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All Car Recalls

Models : Toyota Tacoma
Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2004
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On eight vehicles, the driver's side seat belt had incorrect markings and did not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. No vehicles were sold to consumers.

Models : Acura CL, Acura MDX, Acura TL, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot
Drive Train, April 27, 2004
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Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Models : Porsche 911
Body, Interior & Misc., April 26, 2004
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The front seat backs may not meet Porsche's strength standards. In the event of a crash, the seats could twist, tilting on one side to the rear. This could result in personal injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will replace the affected seats to correct this concern.

Models : Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension & Steering, April 26, 2004
Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC COLUMN LOCK SYSTEMS (ECL), WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS TURNED TO ¿LOCK,¿ THE ECL SYSTEM PREVENTS TURNING OF THE STEERING SYSTEM. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED, THE ECL UNLOCKS THE STEERING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE IS DESIGNED SO THAT IF THE COLUMN FAILS TO UNLOCK WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED AND THE CUSTOMER TRIES TO DRIVE, THE FUEL SUPPLY WILL BE SHUT OFF SO THAT THE VEHICLE CANNOT MOVE WHEN THE VEHICLE CANNOT BE STEERED. IF VOLTAGE AT THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE IS LOW OR INTERRUPTED, HOWEVER, THE FUEL SHUT OFF MAY NOT OCCUR AND THE VEHICLE CAN BE ACCELERATED WHILE THE STEERING SYSTEM IS LOCKED. ALSO WHEN THE CONTROL SYSTEM SHOWS THAT THE ECL IS UNLOCKED AND THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, THE LOCK PIN LOCATION CAN VARY. DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE LOCK PLATE RELATIVE TO THE SWITCH TRANSITION POINT, THERE COULD THEN BE CONTACT BETWEEN THE LOCK PLATE AND PIN CAUSING THE STEERING TO LOCK WHILE DRIVING .
Models : Chevrolet Malibu
Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2004
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Chevrolet is recalling 2004 Mailbu vehicles because the label that appears on the sun visors regarding the restraint system does not comply with federal standards and may inappropriate for the vehicle. Chevrolet has mailed replacement labels for the sun visors to owners.

Models : Ford Escape
Drive Train, April 21, 2004
Summary:ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES, DURING DECELERATION, THE ENGINE CAN STALL.
Models : Mercury Cougar
Engine, April 16, 2004
Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CONTAMINATION OF THE FILTER IN THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE (FDM) CAN REDUCE, AND EVENTUALLY BLOCK, THE FLOW OF FUEL TO THE ENGINE.
Models : Mitsubishi Montero, Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Body, Interior & Misc., April 14, 2004
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The vehicle load capacity stated on the tire and loading information may be incorrect. This could lead to vehicle overloading. Owners will be sent a replacement label with instructions on how to install the new label. This recall began on April 14, 2004.

Models : Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback
Drive Train, April 12, 2004
Summary:ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, WAGONS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD COME OUT OF ITS TRACK ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LEVER AND LODGE ON THE CONTROL LEVER TAB WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE THROTTLE WILL NOT RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION AND WILL REMAIN IN AN OPEN POSITION.
Models : Chevrolet Astro, GMC Safari
Suspension & Steering, April 8, 2004
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An interference fit between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle may cause the rubber boot to be cut. This would allow entry of water, dirt, salt, or other contaminants, possibly leading to premature wear. Failure from premature wear could lead to separation of the steering knuckle and lower control arm, which would cause the vehicle to drop at the affected corner. Vehicle handling and braking could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The recall began April 8, 2004. The GM recall number is 03044.

Models : Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable
Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004
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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.

Models : Honda Civic, Honda Insight
Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004
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Honda recalled certain 2000-2002 Civic and Insight vehicles due to a low beam headlight issue. On affected models, the low beam terminal on the headlight switch wiring harness could overheat, causing the loss of low beam headlight function. Low beam head lamps that fail to operate can lead to a higher risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the headlight switch and wiring connector for signs of heat damage. If damage is present, the dealer will replace the switch and wiring connector. If no damage is present, the dealer will replace the headlight switch and one of the terminal pins in the wiring connector.

Models : Mitsubishi Diamante, Mitsubishi Montero
Body, Interior & Misc., March 29, 2004
Summary:CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, ¿CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.¿ THE OWNER¿S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN A STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTION FOR HEADREST ADJUSTMENT WHEN INSTALLING A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM (CRS) TETHER STRAP.
Models : Jeep Grand Cherokee
Electrical & Lights, March 29, 2004
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Chrysler is recalling 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with 4.0L engines because the crankshaft position sensor wiring insulation may crack and expose the wire. If moisture is present, the sensor may malfunction, which can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the crankshaft position sensor.

Models : Hyundai Santa Fe
Brakes, March 24, 2004
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On vehicles equipped with All Wheel Drive and the 3.5L V6, at speeds between 3 and 12 MPH, vibrations from wet brake pads may cause interference with the electronic signal noise with the ABS sensor. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) may activate, which may extend stopping distance and result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ABS ECU. The recall began March 24, 2004. The Hyundai recall number is 065.