Ford will be asking a small number of 2015 Ford Mustang owners to return to their dealerships for a problem affecting the braking system. During installation of the Roush Extreme Duty Half Shafts, the caliper guide pin bolts may have not been torqued to the proper specification. The loose caliper guide pin bolt could result in unusual noises from the rear wheels and partial loss of the rear braking system. Continue reading

A small number of 2015 Altima and 2016 Maxima owners will be contacted by Nissan about a safety problem affecting the braking system. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the bolts securing the brake caliper assembly to the steering knuckle may have not been properly torqued. Over time, the the caliper assembly could loosen and in extreme circumstances could separate completely. If a bolt loosens, the driver may notice noise and/or vibration. Continue reading

Nissan will be asking owners of certain 2014-2015 Nissan Versa and Versa Note vehicles to return to their dealerships for a problem that could impede braking. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, under rare circumstances, the driver’s shoe could contact and catch the edge of the center console lower trim panel, potentially impeding smooth pedal operation. The brake and accelerator pedals remain fully operational, however, this condition could cause a slight delay in braking which could increase the braking distance. Continue reading

The rear axle hub bearing assemblies of certain 2015 Toyota Yaris vehicles may have one or more rear axle bearing bolts which have not been sufficiently tightened during the manufacturing process. The bolts may become loose during operation a could detach completely. The detached bolts could damage rear brake components resulting in reduced braking an a potential wheel lockup. Continue reading

A defect affecting certain 2014 Chevrolet Impala cars will have over one thousand owners returning to their dealerships a second time for repairs. According to reports, some Impala’s repaired under recall 14V-541 may have existing electronic parking brake software that will cause the brake pads to stay partially engaged with the rotor. The driver may experience poor vehicle acceleration, undesired deceleration, excessive brake heat, and premature wear to some brake components. (The park brake indicator may not illuminate even though the parking brake is engaged.) Continue reading

According to reports filed with the NHTSA, certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles could experience reduced braking performance and/or steering control due to a manufacturing error. During the assembly process of the front wheel hub, the hub bolts, torque member bolts, and/or stopper bolts may have been under torqued or missing. Over time the brake caliper could separate from the wheel assembly causing reduced braking and steering control. Warning signs that there is a problem include unfamiliar noises and/or vibrations. Continue reading

The possibility of a leaking brake line will have some Subaru owners returning to their dealers for repairs. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, due to incomplete repair instructions of Subaru recall bulletin WQK-47 or NHTSA campaign number 14V-311, an inadequate amount of anti-corrosion material may have been applied to the four way joint connector area of the brake line system. Depending on the driving conditions, salt water could splash through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Continue reading