There are plenty of recalls afoot this week for car and truck owners, so here’s a quick rundown of all of them in one spot.
2013 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck
Ram 1500 trucks made from June 25, 2012, to December 12, 2012, are being recalled for a sticky coolant bypass valve that can block coolant getting to the radiator core of the vehicle. The result is that the defroster could fail, impairing vision and increasing the risk of a crash. Chrysler will fix the valves and recalibrate them free of charge, notifying owners of said vehicles this month. Those with further questions can contact Chrysler at (800) 247-9753, referencing campaign N25, or the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236, referencing campaign number 13V177000.
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Mercedes-Benz is recalling the positively enormous sum of 71 SLK250 and SLK350 models from the 2013 model year for a passenger seat occupant classification sensor (OCS) that cannot tell the difference between a child and a really small adult. With dual-stage airbags, the sensor could potential misread which is which and either not provide enough support or provide too much force in the case of a collision, potentially causing further injury. It may not even go off at all if it senses a child is riding shotgun. As a result, Mercedes-Benz is recalling the aforementioned SLK models, manufactured from October 9, 2012, to November 20, 2012, to replace the OCS. Mercedes-Benz owners can contact the automaker at (201) 573-0600 or the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236, referencing campaign 13V236000, for more information.
2006-2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX
Honda is recalling more than 18,000 of its beloved sports cars and compacts by way of the 2006 and 2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX. The reason: A potentially faulty brake booster that affects 5,239 Honda S2000 roadsters and 13,113 Acura RSX hatchbacks. Due to a production error, the brakes could start working less effectively over time, which may lead to a crash. Honda says no injuries have occurred as a result, though. Honda will send out recall notices to affected owners by mid-July, subsequently taking the vehicles in and replacing their brake boosters free of charge if necessary. In the meantime, Honda owners with any questions can find out more from a representative at (800) 999-1009, and Acura owners can contact the brand at (800) 382-2238, selecting option 4.
Sources: NHTSA, Honda