May 7, 2004


Bentley and Maserati among recall announcements

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)announced recalls for the Ford Taurus, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Pacifica, Oldsmobile Aurora, Cadillac SRX, Subaru Impreza, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, Bentley Arnage, and Maserati Coupe.

Over 399,000 Ford Tauruses, model year 2003, are being recalled to replace an air filter element that might catch fire. DaimlerChrysler is recalling 14,621 Jeep Grand Cherokees, model year 2004, to replace a faulty crankshaft position sensor that might lead to a stall. The company is also recalling 34,561 Chrysler Pacificas to revise engine controller software to prevent possible engine stalling.

GM is recalling 93,572 Oldsmobile Auroras, model years 1995-1997, to replace fuel lines that might crack. Cadillac is recalling 11,375 2004 SRX models to reprogram the ABS control unit which might malfunction leading to an increase in braking distances.

Subaru is recalling 127,580 Imprezas, Legacys and Outbacks model year 2001-2004, to fix the cruise control which might stick in the open throttle position leading to a crash.

Nissan is recalling 13,757 Quest minivans, model year 2004, to fix the front passenger seat occupant sensor which might not suppress airbag activation for young children.

Hyundai is recalling 17,401 Santa Fe SUVs with 3.5 litre V6 engines, model years 2003-2004, to reprogram the ABS electronics to fix a fault that could cause longer stopping distances.

Maserati is recalling 2,024 coupes to replace two bolts in the steering assembly that may come loose. And Bentley is recalling 529 Arnage models, model years 2002 to 2004, to fix a fuel line that might disconnect.

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