Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the rear brakes may lock prematurely during certain braking conditions. Locking up of the rear wheels during braking could result in loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ABS control unit.
All Car Recalls
The original equipment Bridgestone Dueler or Dunlop Grandtek tires may fail due to a damaged inner bead. If this occurs, loss of vehicle control could occur. Dealers will inspect and replace affected tires. The Toyota recall number is 6AD. This recall began on July 5, 2006.
Certain vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 114 "Theft Protection" . After a period of time with the ignition switched off it is possible to remove the key while not being in park. This could result in unintended movement of the vehicle, causing a crash. The dealer will reprogram the driveline control transfer box electronic control unit free of charge. The Land Rover recall # is B037
Certain vehicles fitted with 19" diameter wheels may encounter a condition where a wheel balance weight can contact the left front brake hose, ABS wheel speed sensor lead, and/or the brake pad wear sensor lead resulting in damage to the wiring and/or brake hose. Damage to the wiring can cause the ABS or brake sensor warning light to illuminate. Damage to the brake hose can result in reduced braking efficiency, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the left front brake flexi-pipe assembly and replace it if it exhibits signs of chafing. They will also replace the left front "clip-on" wheel weights with "stick-on" weights to correct these concerns. The Land Rover recall number is B039.
On 40 vehicles, the nuts securing the front control arm and tension strut to the wheel hub were not tightened to specification and could loosen over time. If the nuts loosen, vehicle handling and control could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the front control arm and tension strut nuts to the correct specifications. The recall began June 28, 2006.
On some models, the inner bezels of the headlamps were not assembled properly, so the turn signals may not be positioned correctly. This may cause the intensity of the turn signals to be reduced. Reduced visibility of the turn signals may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left and right headlamp assemblies. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 075.
There may be inadequate clearance between the rear brake lines and the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube. Over time, contact between the brake lines and EGR tube can wear the brake lines and cause a leak. If the brake lines leak, stopping distance can increase, and there is potential for an engine compartment fire. Dealers will inspect the rear brake tubes for damage and replace them. A clip will be installed to secure the brake tubes to the strut tower and maintain proper clearance to the EGR tube. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F18.
The outer tie rod ball joint may fatigue and fracture. The driver may notice the vehicle is difficult to maneuver, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the outer tie rod ends to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R157.
The front windshield wiper motor armature shaft may break. Loss of windshield wiping capability could occur, resulting in the driver's vision being obscured, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June and July of 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F10.
The left front seat manual adjuster is not mounted in the proper location and could separate from its bracket in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the adjuster as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The intermediate steering shaft and slip yoke may crack when large forces are applied and the connection may separate. This could result in a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft and inspect and replace the sliding yoke if needed. The recall began June 9, 2006. The Toyota recall number is 60C.
Vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine may suffer from increased oil consumption as a result of improper performance of the piston rings. Severe engine damage can result if the engine is operated with the engine oil low. In extreme cases, an engine fire could result. Dealers will reprogram the engine control module (ECM). Vehicles will also be inspected for excess oil consumption. A small number of vehicles will require engine replacement. Nissan began notifying vehicle owners of the recall on June 9, 2006.
Some vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 201."Occupant protection in interior impact". During testing, they noticed the subjects head was allowed to move too much, In reference to the left A-Pillar area. Dealer Will make modification to Energy Absorbing Material located above headliner in affected area. The Mazda recall # is 4006D
Inadequate head protection may be an issue at the left a-pillar (windshield) trim area. In the event of a crash, personal injury to vehicle occupants may occur. Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C12.