Due to deterioration of internal lubrication, the front lower ball joint may wear prematurely, causing increased steering effort and possibly noise in the front suspension. If the vehicle is continually driven, the ball joint may separate from the knuckle and cause a loss of vehicle control. The recall began February 28, 2007. The Toyota recall number is 70B.
All Car Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the front wheel bearing may have received an insufficient quantity of grease during the manufacturing process. This could result in bearing degradation, which if ignored, could result in hub assembly separation. This could lead to a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the front hub and bearing units.
The front air bags may not deploy as needed in a crash, and the air bag system warning light may fail to function. Dealers will reprogram the SDM module that controls these functions free of charge to resolve the concern.
A problem with the software for the ABS control module may cause the rear brakes to lock up under certain braking conditions. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control unit. The recall began February 19, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F50.
The wiring for the air bag system and front seat belts is routed through the rear doors. The wires may break from bending, due to the opening and closing of the rear doors. If wires break, and short circuit, the seat belt pretensioner may deploy and make the seat belt unusable. It's possible the wires could break and cause the front air bags not to deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the wire harness cover with a different type, and reroute the harness. The recall began February 19, 2007.
The accelerator pedal may stick in vehicles equipped with optional accessory all weather floor mats due to a lack of proper clearance. Owners will be shipped a new set of floor mats to replace the defective ones free of charge to resolve the concern.
Certain Scion vehicles sold from Gulf States Toyota and Southeast Toyota with Rostra cruise control may have a problem where the cruise control does not release the throttle the first time the on/off switch is pressed. If the throttle is not released when needed, a crash could occur. The vehicle manufacturers will notify owners and replace the cruise control free of charge. Rostra will notify purchasers of the aftermarket cruise controls and replace the units free of charge. The recall began February 13, 2007.
The parking brake cable on limousine conversions models can lose tension and not adequately hold the vehicle. Dealers will replace the park brake cable free of charge to resolve the concern.
On the hybrid battery, a terminal that is covered by a rubber cap located underneath a metal plate behind the back seat may pinch and come in contact with the plate, causing a short. Dealers will install a plastic cover attached to a metal bracket over the rubber cap free of charge to resolve the concern.
Honda is recalling 2004–2005 Accords because the wiring harness for the seat position sensor (SPS) was attached to the wrong place on the seat frame and may have been overtightened. If the wire breaks, it may cause the SPS to fail and the air bag warning light to illuminate. A failure of the SPS may cause the air bag system to default to full inflation pressure, regardless of seat position, which can increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers. Dealers will replace the sensor wiring sub harness free of charge.
On certain vehicles, static air bad deployment testing conducted by the NHTSA using female dummies showed that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may not occur. This could lead to an increased chance of injury. The dealer will replace the air bag with an upgraded unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 079
The fuel delivery module (FDM), jet pump module (JPM), and cluster valve (CV) seals on the fuel tank may not be seated properly, and may allow fuel leakage if the fuel level is above the affected seals. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank to see if the revised seals can be used for the repair. If they cannot, the fuel tank assembly will be replaced. The recall began January 29, 2007. The Jaguar recall number R176.
There may be insufficient protection against head injury in a crash in vehicles not equipped with optional roof-mounted side impact air bags. Dealers will install energy absorbing plastic to the headliner trim free of charge to resolve the concern.
The accelerator pedal may be loose due to insecure mounting studs and nuts. This could cause difficulty operating the accelerator. Dealers will inspect and install the mounting nuts of the accelerator pedal if necessary. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006120008. This recall began on January 16, 2007.
The combination of a manual airbag on/off switch to disable the front passenger airbag and no child restraint lower anchorage system in the front passenger seat does not meet federal safety standards. Dealers will remove the manual airbag on/off switch, replace the owners manual, and affix a new sun visor air bag warning label to correct this condition. The Toyota recall number is 70A.