Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some Mercedes-Benz, BMW, General Motors and Toyota vehicles.
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
Vehicles affected: 3
On certain 2500 Sprinter vehicles, the bench-type seats for rear occupants may have been equipped with improperly-manufactured ISOFIX anchorage brackets for child restraints. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat bench assembly.
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
Vehicles affected: 10
On certain 3500 Sprinter vehicles, the rear suspension springs may have been manufactured incorrectly and could fail. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the springs.
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d
Vehicles affected: 238
On certain diesel vehicles, the engine belt tensioner may have been manufactured incorrectly and could fail. This could cause a loss of steering power assist. Dealers will replace the belt tensioner.
2011 Cadillac Escalade
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Silverado
2011 Chevrolet Suburban
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
2011 GMC Sierra
2011 GMC Yukon
2011 GMC Yukon XL
Vehicles affected: 97
On certain vehicles, the intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been adequately tightened during vehicle assembly. This could allow the joint to separate, resulting in a loss of steering capability. Dealers will tighten the bolts to specifications.
2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 GMC Canyon
Vehicles affected: 1,552
On certain vehicles, the automatic transmission shift cable adjustment clip may not retain the cable in the correct position, and the shift lever indicator may not accurately reflect the actual transmission gear selection. This could allow the driver to move the shifter to Park and remove the ignition key even if the transmission is not in Park. Dealers will replace the shift cable adjustment clip.
2011 BMW X3
Vehicles affected: 9
On certain vehicles, the control module for the electric power steering (EPS) unit may not function properly and could switch off while driving, causing a loss of steering power assist. Dealers will replace the EPS unit.
2006-2007 Lexus RX400h
2006-2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Vehicles affected: 2,981
On certain vehicles, a control board for the intelligent power module, part of the hybrid system inverter assembly, could fail while the vehicle is underway. This could cause various warning lamps to illuminate, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator lamp, brake system warning lamp and master warning lamp. In most cases, the vehicle would enter fail-safe driving mode, in which power would be reduced but the vehicle could still be driven for short distances. In some instances, the power supply circuit fuse could blow, causing the hybrid system to stop functioning and a loss of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the intelligent power module.