Recall Roundup: Nissan, Isuzu, Lincoln

By | December 02, 2013
It wouldn't be a new month without a fresh crop of recalls. Nissan, Isuzu, and Lincoln have all announced recalls on select NV200, Axiom, and MKZ Hybrid models, respectively. Nissan has announced a recall for certain 2013 NV200 vehicles manufactured between February 6, 2013 and August 2, 2013 for potentially faulty wiring between the battery fuse terminal and the wiring harness. If left unattended, the wires and bracket holding the fusible link could make contact, causing the battery terminal fuse to blow. This would shut down the engine, increasing the likelihood of an accident. Isuzu is recalling 2003-2004 Rodeo and Axiom models that experience excessive corrosion near the forward mounting point bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link. The corrosion may cause the bracket to detach from the frame, hindering vehicle handling and increasing the chances of an accident. Ford Motor Company is recalling 7,300 Lincoln MKZ hybrid models from the 2012-2013 model years. These hybrid vehicles may not meet federal safety standards that require the brake to be depressed before the transmission can be shifted out of park. The powertrain control module may assume the vehicle is in neutral and allow it to be shifted out of park. This could increase the risk of unintended vehicle movement. All three manufacturers will contact owners of the affected vehicles and dealers will repair the above issues at no cost to the owner. Nissan is available for contact by phone at (800) 647-7261, and Isuzu can be contacted by phone at (800) 255-6727. Ford owners can contact the company at (866) 436-7332. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also available for contact by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov. Source: NHTSA, The Detroit News
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