289 vehicles may have been built with an incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate. This could cause the transmission park lock system not to engage as expected. If the vehicle was parked on an incline and the parking brake was not engaged, a roll-away condition could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate. The Ford recall number is 05S39.
All Car Recalls
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard # 135 "Passenger Car Brake Systems" To meet the standard, vehicles must not move for 5 minutes when stopped on a steep hill with the parking brake applied and the vehicle in neutral. Some of these vehicles failed this test. When the parking brake is released the driver may notice unintended braking while accelerating, decelerating or coasting. This could lead to unintended vehicle movement and cause an accident. The dealer will inspect each rear parking brake caliper and replace free of charge if slippage is noticed. The GM recall # is 05059
Honda recalled certain 2006 Civic models for improper installation and mounting of the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal may become detached from its mounting, causing the throttle to stick, which can create a potential safety hazard. Dealers will reset the accelerator pedal or replace the whole assembly free of charge.
Acura has recalled 2006 TL vehicles because the bolts that mount the front air bag external impact sensors may be loose. If the sensor bolts fall out, the sensor may not function properly, which may prevent air bag deployment in the event of an accident. Dealers will inspect and re-torque the front air bag external impact sensor bolts.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the totally integrated power module (TIPM) may contain incorrect transfer case calibration set points, which may cause the transfer case to default to neutral. If this happens and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle can roll away without warning. Dealers will reprogram the TIPM with new software.
There is a recall on certain Valley Industries Hitch-Class III receiver trailer hitches P/N 82850 manufactured between March and September 2005 sold for use as replacements equipment for the 2005 Nissan Xterra. Due to insufficient weld strength, under certain circumstances, the hitch may break while in use. This may cause the loss of equipment in tow and result in an accident. Valley Industries will replace the hitch free of charge.
548 vehicles were assembled with incorrectly built seat belt buckle mountings. When the left side, second row seat belt is used, the buckle may not be fully retained in the event of a crash. A seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the second row left hand seat belt buckle to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B021.
Chrysler is recalling 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the air conditioner evaporator condensate water may enter the transmission at the fill tube grommet seal. This can result in a shudder during torque converter clutch engagement, which can lead to increased transmission operating temperatures, boiling of the water, and a subsequent purging of transmission fluid into the engine compartment. This may cause a fire under the hood. Dealers will inspect all components and repair/replace as necessary.
On certain sport utility vehicles, the left front brake line bracket was not welded properly and may come loose resulting in brake line rubbing and possibly bursting. This will result in the loss of braking and could lead to an accident. Dealer will re-attach the brake line support bracket free of charge. The BMW campaign # is 05V367000
Excessive heat buildup in the exhaust system can occur, which could result in a fire. Mazda has instructed owners to bring affected vehicles in to repair this condition. Owners should expect a rental or loner vehicle while repairs are performed. The Mazda recall number is 3605J.
Interference between the front seat belt and the front seat recliner knob may cause the front seat to recline inadvertently. Inadvertent release of the seat back may result in injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the manual seat back recliner knob(s) free of charge. The recall began October 14, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 072.
Some sport utility vehicles may have fuel tanks that contain a out of specification breather pipe. This may result in deterioration of a grommet and result in pipe detaching from tube. When the Fuel level is above the the level of the joint, fuel may enter the breather pipe.This may cause rough engine running, stalling, hard starts, hesitation, and misfires. If the Vapor canister becomes saturated, the fuel may leak and cause a fire hazard. Dealer will replace fuel tanks free of charge. The Land Rover recall # is B016