February 17, 2006

Transport Canada issues latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Lincoln and Dodge vehicles.

2000-2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

2000-2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Vehicles affected: 1,396

Certain vehicles may experience one of three distinct failures in instrument cluster backlighting. Vehicles built between 06/2000 and 11/2000 may contain a defective transformer that could cause an electrical short. Vehicles built from 01/2002 to 04/2002 could have incorrect dielectric layers inside a capacitor that could lead to fluctuating current levels. Vehicles built between 05/2004 and 09/2004 may have incorrect light emitting diodes (LEDs). Dealers will replace the instrument cluster module.

2006 Ford F150

2006 Lincoln Mark LT

Vehicles affected: 17,302

Certain vehicles were built with a software error in the instrument cluster, which could prevent the anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light from illuminating if the ABS module ever became inoperative. Dealers will recalibrate the instrument cluster.

2006 Dodge Durango

Vehicles affected: 6

On certain vehicles, the manufacturer changed the driver restraint system to utilize a common driver airbag with other Dodge vehicle applications, which required a modification to the occupant restraint control module calibration. The change was not properly coordinated, and these vehicles were built with the improper combination of driver airbag and airbag control module. The driver’s airbag will not deploy as intended during a frontal crash. Dealers will replace the occupant restraint control module.

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