On some front wheel drive hybrid vehicles, the intermediate shaft may not have been heat treated properly and may fracture. If this happens, the transmission will be unable to transmit power to the wheels and hold the vehicle when shifted into park, which could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect the drivetrain intermediate shaft and replace it if necessary. The recall began October 23, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S44.
All Car Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the passenger air bag may deploy with excessive force when rear facing child seats are installed in the right front passenger seat position. This can increase the risk of injury to a child in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag cushion and reprogram the occupant restraint controller.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the front passenger seat belt may not be able to tighten properly on certain child seats. This can increase the risk of injury to a child in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt.
The adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. The roof panel may detach from the vehicle and could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage. Dealers will inspect the roof panel and secure or replace it as necessary. This recall began on October 19, 2006.
Some trucks were assembled with right side mirrors with curved (convex) mirrors. This does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and makes it difficult for drivers of large vehicles to judge distance and could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the convex mirror glass with a flat mirror glass. The recall began October 10, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F46.
In the event of a frontal crash, the driver's airbag may may not inflate as designed, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver side airbag to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on October 6, 2006. The Audi recall number is JQ.
The air bag warning label installed on the sunvisors may have lost adhesion or become distorted and illegible. If the labels are missing or cannot be read, the driver or front seat passenger will not have information that may help them in a crash. Dealers will replace the sunvisor assemblies free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 076.
On vehicles with an automatic transmission, software in the powertrain control module (PCM) can cause the drive wheels to lock briefly when the transmission is shifted to neutral and back to drive at speeds over 40 MPH. If the drive wheels lock, loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the PCM free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2006. The Chrysler recall number if F43.
The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006.
On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the brake light switch wiring my be out of position and contact the steering column u-joint. Over time as the steering wheel is turned back and fourth, the wire harness can become damaged. The damaged wire harness could cause an electrical short resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, and or a no start condition, any of which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected wiring, repair as necessary, and secure the harness out of harms way.The Kia recall number is SC065.
The front cross member may fracture after being made with weakened metal. This could result in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect and replace the cross member as necessary. This Mitsubishi recall number is SR-06-004. This recall began on September 21, 2006.
The engine coolant temperature can vary at the coolant sensor due to its unique location. If these variations are large enough, a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor may occur. If the signal interruption is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning. This condition will commonly occur only at low speeds. If the engine stalls without warning, a crash may result. Dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct this concern. The Nissan recall number is R0606.
The stop light switch wiring harness may be out of position and chafe as a result, leading to a failure of vehicle brake lights as well as possibly causing an engine stalling and starting problem. Dealers will inspect and secure the wiring harness for chafing and repair it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) function of the rear outboard seat belt assemblies may disengage. If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant in a crash. Dealers will replace both rear outboard seat belt assemblies free of charge. This recall began September 15, 2006. The Kia recall number is SC064.
On certain vehicles the rear brake caliper hose may have been improperly fitted, causing it to rub on suspension components. The continual rubbing may eventually cause it to burst. Resulting in brake failure. The Kia Recall # is SC061