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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390221

Campaign Number: 

17V190000

Report Date: 

March 15, 2017

Vehicles Affected: 

47

Components: 

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary: 

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles. The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance.

Consequence Summary: 

Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose, replacing it as necessary, free charge. The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC146.

Manufacture Dates: 

January 18, 2017 to March 5, 2017

388501

Campaign Number: 

17V189000

Report Date: 

March 16, 2017

Vehicles Affected: 

36

Components: 

AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Summary: 

BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5 xDrive40e vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag modules using certain air bag inflators that may not vent properly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.

Consequence Summary: 

If the inflator cannot vent properly, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants and causing serious injury or death.

Corrective Summary: 

BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Manufacture Dates: 

February 17, 2017 to February 28, 2017

386486

Campaign Number: 

17V176000

Report Date: 

October 18, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

799

Components: 

STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Summary: 

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2017 E300 Sedan and E300 Sedan 4Matic vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to June 30, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the rear bench seat frame may contact and damage the wiring harness for the fuel pump, fuel tank pressure sensor or fuel level gauge.

Consequence Summary: 

The insufficient clearance may cause the panel to melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary: 

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owner's can contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Manufacture Dates: 

June 6, 2016 to September 7, 2016

385061

Campaign Number: 

17V168000

Report Date: 

October 25, 2016

Vehicles Affected: 

6582

Components: 

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Summary: 

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles manufactured February 24, 2015, to August 30, 2016. A hose may separate from the engine oil cooler tube assembly causing an oil leak.

Consequence Summary: 

If the door unlatches in a crash it can increase the risk of injury.

Corrective Summary: 

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly, free of charge. Parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices were mailed on November 22, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in the First Quarter of 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S40.

Manufacture Dates: 

January 12, 2017 to January 30, 2017

384596

Campaign Number: 

17V170000

Report Date: 

March 12, 2017

Vehicles Affected: 

434

Components: 

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

Summary: 

Roush CleanTech, LLC (Roush) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Roush-modified Ford E-450, F59, F-650 and F-750 vehicles equipped with certain Generation 4 Propane Conversion Kits. The fuel control valve solenoid may short circuit, shutting off the flow of propane to the engine, causing the engine to shut off.

Consequence Summary: 

An engine stall while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Roush has notified owners, and dealers will replace the fuel control valve solenoid, free of charge. The recall began on March 22, 2017. Owners may contact Roush customer service at 1-800-597-6874. Roush's number for this recall is VR.

Manufacture Dates: 

July 31, 2015 to February 27, 2017

390873

Campaign Number: 

17V134000

Report Date: 

March 1, 2017

Vehicles Affected: 

85

Components: 

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary: 

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2017 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman, 718 Cayman S, 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, and 911 Turbo Cabriolet vehicles. 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 side air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH03.

Manufacture Dates: 

September 27, 2016 to October 24, 2016

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