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For Models: Lexus GX470

Body, Interior & Misc., April 8, 2003

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The middle row seat behind the driver may not latch correctly due to interference from the Lexus Link System (LLS) storage case. In the seat is not latched correctly, in the event of a crash, the seat occupant would face an increased risk of injury. Dealers will remove the LLS case panels around the seat stopper to correct this concern.

For Models: Toyota Celica

Engine, April 4, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE, LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK INLET PIPE, MAY BECOME SEPARATED FROM THE INLET PIPE AND FALL INTO THE FUEL TANK. IF THE CHECK VALVE FALLS INTO THE TANK, FUEL MAY SPILL FROM THE FUEL INLET PIPE WHEN THE FUEL PUMP AUTOMATICALLY SHUTS OFF DURING FUELING.

For Models: Plymouth Prowler

Suspension & Steering, April 4, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF LUBRICATION THAT CAN RESULT IN ACCELERATED WEAR AND POSSIBLE SEPARATION FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE.

For Models: Saab 900

Body, Interior & Misc., April 4, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IS DESIGNED TO SENSE AND DISCRIMINATE FRONTAL IMPACT EVENTS, COMMAND AIR BAG AND SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER DEPLOYMENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND PERFORM CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTICS OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE. DUE TO THE POSSIBLE INSUFFICIENT SEALING OF THE BOTTOM OF AN ELECTROLYTE CAPACITOR, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR IT TO LEAK ELECTROLYTE WITHIN THE AIR BAG ECU. ALSO, IN HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS, THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER CAN CAUSE RAPID COOLING OF THE ECU, WHICH IN TURN MAY CAUSE THE FORMATION OF CONDENSATION WITH THE UNIT.

For Models: Jaguar X-Type

Electrical & Lights, April 1, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER SEDANS, THE POWER CIRCUIT WHICH FEEDS THE DIRECTION INDICATOR SYSTEM COULD FAIL. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING UNAWARE THAT THE EXTERNAL TURNING INDICATORS ARE NOT OPERATING BECAUSE THE INTERNAL ¿TELL-TAIL¿ LIGHT ON THE DRIVER¿S INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTINUES TO WORK NORMALLY.

For Models: Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2003

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Ford has recalled certain 2002-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles because their windshields do not comply with safety standards. Due to improper mounting, the windshield may exhibit increased wind noise, water leakage, squeaks, and rattles and could experience a loss of retention, which would reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield.

For Models: Saab 9-5

Drive Train, March 31, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF AN OWNER CHANGES THEIR WHEELS/TIRES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER USING A STEEL WHEEL IN THE WINTER AND AN ALLOY WHEEL IN THE SUMMER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR RUST AND CONTAMINATION TO BUILD UP ON THE WHEEL HUB DURING THE STEEL WHEEL USAGE. IF THIS OCCURS AND THE CONTAMINATION IS NOT REMOVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AFTER THE TIRE CHANGE SERVICE, SOME OF THIS CONTAMINATION COULD FLAKE OR GRIND AWAY RESULTING IN REDUCED CLAMPING FORCE OF THE WHEEL TO THE HUB. OVER SEVERAL SEASONS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS REDUCED FORCE COULD RESULT IN FRACTURES DEVELOPING IN THE WHEEL BOLTS DUE TO WHEEL TO HUB MOVEMENT.

For Models: Lincoln Continental

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DRIVER AND/OR PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG COULD DEPLOY AS A RESULT OF UNDERBODY IMPACTS NEAR THE SENSORS, SUCH AS THOSE OCCURRING FROM PIECES OF GRAVEL OR DEBRIS THROWN FROM THE WHEELS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED AT MODERATE TO HIGH SPEED OR BEING ACCELERATED.

For Models: Mazda MPV

Electrical & Lights, March 31, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH FRONT FOG LIGHTS,THE FOG LIGHT BULB SOCKET MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IMPROPERLY.

For Models: Kia Optima

Electrical & Lights, March 28, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5 AND 2.7 LITER V6 ENGINES, THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR (CKP) CASES DID NOT MEET DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS.

For Models: Hyundai Tiburon

Body, Interior & Misc., March 24, 2003

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The driver's seat height adjuster mechanism may interfere with the seat belt wiring, which could cause the seat belt warning lamp or supplemental restraint system lamp to illuminate. It could also cause the airbag fuse (cavity number 5) to open. If this happens, the airbags may not deploy if needed in a crash. Dealers will install a new driver seat belt buckle if needed, and a protective cover over the driver seat belt buckle wiring to prevent any damage. The recall began September 23, 2003. The Hyundai recall number is 056.

For Models: Cadillac CTS

Suspension & Steering, March 20, 2003

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There may be a loose bolt on the intermediate steering shaft, which could result in separation of the upper and lower shaft. This could result in a loss of steering control and a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect for the presence of the shaft bolt, and verify it is tightened to the proper torque specification. The recall began March 20, 2003. The GM recall number is 03017.

For Models: BMW X5, BMW Z4

Body, Interior & Misc., March 19, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CONNECTION OF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE TO THE STEEL ROPE OF THE TENSIONER DOES NOT MEET BMW SPECIFICATIONS. IN SEVERE FRONTAL CRASHES, THIS CONNECTION CAN DETACH.

For Models: Jeep Grand Cherokee

Suspension & Steering, March 12, 2003

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Chrysler is recalling 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the power steering gear may contain an improperly formed spacer clip, which could dislodge within the steering gear. This can cause increased steering effort and a higher risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear assemblies.

For Models: Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac DeVille, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Venture, GMC Envoy, Pontiac Montana

Body, Interior & Misc., March 11, 2003

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On 130 vehicles, the driver's air bag may not deploy properly if needed in a crash. Also, the inflator could rupture. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver and other passengers if pieces of the inflator strike them. Dealers will inspect and install a new driver's air bag if needed. The recall began March 11, 2003. The GM recall number is 03008.

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