Car recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

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For Models: Volkswagen Golf

Body, Interior & Misc., September 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.8L VR6 ENGINES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, ¿TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.¿ THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE PUBLISHED ON THE LABEL FOR TIRES OF THE SIZE 205/50 R15 86H IS 0.1 BAR (1.45 PSI) TOO LOW. IT SHOULD BE 2.5 BAR (36.3 PSI). THE LABEL RECOMMENDS 2.4 BAR (34.8 PSI = 35 PSI).

For Models: Volkswagen Beetle

Electrical & Lights, September 26, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.

For Models: Hyundai Tiburon

Body, Interior & Misc., September 23, 2003

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On 36 vehicles, the driver's seat height adjuster mechanism may interfere with the seat belt wiring, which could cause the seat belt warning lamp or supplemental restraint system lamp to illuminate. It could also cause the airbag fuse (cavity number 5) to open. If this happens, the airbags may not deploy if needed in a crash. Dealers will install a new driver seat belt buckle if needed, and a protective cover over the driver seat belt buckle wiring to prevent any damage. The recall began September 23, 2003.

For Models: Chrysler 300M, Chrysler Concorde

Body, Interior & Misc., September 22, 2003

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An internal component in the hood latch may have been manufactured with a crack. The crack could spread and break, which would allow the primary and secondary latch spring to disengage. This condition could allow the hood to open unexpectedly while driving, which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the latch, and replace it if necessary. The recall began September 22, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C29.

For Models: Audi A6

Drive Train, September 19, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.7L ENGINES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, ¿TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.¿ THE CALCULATED ¿VEHICLE NORMAL LOAD¿ EXCEEDS THE ALLOWABLE WEIGHT OF THE AXLE LOAD WITH TIRE DIMENSION 225/45R 17 91Y BY 19KG.

For Models: Cadillac CTS

Body, Interior & Misc., September 19, 2003

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The front anchor tabs for the front bucket seats may not be engaged in the floor pan reinforcement slots and could potentially pivot rearward in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant and a rear seat occupant. Dealers will ensure that both front anchor tabs are fully seated in the floor pan reinforcement slots. The recall began September 19, 2003. The GM recall number is 03050.

For Models: Volkswagen Passat

Drive Train, September 19, 2003

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Volkswagen is recalling models equipped with 4.0L engines because the affected vehicles are equipped with tires of the maximum load rating index 93h instead of 97h. Dealers will replace all four tires with the proper size tires.

For Models: Nissan Xterra

Drive Train, September 15, 2003

Summary: 2000 NISSAN XTERRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 15, 1999, AND FEBRUARY 29, 2000. THE ALLOY WHEELS USED ON THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND COULD DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE WHEEL SPOKES.

For Models: BMW 745Li, BMW 745i, BMW 760Li

Engine, September 12, 2003

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The engine oil filter drain plug may not be tightened to specification. This could lead to loosening of the drain plug, causing an initial spray of oil and then a leak. If enough oil drains, engine damage can result, and crash could result if the damage is severe enough. Dealers will inspect the torque of the oil filter drain plug, and tighten if necessary. The recall began September 12, 2003.

For Models: Dodge Viper

Engine, September 9, 2003

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On 69 vehicles, the fuel pump wiring can become chafed by an underbody shield. This could cause the fuel pump fuse to open and the engine to stall unexpectedly. This may increase the risk of a crash. The recall began September 9, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C27.

For Models: Suzuki Verona

Body, Interior & Misc., September 4, 2003

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A mislocated sensor in the seat belt buckle may prevent the seat belt tongue from being inserted completely into the buckle. In a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the driver's seat belt buckle assembly. The recall began September 4, 2003. The Suzuki recall number is K4.

For Models: Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer

Body, Interior & Misc., August 29, 2003

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Ford has recalled certain 1998-2002 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for an issue with the driver's seat recliner mechanism. The upper bolt that attaches the recliner mechanism to the seat back frame could fracture. If this happens, the seat back could fall backward and disrupt the driver, possibly causing an accident. Dealers will replace the upper bolt and, on some vehicles, replace a lower bolt as well.

For Models: Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer

Drive Train, August 29, 2003

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Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for a possible binding speed control cable. If the cable binds, throttle return could be affected, causing a sticking accelerator. Dealers will inspect the cable and replace it if necessary.

For Models: Pontiac Grand Prix

Brakes, August 28, 2003

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The right rear brake hose fitting may not be tightened properly, which could result in a brake fluid leak. This condition could lead to a low brake pedal and increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the right rear brake hose fitting to the proper specification, and add brake fluid if needed. The recall began August 28, 2003. The GM recall number is 03045.

For Models: Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback

Engine, August 27, 2003

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The fuel filler hose may have a hose clamp that is out of position or loose, which could result in fuel leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and tighten the clamp on the fuel filler hose. The recall began August 27, 2003. The Subaru recall number is WW0-98.

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