The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two recalls of Buick vehicles--one for the 2016-2017 Buick Envision, the other for the 2011 Buick Regal. Combined, they affect nearly 48,000 vehicles registered in the U.S.
RECALL #1: 2016-2017 Buick Envision
UNITS AFFECTED: 4,558
According to NHTSA, this recall stems from inaccurate maximum weight information printed on the Envision's Tire and Loading information label. Owners who rely on that information when loading the vehicle may exceed its allowable capacity, which could reduce their ability to control the Envision in traffic and increase the risk of a crash.
The recall is limited to Envision models built between February 4, 2016 and April 25, 2016. General Motors will mail recall notices to those owners, instructing them to schedule service with their local dealership. Dealers will inspect and install a corrected Tire and Loading information label.
If you own one of these vehicles and have questions, you're encouraged to contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 and ask about recall #56340. You can also call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and inquire about safety campaign #16V516000.
RECALL #2: 2011 Buick Regal
UNITS AFFECTED: 42,984
This recall is limited to Regal models built between November 3, 2009 and March 25, 2011 that came equipped with eight-way power adjustable front seats. NHTSA reports that the wiring harness associated with those seats may come in contact with the seat frame.
Should that happen, the covering on the wires may be worn down, which could eventually lead to a short circuit--and potentially a fire.
Owners of these vehicles will receive recall notices by mail, instructing them to visit their dealerships for service. Dealers will inspect and secure the front seat wiring harness and repair any damaged wires.
For additional information, contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 and ask about recall #30710. Or, if you prefer, call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and ask about safety campaign #16V517000.