Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some Chrysler, General Motors, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, and some Cooper tires.
2007-2008 Chrysler Sebring
2007-2008 Dodge Avenger
Vehicles affected: 14,700
On certain vehicles equipped with a standard tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), unused electrical connectors for a second type of TPMS may become corroded and could short-circuit. This could cause a variety of conditions, including engine no-start, dead battery, inoperative cruise control or remote start system, or engine stalling. Dealers will remove the unused TPMS connectors and protect their circuits.
1999-2005 Volkswagen Passat
1999-2005 Volkswagen Passat 4Motion
Vehicles affected: 22,000
On certain vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, an underbody heat shield may become damaged. If this occurs, the heat shield may contact the exhaust system, which could result in a vehicle fire. In addition, the affected vehicles may have a fuel line (1.8T engine) or fuel tank ventilation valve (all-wheel drive vehicles) that may leak due to fracture. Dealers will affect repairs.
2001-2004 Audi A6 Quattro
2001-2005 Audi Allroad Quattro
Vehicles affected: 3,599
On certain vehicles, aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve, combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the valve nipple, may lead to cracking of the nipple. If this happens, a fuel leak may result. Dealers will reinforce the rollover valve nipple.
2003-2006 Chevrolet Express
2003-2006 GMC Savana
Vehicles affected: 105
Certain full-size passenger, cargo and cutaway vans may have front and rear seatbelt buckles that will not latch or will not unlatch. Dealers will inspect the buckles and if they are found to be inoperative, the entire buckle assembly will be replaced. This is an expansion of recall 2005390.
2007-2008 Dodge Sprinter
Vehicles affected: 3
Certain Sprinter 3500 vehicles may have been assembled with a smaller brake fluid reservoir designed for use on the 2500 model, which does not match the 3500 certification documentation. Dealers will replace the reservoir.
2007-2008 Cooper Discoverer ATR LT235/85R16
2007-2008 Cooper Discoverer ATR LT265/75R16
2007-2008 Dean Wildcat Radial A/T LT265/75R16
2007-2008 Mastercraft Courser A/T2 LT235/85R16
2007-2008 Mastercraft Courser A/T2 LT265/75R16
2007-2008 Mentor All Terrain Radial SXT
Vehicles affected: 760
Certain tires have developed a bulge in the lower sidewall during compliance testing on the white sidewall side. This indicates the existence of a separation between two lower sidewall components. If the separation is not detected, continued use may cause the tire to lose air. Dealers will replace the affected tires.