RLX; Select Mercedes-Benz and BMW Models
Acura, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have announced three separate recalls to fix potential errors made in the factory. The largest recall affects 2014 Acura RLX sedans, which may have faulty bolts that can cause part of the rear suspension to move out of place, increasing the risk of a crash. The Acura recall affects 7,387 models in the U.S. According to the company, one or more of the eight bolts used to attach rear suspension parts were not properly tightened during the assembly process. The bolts can fall out over time. Luckily, no injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of the problem. Once Acura formally notifies customers of the recall in January 2014, customers will be able to go online at www.recalls.acura.com or call (800) 382-2238 to determine if their particular vehicle requires an inspection. If so, rear suspension bolts will be replaced for free when needed.Mercedes-Benz is issuing a much smaller recall affecting about 290 S550 cars from the 2014 model year. In these vehicles, the front seat belt anchor may have been installed improperly and may come loose in a crash, effectively eliminating any benefits from wearing a seat belt. The recall begins this month, and the repair is free. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at (800) 367-6372 for more information. And, while it may not even be worth mentioning given the very small scale, BMW is recalling three – yes three – X3 models manufactured in February of this year. The recall affects xDrive 28i and 35i models made from the tiny time frame of February 11-27. Due to a production error in creating the instrument panel, an airbag may not properly deploy, and fragments from the air bag may strike and injure the front passenger. Who knows, maybe one of the three BMW owners affected by the recall will be reading this article. If so, contact BMW at (800) 525-7417 for more information on the campaign. And as always, visit www.safercar.gov for information on all vehicle recalls in the U.S. Source: NHTSA
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