Some vans may have been produced with seat belt assemblies containing a latch with a brittle condition that may not withstand the forces specified by the standards. This may mean the belt would not restrain the seat occupants as needed in a crash. Dealers will replace the safety belt buckle. The recall began May 7, 2004. The GM recall number is 04025.
All Car Recalls
Chevrolet has recalled certain 2004 Malibu vehicles because the driver's side outboard seat belt anchor may fail in a collision. Dealers will insert a retainer on both front seat outboard seat belt anchorages.
Ford has recalled certain 2004 F150 trucks for a concern with the manufacturing of the fuel tank. Fuel may permeate the liner of the tank, causing an odor, a leak, or a Check Engine Light. Leaking fuel and vapors are flammable and hazardous. Dealers will replace affected fuel tanks.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2004 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the vehicle certification label lists incorrect tire, wheel, and recommended inflation pressure information. Installing the incorrect tire/rim sizes and loading the vehicle to the weights shown on the label can cause tire failure, which can result in a crash. Owners will be provided with vehicle certification label overlays containing the corrected information.
On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.
145 vehicles were assembled with a seam at the clutch that was not welded to specifications. This could lead to degraded performance of the clutch inside the gearbox. As a result, the clutch could fail without warning, disabling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on April 30, 2004. The Audi recall number is JA.
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jettas because a brake light switch may malfunction. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. This recall has been superseded by 06V-183. Owners who have had a remedy performed under this recall should return to their dealer for the redesigned remedy.
On eight vehicles, the driver's side seat belt had incorrect markings and did not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. No vehicles were sold to consumers.
Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.
The front seat backs may not meet Porsche's strength standards. In the event of a crash, the seats could twist, tilting on one side to the rear. This could result in personal injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will replace the affected seats to correct this concern.
Chevrolet is recalling 2004 Mailbu vehicles because the label that appears on the sun visors regarding the restraint system does not comply with federal standards and may inappropriate for the vehicle. Chevrolet has mailed replacement labels for the sun visors to owners.