If a rear suspension trailing arm becomes bent, its durability may be compromised and it could break unexpectedly. If this were to occur vehicle control would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. When parts become available, dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on each of the rear axle trailing arms to prevent sudden loss of vehicle control should a rear trailing arm suddenly break.
All Car Recalls
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed.
Due to the remnants of anti-corrosion plating, a fuel leak may develop from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will clean and reseal the area of the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern.
A system fault within the vehicle's Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module may disable the frontal and side airbags, as well as the seat belt pretensioners, which aid in restraining passengers in the event of a crash.
On vehicles modified to accept a wheelchair lift, the platform for the wheelchair can crack and separate the lift. Dealers will replace any cracking platform and supply supplemental platform supports free of charge to correct the problem.
Colder temperatures limit the seat belt mechanism from retracting and extending fully. In addition to maintaining ease of operation when extending a seat belt, proper seat belt retraction creates the necessary tension across a seated passenger, and is a critical to restraint and safety in a crash. Dealers will front replace seat belts to correct this concern.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System's software fails to register tire pressures at the wheel sensors, automatically indicating low pressure in affected vehicles. Without correct readings, under or over inflated tires will wear and handle unpredictably, causing increased tire wear and a loss of vehicle control and stability under different driving conditions. Dealers will update software that monitors tire pressure to correct this concern.
Vehicles equipped with a diesel engine have an electric fuel heater. The electrical connectors may overheat. If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary.
The alternator can fail, causing loss of electrical power and possible engine stalling. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing).
The heated outside rear view mirrors may develop corrosion in the wiring connectors that supply power to them. This can cause a fire hazard. Dealers will modify these wire connectors to provide a separate power feed free of charge to resolve this concern.
Due to a problem with software, the electronic stability control (ECS) system may deactivate while driving the vehicle. This affects safe driving in adverse conditions. Dealers will update the needed software free of charge to resolve the concern.
These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist to the braking system. Due to insufficient lubrication this vacuum pump may fail. Failure of the brake vacuum pump would result in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. In order to correct this concern, dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location. This will ensure proper oiling of the vacuum pump. Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall.
On vehicles converted by New England Wheels to handicap vehicle specifications, the platform side plate of installed wheelchair lifts may crack. Dealers will install support bumpers to resolve the concern, and repair any cracked side plates found during inspection free of charge to resolve the concern.
A non self-locking nut may have been used to secure the spare wheel under the car. If this is the case, vibration from driving can cause the nut to loosen allowing the wheel to fall off. The wheel would become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the nut securing the spare wheel with a self-locking nut to correct this concern.
189 vehicles are being recalled to correct the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) labeling on the car. Incorrect values printed are too high for the vehicle, exceeding the safe limits for the car can result in unsafe driving conditions.