Friday , January 15 2021

Ford, Jeep and Kia recalls

Three separate recall campaigns have been launched by Ford, Jeep and Kia to address significant issues with specific models.

Ford’s recall campaign targets 1,291 units of the recently renewed (2020) Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. On some of these vehicles equipped with the 3.3L and 3.0L twin-turbo V6s, the propeller shaft could break outright, causing a sudden loss of power.

As a result of this breakage, the fuel tank could be damaged and create a fire hazard due to fuel leakage. According to the Transport Canada recall sheet, the manufacturer will notify owners by mail to go to a dealership for an inspection and possible replacement of the driveshaft.

Jeep grand cherokee

At Jeep, 5,450 copies of Grand Cherokee (2014 to 2019 model years) will need repair. The targeted versions are those equipped with the EcoDiesel engine.

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The exhaust gas cooler can crack and cause coolant leakage. It could lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the defective part free of charge.

Kia Soul

Finally, a larger recall affects 27,879 Kia Soul 2014 to 2016 model years for the “engine control module update”.

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Kia Soul 2015

On 2.0L direct injection four-cylinder engines, the purpose of this procedure is “to detect potential problems before the engine fails,” according to the Transport Canada recall sheet.

This could make it possible to notify the driver before a sudden breakdown in order to avoid a more annoying situation.



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