July 18, 2005

Transport Canada releases latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest list of recalls, which may affect certain Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Land Rover vehicles.

2005 Ford F250, F350, F450, F550
Vehicles affected: 5,507

On certain pickups and chassis cab vehicles equipped with 5.4- and 6.8-litre gasoline engines, a fuel jumper line may separate from the connection to the main fuel bundle, which could create a fuel leak. Dealers will install an external retention clip.

2004 Ford E250, E350, E450
2004 Ford Excursion
2004 Ford F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty

Vehicles affected: 16,608

On certain vehicles equipped with a 6.0-litre diesel engine, the fuel injection control module wire harness may chafe against an engine bolt, which could cause the vehicle to stall without warning while driving. For all F Super Duty and Excursion versions, dealers will inspect the wiring harness and install a wire protection kit or a new wire harness. For all E-Series and some F Super Duty and Excursion vehicles, dealers will install a new injection control pressure sensor with certified crimps.

2005 Buick Terraza
2005 Chevrolet Uplander
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6
2005 Saturn Relay

Vehicles affected: 3,837

Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 135, which requires the vehicle must not move for five minutes when stopped on a steep hill with the parking brake applied and the vehicle in neutral. A part not manufactured to specifications may cause the parking brake to fail this test. Dealers will inspect for parking brake lever slippage and, if necessary, replace the rear brake calipers.

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Vehicles affected: 265

On certain vehicles, the internal seals in the brake master cylinder may have been installed incorrectly and may allow a longer than normal pedal stroke. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder.

2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Vehicles affected: 5,389

On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.5-litre gasoline engine, a fuel supply line clamp may not be positioned properly and could leak. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the clamp.

2002-2005 Land Rover Freelander
Vehicles affected: 288

On certain vehicles, the Child Safety Lever incorporated into the rear door latch assembly may permit the door to be opened by the interior door handle when the lever is in the “on” position. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the latch assembly.

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