Car recalls

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

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For Models: Isuzu Amigo, Isuzu Rodeo

Brakes, July 14, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), THE VEHICLES CAN EXPERIENCE EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES IN CERTAIN TYPES OF BRAKING EVENTS.

For Models: Isuzu Hombre

Body, Interior & Misc., July 14, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS 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: Mazda Mazda6

Brakes, July 14, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The float portion of the brake fluid level sensor can be forced of its guide rail during filling of the brake master cylinder reservoir. As a result, the low brake fluid warning indicator may not illuminate when the fluid level is low. As of this time, Mazda has not yet provided a remedy for this campaign. The Mazda recall number is 1203F.

For Models: Mazda MPV, Mazda Mazda6, Mazda Miata MX-5

Electrical & Lights, July 14, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The heat generated by a fog light bulb can cause the socket holder to be pushed rearward in the light casing. This, in combination with the normal vibration during vehicle operation, can cause the bulb holder to separate from the light casing. Should this occur, the bulb socket and harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly result in the bumper being burned by the hot bulb. Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. The Mazda recall number is 1103F.

 

For Models: BMW Z4

Drive Train, July 14, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On 180 vehicles equipped 18 inch tires, a front tire may have been damaged during production, when it was mounted on the rim. This could lead to tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will unseat the tire from the rim and inspect the tire for damage. If damage is found, the tire will be replaced. The recall began July 14, 2003.

For Models: Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback

Suspension & Steering, July 14, 2003

Summary: THIS RECALL APPLIES TO CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. CERTAIN REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE ROAD SALTS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS, COULD RESULT IN RUST-OUT OF THE COMPONENT AND POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF THE SUBFRAME.

For Models: BMW 745Li, BMW 745i

Engine, July 8, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR, A DESYNCHRONIZATION OF THE VALVETRONIC MOTORS FOR ENGINE BANKS I AND II MAY OCCUR. IF THIS OCCURS, THE ENGINE COULD STALL.

For Models: Suzuki Aerio, Suzuki Esteem, Suzuki Grand Vitara

Body, Interior & Misc., July 8, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, ¿WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.¿ THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED TO THE VEHICLE BODY DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ADHESION BETWEEN THE PAINT APPLIED DURING THE SECOND-STAGE PAINTING PROCESS AND THE PAINT APPLIED DURING FINAL-STAGE PAINTING.

For Models: Saturn L100, Saturn L200, Saturn L300, Saturn LS, Saturn LS1, Saturn LS2

Electrical & Lights, July 1, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L L4 (L61) ENGINES, A FAILURE OF THE IGNITION CONTROL MODULE MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION IN IDLE QUALITY, REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENGINE POWER, AND THE VEHICLE MAY BE HARD TO START. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER SUCH AN IGNITION MODULE FAILURE WILL RESULT IN THE ¿SERVICE ENGINE SOON¿ LIGHT FLASHING, AND MAY LEAD TO SECONDARY FAILURES OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, OXYGEN SENSOR, AND EXHAUST RESONATOR.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Drive Train, June 30, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS), IF THE T125/70D-15 COMPACT SPARE TIRE IS INSTALLED ON A FRONT WHEEL POSITION, THE TCS MAY INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATE BEGINNING AT SPEEDS OF 20 MPH.

For Models: Infiniti G35

Brakes, June 23, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The brake stop lamp switch may malfunction, which means the brake lights may not illuminate when the brake is pressed. This could result in a crash without warning. Dealers will replace brake lamp switch. The recall began June 23, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R3011.

For Models: BMW X5

Brakes, June 23, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

A brake line may be too close to the steering shaft, which may allow the brake line to contact the shaft and eventually suffer damage and corrosion. A loss of brake fluid would illuminate the warning light as well as increase stopping distance, which could lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect the distance between the brake line and steering shaft joint, and increase the distance if needed. The recall began June 23, 2003.

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: Isuzu Ascender

Drive Train, June 13, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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