September 12, 2007

Transport Canada releases latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some GM and BMW vehicles, and Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st child seats.

2006-2007 Buick Allure
2006-2007 Buick Terraza
2006-2007 Chevrolet Uplander
2006-2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
2006-2007 Pontiac Montana SV6
2006-2007 Saturn Relay

Vehicles affected: 56,010
On certain vehicles equipped with remote starters, the safety belt reminder light for the driver’s seating position does not illuminate after the ignition key is inserted and turned to the “run” position following a remote start. As well, the audible chime will not sound if the passenger buckles the seatbelt within 25 to 33 seconds after the remote start. This condition has no effect on vehicle safety. Dealers will recalibrate the sensing diagnostic module to activate an enhanced seatbelt reminder feature.

2004-2005 Chevrolet Aveo
2004-2005 Pontiac Wave

Vehicles affected: 36,678
On certain vehicles, the engine throttle may stick in the open position due to throttle body icing in temperatures near or below minus 20 Celsius. The vehicle may experience this condition even if one or both of the previous two campaign services have been performed (recall 2005235 and 2006239). Dealers will replace the PCV and throttle body systems.

2007 BMW X5
Vehicles affected: 1,009
On certain vehicles, a float switch attached to the brake fluid reservoir cap could fail at high temperatures (over 70 degrees Celsius) and not trigger a low fluid level warning lamp. Dealers will replace the reservoir cap.

2003-2005 Cosco 22155 Alpha Omega Elite
2003-2005 Cosco 22-C15 Alpha Omega
2003-2005 Cosco 22-C26 Alpha Omega
2003-2005 Cosco 22-C51 Alpha Omega Elite
2003-2005 Eddie Bauer 22756 Deluxe 3-in-1
2003-2005 Eddie Bauer 22757 Deluxe 3-in-1
2003-2005 Eddie Bauer 22-C71 Deluxe 3-in-1
2003-2005 Eddie Bauer 22-C75 3-in-1
2003-2005 Eddie Bauer 22-C76 3-in-1
2003-2005 Safety 1st 22-C46 Intera
2003-2005 Safety 1st 22-C50 Enspira

Certain child restraint systems may experience slippage of the central front adjuster. The resultant excessive slack in the harness system could increase movement of the child relative to the restraint system during a vehicle crash, which could place the child at risk of greater bodily injury or death. Dorel will send a repair kit to owners.

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