June 14, 2005

Transport Canada announces recalls for some Honda, Kia, Saturn and Nissan vehicles

2005 Honda Element
Vehicles affected: 17

On certain vehicles, the trailer hitch kit wiring harness has an incorrectly wired connector, which could cause the signal lamps to operate incorrectly, or to blow a fuse. Dealers will repair the wiring harness.

2005 Kia Spectra
Vehicles involved: 271

On certain vehicles, the steering tie rods may have a manufacturing flaw that could cause a section of the steering tie rod to crack or fail. Kia will replace the steering rack assembly on all affected vehicles at the port of entry, prior to distribution to dealers.

2005 Kia Sportage
Vehicles affected: 2,106

On certain vehicles, a leak from the o-ring seal may make it difficult to fill the gas tank, or fuel may leak from the evaporative air filter inlet. Kia has corrected all affected vehicles prior to distribution to dealers.

2001 Kia Rio
Vehicles affected: 5,690

Certain vehicles may have a manufacturing flaw that could cause the wheels to crack under long-term driving fatigue. Dealers will replace all four wheels.

2003-2005 Kia Sedona
Vehicles affected: 11,638

On certain vehicles equipped with alloy wheels, moisture can enter the rear hub and cause damage to the wheel bearing. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the hub assemblies.

2000-2002 Saturn LS sedan
2000-2004 Saturn LW wagon
Vehicles affected: 15,080

On certain vehicles, the plastic housing in the rear tail lamp assembly can become distorted if the brake lamps remain on for an extended time. This may cause an intermittently operative bulb, or a short circuit that causes inoperative brake or tail lamps. Dealers will replace the lamp socket and, if necessary, the lamp housing assembly.

2005 Nissan Sentra
Vehicles affected: 5,122

On certain vehicles, a vapour hose may be malformed and could result in fuel flowing into the vapour canister. Dealers will test the vapour hose connections and, if required, replace the fuel tank.

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