Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Fiat, BMW, Honda, Volkswagen, Kia and Hyundai vehicles.
2012 Fiat 500
Vehicles affected: 5,652
On certain vehicles, the compliance label indicating the vehicle type as a passenger car is in English only, without French. No corrective recall action is required, as this technical non-compliance is not deemed to be safety-related.
2002-2005 BMW 3 Series
Vehicles affected: 20,127
Certain vehicles may experience the loss of one or more rear lamp functions, including tail, brake and turn signal, on the the rear lamp assembles that are mounted in the body. The lamps mounted on the trunk are not affected. Dealers will install an additional electrical ground connection to the rear lamp circuitry. The rear lamp function will be checked and, if necessary, further electrical repair may be necessary, including replacing the eight-pin connector housing.
2011 Honda CR-Z
Vehicles affected: 619
On certain vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, specific operating conditions such as extreme temperatures, combined with high battery and accessory loads, and operation near engine stalling speeds, could allow the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to activate the engine stall prevention assist software. This, in turn, could inadvertently command the hybrid system’s electric motor to rotate the engine in the opposite direction, causing the vehicle to move in the reverse direction of that expected. Dealers will update the ECU software.
2006 Honda CR-V
Vehicles affected: 13,151
On certain vehicles, residue from cleaners could infiltrate the master power window switch, allowing it to overheat and melt. Dealers will replace the switch with an updated version.
2011-2012 Volkswagen Jetta
Vehicles affected: 766
On certain vehicles, stainless steel exhaust tips sold as over-the-counter accessories (part number 1K0 071 910 U) can extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipes, where they could result in burn injuries if touched. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the exhaust tips with updated versions.
2007-2008 Kia Sorento
Vehicles affected: 750
On certain vehicles, the Occupant Classification System in the right front seat may misinterpret an incorrectly-seated adult as a small-stature adult or a child, thereby deactivating the front passenger airbag. Dealers will update the Occupant Classification System software.
2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2007-2008 Santa Veracruz
Vehicles affected: 31,078
On certain vehicles, the clockspring assembly for the driver’s airbag may become damaged and fail. As a result, the instrument panel lamp would illuminate and the airbag may not function as intended. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the airbag clockspring assembly.
2009-2011 Honda Pilot
Vehicles affected: 9,954
On certain vehicles, the driver and front passenger seatbelt webbing may have been incorrectly manufactured. As a result, the seatbelt may detach from the anchor webbing during a crash. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver and front passenger seatbelts.