Transport Canada’s latest batch of recalls is out, and the most extensive campaign applies to nearly 28,000 Nissan models. In the Micra, Versa and Versa Note a lower trim panel could catch the driver’s right foot, impeding accelerator pedal movement and preventing the driver from moving their foot to the brake pedal. Nissan is instructing dealers to modify the offending panel.
Sticking with Nissan, another batch of nearly 500 Rogue, Sentra and Versa Note models are up for recall to replace door latches that don’t fully close, and as a result don’t meet crash safety standards.
From GM comes a campaign to replace headlight relays that don’t react well to
bulletsh high underhood temperatures, and could cut power to the low-beam headlights and daytime running lights. This recall applies to more than 52,000 Buick Allure and Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Pontiac Grand Prix models sold between 2005 and 2009.
In more than 7,000 Chrysler 200 models, a wiring connector damaged during the assembly/manufacturing process could cause the transmission to shift to neutral, and the engine to stall. This recall applies to cars with both the 2.4L and 3.6L engines.
Finally, a couple of small recalls come to us from Subaru and Mercedes. In the Legacy and Outback, a manufacturing error could allow transmission fluid to leak onto hot exhaust components; and in Mercedes-Benz’ CLS- and E-Class models, a poorly-installed engine compartment seal could fall onto hot exhaust components.