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Recalls for Ducati, Nissan, Subaru and Honda
Fuel line leak and problems with curtain airbags are behind recalls announced by Ducati, Nissan, Subaru and Honda. Read on: Manufacturer: Ducati Vehicle model(s): 2011-2012 Hypermotard and Monster motorcycles made between June 25 and Nov. 30, 2011. Number of units recalled: 913 The problem: Micro cracking in the fuel lines may cause a fuel leak, which, if there were an ignition source nearby, could cause a fire. The remedy: The company will contact owners. Dealers will replace the fuel lines for free. A recall schedule has yet to be determined. For information: Contact Ducati at (800) 231-6696 or visit www.ducati.com. The safety recall number is RCL-12-001. Manufacturer: Nissan Vehicle model(s): 2012 Altima and Versa vehicles Number of units recalled: 976 The problem: An incorrect mixture of propellant used in the side curtain airbags initiator component may mean the airbags will not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants. The remedy: Nissan will notify owners of the recall, while dealers will replace one or both side curtain air bag modules, as necessary, at no cost to the vehicle owner. The safety recall is to begin later this month. For information: Contact Nissan customer service at (615) 725-1000. Manufacturer: Subaru Vehicle model(s): 2012 Legacy and Outback vehicles made Dec. 1-23, 2011 Number of units recalled: 381 The problem: An incorrect propellant mixture may mean the curtain airbags in these vehicles may not deploy in the event of a traffic collision, increasing the risk of injury. The remedy: The company will notify vehicle owners and the dealers will replace one or both side curtain airbag modules for free. The safety recall is to begin around in April. For information: Contact Subaru at (800) 782-2783. The company's recall number is WVZ-36. Manufacturer: Honda Vehicle model(s): 2012 Accord, Crosstour, Civic and 2012 Acura MDX Number of units recalled: 974 The problem: The driver-side or passenger-side curtain airbag may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The remedy: Honda will replace the curtain airbag as needed at no cost to the vehicle owner. For information: Contact Honda customer service at (800) 999-1009. Information about these and other recalls are available by calling the National Highway Traffic safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or go online to www.safercar.gov.