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We strongly believe it is imper­ative to continue to share infor­mation about vehicles recalls.


Front Drive­shaft Universal Joint may FailIf the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other compo­nents. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V138000

Manufac­turer BMW of North America, LLC

Compo­nents POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 121,737

Summary BMW of North America, LLC, (BMW) is recalling certain 2011–2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2011–2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles, and 2011 x6 Active­Hybrid Vehicles. Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft’s universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint’s failure.

Remedy BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front drive­shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1–800-525‑7417.


Side Air Bags may Deploy UnexpectedlyIf the curtain and seat-mounted air bags inadver­tently deploy, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V144000

Manufac­turer Nissan North America, Inc.

Compo­nents AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 54,751

Summary Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. Degra­dation of the side impact sensor connector pins may cause the curtain and seat-mounted air bags to deploy unexpectedly if the door is slammed.

Remedy Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new jumper harness, and replace the side impact satellite sensors, free of charge. The manufac­turer has not yet provided a notifi­cation schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1–800-647‑7261.


Seat Belt Linkages may DetachIn the event of a crash, if the seat belts detach from the anchor preten­sioners, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V152000

Manufac­turer Hyundai Motor America

Compo­nents SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 977,778

Summary Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011–2014 Sonata and 2011–2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor preten­sioners.

Remedy Hyundai will notify owners and dealers will inspect the connection between the seat belt linkages and the seat belt anchor preten­sioners, repairing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017. Owner’s may contact Hyundai customer service at 1–855-371‑9460. Hyundai’s number for the recall is 160.