Car recalls

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

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For Models: Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet S10, Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Chevrolet Suburban 2500, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Jimmy, GMC Safari, GMC Suburban 1500, GMC Suburban 2500, GMC Yukon, Oldsmobile Bravada

Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

For Models: Mercedes-Benz ML320, Mercedes-Benz ML350, Mercedes-Benz ML430, Mercedes-Benz ML500, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG

Suspension & Steering, June 16, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.

For Models: Volkswagen Cabrio, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat

Engine, June 13, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.

For Models: Isuzu Ascender

Drive Train, June 13, 2003

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Some vehicles were equipped with an override that allowed the key to be removed when the shift lever was not in the "Park" position. In addition, the override allowed the transmission to be shifted out of "Park" with the key in the off position. The overrides are not permitted by the Federal Safety Standard. Dealers will disable the overrides. The recall began on June 13, 2003.

For Models: Hyundai Accent

Suspension & Steering, June 10, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. DURING WINTER MONTHS, LARGE QUANTITIES OF SALT ARE USED TO DE-ICE ROADS. THIS ROAD SALT COULD RESULT IN CORROSION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS.

For Models: Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500

Body, Interior & Misc., June 3, 2003

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For vans with a gross vehicle weight under 8500 pounds and in a crash sufficient enough to deploy the seat belt pretensioner, the front seat belt buckles may not release after a crash, or the seat belt latch may be ejected during the crash. This could result in increased risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckles. The recall began June 3, 2003. The GM recall number is 03007.

For Models: Toyota Tacoma

Engine, June 3, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, DURING SIDE IMPACT NCAP TEST (I.E. LINCAP TEST), A FLANGE AT THE REAR END OF THE DOUBLE CAB BODY DEFORMED AND INTERFERED WITH THE FUEL INLET HOSE THAT CONNECTS THE FUEL FILLER PIPE AND FUEL TANK, RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL INLET HOSE.

For Models: Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford F-250

Suspension & Steering, May 30, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 1997 Expedition, F150, and F250 vehicles because the intermediate steering shaft yoke may separate from the steering gear input shaft. If separation occurs, there may be a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft yoke to verify that it is fully seated on the steering gear input shaft. If it is not, the intermediate shaft and bolt will be replaced.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Hummer H2, Oldsmobile Bravada

Drive Train, May 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, ¿THEFT PROTECTION.¿ THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A MECHANICAL OVERRIDE THAT COULD ALLOW THE IGNITION KEY TO BE REMOVED WITH THE SHIFT LEVER IN A POSITION OTHER THAN PARK. IN ADDITION, THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN OVERRIDE THAT CAN ALLOW THE TRANSMISSION TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK WITH THE IGNITION IN THE OFF POSITION.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Electrical & Lights, May 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 101, ¿CONTROL LOCATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ILLUMINATION¿ AND NO. 208, ¿OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.¿ THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN INTERMITTENT CONDITION DURING VEHICLE START-UP IN WHICH THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER MAY NOT PROPERLY POWER UP, RESULTING IN MOST OF THE DISPLAYS, TELLTALE LIGHTS, AND FUNCTIONS (EXCEPT THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT, TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS, AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER BACKLIGHTING) BEING INOPERATIVE.

For Models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada

Brakes, May 29, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The left-front brake hard line may be susceptible to fracturing due to a circumferential score in a random location caused by the manufacturing process. If the line fractures, brake pedal travel will immediately increase and braking performance will be reduced. This could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left-front brake pipe. The recall began May 29, 2003. The GM recall number is 03025.

For Models: Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45

Drive Train, May 27, 2003

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The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the transaxle and differential may not be tight. If the bolts come loose, the drive shaft may come off the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the drive shaft bolts and tighten them to the proper specification. The recall began May 27, 2003. The Nissan recall number is ITB03-032.

For Models: BMW 325Ci, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW M3

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2003

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The anti-pinching feature for the power windows may not function properly. A person may be pinched by a window being closed. Dealers will inspect the electronic control unit for the window lifting anti-pinching device, and replace it if necessary. The recall began May 27, 2003.

For Models: Kia Sedona

Brakes, May 19, 2003

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A programming error in the ABS Control Module logic could cause reduced braking force and increased stopping distances when stopping the vehicle below 25 MPH. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the control module to fix the issue. The recall began May 19, 2003. The Kia recall number is SC-032.

For Models: BMW 325Ci, BMW 325i

Drive Train, May 5, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT WAGON VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, AND THE VEHICLE AT REST, AN INCREASE OF ENGINE IDLE SPEED (UP TO 1,300 RPM) MAY OCCUR.

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