Certain All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles equipped with a ZF 8HP45 transmission are being recalled. In the affected vehicles, the transmission output shaft can break unexpectedly. This could result in loss of power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. The vehicle could also unexpectedly roll away with the transmission shifter in the park position. Dealers will replace the transmission in affected vehicles to correct this concern.
All Car Recalls
An electrical connector for the driver and/or passenger side seat airbag may become disconnected due to insufficient clearance for the wire harness within the seat. If this were to occur the affected side airbag would not function as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will modify the area around the problem connector to prevent it from becoming accidentally disconnected.
1.6L engines can develop a localized overheating condition that can result in a cracked cylinder head and engine oil leak. Leaking engine oil may contact a hot surface increasing the risk of an under hood fire. Dealers will modify the engine shielding, cooling and control systems to correct this concern. For some vehicles, this recall is in addition to a previous recall, they will need to be reinspected and have the new remedy completed.
Vehicles with a 1.6L engine previously recalled for a fuel line concern (NHTSA #12V-336) are being recalled again because the fuel line replaced previously may have been installed incorrectly. A fuel leak can develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the suspect fuel line and replace it as necessary to correct this concern.
All late model vehicles with an automatic transmission have been designed so the shifter cannot be moved out of the park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. Certain MKZ vehicles are being recalled because the transmission range sensor may not function correctly, allowing the transmission to be shifted out of park without fist applying the brake pedal. This could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software to correct this concern.
The fuse holder for the exterior lighting fuse can melt as a result of a problem with the fuse. This can result in partial loss of the exterior lighting, increasing the risk of a crash due to reduced vehicle illumination. Dealers will replace the exterior lighting fuse to correct this concern.
Certain vehicles equipped with 5-cylinder engine are being recalled because the driver may not be properly warmed of a low engine oil pressure condition. Without proper warning the driver could continue to operate the vehicle until it stalls due to engine failure. Dealers will update the vehicle's software so the driver is alerted should there be a low oil pressure situation.
These vehicles are being recalled because the front seat belt anchors may not be installed correctly and can come loose in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affected front seat belt anchors and perform the necessary correction.
Certain vehicles produced with the DQ-200 direct-shift transmission are being recalled because the fluid additive used in the transmission could cause corrosion of the internal components. This corrosion can cause an electrical short resulting in a stall like condition. A sudden loss of engine power would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the transmission oil with a non-corrosive version to correct this concern.
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is referred to as the HVAC system. These vehicles are being recalled because when starting the vehicle the HVAC system may not work, preventing the windshield from defrosting when necessary. This could adversely affect driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the HVAC control module software to correct this concern.
Vehicles equipped whit 8 way power adjustable front seats are being recalled because the wiring under the seat can become damaged from rubbing on the seat frame. Damaged wires could result in the seat not working correctly, smoke, or possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect, repair, and secure the affected wire harness to correct this concern.
The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.
The engine in the vehicles being recalled may have been assembled with valve springs that can break over time. If a valve spring were to break the engine could fail and/or stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the valve springs in the affected engines to correct this concern.
Vehicles first sold or currently registered in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because one or both front lower control arms may break due to excess corrosion. The lower control arm is part of the front suspension. If one were to break loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front lower control arms and will rustproof or replace them as necessary.
The front seat mounted airbag on certain vehicles equipped with Mopar trim package #13 may not have been correctly installed into the seat. In the event of a crash, the seat mounted airbags (SAB) may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the installation of the SAB and re-install one or both as necessary.