Recall Roundup: Volvo S60, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Nissan NV200
Volvo, Lincoln, and Nissan are each recalling vehicles to fix potential safety hazards ranging from faulty sensors to problems with the steering column. The Volvo recall involves certain 2011-2012 S60 sedans equipped with five-cylinder engines. In these cars, the vehicles may fail to warn the driver if there is low oil pressure. This situation may lead the driver to continue on until the car stalls. The Volvo recall will involve a software fix so that the car can properly alert drivers of a low oil pressure situation. The recall begins this month, and almost 31,000 cars are affected by this campaign. Ford is also recalling 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars to fix a faulty transmission range sensor, a problem caused by a manufacturing error, it says. Because of the error, drivers are able to shift out of Park without first pressing the brake pedal. This can cause the car to move unexpectedly, and may cause a rollaway accident. This recall affects 7,153 cars. The recall is slated to begin in January. On a much smaller scale than the Lincoln and Volvo recall, Nissan is taking back seven--yes, seven-- NV200 trucks because of a risk of steering failure. After the 2013 NV200 trucks were built, workers disassembled the steering column for an inspection, but Nissan fears the parts were not properly re-installed afterwards. This recall has already started. All repairs will be conducted free of charge to owners. Volvo customers can contact Volvo at (800) 458-1552 while Lincoln customers can contact (866) 436-7332. Nissan customers can call (800) 647-7261. For information on all vehicle recalls in the U.S., visit www.safercar.gov.
In a year full of cars, there were a few that especially stood out