May 7, 2012
Ottawa, ON. – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some Ford, Lincoln, Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan and Infiniti models.
Units Affected – 1,125
2012 Ford Expedition, 2012-2013 Ford Mustang, 2011-2012 Ford F-150, 2012 Lincoln Navigator
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with an incorrectly manufactured Transmission Range Sensor. In some instances, when the shift lever is placed in the “R” position, signal may not be provided to the electronic transmission range indicator “PRNDL” for “R” illumination and/or for backup lamp activation. Should the backup lamps fail to illuminate, the driver’s intentions to reverse may not be conveyed clearly to other motorists and/or pedestrians, which could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the Transmission Range Sensor.
Units Affected – 5
2012 Ford F-150
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with incorrect Occupant Classification System software. In some instances, these vehicles could temporarily experience an inaccurate occupant classification, which may illuminate the Passenger Airbag Disable lamp or activate the seatbelt minder. Failure of the passenger frontal airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the Occupant Classification System Module.
Units Affected – 8,274
2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2011-2012 Chrysler 300
On certain vehicles, a power distribution center bus bar could overheat, causing a loss of Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system function. Loss of ABS/ESC could increase the risk of a crash, which may result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will relocate the ABS/ESC system fuse within the power distribution center.
Units Affected – 43
2012 Dodge Ram
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with a spare tire that does not match the description printed on the Tire and Loading Information label. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the spare wheel/tire assembly.
Units Affected – 36
2012 Chrysler Town and Country, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
On certain vehicles, the right side liftgate sensor may not function as intended, resulting in an increase in force required to stop the power liftgate during its final closing stages. This could result in personal injury if a body part becomes trapped by the closing liftgate. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right side power liftgate pinch sensor.
Units Affected – 4,885
Infiniti QX56 2004-2010, Nissan Armada 2004-2012
Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 210.1 – User-ready Tether Anchorages for Restraint Systems. Specifically, the pictograms identifying the location of the tether anchors measure 15mm in height instead of 20mm as required by the Standard. Correction: Since this non-compliance condition does not pose any safety risk, no corrective action is required.
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