September 29, 2005

Transport Canada issues latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls for some Jeep, Mitsubishi and Saab vehicles.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Vehicles affected: 2,800

On certain vehicles equipped with a 3.7-litre V6 engine and automatic transmission, water from the air conditioner evaporator drain tube may enter the transmission at the fill tube grommet seal. This may result in shudder during torque converter clutch engagement. If ignored, it could lead to increased transmission operating temperatures and subsequent purging of transmission fluid into the engine compartment that could lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the transmission and replace the grommet seal and install a water deflector shield; in the presence of a leak, the vehicle will be evaluated and the transmission will either be triple-flushed or the torque converter replaced as required.

2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor
2005 Mitsubishi Galant
Vehicles affected: 122

On certain vehicles, the brake master cylinder was improperly assembled. This could result in reduced braking pressure and increased brake pedal stroke. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder.

2000-2002 Saab 9-3
2000-2002 Saab 9-5
Vehicles affected: 4,641

On certain 2000-2002 Saab 9-3 and 9-5 models equipped with four-cylinder gasoline engines, and 2001 9-5 models equipped with six-cylinder gasoline engines, the Isolated Gated Bipolar Transistor within the Ignition Discharge Module may overheat and burn out. Its failure on a four-cylinder engine may cause the engine to stall without warning, with no ability to re-start. On a six-cylinder, the driver will initially experience reduced power and rough operation because the engine will be running on three cylinders, and the check engine light will flash. If the driver continues, unburned fuel in the exhaust can cause thermal damage to the catalytic converter. The engine may stall and not restart. Dealers will inspect and, if required, replace the Ignition Discharge Module.

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