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ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.
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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.

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The wire harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and over time could be damaged by the trunk opening and closing. A damaged harness could result in a blown fuse, causing loss of license plate, back-up, and tail light function. Loss of tail lights could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. This recall began on September 15, 2004. The Acura recall number is P45.

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A problem with the adaptive fuel control logic may allow air/fuel ratios that are lean enough to cause the engine to stall during deceleration. If the engine stalls without warning, a crash could result. Dealers will reprogram the Electronic Control Module (ECM) on affected vehicles. The recall began September 14, 2004. The Suzuki recall number is KE.

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CERTAIN EXTENDED AND REGULAR CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND CARGO VANS CONVERTED TO COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE ONE SEATING POSITION, THE CENTER REAR SEAT, EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES.
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An in-tank fuel line may have been attached incorrectly. Even though the fuel gauge indicates that fuel is present in the tank, the engine could stall under certain driving conditions. Stalling of the engine while driving increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the in-tank suction jet pump fuel line and if necessary, reattach it according to specifications. This recall is scheduled to begin during September 2004.

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On certain vehicles with a 3.0L engine and manual transmission, if the vehicle is moving slowly in first gear, with the accelerator pedal held in a constant position of low engine speed, with the clutch pedal held in a partially depressed position, the engine speed may increase. The vehicle could accelerate unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the vehicle's engine management control unit to correct this concern. This recall began during September 2004.

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CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE OVERHEAD SIGN ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS.
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Nissan has recalled 2004 Maxima models equipped with skyview roofs because the glass for the roof may not have been quenched properly after the forming process, resulting in temper imbalance. This may create excessive internal stress in the glass, which can cause the glass to shatter and possibly injure someone. Dealers will inspect and replace the glass in the skyview roof.

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ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CORROSION MAY OCCUR IN THE INNER STEEL PORTIONS OF THE ACTIVE BODY CONTROL¿S (ABC) HIGH-PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION HOSE DUE TO EXTENSIVE EXPOSURE TO HEAT AND HUMIDITY. OVER TIME, CORROSION MAY DETERIORATE THE INNER STEEL PORTIONS OF THE HOSE.
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ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS FULL AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED FACING FORWARD ON AN UPWARD SLOPE, THE FUEL TANK LEVELING VALVE MAY NOT MAINTAIN PROPER SEALING IN THE EVENT THE FUEL EXPANDS FROM A RISE IN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE.
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The washer for the control arm ball stud may have been made of the wrong material, and may fracture and fall out, or become loose. The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle due to disengagement of the tapered stud, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash. Dealers will inspect the torque on the ball stud joints on all front and rear lower control arms. If the torque is not to specification, the ball stud, knuckle, and nut will be replaced. If the torque is to specification, the dealers will replace only the ball stud nut and washer. The recall began August 24, 2004. The GM recall number is 04043.

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ON CERTAIN VANS BUILT ON FORD E250/E350 CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH SURE-LOK WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT SYSTEMS, THE SPROCKET TEETH OF THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
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On 37 vehicles, the passenger-side rear safety belt may have been installed with an incorrect nut and bolt. In a severe crash, the upper seat belt anchorage may separate, reducing the effectiveness of the seat belt and increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the safety belt anchorage and install a new nut and bolt. The recall began August 23, 2004. The GM recall number is 04056.

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ON CERTAIN SEDAN AND WAGON MODEL VEHICLES, THE LEFT FRONT BOLT THAT RETAINS THE FORWARD PART OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT TO THE SEAT SLIDE RAIL MAY LOOSEN. IF THE SEAT SLIDE RAIL BOLT LOOSENS, IT WILL EVENTUALLY FALL OUT, AND THE SEAT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT SLIDE.