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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 January 26, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. possible fuel leakage of under-hood fuel hoses at low ambient temperatures (-40 degrees c) once the fuel hoses age and become less flexible.
1 model affected
Summary on January 24, 2001
Vehicle description: minivans built with instrument clusters without the message center, fail to comply with the requirements of standard no. 118, "power-operated window, partition, and roof panel systems." the power windows may be operable after the ignition has been turned to the "off" position and the front doors are opened.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 24, 2001
Vehicle description: station wagons and 3-door vehicles. the subject vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. when the 60% portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 23, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles with steel hoods and certain pickup trucks equipped with sheet molding compound hoods. a wire formed hood striker could be susceptible to fatigue fractures. if the hood striker fractures, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven.
2 models affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 23, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with the 3.27 or 3.55 axle ration. the subject vehicles have a powertrain control module that could allow the vehicle to exceed the design intent top speed. at these extreme speeds, the vehicle could be capable of exceeding the speed rating of the tire.
1 model affected
Summary on January 22, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. through degradation of the bond between the silencer pad and a sheet metal panel (quarter inner upper), the pad may fall onto the map light located in the rear seating area near the c-pillar trim panel (lh and rh). this contact could cause the pad to melt, creating a hot smell and/or smoke during long periods of illumination.
2 models affected
Summary on January 15, 2001
Vehicle description: accent gt model vehicles equipped with dohc engines manufactured from december 19, 1996 through june 30, 1997; 1998 accent model vehicles manufactured from may 6, 1997 through june 25, 1998; 1997 sonata vehicles manufactured from august 1, 1996 through july 9, 1997 and 1998 sonata vehicles produced from july 9, 1997 through april 24, 1998. the evaporative emission control systems may apply excessive vacuum to the fuel tanks during the canister purge cycle. minor fuel tank distortion could result. a small crack could develop on the upper fuel tank surface. the "check engine" light would then illuminate and, in some cases, the vehicle driver could notice a gasoline odor.
2 models affected
Summary on January 15, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the outer layer only of this 3-layer fuel return hose does not contain the desired ozone protection due to a processing error.
2 models affected
Summary on January 12, 2001
Equipment description: mazda speed resinous hoods, designed and sold as accessory parts for model year 1992-1995 rx7 vehicles, manufactured between june 1, 1997, through september 19, 2000.
1 model affected
Summary on January 10, 2001
Vehicle description: certain limousines stretched over 60 inches fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 109, "new pneumatic tires," and no. 110, "tire selection and rims."
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 5, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. some of these vehicles fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 104, "windshield wiping and washing systems." these vehicles have a wiper system microprocessor that is susceptible to voltage transients, which can cause a "latch-up" condition in the system controller.
1 model affected
Summary on January 4, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. coolant system leaks have been identified in areas where the coolant could be subjected to elevated temperatures.
1 model affected
Summary on January 4, 2001
Vehicle description: certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 114, "theft protection." water contamination of the automatic transmission oil can lead to various failure modes of the transmission. one of these failure models results in incorrect operation of the park lock function that could allow a vehicle to roll away if parked without the handbrake properly set.
2 models affected
Summary on January 4, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the cast alloy throttle body is heated by fluid bled from the cooling system, to prevent icing in extremely cold weather conditions. this fluid passes through a small attachment (plate) to the throttle body, which utilizes a cork gasket. the cork gasket has proven to be unreliable in this application. consequently, coolant fluid can leak from the interface between the de-icer plate and the throttle body.
1 model affected
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 4, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with active cornering enhancement (ace). the high-pressure hydraulic pipe that runs from the ace pump to the ace valve block could fracture at its union with the pump.
1 model affected
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