Car recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

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For Models: Oldsmobile Silhouette, Pontiac Trans Sport

Body, Interior & Misc., June 11, 1992

Summary: THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT DOOR WILL NOT REMAIN CLOSED DURING CERTAIN LOAD FORCES ASSOCIATED WITH A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 201.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Body, Interior & Misc., June 10, 1992

Summary: INCORRECT INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRING ASSEMBLIES IN SOME VEHICLES WILL NOT ACTUATE THE "ANTI-LOCK" BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS.

For Models: Volkswagen Cabriolet

Suspension & Steering, June 10, 1992

Summary: THE TRACK CONTROL ARMS USED TO SUPPORT THE FRONT WHEELS WERE IMPROPERLY WELDED IN THE AREA OF THE FLEXIBLE BUSHING MOUNTING HOLE. THIS CAUSES A GRADUAL OPENING OF THE MOUNTING HOLE AND LOOSENING OF THE BUSHING.

For Models: Ford F-250, Ford F-350

Brakes, June 10, 1992

Summary: A REVISED BRAKE LINING NOISE INSULATOR RESULTED IN A DECREASE IN THE THERMAL INSULATION BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINING AND THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTON. THIS CAUSED GREATER HEAT TRANSFER TO THE CALIPER PISTONS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO OVERHEAT THE BRAKE FLUID AND DIMINISH BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS DURING SEVERE BRAKING CONDITIONS.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz 400E

Brakes, June 5, 1992

Summary: THE PLASTIC BRAKE HYDRAULIC HOSE FROM THE AUTOMATIC SLIP CONTROL UNIT WAS MISROUTED TOO CLOSE TO THE PRE-RESISTOR FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY ENGINE COOLING FAN WHICH BECOMES HOT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE HOSE TO MELT AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID ONTO THE HOT PRE-RESISTOR.

For Models: Chevrolet Astro, Ford Aerostar, GMC Safari

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 1992

Summary: SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BAR FOR REAR SOFA FAILED TO SUSTAIN LOADS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210.

For Models: Chevrolet G Series Van (G30)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 29, 1992

Summary: VEHICLES WERE INCORRECTLY EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD REAR WINDOWS INSTEAD OF THE NECESSARY RIVETED INSTALLATION SEAL ASSEMBLIES.

For Models: Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta

Body, Interior & Misc., May 29, 1992

Summary: THE END CAP CONNECTING THE HEAT EXCHANGER'S CORE TO THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM COULD RUPTURE AND ALLOW HOT COOLANT TO ESCAPE INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.

For Models: Volkswagen Cabriolet

Body, Interior & Misc., May 22, 1992

Summary: THE AIRBAG HARNESS WIRE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED THROUGH AN OPENING IN THE DASHBOARD CROSSMEMBER AND COULD BE PINCHED AND CHAFED BETWEEN TWO PANELS EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE WIRE.

For Models: Volkswagen Cabriolet, Volkswagen Corrado, Volkswagen Fox, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Vanagon

Engine, May 22, 1992

Summary: THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

For Models: Mazda MPV

Brakes, May 22, 1992

Summary: THE REAR BRAKE LININGS CAN CHANGE OVER TIME. AS THE BRAKES WEAR, THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION CAN INCREASE, PRODUCING INCONSISTENT REAR BRAKE PERFORMANCE AND PREMATURE ACTIVATION OF THE ABS SYSTEM.

For Models: Porsche 968

Drive Train, May 18, 1992

Summary: THE REAR ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER NEAR THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO MOTOR SLIPS, CAUSING THE SAFETY CLIP IN THE SERVO MOTOR ARM TO BIND DUE TO INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE. IF THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE BINDS, THE ENGINE DOES NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN THE CRUISE CONTROL FUNCTION IS DISENGAGED, RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE SPEED NOT BEING REDUCED AS EXPECTED.

For Models: Chevrolet G Series Van (G20)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 1992

Summary: INSTALLATION OF SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGE BOLTS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 210.

For Models: Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable

Drive Train, May 15, 1992

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 1990-1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable wagons to replace the self-latching assembly in the rear storage compartment. The potential exists for a child to accidentally lock him or herself inside the storage compartment or rear footwell area. This could lead to panic, air deprivation, or possible asphyxiation, as the compartment cannot be opened from the inside once locked. Dealers will replace the latch assembly with one that can only be locked with a key.

For Models: Buick Century, Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Electrical & Lights, May 13, 1992

Summary: THE OPTIONAL REMOTE ENTRY MODULE MAY HAVE A FAULT WHICH CAUSES RANDOM ACTUATION OF INTERIOR LAMPS, DOOR LOCKS, AND/OR TAILGATE RELEASE. THIS ACTUATION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE OR UNATTENDED.

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