Car recalls

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

All car recalls

For Models: Buick Regal, Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Prix

Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am

Electrical & Lights, February 5, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

GM has recalled 2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the turn signals and hazard lights may fail. This may increase the risk of a collision. Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch.

For Models: Mazda Tribute

Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A POST WITHIN THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVERS COULD FRACTURE, WHICH COULD AFFECT LATCH FUNCTION, RESULTING IN EITHER A ¿NO LATCH¿ OR ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION. IN THE ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION, THE BUCKLE TONGUE CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE BUCKLE AND APPEAR TO BE ENGAGED, BUT WILL RELEASE FROM THE BUCKLE WITHOUT THE PUSH BUTTON BEING DEPRESSED WHEN A RELATIVELY LOW LOAD IS APPLIED, SUCH AS WHEN AN OCCUPANT MOVES SLIGHTLY IN THE SEAT.

For Models: Ford Escape

Body, Interior & Misc., February 2, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A POST WITHIN THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVERS COULD FRACTURE, WHICH COULD AFFECT LATCH FUNCTION, RESULTING IN EITHER A ¿NO LATCH¿ OR ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION. IN THE ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION, THE BUCKLE TONGUE CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE BUCKLE AND APPEAR TO BE ENGAGED, BUT WILL RELEASE FROM THE BUCKLE WITHOUT THE PUSH BUTTON BEING DEPRESSED WHEN A RELATIVELY LOW LOAD IS APPLIED, SUCH AS WHEN AN OCCUPANT MOVES SLIGHTLY IN THE SEAT.

For Models: Volvo S40, Volvo V40

Engine, January 28, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Due to inadequate welding, a fuel leak may develop from the fuel rail. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a v-clamp to the fuel rail to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R128.

For Models: Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Tiburon

Brakes, January 22, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE TUBES FOR THE REAR BRAKES CAN CONTACT THE STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS.

For Models: Dodge Durango

Drive Train, January 19, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On vehicles equipped with the 3.7L and 4.7L engines, the throttle cable may ingest water and freeze during cold weather. If the throttle sticks open, a crash could occur. Dealers will replace the throttle control cable. The recall began January 19, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D02.

For Models: Ford Focus

Engine, January 19, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Focus vehicles because the filter in the fuel delivery module may be contaminated. This may cause reduced fuel pressure, which can lead to hesitation, loss of power, and surging. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module.

For Models: Saab 9-3

Engine, January 15, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The engine management system software may cause the engine to hesitate on acceleration and/or stall. If the engine were to stall as a result of this issue, it can be restarted immediately. Dealers will update the engine management system software to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 15419.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria

Engine, January 7, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS VEHICLES, IF A FLAME FROM A VEHICLE INTERIOR FIRE BECOMES LOCALLY DIRECTED AT THE NATURAL GAS FUEL TANK LOCATED IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE REAR SEAT, THE FLAME COULD DAMAGE THE FIBERGLASS WRAP ON THE TANK WEAKENING THE TANK.

For Models: Saturn Ion

Body, Interior & Misc., January 6, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Some welds between the passenger side motor rail and bumper bracket of the vehicle do not meet the engineering specification. Long term durability of the joint may be reduced and the bumper bracket may separate from the frame, increasing the risk of a crash. The GM recall number is 03067.

For Models: Jaguar XK8, Jaguar XKR

Electrical & Lights, January 6, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEADLAMP ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM MAY BE OPERATED WITHOUT SUITABLE INSTRUCTION ON EITHER THE MECHANISM OR IN THE OWNER¿S MANUAL. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿

For Models: Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45

Brakes, January 5, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The mounting bolts for the front brake calipers may not be tight. If the bolt backs out, the brake caliper could separate or rotate away from the bracket and the brake will fail at that wheel. It could also damage the wheel and cause a flat tire. Either condition could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the mounting bolts to ensure they are secured.

For Models: Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki XL-7

Drive Train, January 5, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE FIREWALL CAN CRACK DUE TO EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO FORCES FROM THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND INSUFFICIENT LONG-TERM DURABILITY OF THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. IF THE CASING CAP BECOMES CRACKED, MOVEMENT OF THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE THROUGH THE CAP CAN CAUSE THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE TO BECOME FRAYED.

For Models: Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander

Drive Train, January 2, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Toyota has recalled certain 2003 4Runner and Highlander trucks because the lug nuts used for upgraded alloy wheels are not suitable for the spare tire and wheel. If the existing lugs are used, the spare tire may loosen and come off. Dealers will provide owners with newly designed lug nuts, a warning label for the spare wheel, and an owner's manual addendum.

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