Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Porsche and BMW vehicles, and some Heartland, Tiffin, Monaco and Thor recreational vehicles.
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera 4S, Carrera GTS, Carrera S
2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4, Targa 4S
2012 Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S
2012 Porsche Boxster, Boxster S, Boxster Spdyer
2012 Porsche Cayman, Cayman R, Cayman S
Vehicles affected: 16
On certain vehicles, the seatbelt anchors were manufactured incorrectly and may not rotate as designed. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seatbelt anchors.
2011 Heartland North Country
Vehicles affected: 80
On certain travel trailers, the 120-volt power inlet supply is mounted directly above the furnace exhaust vehicle. While the furnace is running, the power supply cord may be damaged if it hangs directly in front of the exhaust. Dealers will relocate the power supply inlet.
2011 Tiffin Phaeton
Vehicles affected: 11
On certain motorhomes equipped with a Powerglide chassis, the engine exhaust pipe is located too close to the vehicle’s floor, allowing heat from the exhaust pipe to melt nearby insulation. Dealers will fasten a heat shield to the floor and install an insulating sock around the exhaust pipe.
2011 Holiday Rambler Trip
2011 Monaco Vesta
Vehicles affected: 10
On certain motorhomes, the 15-amp fuse in the high-beam headlight electrical circuit may open under normal operating conditions, disabling the headlamps without warning. Dealers will modify the high-beam headlight circuit to accommodate a 25-amp fuse.
2010-2011 Damon Astoria
2010-2011 Damon Essence
2010-2011 Damon Tuscany
2011-2012 Thor Motor Coach Astoria
2011-2012 Thor Motor Coach Tuscany
Vehicles affected: 100
On certain motorhomes, an undersized thermal breaker of 10 amps may have been installed in the windshield wiper motor circuit during vehicle assembly. Heavy loads such as high winds, heavy rain, snow or a dry windshield could cause the wipers to fail. Dealers will replace the breaker with a 15-amp version.
2009 BMW X5
Vehicles affected: 590
On certain vehicles equipped with a diesel engine, there could be a malfunction of the fuel filter heater that warms the fuel at low ambient air temperature. This could allow permanent activation of the heater, including activation on a parked vehicle with the ignition in the off position, which could drain the battery. In certain cases, the heater unit could overheat, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter heater assembly.