Maserati is Recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli

26 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Improperly Torqued Rear Tie Rod Bolt

Report Receipt Date: MAY 02, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V264000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,464

All Products Associated with this Recall

Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, to September 18, 2015. During the assembly process, the rear tie-rod to hub assembly attaching bolt may not have been properly tightened.

CONSEQUENCE:
An improperly tightened rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolt may allow the tie-rod to separate from the hub carrier, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolts to verify that they are properly tightened, replacing the rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati’s number for this recall is 303.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Kubota Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Injury and Collision Hazards

16 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 16, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Utility Vehicles

Hazard: The steering shaft can break and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle, posing an injury hazard due to risk of collision.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Kubota Tractor Corporation at 800-752-0290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kubota.com and click on More, then Safety, then Safety Notices for more information. Kubota is contacting known customers directly.

160516 CPSC Kubota RTV500160516 CPSC Kubota RTV400

RECALL DETAILS

Units
About 23,400

Description
This recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 series gas-powered utility vehicles. Recalled utility vehicles come in orange and camouflage and have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 22042 for the RTV400 and 25083 to 40991 for the RTV500. The model is on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The serial number is also on the data plate.

Incidents/Injuries
Kubota has received nine reports of shafts breaking, including one in which a consumer lost control of the vehicle and collided with a barbed wire fence, resulting in a cut on the arm.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and free repair.

Sold at
Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from 2010 to 2015 for between $21,000 and $22,000.

Distributor(s)
Kubota Tractor Corporation, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in
United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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American Honda Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Risk of Injury

10 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 10, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side

Hazard: The front door can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use, posing a risk of injury to occupants.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.powersports.honda.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS

RECALL DETAILS

Units
About 3,300

Description
This recall involves model year 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. The ROVs are motorized off-road vehicles with a steering wheel, a gas pedal, a brake pedal, bucket or bench seats, seat belts and an occupant protection structure. The recalled ROVs were sold in three-seat and five-seat models in red, silver or camouflage color. “HONDA” is printed on the front grill and rear tail gate. “Pioneer 1000” is printed on the sides of the vehicle near the tailgate. The model and serial numbers are on a certification label located at the top rear of the left front wheel well. The following model/types and serial number ranges are included in this recall:

Model

M5P

M5D

M5D

M5D

M5D

M3

M3P

M5P

M3

M3P

M5D

M5D

Type

A

A

A

A

A2

A

A

AC

AC

2AC

3A

3AC

Serial Number Range

1HFVE0405G4001087 – 1HFVE0400G4001806

1HFVE0420G4003427 – 1HFVE0420G4003427

1HFVE0421G4003470 – 1HFVE0421G4003470

1HFVE0429G4003488 – HFVE0427G4004087

1HFVE0467G4000723 – 1HFVE0461G4000782

1HFVE0486G4000665 – 1HFVE0485G4000964

1HFVE04A7G4002444 – 1HFVE04A6G4003603

1HFVE04H6G4000181 – 1HFVE04HXG4000300

1HFVE04L4G4000121 – 1HFVE04L9G4000180

1HFVE04N9G4000181 – 1HFVE04NXG4000240

1HFVE04P1G4000063 – 1HFVE04P1G4000242

1HFVE04R6G4000061 – 1HFVE04R7G4000120

Seats

5

5

5

5

5

3

3

5

3

3

5

5

Incidents/Injuries
Honda has received one report of an unexpected door-release incident during a dealer set-up of the vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local authorized Honda dealer to schedule an appointment to have the original front door striker plates removed and replaced, free of charge.

Sold at
Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from February 2016 through April 2016 for between $14,000 and $17,200.

Manufacturer(s)
American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in
U.S.A.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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BRP Recalls Side-by-Sides Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

5 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Side-by-side off-road vehicles

Hazard: The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information” for more information.

160505 2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS160505 2013 Can-Am Commander 800 XT

RECALL DETAILS

Units
About 10,600

Description
This recall involves model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box. To find a list of VINs for recalled vehicles, go to www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information.” Recalled models include:

COMMANDER DPS 800REFI

COMMANDER DPS 10000EFI

COMMANDER LTD 1000EFI

COMMANDER X 1000EFI

COMMANDER XT XT 800REFI

COMMANDER XT 1000EFI

Incidents/Injuries
The firm has received 29 incident reports, including two reports of minor injuries.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. The free repair will be available on June 30, 2016. In the meantime, consumers who must use their vehicles can contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and make an appointment to have their vehicles verified. This free verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall.

Sold at
Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012 through April 2016 for between $12,600 and $20,100.

Importer(s)
BRP U.S. Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis.

Manufactured in
Mexico

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Mercedes-Benz is Recalling certain 2016 SLK300 vehicles

3 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 3, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Loss of Vehicle Battery may Result in Rollaway

Report Receipt Date: APR 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V211000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 223

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

MERCEDES-BENZ

Model

SLK300

Model Year(s)

2016

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

SUMMARY:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300 vehicles manufactured June 2, 2015 to July 14, 2015 and equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The backup power supply for the ignition switch in the affected vehicles may not have been properly connected. As a result, if the vehicle is being driven and there is a loss of power from the main vehicle battery, the transmission cannot be shifted to “Park” nor can the electric parking brake be applied.

CONSEQUENCE:
In this situation, without the backup power supply, the only way to keep the vehicle from moving is to press the brake pedal. As soon as the driver attempts to exit the vehicle, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will correct the ignition switch wiring and perform a software update, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Cub Cadet Recalls Challenger Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due To Crash Hazard

2 05 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May2, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Utility
vehicles

Hazard:
The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:
Cub Cadet toll-free at 888-848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cubcadet.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

160502 CPSC Recall Cub-Cadet CX700160502 CPSC Recall Cub-Cadet CX500

RECALL DETAILS

Units:
About 1,300

Description:
This recall involves model year 2015 Cub Cadet Challenger CX500 and Challenger CX700 four-wheel drive off-road utility vehicles. The recalled vehicles have two bucket seats, roll bars, a canopy, a two-piece windshield, a 35.5-inch by 44-inch cargo bed and a winch. The vehicles were sold in the colors camouflage and yellow. Challenger utility vehicles with the following model numbers are being recalled. The model number is located under the driver’s seat.

CX500 (Yellow) CX500 (Camouflage) CX700 (Yellow) CX700 (Camouflage)
37AW7CKD010 37AW7CLD010 37AX7CKD010 37AX7CLD010
37AW7CKD710 37AW7CLD710 37AX7CKD710 37AX7CLD710

Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received 22 reports of incidents of the brake cable failing. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Sold at:
Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from April 2015 through October 2015 for between $8,500 to $9,500.

Distributor(s):
MTD Products Company, of Cleveland, Ohio

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Polaris Industries Voluntarily Recalls Certain RZR 900 and 1000 Off-Road Vehicles

19 04 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – April 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) jointly announced with the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today, that the company is voluntarily recalling certain RZR 900 and 1000 off-road vehicles manufactured since model year 2013 due to reports of thermal-related incidents, including fires. Detailed information about the recall is available at www.polaris.com/rzr-recall.

Polaris conducted a thorough investigation to pinpoint the root causes and put forward a comprehensive solution to address them.

“One of our foremost guiding principles is Safety and Ethics Always,” said Scott W. Wine, Chairman and CEO, Polaris. “We know that the foundation of a good ride is a safe ride, and we have been proactive, aggressive and thorough in putting forth a plan to get our vehicles repaired and give us – and our customers – confidence in the safety of our RZR vehicles.”

All affected vehicle owners will be asked to contact a dealer to schedule a complimentary service appointment, which should take approximately one hour. Polaris is working quickly to source the necessary parts – and is allocating parts daily to dealers as they become available. Dealers will schedule appointments subject to parts availability.

“We are working day and night to inform our customers and dealers and to obtain the parts needed for the repairs we identified in our comprehensive analysis,” said Wine. “We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers as we work to ensure all the systemic thermal risks we identified are eliminated from our vehicles.”

Polaris has already begun implementation of its Corrective Action Plan and has made manufacturing updates in new-production vehicles. Polaris also plans to include a warning on new-production vehicles instructing riders not to carry fuel and other flammable liquids in their vehicles, and cautions against carrying flammable liquids in previously produced models.

About Polaris

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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