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.
All Car Recalls
Volkswagen is recalling models equipped with 2.0L engines with 147 kw because they may have a vacuum line that can fracture and become disconnected at low ambient temperatures. This may cause the brake power assist to become inoperative, which can lead to increased braking effort and stopping distance. Dealers will install the newly designed vacuum line.
The wiper motor may fail during heavy rain due to excessive moisture entering the wiper motor. This may cause the wipers to stop working, which can reduce visibility and lead to a crash. Dealers will install a special cover and sealing kit.
Some optional trailer hitches may not have been properly welded during installation. The hitch may separate from the vehicle while in use, which could result in a crash. The recall began November 29, 2006. The Honda recall number is Q29.
On vehicles with automatic temperature control (ATC), a software problem with the HVAC module may cause the defrosting and defogging functions not to work. Under certain conditions, visibility could be reduced, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the HVAC module. The recall began January 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F51.
The curtain side air bags may not be tethered to the vehicle properly. This may result in them not deploying properly in a collision. Dealers will inspect the air bag tether straps and reroute them if necessary. The Toyota recall number is 60J. This recall began on December 21, 2006.
It was found in compliance testing that some rear combination lamp assemblies did not meet illumination standards. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard. Dealers will replace the rear combination lamp assemblies. The recall began December 18, 2006. The Infiniti recall number is R0607.
Some headlight assemblies so not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for photometric values. Dealers will replace the headlight assemblies. The recall began on December 18, 2006. The Infiniti recall number is R0608.
The tire pressure and loading information label may be incorrect. This could lead to improper vehicle loading or tire pressures that could result in a tire failure. Dealers will mail the correct label to vehicle owners. This recall is expected to begin on December 18, 2006. The Volvo recall number is 161.
The sliding door latch mechanisms may experience water intrusion, allowing the latch mechanism to freeze in cold weather. At this time, only vehicles in cold weather states are being recalled for this issue. When the door is opened, the latch pawl may remain in the open position and not latch properly when closed. Since the door may open unexpectedly while driving, an unbelted occupant could be ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the sliding door latches to correct this concern. The Mazda recall number is 4306K.
Nissan has recalled 2007 Maxima models equipped with "intelligent key." During an inspection at the assembly plant, it was found that the steering wheel was locked with the ignition knob in the "Off" position, but the vehicle was not in "Park." If this happens, the steering wheel may lock when turned to the right. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering wheel lock assembly free of charge.
On certain sport utility vehicles the steering may become locked with the key in the off position but not in park. If the key is turned to off with the transmission not in park the wheel may lock when turned to the right. Dealer will inspect and replace lock assembly free of charge. The Nissan recall # is R0614
The fuel tank released on some vehicles was a pre-production prototype and had to be replaced prior to vehicle sale. Units were repaired at the dealerships prior to sale. The Jaguar recall number is R177. This recall began on December 13, 2006.