Product recalls or recall notices announced recently
BMW is recalling 76,200 vehicles sold in the U.S from the model years 2012 to 2014 over a problem with the power brake system.
The German carmaker says in rare cases an interruption in the oil supply to a part can mean the loss of power braking assist. The brakes will still work, but the driver would have to press harder.
Affected BMW models have 4-cylinder, 2-liter gasoline engines and include 125i compacts; 320i and 328i sedans; 520i and 528i sedans; X1 28i, 20i and 16i SUVs; X3 20i and 28i SUVs; and Z4 28i, 20i and 18i sports cars.
BMW says affacted owners will be notified by mail. BMW says if the brake-assist power is lost, drivers should pull over and call roadside assistance.
Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems.
Around 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and 10,800 Ram pickup trucks from the 2014 model year are affected.
Chrysler said the Jeep’s warning lights may randomly illuminate and its instrument cluster may black out. Since the same electronic module controls anti-lock braking and electronic stability control, those systems may also be affected.
The company said it hasn’t had any reports of accidents or injuries due to the problem.
In the pickup trucks, Chrysler quality-control personnel noticed that the backlighting on the instrument panel may work only intermittently.
Chrysler will notify owners next month. Dealers will reprogram the software for free.
Mazda is recalling 161,400 midsize cars in the U.S. because the doors can open while they’re being driven.
The recall affects Mazda 6 cars from the 2009 through 2013 model years.
Mazda traced the problem to improper tightening at the factory or uneven door surfaces. The company will notify owners and dealers will put on a thread-locking adhesive and tighten the screws. The recall will start around Oct. 18. Mazda says the problem hasn’t caused any crashes or injuries.
Details: by phone at 800-222-5500.