Thousands of vehicles have been recalled recently, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported. And according to the official announcements, at least two of the latest auto recalls impact passenger vehicles and motorcycles.
These recalls were deemed important because they impact vehicles used by drivers and riders across the country. In Washington state, drivers should stay on top of these recalls so they know when their vehicles may expose them to risks.
The first recall campaign Washington riders should pay attention to comes from Ducati.
According to the official recall report, Ducati North America has recalled all units of the 2016 and 2017 XDiavel motorcycles, which were manufactured between July 7, 2015 and June 22, 2016.
These vehicles are known to have been fitted with side stand plate lower fastening screws on the affected motorcycles that may have not been tightened sufficiently, increasing the risk of an accident since the stand may fail and the bike may end up falling. If that’s the case, the rider may fall and become injured.
The NHTSA has also reported that, during normal use, the lower screw may end up causing damage to the side stand sensor switch, which could then lead to an engine stall.
An unexpected stalling could lead to a possible crash.
Consumes with the recalled motorcycles will be contacted after November 7, 2016.
The second recall campaign Washington consumers should not ignore comes from Hyundai Motor America.
According to the NHTSA, all units of the 2010 through 2016 Genesis Coupe vehicles manufactured within the period between December 12, 2008 and June 11, 2016 were fitted with electrical harness connectors for the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) that may end up dislodging in case the seat moves. If that’s the case and a crash occurs and the connectors are dislodged, the OCS will prompt the air bag to be deployed even if a child seat has been placed in the front passenger seat. This could lead to injuries.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles will be contacted after December 2, 2016. Once you’re contacted, schedule a visit to a dealer where the recalled vehicles will be inspected and where the OCS connectors will be secured so they won’t be disconnected.
Consumers may and should contact the company if they are not contacted until December 2nd.