All too often, auto recalls are launched even before the manufacturer is able to set up a notification schedule.
This is the case with the latest Nissan recall, which was reported by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to regulators, Nissan North America launched a recall campaign that impacts all units of the 2016 Titan Diesel XD vehicles manufactured between August 2015 and September of 2016.
Since these vehicles may have been produced with the temporary fuel tank breather tube caps or may have had the caps removed during assembly, the tube may end up not connecting correctly to the bed rail. If that occurs, the fuel gauge may not be able to identify the distance to empty meter, and the displays will be inaccurate. Unless drivers are able to have this issue addressed, they may end up not knowing when to refuel, increasing the risk of a crash since the vehicle may run out of gas unexpectedly.
Nissan has yet to announce a notification schedule, nevertheless, drivers are urged to contact the manufacturer if they have any questions or concerns.
And while the Nissan recall should not be ignored, a second recall campaign launched with the help of the NHTSA is just as important.
According to regulators, General Motors has recalled all units of the 2016 Buick Cascada vehicles that were manufactured between December 2, 2015 and February 24, 2016.
These vehicles are being recalled because the original convertible roof control module (CRCM) may have been replaced with an incorrect feature, which could allow the windows to close automatically even while the roof is closed, or that could allow the windows to be closed remotely with the help of a key fob. Since this problem consists of a failure to meet important safety standards, regulators claim this problem could lead to an unexpected window closure, which could then lead to passenger injury.
GM has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will be contacted after December 9 and that all recalled units will have the CRCM replaced with the correct module for free.