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The front seat belt may not latch correctly in the buckle. In rare cases, the locked seat belt may come loose unexpectedly, disengaging without pressing the release button. These malfunctions could cause the seat belt not to function as designed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckles to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on August 31, 2007. The Suzuki recall number is KY.

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A bolt securing the transmission oil cooler lines to the transmission may not have been sufficiently torqued during assembly. If the oil cooler lines separate from the transmission and transmission fluid contacts the catalytic converter, a fire could start. Dealers will inspect and tighten the transmission cooler line attachment. The recall began August 30, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S56.

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Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.5L engines because they may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that can chafe against the underhood fuel supply line. Over time, this can lead to fuel leakage and a fire. Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and replace the underhood fuel supply line if necessary.

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The inappropriate certification label may be present at the driver's door jam area. This will provide improper tire and wheel information. Dealers will remove the incorrect label and install the proper label. The Acura recall number is Q54. This recall began on August 20, 2007.

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ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, DUE TO IMPROPER SHAPE OF THE CLIP, THE RETAINING CLIP THAT KEEPS THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE ATTACHED TO THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER CAN CONTACT THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER HOUSING IF EXCESSIVE LATERAL FORCE IS APPLIED WHEN SHIFTING TO FIRST GEAR.
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ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
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The passenger side air bag may be deactivated inadvertently due to a sensor malfunction that detects occupant weight. Dealers will reprogram the seat's electronic control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The propeller shaft to the rear wheels could fracture due to a casting issue. This could cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear propeller shaft. The Toyota Recall number is 70D. This recall began on August 1, 2007.

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ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY REMAIN ILLUMINATED EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS NOT DEPRESSED. HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC), TRACTION CONTROL (TC) AND CRUISE CONTROL WARNING LIGHTS MAY ALSO BE ILLUMINATED.
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21 vehicles may have side window air bags where the module diffuser material contains hairline cracks. These air bags may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will replace the affected air bag modules. This recall began on July 16, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G20.

 

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ON CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA AND NEVADA, DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF FUEL QUALITY AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS, THE FUEL PUMP MAY, IN CERTAIN CASES, EXPERIENCE A REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY. THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS WOULD BE FUEL ODOR.
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The number 4 bolt of the left side engine mount may loosen and break. This can result in the transmission going out of proper position, and the drive shaft detaching. Dealers will replace the number 4 engine mount bolt and replace affected mounts as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The totally integrated power module (TIPM) was programed with software that may allow the engine to stall under certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the TIPM. This recall is scheduled to begin on July 5, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G25.

 

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Nissan is recalling 2007 Altima models because if a sufficiently hot object enters the air filter housing through the engine fresh air intake system and contacts the engine air filter, the flammability characteristics of the air filter material are such that the filter may ignite, which may cause a fire. Dealers will replace the air filter with a new one that has improved anti-flammability material characteristics.

 

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While performing battery maintenance, the crank handle for the jack can be misplaced under the battery retaining bracket, which could short circuit the battery, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and ensure proper placement of the jack handle and install a warning label to the battery retaining bracket. This recall is expected to begin on July 2, 2007. The Volvo recall number is SC179.

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