What do you do if you find your vehicle on the BestRide.com Weekly safety Recall Update? Depending upon the safety implications of the recall in question, you may want to discontinue driving the vehicle.
If you already have a trusted dealership, you can begin by giving them a phone call. Ask for the service department and have your vehicle identification number handy. If your service advisor tells you that your vehicle is indeed under a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety recall, he should also know the specific procedure for rectifying the situation.
You can look inside of the driver door jamb (most vehicles) to find the production date (Month/Year) of your vehicle. This information may help you to determine whether your ride is under a safety recall or not.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V507000
Nissan Recall Campaign Number:
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2012-2015 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles manufactured from June 9, 2011 through March 11, 2015, and 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note vehicles manufactured from April 23, 2013 through March 11, 2015. Approximately 298,747 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: The affected vehicles have a center console trim panel that may catch the driver’s shoe and delay the transition from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.
Concern: A delay in the application of the brake pedal would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a motor vehicle crash.
Correction: Nissan will notify owners with detailed instructions for locating qualified dealers who will modify the console trim panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by mid-October 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V509000
Chrysler Recall Campaign Number: R39
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured from January 4, 2013 through July 11, 2014. Approximately 158,671 Jeeps are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: Use of the front windshield wipers on dry glass may cause damage to the body control module (BCM).
Concern: BCM damage may result in the failure of the windshield wipers, impairing the driver’s vision and increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash.
Correction: Chrysler will notify owners with specific details on locating dealers who will install a ground strap to protect the BCM from damage, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.