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This week’s recalls: Audi, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota

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By Auto Matters Staff

(Sinclair Broadcast Group) - In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk during the past week. Materials for this recap are received via email from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) copied directly from the www.safercar.gov website.

2009-2012 Audi Q5; 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet
Units Affected: 97,440

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2012Audi Q5 and 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments, striking the vehicle occupants and potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 13. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69R6. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Units Affected: 471

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles. The fuel cell control unit (FC-ECU) may misinterpret a small cell voltage drop, causing the vehicle to have reduced, or a complete loss of, power.

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A loss of power can increase the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a software update, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 26. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is R0L.

2018 Jaguar XE, XF, E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type

Units Affected: 10,073

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain 2018 Jaguar XE, XF, E-PACE, F-PACE and F-TYPE vehicles equipped with a 2.0L gasoline engine. The fuel rail end caps may leak, possibly resulting in fuel vapor or liquid fuel leaking into the engine bay.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is H081.

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, Discovery Sport

Units Affected: 8,211

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, and Land Rover Discover Sport vehicles equipped with a 2.0L gasoline engine. The fuel rail end caps may leak, possibly resulting in fuel vapor or liquid fuel leaking into the engine bay.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.

Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N138.

2015-2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Units Affected: 415

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Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS vehicles. Due to a problem within the brake master cylinder, brake fluid may leak into the brake booster, reducing brake performance.

If brake fluid leaks into the brake booster it can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 19. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

2016 Toyota Prius, Lexus RX; 2015-2016 Lexus NX

Units Affected: 48,672

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport and RX 450h vehicles and 2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo and NX 300h vehicles. The air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail, causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.

If the air bags fail to deploy in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensors as necessary based on their serial numbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 12. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are JLA, J0F.

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Note for all recalls: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Worried that you might have missed a recall on your car? Now you can look it up yourself online: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.
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