The brake lights may fail to illuminate, or illuminate at all times. In this condition, the cruise control will not function. If towing a trailer connected to the brake lamp wiring, the trailer lights will also be affected. A following driver may not know when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash. Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly. The recall began December 5, 2006. The GM recall number is 06030.
All Car Recalls
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.
On some models, the hood latch striker may break and the hood may open unexpectedly, which could lead to a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the hood latch strikers free of charge. The recall began November 27, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F45.
The windshield may not be properly installed, which may cause wind noise, squeaks/rattles, and/or water leaks. If the windshield comes loose in a crash, vehicle occupants may be less protected. Dealers will replace the windshield free of charge. The recall began November 22, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C15.
On 25 vehicles, the bolt securing the front control arm and swivel bearing were not tightened to specification and could loosen over time. If the nuts loosen, vehicle handling and control could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the front control arm and swivel bearing connection to the correct specifications. The recall began November 21, 2006.
The fuel pump module and/or the powertrain control module (PCM) software may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the PCM and in some models, replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on November 21, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F44.
The shifter interlock to key lock cable may be improperly manufactured. This may allow the key to come out with the vehicle not in park. This could allow the vehicle to roll out of control. Dealers will inspect the cable and replace it if necessary. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-06-005. This recall began on November 20, 2006.
In a frontal crash test, it was discovered that the fuel line in the engine compartment could crack and short circuits in the fuse box were discovered that would make the fuel pump continue to run. If this happens and fuel leaks onto the ground, a vehicle fire could occur. Dealers will replace the fuse block and install a new section of fuel line that has been redesigned. The recall began November 16, 2006. The recall number is 06133.
The owner's manual for the vehicle did not get printed with required rollover warning information. Chrysler mailed an addendum to vehicle owners that should be added to the existing manual free of charge to resolve the concern.
On some vehicles, the fuel tank may be missing the adhesive that bonds the barrier layer to the outer shell. This may allow fuel and/or fuel vapors to leak out between the layers, increasing the risk of fire. Dealers will inspect the serial numbers on the fuel tank and replace it if needed. The recall began November 13, 2006. The GM recall number is 06160.
The brake fluid reservoir cap is missing some required brake fluid warning information. Nissan will send a new revised reservoir cap to vehicle owners. This recall began on November 10, 2006.
The right front steering knuckle could have a casting defect due to a problem with the manufacturing equipment. The steering knuckle may fracture, which would cause a loss of steering control and a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to identify the defective parts and replace them as needed. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F48.
The side door latches may freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion. As a result, the door may not latch when closed, and could open while the vehicle is moving. Dealers will install a shield over the front door latches and seal a drain hole in the rear window molding on the Freestyle rear side doors. Grease will also be applied to all the latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S45.
The side impact airbags may inadvertently deploy. This can occur if a door is closed with excessive force while the ignition is on or within 90 seconds of turning the ignition off. Personal injury could occur to an occupant seated where the airbags deploy. Dealers will replace the two side impact airbag sensors and install a urethane pad in the front doors to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2006. The Toyota recall number is SCC 60H.