Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason. The recall covers Jeep Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, says there have been a small number of inadvertent air-bag deployments when drivers dramatically change the angle of travel. Sudden air bag inflation can startle drivers and cause crashes, but Chrysler says it’s not aware of any accidents.
Dealers will recalibrate the software.
Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling more than 93,500 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leak problems.
The recalls cover the Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg hybrid from the 2012 model year, the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and Audi Q7, S4 and S5 from 2011-12. All the vehicles have 3-liter V-6 engines, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, the documents show a separate but similar recall from Porsche covering the Cayenne and Panamera S hybrids from 2011 to 2012.
Volkswagen, which owns all three brands, says vibration during driving, and production issues can cause small leaks in rare cases. VW and Audi said they were not aware of any fires or injuries from the problem.
Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans made from Dec. 5, 2012-April 17, 2014. The cooling fan resistor might overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall begins Feb. 24.
Recalled La-Z-Boy Control Wands were sold with the Silver Luxury Lift model chairs only. The rectangular black plastic wands have a large round circle on the top with two graphics that read “LIFT” and “RECLINE” and the La-Z-Boy logo at the bottom. The S/N number 37205143800005310 is on a label on the wand back. The wand that controls the chair’s movements can overheat, posing a burn hazard. (la-z-boy.com).