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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

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 19, 2002

The brake pedal pad may break and separate from the pedal actuator arm. This would result in difficulty actuating the brake system, and could dislodge the driver's foot from securely applying the brakes.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 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.

5 models affected
Summary on February 18, 2002
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. in the event of a severe frontal offset collision, sharp edges on the power steering pressure hose bracket could cut the front impact sensor wiring insulation causing a short circuit in the wiring.
1 model affected
Summary on February 1, 2002
On certain passenger vehicles and mini vans, the driver's air bag inflator modules could produce excessive internal pressure. in the event of a crash that would trigger a driver's air bag deployment, the increased internal pressure can cause the inflator module to explode.
2 models affected
Summary on January 28, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles built with an incorrect power brake booster and master cylinder assembly.
1 model affected
Summary on January 27, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. improperly manufactured powertrain control modules (pcm) were installed in some vehicles. the improperly manufactured pcms contained a condenser that was not correctly installed onto the pcm printed circuit board. the incorrect installation of the condenser could result in damage to the ignition failure sensor.
1 model affected
Summary on January 25, 2002
Vehicle description: mini vans built with 3.3l and 3.8l engines have fuel rails with nitrole rubber o-ring seals that can degrade over time. fuel leakage from the underhood fuel injection fuel rail could result, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle fire.
5 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 22, 2002
Vehicle description: certain sedans and coupes fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured.
2 models affected
Summary on January 22, 2002
Certain sedans fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages," and no. 214, "side impact protection." these vehicles were manufactured with welds between the door striker and belt-line that do not meet saturn specifications.
5 models affected
Summary on January 18, 2002
The steering knuckle castings on certain passenger vehicles may have been contaminated during the casting process.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 15, 2002
Vehicle description: certain mini vans without anti-lock braking systems (abs) fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "passenger car brake systems." due to inappropriate brake pipe layout, these vehicles do not meet the brake stopping distance with partial failure requirements of the standard.
1 model affected
Summary on January 14, 2002
Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." these vehicles were missing tamperproof caps that prevent horizontal headlamp adjustment.
1 model affected
Summary on January 1, 2002
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the left front brake tube may have been deformed prior to vehicle delivery due to improper installation of a coil spring spacer that was installed to prevent damage to the vehicle during transportation.
1 model affected
Summary on December 28, 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 taurus/sable passenger vehicles equipped with 3.0l and 3.8l engines and 1995 ford mustang vehicles with 3.8l and 5.0l engines. it is possible for the engine cooling fan bearing to seize.
3 models affected
Summary on December 28, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a three-spoke style steering wheel. during air bag deployment, it is possible that the bottom seam of the front driver's side air bag module cover (horn pad) could be torn away allowing the bottom portion of the cover to completely detach from the air bag module.
2 models affected
Summary on December 26, 2001
Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of fmvss no. 208, "occupant crash protection," and no. 214, "side impact protection." these vehicles may have welds near the lower driver's side door hinge that do not meet specifications.
2 models affected
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