Car recalls

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

All car recalls

For Models: Lexus HS250h, Toyota Prius

Brakes, June 5, 2013

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The brake booster pump contains a compartment filled with nitrogen gas. This nitrogen gas can leak into the brake fluid causing reduced hydraulic pressure during application of the brakes. Reduced braking efficiency can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the brake booster pump assembly as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 2013

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The airbag system contains various components which deploy to help protect vehicle occupants if a crash occurs. These vehicles are being recalled because the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags may be slow to deploy when needed. Delayed deployment will increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will update the airbag system software to correct this concern.

For Models: Jeep Wrangler

Drive Train, June 4, 2013

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The power steering system and automatic transmission each have associated fluid lines. 2012 & 2013 Wrangler models equipped with both of these options are being recalled because a power steering fluid line can rub on one of the transmission oil cooler lines and wear a hole in the transmission line, causing a leak. Loss of transmission fluid can result in failure of the transmission to operate, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly to correct this concern.

 

For Models: Dodge Dart

Engine, June 4, 2013

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The powertrain control module (PCM) manages the engine operation. Turbocharged vehicles equipped with a dual dry clutch transmission have a programming concern with the PCM that could allow the engine to stall when the outside temperature is below 20 degrees. An unexpected engine stall can increase the risk of a crash so your Dodge dealer will update the PCM programming to correct this problem.

For Models: Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Electrical & Lights, June 4, 2013

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If there is a problem with the turn signal system the signal indicator on the dash should flash at double its normal rate. These 2013 Ram trucks are being recalled because this may not occur and the driver could unknowingly continue to use the turn signals believing the system was operating normally. Dealers will reprogram the Central Body Controller software to correct this concern.

 

For Models: Mercedes-Benz SLK250, Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 2013

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The passenger seat cushion contains a sensing device (occupant classification system, or OCS) to determine if a child safety seat is in use on that seat. The system is designed to turn off the passenger airbag when the system senses a child safety seat in use. These vehicles are being recalled because the system may not correctly classify a very light weight person and incorrectly disable the passenger airbag. This would increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger seat cushion, including the OCS to correct this concern.

For Models: Ram 2500, Ram 3500

Electrical & Lights, June 4, 2013

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Certain headlight systems use an adjustable "shutter" which is mounted in front of the headlight bulb and partially blocks the beam depending on the high/low beam selection. Certain 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are being recalled because the shutter may not function correctly in the high beam mode, resulting in too much or too little illumination. Improper illumination can result in reduced driver visibility or blinding of oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reconfigure the Central Body Controller to correct this concern.

For Models: Ford Explorer, Ford Flex, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKZ

Engine, May 31, 2013

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The fuel delivery module, which is located at the fuel tank, can crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in the affected vehicles to correct this concern. 

For Models: Ford Fusion

Suspension & Steering, May 31, 2013

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The steering gear transmits the input from the steering wheel to the front wheels, allowing the vehicle to turn. 20 2013 Ford Fusion models are being recalled because a retaining clip may be missing inside the steering gear. As a result, components inside the steering gear could become dislodged, impairing steering ability and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear to correct this concern.

For Models: Lincoln MKZ

Electrical & Lights, May 31, 2013

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Vehicles sold in cold weather climates may be equipped with an engine block heater. A block heater plugs into a standard home electrical outlet and is used to keep the engine block from freezing in extremely cold temperatures. 107 2013 Lincoln MKZ models are being recalled the electrical cord to the block heater can crack, exposing the wires, and increasing the risk of electric shock. Dealers will replace the block heater cord to correct this concern.

For Models: Cadillac ATS, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala

Body, Interior & Misc., May 24, 2013

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Certain vehicles are being recalled because of concerns with the brake lights and cruise control operation. The brake lights can come on when the brakes are not applied and/or the cruise control may disengage. These functions are controlled by the Body Control Module (BCM). Your GM dealer will reprogram the BCM to correct this concern.

For Models: Cadillac SRX

Suspension & Steering, May 16, 2013

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Lug nuts tighten on the wheel studs to secure the wheels to the vehicle. These vehicles are being recalled because the lug nuts can loosen and fall off, or cause the wheel studs to break. A vibration would commonly occur as the wheel lugs loosen and continued driving with loose or missing lug nuts would result in the affected wheel falling off, increasing the risk of a crash. To correct this concern, dealers will remove and re-install the lug nuts, and perform a tire rotation free of charge.

For Models: Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, GMC Savana 2500, GMC Savana 3500

Drive Train, May 15, 2013

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IMPCO Technologies installed a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system as original equipment on certain 2011-2013 full size GM vans. These vans are being recalled because the electrical connector on the fuel shut off solenoid can corrode, causing the connector to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Both dealers and fleet operators will be performing the necessary updates to correct this concern. The corrections include: replacing the fuel shut off solenoid, fuel pump fuse, and adjusting the wiring routing.

For Models: Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback

Suspension & Steering, May 13, 2013

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The steering column contains several components that work together to transmit the rotating motion of the steering wheel to the steering rack. These vehicles are being recalled because the inner and outer shafts of the steering column may separate from each other. If this were to occur the driver would not be able to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering column assembly to correct this concern.

For Models: Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Drive Train, May 7, 2013

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The 4-wheel drive transfer case can direct engine power to the rear wheels only, all four wheels, or in its neutral position, non at all. These vehicles are being recalled because the transfer case can shift into its neutral position without warning. If this were to occur, engine power would not reach any of the drive wheels and the vehicle could not move under its own power. Dealers will reprogram the final drive controller which governs the transfer case to correct this concern.

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