Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Audi, Hyundai, Kia and Dodge vehicles.

1997-2003 Infiniti QX4
1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder
Vehicles affected: 74,983
On certain vehicles operated in areas of heavy road salt usage, a mixture of salt and snow or water may enter an assembly location hole in the upper strut housing, causing water to collect at the mating surface of the strut housing panel and the inner hood ledge assembly. Over time, this may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing structure. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition, the strut housing may crack and pull away from the inner hood ledge assembly. If the strut housing separates and contacts the steering column upper shaft, the steering shaft could break, resulting in a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the strut housing. If no corrosion or only minor corrosion is present, an anti-corrosion seal will be applied. If moderate corrosion is present, resin patches will also be applied. If there is evidence of more significant corrosion, a metal reinforcement plate will be used to reinforce the strut housing assembly. In instances where it is impossible to repair the vehicle, Nissan will provide an appropriate remedy.

2008 Toyota Highlander
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2007-2008 Toyota RAV4
Vehicles affected: 25,000
On certain vehicles, the roll angle sensors in the airbag sensor assembly could fail. If one of the sensors malfunctions, the airbag warning lamp will illuminate, the roll detection system will be suspended, and in a rollover crash where deployment is warranted, the current shield airbag will not deploy. The airbag system will still continue to detect frontal and lateral impacts and will function as designed in those instances. If both roll angle sensors fail nearly simultaneously after the vehicle is started, the curtain shield airbag and seatbelt pretensioner could inadvertently deploy. Dealers will replace the airbag sensor assembly.

2011 Toyota Tundra
Vehicles affected: 3,447
On certain vehicles, the propeller shaft slip yoke may fail. This could allow the propeller shaft to separate at the joint and contact the road surface, which could result in a loss of vehicle control and loss of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

2001-2004 Audi A6
2004 Audi RS6
2002-2003 Audi S6
Vehicles affected: 499
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 rollover valve nipple, may lead to cracking of the nipple and a possible resulting fuel leak. Dealers will reinforce the rollover valve nipple.

2011 Kia Sorento
Vehicles affected: 393
On certain vehicles, the automatic transmission’s intermediate shaft may suffer excessive wear due to a misalignment with the right side output gear. Continued use in this condition could cause a whirring or whining noise to develop, along with eventual transmission damage which could result in a loss of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will replace the intermediate shaft and right side output gear.

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Vehicles affected: 1,202
The rear reflectors on certain vehicles do not comply with the photometric requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. This could render the vehicle less visible to other motorists at night. Dealers will replace the rear reflex reflectors.

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Vehicles affected: 1,748
On certain vehicles, the automatic transmission’s intermediate shaft may suffer excessive wear due to a misalignment with the right side output gear. Continued use in this condition could cause a whirring or whining noise to develop, along with eventual transmission damage which could result in a loss of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will replace the intermediate shaft and right side output gear.

2008-2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 & 3500
Vehicles affected: 180
Certain vehicles with the optional three-seat bench in the second row may have been equipped with seatbelts that were certified to European standards but not to the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Due to incorrect load limiter mounting, the assembly loop is unable to withstand the forces specified by the Canadian standard. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seatbelt assemblies.

2005-2007 Kia Spectra
Vehicles affected: 21,780
On certain vehicles operated in areas of heavy road salt usage, the fuel tank straps could corrode and fail, allowing the fuel tank to fall to the ground. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps with zinc-coated versions.

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