There have been a number of recalls in the news lately. Not a terribly exciting post, I know. Hopefully, it is helpful. Just helping spread the word people.
2013 BMW M5 and M6: The 1,117 BMW M5 and M6’s affected by the recall have a quite serious engine problem. The engine oil pump will fail at random moments (typically at higher RPM’s), and blow the engine. BMW is working with NHTSA to get the message out. If you are an owner of a 2013 M5 or M6, get your car fixed – NOW! P.S. The 550i and 650i are NOT affected by this recall!!!! Owners may contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236, or BMW at 1-800-831-1117
2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007 Saturn ION, Pontiac G5, and Pontiac Torrent: GM is recalling 40,859 2007 Equinoxes and Torrents bought or currently registered in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas due to a faulty fuel pump return port that may crack, causing extensive engine damage. This can leak oil (a highly flammable substance) all over the engine. The 2007-2009 Cobalts, IONs, and G5s are being recalled for the same problem. The Cobalts, IONs, and G5s that are affected are vehicles bought or currently registered in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Florida or Texas. Owners can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.
2012 Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, XTerra 2wd (applies to all three vehicles): Nissan is recalling 2147 Pathfinders, Xterras, and Frontiers due to faulty wheel hubs that were not manufactured to hardness specification. This could result in a crash. The vehicles affected were made between June 19 and July 12, 2012. The hubs are located on the front wheels, and they may crack prematurely, resulting in a crash. Nissan dealers wil l fix the hub free of charge beginning on or around October 8. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. 4wd vehicles are NOT affected by this recall.
Owners of Ferraris, Rimacs, Maseratis are all in luck. No recalls. BTW, I am currently accepting birthday presents. Cough cough.