Recall Central: The Case of Flying Porsche Cayenne Headlamps

2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne The Problem: Certain 2011 and 2012 model year Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo models are being recalled due headlights that may come loose, and detach from the fender. According to Porsche, its in-house quality investigations discovered that in rare cases an incorrectly locked headlight module can become detached, causing loss of visibility. The Fix: Porsche will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles immediately, and will replace the headlamp locking assembly free of charge. Porsche will also be reworking around 100,000 Cayennes on the production line. Porsche expects the fix to take around 45 minutes. Owners can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 if they have any questions. Number of Vehicles Affected: 20,278 Porsche Cayennes are affected including the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo. These vehicles were built between March 8, 2010 and January 31, 2012. 2012 Nissan Murano and Rogue The Problem: Certain 2012 model year Nissan Murano and Rogue models were manufactured without their Tire Pressure Monitoring System’s (TPMS) activation. This results in a failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards because a non-active TPMS cannot warn a driver about an underinflated tire, which could potentially lead to a blowout (not the Jersey Shore kind), and a crash. The Fix: All affected vehicles are currently in dealer inventory. Nissan dealers will re-flash the Murano and Rogue ECUs, activating the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Number of Vehicles Affected: There are 2983 Nissan Muranos and Rogues built between November 23, 2011 and January 11, 2012 affected by this recall. 2012 Honda Pilot, Acura MDX Honda is recalling certain 2012 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX models because the Vent Shut Float (VSF) valve case located in the fuel tank assembly does not meet Honda’s design specs, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Problem: The vent shut float valve case may leak fuel from the tank which could increase the risk of fire on certain 2012 Honda Pilot and 2012 Acura MDX models. Increased fire risk could lead to injury or death. The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners of 2012 Honda Pilot and 2012 Acura MDX models as well as dealers around the March 13, 2012. Dealers will inspect the VSF assembly and replace the fuel tank assembly for free if necessary. Concerned owners can also contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Honda says as many as 8709 2012 Honda Pilot and 2012 Acura MDX models may be affected. No reported deaths or injuries have been linked to the recall. Source: Porsche, Reuters

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