Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Porsche, Ford and Mitsubishi vehicles.
2008 Porsche Cayenne
Vehicles affected: 392
On certain vehicles equipped with a V6 engine, a fuel line in the plenum area may contact the rear engine compartment cover. Over time, relative movement of the involved components can cause chafing damage, which may result in a fuel leak. Dealers will inspect and reroute the fuel line; should the line exhibit damage, it will be replaced.
2008 Ford E250
2008 Ford E350
Vehicles affected: 150
Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of CMVSS 115 – Vehicle Identification Number. The standard requires that vehicles under 4,536 kg have an alphabetic character as the fourth position of the VIN. The affected vehicles have a numeric character instead. Since this does not pose any safety risk, no corrective action is required.
2007-2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
Vehicles affected: 2,200
On certain vehicles not equipped with an optional power seat, the unused harness connector for the seat is placed directly on the floorboard beneath the carpeting. If a sufficient amount of snow containing road salt is tracked in, it is possible for the melted mixture to soak the carpet and allow the salt and water solution to come into contact with the unused power seat harness connector. As a result, the connector terminal may corrode and allow current to flow, resulting in the gradual heating and melting of the connector and a possible vehicle fire. Dealers will relocate the floor harness beneath both front seats to an area above the carpet.
2008 Ford F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty
Vehicles affected: 12,209
Certain vehicles equipped with an adjustable lumbar support and a 40/20/40 split bench seat or captain’s chair bucket seat configuration may have improper welds at the joint of the seatback pivot bracket and the seatback frame. If the weld fractures while the vehicle is motion, the seatback may unexpectedly recline, which could cause the driver to lose contact with the wheel or pedals. Dealers will install a reinforcement to the seatback frame.