Car recalls

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

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For Models: Mercury Capri

Body, Interior & Misc., August 4, 1992

Summary: THE AIR BAG MODULES DO NOT MEET THE FORD SPECIFICATIONS FOR HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE.

For Models: Acura Legend

Body, Interior & Misc., July 30, 1992

Summary: THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY WAS PRODUCED WITHOUT IGNITER MATERIAL.

For Models: Buick Roadmaster, Chevrolet Caprice, Oldsmobile uCustom Cruiser

Body, Interior & Misc., July 17, 1992

Summary: THE SHOULDER BELT GUIDE LOOP PLASTIC COVERING MAY CRACK AND EXPOSE THE STEEL SUB-PLATE.

For Models: Buick Skylark, Pontiac Grand Am

Engine, July 17, 1992

Summary: THE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT SUSPENSION UPPER SPRING SEAT AT THE RIGHT-REAR POSITION. IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A REAR IMPACT ACCIDENT, THE RIGHT-HAND REAR WHEEL HOUSE FLANGE COULD SEVER THE FUEL TANK FILLER PIPE AND SPILL FUEL.

For Models: Chevrolet Caprice

Drive Train, July 17, 1992

Summary: THE STEEL WHEELS EXHIBIT FATIGUE CRACKING AROUND THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE WHEEL LUG NUT MOUNTING SURFACE DUE TO WHEEL BENDING CAUSED BY FREQUENT MISUSE OF TIRE MOUNTING EQUIPMENT, LUG NUT OVERTORQUING, AND THE UNUSUAL OPERATING CONDITIONS EXPERIENCED BY POLICE VEHICLES.

For Models: Ford E-150

Body, Interior & Misc., July 8, 1992

Summary: THE SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGE FOR THE REAR BENCH SEAT FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS OF FMVSS 210.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Brakes, June 26, 1992

Summary: THE REAR BRAKE LINES HAVE INADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE TUBE AND THE VEHICLE UNDERBODY IN THE AREA OF THE LEFT REAR WHEEL OPENING.

For Models: Dodge D150

Brakes, June 24, 1992

Summary: THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE SPRINGS ARE TOO LONG, WHICH CAN CAUSE FULL COMPRESSION OF THE RETURN SPRING BEFORE FULL ENGAGEMENT OF THE BRAKE PADS TO THE DRUM WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS APPLIED. THE AMOUNT OF FORCE APPLIED BETWEEN THE PADS AND THE DRUM MAY ALSO DECREASE WITH REAR PAD WEAR AND SUCH DETERIORATION WOULD NOT BE EVIDENT TO THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DURING PARKING BRAKE APPLICATION.

For Models: Saturn SC, Saturn SL1, Saturn SL2

Drive Train, June 19, 1992

Summary: THE TRANSAXLE VALVE ASSEMBLIES WERE IMPROPERLY MACHINED. VEHICLES MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE IN NEUTRAL OR PARK, EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES THE VEHICLE IS IN NEUTRAL OR PARK.

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.

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