Recall Central: Ford Fixing 2011-2012 F-Series Trucks, Nissan Recalls 2011 Juke

Nissan has today announced another recall on 2011 Jukes, this time for a turbocharger issue, while Ford has announced a recall on certain 2011 F-150s and 2012 F-Series Super Dutys for a transmission brake shift interlock issue.

Nissan Juke Turbocharger Boost Sensor Bracket Recall

The Problem: Certain 2011 model year Jukes may have a defect with the turbocharger boost sensor bracket. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the sensor bracket may separate from the air inlet tube due to a defective weld. If the bracket comes off, the Juke could stall without warning, which the NHTSA says increases the risk of a crash. Nissan told The Detroit News that its testing hasn’t had the issue crop up in Jukes in the United States, but has seen the issue appear in Jukes overseas.

The Fix: Nissan will start the safety recall on or by January 9, 2012. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will check the lot number on the air inlet tube and replace it if necessary. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 if they have any questions.

Number of Vehicles Affected: 28,294 vehicles produced between April 9, 2010 and May 12, 2011.

Ford F-Series Transmission Brake Shift Interlock Recall

The Problem: Certain 2011 model year Ford F-150s and certain 2012 model year Ford F-250s, F-350s, F-450s and F-550s may have a transmission brake shift interlock issue. The NHTSA says that these trucks suffer from an issue with the transmission’s brake shift interlock switch. Due to the issue the trucks can be shifted out of the park position into gear without pressing the brake pedal, which the NHTSA says increases the risk of a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian.

The Fix: Ford will start recalling 2011 F-150s, and 2012 F-250s, F-350s, F-450s and F-550s on or by December 19, 2011. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch function and replace the switch if necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 if they have any questions.

Number of Vehicles Affected: 16,091 Ford F-Series trucks are included in this recall, including Ford F-150s built between September 9, 2011 and September 22, 2011, and 2012 F-250s, F-350s, F-450s and F-550s built from September 12, 2011 through September 22, 2011.

Source: NHTSA, The Detroit News

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