September 22, 2005
Transport Canada issues latest recalls
Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released details of recalls that may affect some Land Rover, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Toyota vehicles, and Cooper Tires.
Vehicles affected: 666
On certain vehicles, the fuel tank may have an internal breather pipe that was not made to specification. This may result in a grommet swelling and cracking, and the pipe detaching. This may cause engine light illumination, fuel odor, drivability concerns and fuel leakage. Dealers will replace the fuel tank.
Vehicles affected: 188
On certain vehicles, the daytime running lights do not function as a result of incorrect programming of the body control module during assembly. Dealers will reprogram the module.
Vehicles affected: 5,400
During a government offset frontal barrier test, the driver’s seat belt may have interfered with the manual front seat back recliner knob. The release of the recliner during a vehicle crash could result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the recliner knob with a revised part. Note that the revised part was placed into vehicle production on July 28, 2005 on four-cylinder models and on August 16, 2005 on six-cylinder models.
Vehicles affected: 19
On certain vehicles, the fuel return hose between the fuel tank and return line could develop cracks and leak. Dealers will replace the fuel return hose.
Vehicles affected: 4,875
On certain vehicles, the front suspension coil springs may have received insufficient corrosion protection, and may be susceptible to corrosion where road salt is used. Additionally, rubber sleeves were applied near the top and bottom of some springs to eliminate noise, but can trap salt water, increasing the potential for excessive corrosion. Over time, this could cause spring failure. Dealers will replace both front coil springs.
Vehicles affected: 58,226
On certain vehicles, if the steering wheel is repeatedly turned under conditions where high steering effort and power assist are required – such as fully turning the wheel when the vehicle is stopped – a fatigue crack may develop in the steering relay rod. Dealers will replace the rod.
Tires affected: 1,326
Certain tires may contain foreign material in the upper sidewall region, which may precipitate the formation of small, isolated voids that could result in early-life loss of air pressure. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the tires.