Some 2019 Subaru Outbacks And Legacys Recalled For Compromising Welds - Autoblog

Some 2019 Subaru Outbacks and Legacys recalled for compromising welds - Autoblog

Subaru is recalling a total of 2,107 brand-new vehicles due to faulty welds located on the duct below the cowl panel that could compromise the vehicle's body strength, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. The 2019 Outback and 2019 Legacy are the two models involved with the recall. However, there are only 142 Legacys impacted, whereas 1,965 Outbacks are being called back. Subaru says customers will have a few options if they have one of the affected vehicles. You'll be able to exchange the vehicle, let Subaru buy it back, or return the car for some intensive repairs. Perhaps this recall reminds you of the situation the Ascent was in last year. The large Subaru SUV was recalled due to it missing a series of spot welds on the B-pillar, weakening the structure. Subaru said it planned to destroy all 293 Ascents that were thought to be affected at the time. These new faulty welds are described differently than the ones we saw previously. Here's Subaru's explanation for what went wrong: "During the manufacturing process at the supplier's factory, the spot-welder tip is cleaned and re-shaped by a dresser (grinding machine). During production of potentially affected parts, the grinding machine may have been blocked by excess metal chips/powder, thus reducing the effectiveness of the welder." Subaru reportedly told Consumer Reports that most of the vehicles being recalled haven't even reached the dealerships yet, with fewer than 20 of the vehicles in customer hands. That makes sense, as Subaru says the affected vehicles were built between May 31 and June 6, 2019. Subaru said a bodyshop employee initially noticed the defect on June 6, which prompted an internal investigation, leading to the recall. We've asked Subaru if it could provide any more detail about the recall beyond what the official documents show. If you have a 2019 Outback or Legacy affected by this issue, expect to receive a letter in the mail soon. Thankfully, there won't be many people who will be getting those recall notices.

2019 Honda Cr-v Recalled For Sudden Airbag Deployments

2019 Honda CR-V recalled for sudden airbag deployments

Honda will recall a total of 137,000 2019 CR-Vs worldwide for airbags that can suddenly and unexpectedly deploy. Out of that total, 118,598 were sold in the United States. The automaker says there have been six instances of the unwarranted airbag inflations leading to three injuries, but so far no reported crashes.

Apparently, metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel are damaging a wiring harness and cable reels that are part of the car's supplemental restraint system. That can lead to an electrical short and overheating of the components, and ultimately the sudden inflation of an airbag.

Over A Million Toyota Hybrids Recalled Over Potential Fire Risk

Over A Million Toyota Hybrids Recalled Over Potential Fire Risk

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For owners of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles such as the Prius or C-HR compact crossover SUV, you might want to get in touch with your local Toyota dealer because the company has recently announced that they will be recalling over a million hybrids due to a potential fire risk. For those in the US, this will affect about 192,000 units.

300,000 Camera Power Adapters Recalled By Fujifilm

300,000 camera power adapters recalled by Fujifilm

Fujifilm has launched a massive power adapter recall that might affect a good number of readers. If you purchased a Fujifilm XP90, XP95, XP120, XP125, X-A3 or X-A10 camera from June 2016 onward, the wall plug that shipped with your unit might be at risk of cracking and/or breaking, "exposing live electrical contacts and posing a shock hazard" according to Fujifilm USA and the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

The specific power adapter that is at risk is the AC-5VF, and according to Fujifilm, it was shipped with some XP90 and XP95 cameras sold from June of 2016, XP120 and XP125 cameras sold from January 2017, X-A3 cameras sold from October 2016, and X-A10 cameras sold from February 2017.

Nissan Navara, Pathfinder Recalled For Nudge Bar Fix

Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall notice for D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder models with factory-fitted nudge bars.

According to the company, insufficient bolt torque could cause the roll hoop to rattle or, in the worst-case scenario, detach from the vehicle while driving. This poses a risk to both vehicle occupants and other road users.

Infiniti Q50 And Q60 Recalled

Infiniti Q50 and Q60 recalled

Infiniti Australia has issued a recall notice for 104 examples of its Q50 sedans and Q60 coupes, over an issue with the malfunction indicator light.

According to the company, cars fitted with the VR30DDTT V6 engine haven’t been programmed to indicate failure of the automatic transmission. The problem is caused by a mismatch between the new Electronic Control Module and the old Controlled Area Network, both of which are part of the on-board diagnosis communication architecture.

900k Honda Odyssey Minivans Recalled For Faulty Second Row Seats

900K Honda Odyssey Minivans Recalled for Faulty Second Row Seats

Around 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans have been recalled due to faulty second-row seats.

According to Honda, the second-row seats in certain 2011 to 2017 model year Odysseys may not be properly fastened and could tip forward. The problem has been linked to 46 reports of minor injuries, the Japanese automaker said. Around 800,000 of the vans are in the United States, with an undisclosed amount in Canada and Mexico. Around 2,000 of the vans are located outside of North America.

2013-16 Nissan Qashqai Recalled For Brake Fix

2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for 24,800 of its current-generation 2013-2016 ‘J11’ Qashqai SUVs over concerns the wheel arch protector could contact and wear through the brake hose.

The company reports that insufficient rigidity may cause the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector to become deformed “under certain limited conditions”. Using the vehicle at high speeds or high loading could cause the wheel arch protector to contact the brake hose.