The structural support for the liftgate latch may be inadequate and could allow the latch to separate from the liftgate in certain severe crash conditions. If the liftgate were to open in a crash, an occupant could be ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will add structural reinforcements to the liftgate in the area adjoining the latch assembly.
All Car Recalls
The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.
Chevrolet has recalled certain 2004 Malibu vehicles because the anti-lock brake system (ABS) could process information erroneously. If this malfunction occurs, additional stopping time may be needed. Dealers will reprogram the ABS controller.
Honda is recalling certain passenger vehicles because the dimmer control for the instrument panel lights could fail due to heat buildup. If this happens at night, the driver may not be able to see the instrument panel gauges, including the speedometer. Dealers will replace a multiplex control unit for the instrument panel lights.
The wire harness of the driver's front air bag was incorrectly wired. In the event of an accident, the air bag might inflate incorrectly, which may increase the risk of injury to the driver. Dealers will repair the wiring.
On 51 vehicles, some electronic airbag system processors may not be compatible, which may cause the airbags not to deploy if they are needed in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the air bag system processors if needed. The recall began June 11, 2004.
A test conducted by the (IIHS) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the Left and right side curtain airbags may not deploy properly. This could result in increased risk of injury. The dealership will replace the airbags. The Subaru recall # is WWR02
On some supercharged Ion models, the hard fuel feed pipe to the engine could crack and leak fuel near the fuel rail. If this happens, there would be an noticeable fuel odor. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel feed pipe assembly. The recall began June 9, 2004. The GM recall number is 04053.
Vehicles may have an air bag warning label with incorrect statements. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners will be sent corrected labels and installation instructions. The recall began June 4, 2004. The GM recall number is 04021.
A banjo bolt at the Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) pump joint may leak, which may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the pump area for leakage, retorque the bolt if no leaks are found, and replace the bolt if leaks are found.