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Honda, Suzuki, Jaguar and Fisker Issue Safety Recalls

2012 Jaguar XF

Honda is recalling a total of nine 2012 Odyssey minivans for a loose suspension damper bolt nut. In a press release, Honda says the loose nut could affect the Odyssey’s wheel assembly angle and steering.

If you own a 2012 Honda Odyssey and Honda hasn’t contacted you, there’s no need to take your minivan to the dealership. “Honda contacted all nine owners by phone on December 19, 2011, and repaired the vehicles as necessary free of charge,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Suzuki is recalling 73 Equator trucks from the 2011 and 2012 model years for a problem with the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter. NHTSA says the bolts may not be strong enough, and if they break, it could cause an oil leak.

Affected Equators were built from June 16, 2011 through Aug. 31, 2011. Suzuki will contact owners starting mid-January and replace the bolts free of charge. Owners can contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040 with any questions.

Jaguar is recalling 51 XF cars from the 2012 model year for an incorrect certification label. Affected cars were built from Sept. 7, 2011 through Nov. 24, 2011. NHTSA says the XF’s gross vehicle weight rating is stated incorrectly. Jaguar will contact affected owners in January and replace the label free of charge. Owners can call Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827 with questions.

Fisker is recalling 239 Karma cars from the 2012 model year for a potential fire hazard. Affected Karma models were built from July 1, 2011 through Nov. 3, 2011. “Within the high-voltage battery, certain hose clamps may have been positioned incorrectly during assembly,” NHTSA reports. “If positioned incorrectly, the battery compartment cover could interfere with the hose clamps, potentially causing a coolant leak from the cooling hoses. If coolant enters the battery compartment, an electrical short could occur possibly resulting in a fire.”

Fisker will contact owners starting this month and will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Fisker at 1-888-575-7577 and choose option two.

Owners of any of these affected Honda, Suzuki, Jaguar and Fisker vehicles can also call NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov.

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