Indian Motorcycles Recalls 2015 Scout For Brake Issues

Eight-hundred and six beautiful Indian Scout motorcycles are being recalled in conjunction with a NHTSA investigation that found a potential problem with the rear brakes of the bike.

According to Zig Wheels, the Scout possesses a fault with the rear brake’s master cylinder which could cause a partial loss in stopping power or even a complete failure of the rear brake. In other words, this problem could very well cause a gruesome crash due to the brakes having a possibility of failing without notice.

The official description of the recall states: “In some vehicles, the piston retaining ring located in the rear master cylinder may not fully seat into the machined groove in the master cylinder bore. If this were to occur the vehicle may experience an inability to generate fluid pressure to the rear brake calliper. Lack of fluid pressure to the rear calliper could cause the vehicle operator to lose braking control of the rear wheel which could increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”

What propelled this recall were a few warranty claims by customers in the US. After enough claims were made, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration enacted a full investigation which produced evidence that the Scout truly had brake issues.

Indian Motorcycles will notify affected owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear brake master cylinder, if necessary, free of charge. Polaris India, which owns Indian Motorcycles, have told sources that delivery of Indian Scout bikes have yet to begin in India and as such this recall is not going to affect bikes sold in India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to Zig Wheels and NHTSA

RECALL: GM Calls Back Some 2,000 Chevy Cruze’s For Braking Issues

The National Highway Traffic Administration has announced they are issuing a mandatory recall of 1,733 cars manufactured between February 4, 2015 and February 9, 2015 due to concerns regarding the functionality of the parking brake.

The issue is inside the brake cable brackets. When not fastened properly, the bracket can separate completely, dramatically increasing the possibility of a runaway car or a hazardous crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect both rear parking brake brackets bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in this month. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 15135.

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.

Suzuki Celerio Recalled A Day After Public Launch Due To Brake Problems

Last week the brand-new Suzuki Celerio had been recalled just a day after it went on sale. The notice concerned potential high speed brake failure, after faults were detected on a UK media test drive.

All cars were immediately recalled, with every customer, dealer and press car returned to Suzuki GB for inspection. Today, Suzuki has issued a statement confirming a fix would be available in the coming weeks.

“A rectification by Suzuki Motor Corporation is currently being executed and delivery of modified brake components is expected to be enacted in the near future.

“Safety is of the utmost importance to Suzuki and its expects to return vehicles to customers as soon as is possible. Suzuki would like to take this opportunity to apologise to its customers and also thank them for their understanding and patience regarding this issue.”

The failures are reported to have happened on closed roads traveling at 80mph, however the issue is thought to only affect a handful of new right-hand drive models.

A spokesman from Suzuki GB announced the company was in direct contact with customers via its dealer network and is providing a loan vehicle to them until full safety checks have been completed.

The Celerio city car was completing testing off the back of a full UK media launch last week. During the first full-force braking test, it is said that all stopping power was lost immediately when the brakes were pressed. The pedal became stuck in the fully depressed position and had no effect on the Suzuki’s speed. No braking effort could be exerted by forcing the pedal up and reapplying it, leaving the driver powerless.

According to reports, the Celerio in question was brought to a safe stop using only the handbrake and engine braking. Suzuki naturally recalled the car and delivered another for retests – but the replacement unfortunately failed again in exactly the same situation.

As a product of the failure, Suzuki is recalling all UK Celerio models effective immediately. This recall affects right-hand-drive vehicles for UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It does not affect left-hand-drive vehicles or other right-hand-drive markets. Those cars are all built at the Maruti plant in India, while UK models have just begun production at the Rayang factory in Thailand.

If you think you might be affected by the recall, contact your local Suzuki dealer immediately.

RECALL: Subaru Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Brake Issues

Subaru of America is recalling 198,900 model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were recently fixed under a previous recall.

The brake lines in these vehicles may experience corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a mistakenly made gap in the fuel tank protector. This could result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, dramatically increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru has determined that the proposed solution in the earlier recall was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired during the previous recall will continue to be processed.

Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are still eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request to the manufacturer.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, for absolutely no charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 26, 2015.

Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQQ-52.

Photo Courtesy: Subaru North America

Photo Courtesy: Subaru North America

RECALL: Isuzu Recalls Reach Van Chassis for Brake Lights

Isuzu Manufacturing Services of America is recalling 3,564 2012-2014 model-year Reach van chassis because their brake light switches may be bent and susceptible to failure or corrosion, Automotive Fleet reports.

To fix the problem, dealers will apply a protector and a waterproof cover with an extension harness. Owners will receive this service free of charge.

Since remedy parts aren’t currently available, affected van owners will receive two notices: one informing them of the recall, another when parts are on hand at dealerships.

Van owners can reach Isuzu customer service at (866) 441-9638.

Photo Courtesy: Isuzu

Photo Courtesy: Isuzu

RECALL: Hyundai Calls Back 42,925 Sedans In U.S. For Possible Brake Light Issue

Hyundai Motor Co is calling back 42,925 sedans in the United States due to potentially faulty brake lights, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

According to Reuters, Hyundai is recalling specific 2009-2011 Genesis and 2011 Equus sedans due to a possible circuit failure that may lead to the brake lights not illuminating. This malfunction could dramatically increase the risk of a rear-end crash as a following vehicle might not recognize the car ahead was slowing or stopping.

Hyundai said in the NHTSA documents that there were no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Dealers will replace the circuit at no cost, according to the NHTSA documents. The automaker will begin notifying owners during the first quarter of 2015, according to the NHTSA documents.