On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.
All Car Recalls
145 vehicles were assembled with a seam at the clutch that was not welded to specifications. This could lead to degraded performance of the clutch inside the gearbox. As a result, the clutch could fail without warning, disabling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on April 30, 2004. The Audi recall number is JA.
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jettas because a brake light switch may malfunction. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. This recall has been superseded by 06V-183. Owners who have had a remedy performed under this recall should return to their dealer for the redesigned remedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.