March 29, 2005


Transport Canada’s latest recalls

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released the following recalls for specified vehicles.

2000-2002 Ford Focus
Vehicles affected: 91,800

Certain Ford Focus four-door and five-door models originally sold or currently registered in Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario may have corrosion build-up that causes the latches to bind. Dealers will inspect and lubricate latches that pass the inspection, or replace those that do not.

2005 Dodge Durango
Vehicles affected: 1,240

On certain vehicles the fuel filler tube inlet check valve may not fully close at the end of refueling. Dealers will replace the fuel tank assembly on all vehicles found to contain a suspect inlet check valve.

2000 Ford Expedition, F150, F150 Supercrew, full-size pickup
2000 Lincoln Navigator
Vehicles affected: 38,617

On certain vehicles, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke or burn when the vehicle is either parked or in operation. As an initial interim repair, owners will be instructed to return their vehicles to have the switch disconnected. When replacement parts are available (expected early April 2005), owners will be instructed to return to dealers for installation of a new switch.

2004 BF Goodrich P235/75R15 Land Terrain tires
Vehicles affected: 10,000

On certain tires, the treadwear indicator was omitted during production and may wear beyond the 1.6 mm limit without being noticed by consumers. Dealers will replace affected tires.

2005 Buick Rainier
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2005 GMC Envoy
Vehicles affected: 498

Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 212 Windshield Mounting and the windshield bead may not have adhered to the body in certain areas during the cure process. Dealers will replace the windshield.

2005 Toyota Tacoma
Vehicles affected: 1,324

On certain vehicles, the end lock nut of the parking brake operation wire may not have been secured properly to the parking brake assembly bracket. Dealers will retighten the parking brake lock nut to the proper torque.

2004-2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, full-size pickup, full-size van, Kodiak, Silverado, Suburban
2004-2005 GMC full-size pickup, full-size van, Savana, Sierra, Topkick, Yukon XL
2004-2005 Hummer H2
Vehicles affected: 11,901

On certain vehicles, the hydraulic brake booster’s pressure accumulator may crack and/or separate from the Hydro-Boost assembly during normal vehicle operating conditions. Dealers will test and, if necessary, replace the Hydro-Boost assembly.

2004 Cadillac SRX, XLR
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
Vehicles affected: 1,611

Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 124 – Accelerator Control Systems. The electronic throttle control accelerator pedal assembly may not return the engine to idle in three seconds. GM is currently developing a service procedure to bring these involved vehicles into compliance.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Vehicles affected: 737

Certain vehicles were built with rear suspension knuckle bolts that are not to specification and could fracture under high loads that can occur in some driving conditions. Dealers will replace both rear suspension knuckle bolts.

1999 Honda Accord coupe, Accord sedan
1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Vehicles affected: 11,448

On certain vehicles, the interlock operation of the ignition switch may not function properly, making it possible to turn the key to the “off” position and remove it without shifting the transmission to Park. Dealers will perform the required inspection and necessary repairs.

2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, full-size pickup, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
2005 GMC full-size pickup, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
Vehicles affected: 257

Certain vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission fail to comply with the requirements of CMVSS 102 – Location, identification and illumination of displays. Under certain vehicle starting conditions, the shift lever position indicator in the instrument panel cluster may not illuminate. Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster.

2005 Chevrolet Uplander
2005 Pontiac Montana
2005 Saturn Relay
Vehicles affected: 5,724

On certain vehicles, the outboard release handle on the second-row bucket seat may release early in a severe side impact. Dealers will replace the seat latch release lever.

2002-2003 Kia Sedona
Vehicles affected: 11,557

On certain vehicles moisture can accumulate on the throttle cable, which can result in ice accumulation and resistance to movement. Dealers will replace the throttle cable.

2002 Kia Sedona
Vehicles affected: 2,976

On certain vehicles, the throttle cable could move out of position during vehicle acceleration. Dealers will install a cable guide clip on the throttle body.

2003-2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Vehicles affected: 250

On certain vehicles equipped with 16-inch tires and operated in hot ambient conditions, the rubber and metal portions of the valve stem may experience separation or cracking. Dealers will replace the tire valve stems.

2004-2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor
Vehicles affected: 1,376

On certain vehicles, the parking brake pedal cable lock nut may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification during assembly. Dealers will tighten the lock nut.

For a full list of all recalls, visit www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/recalls/recintro_e.htm.

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