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If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V138000
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 121,737
Summary BMW of North America, LLC, (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles, and 2011 x6 ActiveHybrid Vehicles. Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft’s universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint’s failure.
Remedy BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
If the curtain and seat-mounted air bags inadvertently deploy, it can increase the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V144000
Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 54,751
Summary Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. Degradation of the side impact sensor connector pins may cause the curtain and seat-mounted air bags to deploy unexpectedly if the door is slammed.
Remedy Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a new jumper harness, and replace the side impact satellite sensors, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
In the event of a crash, if the seat belts detach from the anchor pretensioners, it can increase the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V152000
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 977,778
Summary Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.
Remedy Hyundai will notify owners and dealers will inspect the connection between the seat belt linkages and the seat belt anchor pretensioners, repairing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017. Owner’s may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for the recall is 160.