Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Chevrolet, Toyota, Hummer and Ford vehicles.
2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette
Vehicles affected: 1,459
Certain vehicles equipped with a tilt-and-telescoping steering column may have an intermittent or open condition in a connector in the steering wheel position sensor circuit. If this intermittent or open condition occurs, the “Service Active Handling System” message is displayed, and a short-duration brake apply may occur if the signals for steering wheel rotation or ground are corrupted. The manufacturer has assessed the brake application as observable, but it is controllable and vehicle handling can be maintained by minor corrections in steering. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install a terminal position assurance clip to the connector.
2003 Toyota Sequoia
Vehicles affected: 1,500
On certain vehicles, the centre position of the steering angle sensor may not be stored correctly, due to improper logic of skid control ECU programming. If this occurs, in most cases the VSC/TRAC warning light will illuminate. However, in limited situations, the vehicle stability control (VSC) system could activate at low speed of approximately 15 km/h for a few seconds after acceleration from a stopped position, and the vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as the driver expects. Dealers will replace the skid control ECU.
2006-2010 Hummer H3
2009-2010 Hummer H3T
Vehicles affected: 5,189
On certain vehicles, the integral clip-tabs on the hood louvre may fracture, causing the louvre to lose its retention mechanism. As the tabs break, the louvre may rattle against the hood and become loose, and could ultimately detach from the vehicle. Dealers will apply an adhesive to the hood louvre to secure it to the hood.
2010 Ford Ranger
Vehicles affected: 3,376
On certain vehicles, the right rear parking brake cable may disconnect from its parking brake actuating lever when the parking brake is released and the parking brake shoes are frozen to the drum. The cable may lift off the lever as it moves when the parking brake is released. If the cable disconnects, the parking brake pedal may exhibit extended travel and may not be able to fully apply the parking brake in subsequent use. Dealers will repair the affected vehicles.