Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.
All Car Recalls
The support straps for the optional fuel tank were not manufactured correctly and may allow the tank to come loose. If the tank loosens, fuel may leak, which could lead to a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Dealers will replace the fuel tank retention straps and fasteners free of charge. The recall began November 12, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G34.
Protection from head injury may not be sufficient for vehicles not equipped with optional roof rail air bags or an optional sunroof. Dealers will install energy absorbing foam to each of the a-pillar trim assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.
The left side third row seat belt anchor bracket may be cracked. This would put the occupant in that seating position at further risk of injury in a collision. Dealers will replace the seat belt bracket. The Nissan recall number is PB047. This recall began on November 1, 2007.
The caps to disable the headlight aiming screws may be installed in the incorrect positions. The cap for the horizontal aiming screw may have been installed on the vertical aiming screw. Improperly aimed headlights could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install and remove disabling caps as necessary to assure they are in their correct locations. This recall is expected to begin on October 31, 2007. The Volkswagen recall number is Q8.
Due to a software error, the side curtain and side impact air bags may be slow to deploy, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a crash. Additionally, air bag warning messages may be erroneously displayed. Dealers will update the air bag (SRS) control module software to correct the concern. This recall is expected to begin by October 31, 2007. The Volvo recall number is 184.
A melted splice pack in the wiring may cause the low beam headlights or daytime running lights not to function. Insufficient lighting could reduce visibility and increase the potential for a crash. Dealers will splice the power circuit wires for the low beam headlights and DRL free of charge. The recall began October 31, 2007. The Suzuki recall number is NB.
A static discharge from the fuel rails may affect the engine electronic control unit (ECU) and stall the engine in weather below freezing combined with low humidity. If the engine stalls, the driver may not be able to maintain speed or accelerate, and the power steering could fail, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install two ground cables in the engine compartment free of charge. The recall began October 29, 2007.
The cable from the interior door release handle to the front door latch may come unseated, causing the latch to possibly stay in the unlatched position or the door lock not to function. If the door opens unexpectedly, an unbelted front seat occupant may fall out or be ejected in a crash. Dealers will add a secondary retention feature to both front doors. The recall began October 29, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G33.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2007 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models with manual transmissions because the front driveshaft yoke may break under certain driving conditions. This may result in a loss of vehicle control, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the driveshaft.
Chrysler has recalled 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the software programmed into the ABS electronic control module may allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions. This may cause a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control module with new software.
Some brake calipers may be made of an improper iron material. These brake calipers may fracture and cause brake loss. Dealers will inspect and replace affected calipers. The Jeep recall number is G35. This recall began on October 22, 2007.
The fuel tank straps may fail. This may cause fuel to leak and the tank to be come loose. A fuel leak is a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the fuel tank retention straps. The Dodge recall number is G38. This recall began in October 2007.
The accessory add-on all weather floor mats as purchased by a vehicle owner may slide up and restrict accelerator pedal movement. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will replace the affected driver's side mat only for owners with an accessory all weather mat kit. The Toyota recall number is 70F. The Lexus recall number is 7LB. This recall began in October 2007.
The bolts that secure the fuel tank straps may not have been tightened correctly. The fuel tank could loosen and develop a leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the bolts and secure them to the correct torque. This recall is scheduled to begin on October 8, 2007.