The ESC may be oversensitive to the onset of oversteering while driving on banked curves, possibly causing the application of the front outside brake. Application of the brake by the inadvertent activation of the ESC may change the vehicle's line through the corner and result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ESC hydraulic electronic control unit. The recall began July 29, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 070.
All Car Recalls
The parking brake lever ratchet pawl was not manufactured correctly on some models and may damage the teeth of the parking brake lever ratchet. This may prevent engagement of the parking brake or it may allow the release of the brake after it has been engaged. Dealers will replace the parking brake lever assembly. The recall began July 29, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 071.
Certain regular cab pickup trucks equipped with a bench seat may have seat position and seat belt buckle sensor connector pins that are incorrectly positioned. This could affect the adaptive airbag deployment. In the event of a crash, occupants may not be properly restrained. Dealers will inspect the affected connectors and install an additional sub-wire harness to correct the pin location issue. This recall is scheduled to begin on July 25, 2005. The Toyota recall number is SCC 50I.
The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.
Ford has recalled certain 2006 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles because the tires may have been damaged during production. The center tread of the tires on the driver's side of the vehicle may be damaged, which will progress to tire failure. Dealers will inspect all four tires for tread damage and replace affected tires.
Volkswagen has recalled 2005 Jetta models with 2.5L engines because a fuel supply line clamp located in the engine compartment may not be positioned properly, which can cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage can result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the position of the engine compartment fuel supply line clamp and replace the clamp if necessary.
Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.
The hydraulic seals in the brake master cylinder may have been installed incorrectly. As a result, the master cylinder could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash, Dealers will replace the master cylinder to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2005. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-05-003.
On trucks equipped with the 5.4L V8 or 6.8L V10, the fuel jumper line may have an end that was improperly formed and could allow fuel to leak. The engine may lose power and eventually stall. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will install an external retention clip at the fuel jumper line to the main fuel bundle connection. The recall began June 20, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S33.
On certain models equipped with alloy wheels, water may accumulate around the rear hub caps and damage the outer rear wheel bearings. The wheel bearings could fail without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the rear hub caps and replace the rear outer bearings and/or hub assembly as needed. The recall began on June 13, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-049.