Fiat/Chrysler and Honda – Major Recalls This Week

Fiat Chrysler Is Recalling 182,308 Jeeps for Defective Airbags

The vehicles included in the recall are being recalled because the airbag may not deploy on impact due to wiring that may come loose during a crash. This would stop the airbags from deploying and prevent the seat belt from locking. This recall came to be after company crash testing. To date
no injuries or crashes have been reported.
RECALL Subject : Front Impact Sensor may Disconnect in a Crash
Report Receipt Date: OCT 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V734000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 182,308
SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016. In certain crash conditions, the front impact sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC).
CONSEQUENCE: If the ORC module does not receive a signal from the front impact sensor, both frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
REMEDY: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the front impact sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S76.

Honda Recalling 350,083 Civics For Defective Parking Brake

Honda is recalling its 2016 model-year Civic coupes and sedans due to a software problem affecting the electric parking brake. The defect was discovered due to warranty claims from owners stating problems with the brake warning light. The software defect can prevent the electric parking brake from engaging and Honda is warning that if the parking brake is not set and the driver does not properly select a parking gear, the vehicle could roll. To date, no crashes or injuries have been reported.
RECALL Subject : Parking Brake may not Apply Just After Key Off
Report Receipt Date: OCT 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V725000
Component(s): PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350,083
SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Honda Civic two door and four door 1.5L turbo and 2.0L vehicles. The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off.
CONSEQUENCE:If the EPB is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle’s software to allow the EPB to engage immediately after the ignition is turned off, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 8, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is KC6.

Repeating Recall Information

With so many recalls in the news, we want to help get the word out. At Terrell • Hogan, we continually strive to find ways to help prevent injury and loss before they happen. Until a solution is found, we will continue to repeat recall infor­mation about defective vehicles.


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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.