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Car Recalls

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Does your car have a recall?

What is a recall?

A recall takes place after a large safety issue is brought to a car manufacturer’s attention. Engine issues, supplemental restraint system (SRS) problems, or other items may make the vehicle unsafe or hazardous to operate. At that point, a manufacturer must notify owners of affected vehicles that a recall is happening, what is involved, and then take steps to correct the issue. This correction must be performed at no cost to the consumer.

Where can I take care of a recall on my vehicle?

While independent shops can be a great place to have your car repaired or maintained, if your vehicle is subject to a recall, only an authorized dealership can perform the repair. Click HERE to find a RepairPal Certified Dealer in your area. Recalls are required to be done free of charge to the owner and do not expire, so be wary of anyone who tries to charge you for one.

Is a 'campaign' the same as a recall?

Campaigns are not the same as recalls. A vehicle may experience issues not related to its safety after it is released. In some of these cases, the manufacturer may create a campaign to correct the issue for free while the vehicle is under warranty. Any documentation you receive from the manufacturer should state explicitly whether your issue is a recall or a campaign.

See below for the most recent recalls

Summary on May 20, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles used extensively in track type racing events and subjected to aggressive driving conditions could experiencecracking of the steering rack mounting brackets.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 20, 2002
On certain pickup trucks, the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (pdc) can loosen.
2 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 16, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles, during the manufacturing process, oil was applied to the brake pedal assembly to prevent rust. this oil can leak into the brake stop switch and contaminate the electrical contacts.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 14, 2002

The all wheel drive transfer case may leak oil, which can result in total oil loss of the transfer case. This could lock up the drive train and cause loss of vehicle control.

Dodge notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2002. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Dodge recall number is B17.

1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 13, 2002
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with a 4.0l engine only, the design of the intake and exhaust manifolds could allow debris to accumulate at the #3 cylinder location.
3 models affected
Summary on May 13, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles, the main under hood electrical wiring harness may have insufficient clearance between the engine control harness and the exhaust heat shield. as a result, the harness could come in contact with the heat shield, which could result in melting of the harness insulation.
1 model affected
Summary on May 10, 2002
On certain minivans originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. during assembly, some brake lines were installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel insulator above the catalytic converter. this contact could abrade the brake line corrosion protection, consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash panel insulator would promote corrosion. this corrosion could ultimately lead to a leak in the brake line.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 1, 2002

The spare tire that the vehicle is equipped with may not be marked as a "temporary use" spare tire. This could mislead a driver using the spare tire in thinking it is not for temporary use. Temporary use spare tires will exhibit different driving characteristics than a full size tire.

Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2002. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

2 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 29, 2002
On certain sport utility vehicles, the passenger air bag wiring harness was improperly manufactured.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 25, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles built with manual transaxles, there is the potential for the speed control cable to hang up at the throttle body bracket during high, wide open throttle operation, preventing the throttle from returning to the closed position when the accelerator is released.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2002
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the multifunction switch could develop an open circuit condition that results in the stop lamps and the rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. the center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected.
3 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2002
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. on certain 2002 nissan altima model vehicles manufactured prior to march 16, 2002, one of the sensors for the air bag system does not work as well as expected in high-speed off-set crash situations.
1 model affected
Summary on April 15, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with 1.5 liter or 1.6 liter engines that were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of alaska, colorado, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, montana, north dakota, nebraska, new hampshire, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, south dakota, vermont, wisconsin, and wyoming. while driving at a steady throttle opening for an extended period of time during extremely cold ambient temperatures (below approximately -5 degrees fahrenheit with high humidity), moisture in the combustion chamber blowby gases can freeze and block the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) valve and hose. if the pcv hose freezes, combustion chamber gases are forced through the breather hose into the air intake hose and then into the throttle body.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 12, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. moisture could enter the rear track control arm's mounting bushing and bolt combination and cause corrosion.
1 model affected
Summary on April 10, 2002
Vehicle description: certain mini vans built with second row 50/50 split bench seats or captain's chairs, fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the seat latch anchor wire diameter is greater than 6.1 mm.
4 models affected
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