The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured properly and may not adhere to the housing. If it separates, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. The recall began September 13, 2006.
All Car Recalls
If the windshield wipers are activated in extreme winter weather conditions and without lifting the wiper arms and cleaning the windshield prior to moving, the wiper arm can slip on its driveshaft, resulting in an inability to move the wipers from the park position. Inoperative wipers during inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to reduced visibility. Dealers will replace the wiper arms and retaining nuts to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R156.
Chrysler has recalled 2000 and 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the plastic blades of the electric motor driven cooling fan may separate and penetrate the shroud. If this occurs while the hood is open, a person in the vicinity may be struck by the blade and possibly injured. Dealers will replace the electric cooling fan modules free of charge.
Faulty side curtain airbag inflator modules may have been installed in 48 vehicles. In the event of a crash, these airbags may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury to seat occupants. Dealers will replace the side curtain airbags to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on August 31, 2006. The Audi recall number is JP.
The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.
The lower child seat anchors in the rear seat do not meet the location requirement as stated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, and may cause difficulty securing some child seats. If a child seat is not secured, there is an increased risk of injury in a crash. Dealers will replace the lower seat anchor brackets with modified ones. The recall began on October 17, 2005.
Honda recalled certain 2006 2-Door Civic models because the rear window or rear quarter windows did not adhere properly to the vehicle. This is due to improper window opening preparation at the time of glass installation. The glass may become loose and cause a safety hazard while the vehicle is in operation. Owners can return to their local Honda dealership to remove the affected glass and properly prepare the window opening for glass re-installation.
The fuel tank wall was too thin on some released fuel tanks. These units were all caught prior to customer delivery. Dealers replaced the affected fuel tanks. The Hyundai recall number is 077. This recall began on August 17, 2006.
On certain vehicles equipped with a 6 speed transmission. The clutch master cylinder rod may break. Which will cause a condition of no clutch pressure, thus no clutch release. The Chrysler recall # is F22
Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.
Chrysler is recalling 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the inflator connector for the driver's air bag may have been incorrectly assembled. This may cause the air bag not to inflate properly, which can increase the risk of injury in a crash. Dealers will repair the driver's front air bag inflator free of charge.
The daytime running lights (DRL), turn signal, and parking lamps all share the same light bulb, which may burn out prematurely from vibration in a loose socket or from air entering the bulb. If this were to occur, awareness of the driver's presence would be reduced and driver's intentions may not be known, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the socket and bulb in both lamps free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06013.