Recall Roundup: Ram Taillights, Mercedes-Benz Airbags, Honda S2000 and Acura RSX Brakes

2013 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500

The Problem: On 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500 trucks equipped with optional “premium” taillights, the turn signals may not blink at double speed when a bulb has failed. That means the lights don’t meet a federal standard which requires the double-blink speed to notify drivers of a burnt-out turn signal. Plus, a warning light on the dashboard will not illuminate.

The Fix: Chrysler will reprogram the instrument cluster to correctly show a warning light if a taillight is burnt out.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 17,400 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks in the U.S.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 and SLK350

The Problem: The occupant classification system that activates the passenger airbag may not be able to tell the difference between a child seat and a very light person. That means the airbag might not activate in a crash if a skinny person is sitting in the passenger seat, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Mercedes-Benz will replace the passenger-side seat cushion and occupant classification system sensors for free.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 71 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 and SLK350 convertibles.

 

2006-2007 Honda S2000, 2006 Acura RSX

The Problem: In the Honda S2000 and Acura RSX, some brake boosters may not conform to Honda internal specifications. Over time, the boosters could weaken and provide reduce braking assistance, potentially increasing the cars’ stopping distance. However, Honda claims no crashes or injuries have been attributed to this problem.

The Fix: Honda will inspect the brake boosters on affected Honda S2000 and Acura RSX models and, if necessary, replace them.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 5239 2006-2007 Honda S2000 convertibles and 13,113 2006 Acura RSX hatchbacks.

Sources: Chrysler, NHTSA, Honda

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