Mazda, JLR, Mini Cooper in recalls over tire issues
London – A report by the Japanese car maker Mazda suggests that the company is recalling 100,000 of its cars for faulty tire pressure sensors.
The report, published by the American National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), says that testing by the American safety agency showed that some Mazda 6 models’ tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) fail to alarm the driver when the pressures of all four tires dropped.
Under US regulations, the TPMS is expected to alert the driver if one or more tires lose 25 percent of the recommended air pressure.
The cars affected are 2014-2015 model year Mazda6, built from 25 Oct 12 through 10 Oct 14 at Hofu plant of Mazda Motor Corp., Japan.
In another report, meanwhile, NHTSA says that Jaguar Land Rover North America is also recalling some 28,000 of its 2014 models as the TPMS on those cars “may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the tire pressures being within specification.
“Should one of the tires subsequently lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure,” added the report.
BMW of North America is also reported by the NHTSA to be recalling about 5,800 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door cars from the 2014 model year because the spare tire, which is mounted beneath the trunk, could fall onto the road.