2016 Detroit Auto Show

Cobo Hall photo

The annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as the Detroit Auto Show, is held at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The 2016 show runs from January 16 to 24. Tickets cost $5 for children, $10 for seniors, and $12 to $15 for everyone else, with higher prices on Fridays and weekends.

Following is a summary of news and highlights from this year's 2016 Detroit Auto Show:

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387466

Campaign Number: 

16V939000

Report Date: 

December 27, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

509

Components: 

AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Summary: 

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2017 Infiniti QX30 vehicles manufactured August 11, 2016, to September 27, 2016. The affected vehicles have a passenger air bag inflator initiator that may fail to ignite during a crash, preventing the air bag from deploying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, Occupant Crash Protection.

Consequence Summary: 

A passenger air bag that fails to deploy in the event of a crash can increase the risk of injury.

Corrective Summary: 

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Manufacture Dates: 

August 10, 2016 to September 26, 2016

387338

Campaign Number: 

16V698000

Report Date: 

September 27, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

64038

Components: 

STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

Summary: 

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Ford Focus hatchback vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 26, 2016 and equipped with a manual transmission. The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch release button. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, Door Locks and Door Retention Components.

Consequence Summary: 

With only a single press needed, the driver may accidently unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.

Corrective Summary: 

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Body Control Module with updated software, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that remedy parts not yet available were issued on November 16, 2016. Remedy parts are expected to be available in January 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C13.

Manufacture Dates: 

February 13, 2012 to August 25, 2016

387069

Campaign Number: 

16V741000

Report Date: 

October 13, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

91585

Components: 

PARKING BRAKE

Summary: 

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2015, to October 3, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage.

Consequence Summary: 

If the parking brake cable disengages from the mechanism and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while the ignition is on and the driver leaves the vehicle, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging, free of charge. The recall began November 10, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G01.

Manufacture Dates: 

August 5, 2015 to October 2, 2016

386727

Campaign Number: 

16V910000

Report Date: 

December 15, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

23

Components: 

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary: 

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017 RAM ProMaster vehicles manufactured October 1, 2016, to December 7, 2016. The seat mounted side air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.

Consequence Summary: 

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

Corrective Summary: 

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat mounted side air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 28, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S96.

Manufacture Dates: 

September 30, 2016 to December 6, 2016

386662

Campaign Number: 

16V936000

Report Date: 

November 17, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

7481

Components: 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Summary: 

Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2017 Quattroporte, Ghible, and Levante vehicles manufactured July 1, 2016, to November 14, 2016. In temperatures below freezing, the entertainment telematics module (ETM) may place itself in a protection mode, disabling the back-up camera.

Consequence Summary: 

If the transmission unexpectedly shifts to neutral, or the engine shuts down, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control software, free of charge. The recall began on January 6, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-816-2638. Maserati's number for this recall is 338.

Manufacture Dates: 

June 30, 2016 to November 13, 2016

386650

Campaign Number: 

16V888000

Report Date: 

December 8, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

9179

Components: 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Summary: 

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2017 Ridgeline AWD vehicles manufactured April 1, 2016, to August 11, 2016. Water may enter the rear wiring harness through the connector located under the truck bed drain hole, possibly causing the connection terminals to corrode.

Consequence Summary: 

Corrosion of the wiring harness can cause increased electrical resistance, unexpectedly activating the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KD3.

Manufacture Dates: 

March 31, 2016 to August 10, 2016

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