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Go to the NAHTSA recalls search page to find out if your vehicle has been recalled. Below are a very few of the recalls.

  • GM 2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala. Improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate. This may cause a loss of steering
  • Hyundai 2011-2014 Sonata. The transmission shift cable may detach from from the shift lever pin. If this happens, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction. Furthermore, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the ‘PARK’ position, the transmission may not be in ‘PARK.’ If the vehicle is not in the ‘PARK’ position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or any time thereafter.
  • Volvo 2007 C30, C70, S40, and V50. A soft anodized layer in the master cylinder may trigger early wear on a rubber seal that can result in internal leakage of brake fluid. If affected, the driver may experience reduced brake performance when applying and maintaining force of the brake pedal. The capacity to brake will gradually deteriorate forcing the driver to use a higher than expected force on the brake pedal when compared to an intact brake system. The deterioration can eventually result in complete loss of the brake system functionality. The brake master cylinder and brake fluid reservoir will be replaced and certain brake lines cleaned.
  • Mercedes-Benz recalled 2008 S-Class and CL-Class. A malfunction may occur on the Signal Acquisition and Actuation Module-Front (SAM-F) transistors. The SAM-F is a double transistor that helps control vehicle functions and the lighting of the center console. Incorrect storage of the transistors led the transistors to be exposed to excess humidity. The presence of this moisture in combination with the thermal stress during the “reflow soldering” may have damaged the transistors, which could prevent them from properly functioning, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • 2007-2008 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The door handle housing embossment retaining the bottom of the interior door handle spring on all side doors may fracture during normal customer usage. This can result in insufficient spring force to return the handle to the fully closed position. The handle may be loose, causing a rattle or noise, and the handle may not return to the fully closed position. This condition may also provide a delayed resistance when actuating the handle prior to opening the door. In the event of a side impact crash, the interior door handle may cause the door latch to open.
  • Chrysler 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander. The front control module may have been incorrectly manufactured. This could cause the engine to stall while driving or not to start and/or cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative.
  • Nissan 2008 Infiniti EX35 and MY 2009 Nissan Murano. Due to incorrect software programming, the air bag control unit (ACU) may cause the passenger air bag not to operate as designed if the vehicle battery becomes significantly discharged. This could result in the passenger air bag not inflating in a crash in which it was designed to do so, increasing the risk of injury.
  • 5,573 Porsche 2008 Cayenne V6. A fuel line in the plenum panel area may contact the rear engine compartment cover. Relative movements of the engine while driving may cause knocking noises and chafing on the fuel line. A fuel leak may develop. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will reroute the fuel line and install an additional spacer ring free of charge.
  • Toyota 2007 Tundra vehicles equipped with 18″ installed Enkei wheels (option code WN1 or WN4) or 20″ BBS wheels (option code WV1 or WV4). When the vehicle was processed at the port, an alloy tire/wheel upgrade was installed. The upgrade included 4 alloy wheels with attaching wheel nuts. The wheel nuts can crack and break if the wheels are not installed carefully or if the wheel nuts are not carefully tightened. This condition could occur at the time of wheel installation, tire rotation or service. If a vehicle’s wheel has a cracked or broken wheel nut condition and the wheel becomes loose and falls off the vehicle without warning, a crash could occur.
  • Ford 2008 F250, F350, F450, and F550. These vehicles fail to comply with all the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, “Seating Systems.” Some 40% split and captain’s chair driver’s seats, equipped with lumbar supports, may have improper welds at the joint of the seat back pivot bracket and the seat back frame. In the event of a crash, the seat side pivot bracket may crack or break, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will add reinforcement to the driver’s seat back frame on the 40% split or captain’s chair seat equipped with lumbar support or, if necessary, the seat back frame will be replaced.
  • Mercedes-Benz 2007 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles equipped with diesel engines. The crankshaft sensor could fail due to separation of bond wires from the lead frame in the sensor. This results in an interruption in the electrical connection in the chip housing of the sensor. When this happens, the vehicle may lose power rather than enter a limp-home mode. In addition, the vehicle cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor.
  • GM 2006-2008 Chevrolet HHR. These are not equipped with optional roof rail air bags for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 201, ‘Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.’ In tests, one of the upper interior occupant protection test points exceeded the standard’s requirement. This standard specifies performance requirements to provide head impact protection for occupants.
  • Porsche 2008 911 GT3 and GT3RS 2-door coupe. The switch console for the Porsche active suspension management (PASM) and the traction control (TC-OFF) switches was inappropriately installed. The LEDs in the switches can signal a functional change in the PASM mode or the deactivation of traction control even though the switches are not actuated. If the traction control or active stability management system are inadvertently disabled, and the subsequent warning lamp illumination in the instrument panel onboard computer is unnoticed by the driver, the safety benefits of these systems would be unavailable to the driver which could increase the possibility of a crash during aggressive driving maneuvers.
  • Honda 1998-2007 Civic GX compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. In the event of a severe interior fire in the area of the rear seat, the CNG tank may be heated unevenly, preventing the pressure relief device from venting the contents of the tank as designed. This could result in a tank rupture, explosion, and ejection of the tank from the vehicle.
  • BMW 2007 Mini Cooper and Cooper S convertibles. These fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The standard requires that the tire size and corresponding tire pressure be indicated on the label, and the label does not correspond to the actual tires mounted on the vehicle. Tire pressure that is too high can cause premature wear and tire damage which could lead to unfavorable driving conditions. Owners will be provided with new tire information placards and installation instructions. At the customer’s option, a dealer can install the label for them.
  • Ford 2008 Focus, Expedition, F250 and F350. These fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ‘Occupant Crash Protection.’ The driver air bag module may not have been properly assembled. This condition may prevent the driver air bag from properly deploying and reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash.

 

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