For vehicles located in cold weather states where road salt and other contaminants may be present on the road, the mounting bolts for the power steering gear motor may corrode and break. As a result the motor could detach from the steering gear. This would result in a loss of power steering assistance, and make turning the steering wheel more difficult than usual. Dealers will apply sealer to prevent corrosion, and will replace affected bolts as necessary.
All Car Recalls
When selecting the gear with the transmission shifter, the console shift indicator may not illuminate to show the gear that was selected. This could cause the selection of an inappropriate gear. The dealer will replace the transmission gear selection control module to resolve this issue.
A component within a door latch can break making the doors difficult to latch when closed. This could cause the driver and/or passenger to believe their door is secure when it is not. A door that is not latched properly could open unexpectedly while driving, increasing the risk of personal injury and property damage. Dealers will replace all four door latches free of charge to correct this concern.
The electronic control unit (ECU) may fail, causing failure of the headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers. This could cause visibility problems for the driver, as well as others seeing the vehicle. The affected ECU will be replaced free of charge by the dealership to correct the problem.
The ventilation system blower motor may fail. This can cause reduced visibility because of windows fogging up due to a lack of defroster operation. The dealership will replace the blower motor free of charge to correct this concern.
The vehicle may fail to start, or stall while driving, due to a faulty fuel pump. The dealer will replace the fuel pump to resolve the concern.
When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
The engine may crank over with the clutch pedal not depressed, or the engine may not crank over with the clutch pedal depressed. The clutch ignition interlock switch will be replaced to correct this problem.
The brake hoses may leak at the connection fittings to the front brake calipers. This can be caused by road salt and other road contaminants. The dealership will replace both front brake hose assemblies free of charge.
The Occupant Detection System (ODS) of the restraint system may not sense a child seat in the passenger front seat. This may cause the passenger front air bag to remain active when a child seat is installed, which can cause unintended deployment in a collision. Dealers will correct ODS software to resolve this concern.
The rear brake pads may stay partially applied after the parking brake is released. The electronic parking brake actuating piston may not fully retract. Dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software free of charge to resolve the concern.
Engine oil may leak from the valve cover area, which can cause a burning odor and increase risk of fire. Dealers will replace the spark plug wire retainer to redirect the dripping oil on affected vehicles, and will replace the left valve cover gasket on vehicles with the 3.8L V6 supercharged engine.
The occupant detection mat sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash. Mini will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to correct the concern.
The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall and various safety components, power steering and power brakes may stop functioning. The dealer will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs free of charge to correct the problem.
The steering gear mounting bolts can break, causing difficulty controlling the vehicle. The dealership will replace the steering gear mounting bolts free of charge to correct the problem.