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The fuel pressure sensor may at times transmit an incorrect signal to the engine control module. If the signal is outside of the pre-programmed allowable limits, the Check Engine Light can illuminate and a fault code will be stored. An engine misfire and/or engine stalling may occur. In certain traffic situations, this could cause an unsafe situation and possibly a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R181.

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There is no information regarding the operation of the tire pressure monitoring system in the owner's manual. Volkswagen sent an owner's manual insert that contains the required information to vehicle owners free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford has recalled certain 2007 F150 trucks due to a concern with the fuel tank. Some fuel tanks may have a manufacturing flaw, which allows fuel to permeate the fuel tank wall. This could cause a fuel odor and possibly a Check Engine Light. Dealers will replace the affected fuel tanks.

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Improper heat treatment of the wheel bearing and hub assembly may allow the hub to fracture. If the hub fractures, the wheel will only be retained by the brake caliper assembly. If the wheel falls off while driving, a crash could result. Dealers will inspect and replace both front wheel bearing and hub assemblies free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S54.

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Certain aftermarket Thule hitch style bicycle racks with fold down style bike arms. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack. When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, this pinch point has the potential of causing a severe laceration or amputation to the users finger tips or hand. Thule will provide a repair kit and instructions free of charge 

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The 34 gallon fuel tank equipped on some trucks may be damaged and leak if the vehicle rolls over in a crash. A fuel leak could result in a fire if an ignition source is present. Dealers will install a fuel tank shield onto the front frame cross member. The recall began June 12, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G16.

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On some vehicles, the front seat track position sensors for the air bag system may not function properly. This could increase the risk of injury in certain crash conditions. Dealers will inspect the front seat track position sensors and replace them. The recall began June 18, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G14.

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The air bag light may come on due to a damaged seat belt tension sensor wiring connector. This would turn on the air bag warning light, and would prevent air bags from deploying in an accident. Dealers will replace the wiring connector for the seat belt tension sensor harness. This recall began on June 18, 2007.

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The windshield may have been installed improperly from the factory. This creates a higher risk for occupant injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect all vehicle glass and replace any glass that was improperly installed free of charge to correct the problem.

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ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.
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The windshield, side stationary glass and liftgate glass may have been installed using improper primer, which can result in the glass being insecure in a crash. Dealers will replace all affected glass free of charge to resolve the concern.

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ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEAT GENERATED BY THE ENGINE CAUSES REPEATED BENDING DEFORMATION OF THE POLYPROPYLENE COOLING FAN INCLUDING ITS RETAINING RING, WHICH STRESSES THE POLYPROPYLENE THEREBY INITIATING CRACKING OF THE BLADES. THE CENTRIFUGAL FORCES GENERATED BY THE ROTATION OF THE BLADES CAN CAUSE THE CRACKS TO PROPAGATE UNTIL COMPLETE SEPARATION OCCURS.
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The rear center seat belt may be too short, making it difficult to pull out after the automatic locking mode has engaged. Due to this difficulty, rear seat occupants may not use the belt consistently, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear center seat belt to correct this concern. This recall began on June 11, 2007. The Nissan recall number is R0701.

 

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On certain vehicles equipped with Valeo heating and air conditioning systems, the blower motor may overheat, causing an interior fire. The Chrysler recall # is G03 

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The vacuum supply hose to the power brake unit may have been mis-routed during vehicle assembly. This may bring the hose too close to the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve connections at the exhaust manifold. Contact with the hot exhaust system may cause the vacuum hose to melt, leading to a loss of brake assistance and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the hose and adjust the routing; damaged noses will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 25, 2007. The Jaguar recall number is J003.

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