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Car Recalls

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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 December 10, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a 1.8 liter engine. the engine could stop running while being driven due to a defective crank position sensor. this could also result in the "service engine soon" warning light coming on or reduced engine power.
1 model affected
Summary on December 10, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1995-1998 ford windstar minivans. the front coil springs could potentially fracture due to corrosion. note: the 1997-1998 windstar mini vans are also covered by nhtsa safety recall 01v-199/ford recall 01s19. the mini vans covered by the safety recall were 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, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia.
1 model affected
Summary on December 10, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the driver and front passenger seat belts may not extend and retract smoothly through the d-ring guides mounted on the body pillars aft of the doors. if the seat belts do not extend and retract smoothly, they may twist in the d-ring guides and make it inconvenient to extend and retract the seat belts.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 10, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 2000-2001 ford focus 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, west virginia, and wisconsin. in high corrosion areas, where salt is used on roadways in the winter, the rear wheel bearing seal race can experience surface corrosion. if this condition occurs, the wheel bearing seals could become damaged and allow contamination to enter the wheel bearings.
1 model affected
Summary on December 4, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1996-1997 4-wheel drive chevrolet blazer, gmc jimmy, and oldsmobile bravada sport utility vehicles. some owners have had to pay for replacement of the upper ball joints that have separated. gm is providing a special policy to these owners to cover upper ball joint replacement if the customer followed the recommended maintenance schedule for the chassis lubrication and the vehicle still required the replacement of the upper ball joints due to separation.
3 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 3, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the onboard vapor recovery system vent hose may have been misrouted. this could allow water to enter the canister which can cause fuel to spill out of the filler tube when refueling the tank.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on November 28, 2001
Vehicle description: certain sedans, hearse, and limousine vehicles fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." these vehicles have sunvisor center supports with certain radii less than the 3.2mm required by the standard.
1 model affected
Summary on November 26, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles built with v6 engines to federal emission standards. the power steering fluid feed tube can come in contact with an exhaust manifold mounted heat shield causing a hole to be worn through the power steering pipe allowing fluid leakage.
2 models affected
Summary on November 26, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the bolt securing the crankshaft pulley can become loose and the pulley could fall off the vehicle.
1 model affected
Summary on November 26, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the driver's side knee blocker trim panel assembly can disengage, fall, and startle the operator.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on November 14, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic seat belt pretensions. the cr-v is equipped with two seat belt pretensioners - retractor and buckle - in both the driver and front passenger seating positions. some buckle pretensioners use a part that restricts the full motion of the mechanism.
1 model affected
Summary on November 6, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive. the calibration of the transfer case control module could cause insufficient high speed gear engagement.
2 models affected
Summary on October 29, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. due to a unique combination of conditions which consist of cold ambient temperatures, load applied from air conditioner and other electrical devices, and immediately after starting the engine, there is a possibility that the vacuum in the intake manifold could be insufficient for the brake booster.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 25, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. during the assembly process, the air cleaner box cover may have been damaged, and a broken plastic piece could travel into the intake chamber.
1 model affected
Summary on October 23, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles built at the kansas city assembly plant and 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, and wisconsin, and the district of columbia. the front coil springs may fracture as a result of corrosion in high corrosion environments. depending on the location of the fracture, a broken spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire.
2 models affected
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