Recall Alert: Chrysler, Honda and hot dogs
Two car manufacturers have issued major recalls for millions of vehicles over three different issue.
The first two recalls were issued by Chrysler. One was for 442,214 cars because of a problems with the electrical system. The automaker reports that the alternator could fail and cause the cars to stall. The alternator could also short circuit and spark a fire.
The following models are affected by this recall:
-- 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger
-- 2011-2014 Dodge Charger
-- 2011-2014 Dodge Durango
-- 2011-2014 Chrysler 300
-- 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The cars that are affected by this recall have EHPS power steering are equipped with a 5.7L or a 3.6L engine and a 160, 180 or 220-amp alternator.
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will inspect the alternator and replace them for free beginning on August 24. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T36.
The second recall notice Chrysler issued was for 363,480 cars over an issue with the air bags. The automaker reports that the driver’s frontal air bag could deploy unexpectedly if the air bag wiring harness gets chafed within the steering wheel and short circuits.
The 2011-2015 Dodge Journey vehicles are affected by this recall. Chrysler will inspect the air bags and replace them if necessary. A protective cover will also be installed for free. This recall is expected to begin on August 21. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T47.
Customers with questions for either of these recalls can contact the automaker at 800-853-1403.
Honda, meanwhile, also issued a recall for 1,148,550 cars over an issue with the electrical system. The automaker reports that water could get into the battery sensor and cause it to short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
The 2013-2016 Honda Accords are affected by this recall. Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the sensor for free.
However, the permanent repair parts are not ready yet. So, dealers will perform a temporary fix on the cars beginning on July 31. A second notice will be sent out once the permanent repair parts are ready. Honda’s number for this recall is KG0. Customers with questions can contact the automaker at 888-234-2138.
Finally, Marathon Enterprises, Inc. has issued a recall for 7,196,084 pounds of hot dogs that might have bone mixed in with the meat. The hot dogs were produced between March and July and sold in stores nationwide.
Numerous brands and products are affected by this recall. A full list can be found here.
The company has received numerous customer complaints of finding bone in the hot dogs and one report of a minor oral injury. Customers are asked to throw the hot dogs out or return them to the store for a refund.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-722-7388.