July 22, 2005

Transport Canada issues latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued recalls that may affect some Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai and Nissan vehicles.

2006 Ford Expedition

2006 Lincoln Navigator

Vehicles affected: 362

On certain vehicles, the left side tires may have been damaged by a conveyer. The conveyer’s edge could have caused a scalloped cut into the tread. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the tires.

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Vehicles affected: 69

On certain vehicles, a sensitive Electronic Stability Control may activate unnecessarily, reducing engine power and braking one of the wheels. Dealers will reprogram the ESC Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit.

2005 Hyundai Tucson

Vehicles affected: 2,751

On certain vehicles, the parking brake lever ratchet pawl was not properly manufactured and may damage the ratchet’s teeth. This may prevent the parking brake from engaging or could allow it to release after being engaged. Dealers will replace the parking brake lever assembly.

2003-2005 Nissan Murano

Vehicles affected: 15,030

On certain vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), an open circuit in the alternator can occur due to wire fatigue or higher engine compartment temperature in the Murano compared to other Nissan models. When an open circuit occurs, the charge warning and brake warning lamps come on. If the driver continues to drive in this condition, the vehicle will operate normally for about one hour. After that time, the battery voltage will drop to a level that causes the engine control module to go into a fail safe mode and reduce the vehicle speed for about ten minutes. After this time period, the engine will stop running. Dealers will replace the alternator with an updated version.

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