The mounting bolts for the front brake calipers may not be tight. If the bolt backs out, the brake caliper could separate or rotate away from the bracket and the brake will fail at that wheel. It could also damage the wheel and cause a flat tire. Either condition could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the mounting bolts to ensure they are secured.
All Car Recalls
Toyota has recalled certain 2003 4Runner and Highlander trucks because the lug nuts used for upgraded alloy wheels are not suitable for the spare tire and wheel. If the existing lugs are used, the spare tire may loosen and come off. Dealers will provide owners with newly designed lug nuts, a warning label for the spare wheel, and an owner's manual addendum.
A fuel leak may develop on vehicles equipped with a 2.2L 4-cylinder engine. Premature corrosion of the exterior of the filter could lead to a hole, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the inline fuel filter to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 03068.
The power windows and/or sunroof may operate after the ignition has been turned to the off position and the front passenger door is opened. If children are left unattended and operate the windows or sunroof, there is an increased risk of injury. Dealers will upgrade the body control module (BCM) calibration to correct this concern.
The seat backrest mechanism may not have been installed correctly. In a crash, this could result in the backrest folding forward, increasing the risk of injury to the driver or front passenger. Dealers will inspect the vehicle's front seats to verify if the component was installed improperly. The dealer may need to order a complete new seat to repair the concern. The recall began February 1, 2004. The Saab recall number is 15014.
The circuit board for the crank position sensor and cam position sensor may have improper solder joints. This could cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to come on, the engine may not start, you could experience reduced power, or the engine may stall without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the the crank position sensor, cam position sensors, and in some cases, the variable timing control sensors. The recall began on December 22, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R2022 and the Infiniti recall number is R3021.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models equipped with the snow plow preparation package because the tires may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity. Dealers will provide replacement tires to meet the load carrying capacity and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2004 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the transfer case to transmission attaching fasteners may not be tightened correctly. This may cause the transmission adapter or transfer case housing to crack. If not corrected, there may be propeller shaft separation and damage to fuel system components, which can lead to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will retighten the transfer case to transmission fasteners.
Some seat belt buckles may have a burr on a metal component of the locking mechanism. This could prevent the seat belt from locking under certain conditions. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the affected seat belts. This recall is expected to begin on December 22, 2003. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2003 120006.
A capacitor in the instrument cluster may overheat under certain conditions. If this happens, it could potentially cause an instrument panel fire. Dealers will remove the capacitor from the circuit board. The recall began December 17, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C43.
The ignition system wiring harness can rub against the underside of the intake manifold. Abrasive damage to the harness can cause a short to ground in the ignition power circuit, causing the ignition fuse to blow and the engine to stall and not restart. This can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair any ignition wire harness damage and add additional insulation and a protector plate to prevent future damage. The Suzuki recall number is EN.
On certain vehicles equipped with the 3.5L V6, the tire certification label in the driver's door frame may specify a 16-inch wheel instead of the required 17-inch wheel rim size. A service technician that only uses the label to replace a damaged wheel may try to replace it with an incorrect wheel. Owners were sent new labels with instructions on installation. The recall began December 15, 2003. The GM recall number is 03059.