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February 2008 Recalls



Bentley is recalling 4 MY 2004 and 2006 Continental GT and Continental Flying Spur vehicles. The passenger air bag replacement trimmed covers have been manufactured with tethers of an incorrect length. In the event of a crash, this could result in damage to the air bag itself during deployment increasing the risk of injuries. Dealers will replace the passenger's air bag cover free of charge. The recall is expected during March 2008. Owners may contact Bentley at 1-248-754-6137.

Chrysler is recalling 1,338 MY 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander vehicles. The front control module may have been incorrectly manufactured. This could cause the engine to stall while driving or not to start and/or cause the windshield wipers to become inoperative. Engine stalling or inoperative wipers could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect the module and replace it if necessary. The recall began on February 18, 2008. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimler Trucks is recalling 2,000 MY 2005-2008 Business Class M2 106 Vocational trucks for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lights, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” These vehicles did not have front side reflex reflectors installed. Under certain conditions during darkness, visibility of the truck may be impaired and a crash may occur. Dealers will add reflectors to the hood. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact Daimler Trucks at 1-800-547-0712.

Ford is recalling 57,199 MY 2006-2007 E-150, E-250, E-350, and MY 2007 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 5.4L engines. The fuel rail crossover hose may contain weak areas. As a result, the hose may crack, which could cause a fuel odor and/or fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel rail assembly. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford is recalling 123,632 MY 2007-2008 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The door handle housing embossment retaining the bottom of the interior door handle spring on all side doors may fracture during normal customer usage. This can result in insufficient spring force to return the handle to the fully closed position. The handle may be loose causing a rattle or noise and the handle may not return to the fully closed position. This condition may also provide a delayed resistance when actuating the handle prior to opening the door. In the event of a side impact crash, the interior door handle may cause the door latch to open increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant. Dealers will replace the interior handle spring on all side doors. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford is recalling 434,593 MY 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles for failing to comply with one of the neck injury requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," for an unbelted 5th percentile female sitting in the passenger seat while it is in the full forward position. During an air bag deployment, if a small female in the front passenger seat is not wearing the safety belt, and has the seat in the full forward position, there may be an increased potential for a neck injury. Dealers will reprogram the restraint control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 or through email to www.ownerconnection.com.

Ford is recalling 225,000 MY 1992-2003 Econoline, MY 1993-1995 Taurus SHO, MY 1992-1998 Crown Victoria, MY 1993 Bronco, F-Series, MY 1995-1997 F-Series Super Duty Stripped Chassis, MY 1992-1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, and MY 1992-1995 Lincoln Town Car vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired using a wiring harness that is not compatible with the vehicle circuit polarity. As a result, the fuse is located in the output circuit rather than in the intended input power feed circuit, and may not offer the intended protection in the event of an electrical short to ground. Dealers will install a new wiring harness, or replace the mating electrical component. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford is recalling 87,515 MY 2008 F250, F350, F450, and F550 vehicles for failing to comply with all the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, "Seating Systems." Some 40% split and captain's chair driver's seats, equipped with lumbar supports, may have improper welds at the joint of the seat back pivot bracket and the seat back frame. In the event of a crash, the seat side pivot bracket may crack or break, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will add reinforcement to the driver's seat back frame on the 40% split or captain's chair seat equipped with lumbar support or, if necessary, the seat back frame will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 24, 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Harley-Davidson is recalling 5,947 MY 2005-2007 FLHP, FLHPI, FLHTP, FLHTPI, FLHPE and FLHPEI police and escort motorcycles equipped with an antilock brake system (ABS). Inconsistencies in the routing of the brake lines can cause abrasion of the brake lines and hoses. In some cases, this condition has caused brake fluid leaks. Loss of brake fluid could lead to loss of brake function, increasing the risk of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lines, if necessary. Brake line retention and clutch cable positioning devices will also be installed to prevent future abrasion to the brake lines. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 10, 2008. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680.

Honda is recalling 273,000 MY 2004-2008 Acura TL vehicles. Prolonged high under-hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely causing the hose to crack and leak power steering fluid. Power steering fluid leaking onto a hot catalytic converter will generate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire. Dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda is recalling 129,600 MY 2004-2005 Acura TL vehicles. If water enters the windshield wiper motor breather port, which is designed to allow the motor to vent warm air during normal operation, it can result in corrosion inside the motor housing. This could cause a failure of the electrical circuit breaker inside the motor housing. If the circuit breaker fails, it will cause the windshield wiper motor to become inoperative, which can increase the likelihood of a crash in certain conditions. Dealers will inspect the windshield wiper motor for signs of corrosion. If no signs of corrosion are present, a snorkel tube will be added to the wiper motor breather port to prevent water from entering the wiper motor housing and foam tape will be installed on the cowl above the wiper motor to direct water away from the wiper motor. If signs of corrosion damage are observed on the wiper motor, the motor will be replaced, and the breather tube and foam tape will also be installed to prevent water intrusion on the new wiper motor. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Hyosung is recalling 3,292 MY 2005-2007 GT650 and GV650 motorcycles. These motorcycles were built with fuel tank cap gaskets that prevent proper tank ventilation. This could result in vehicle stalling increasing the risk of a crash and/or fuel leakage which could result in a fire. Dealers will modify the existing gas cap gasket. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Hyosung at 1-770-447-5571.

Kawasaki is recalling 532 MY 2008 Ninja EX250J8F and EX250J8FL motorcycles. The tail light bulb may prematurely fail. Inappropriate lighting could reduce visibility creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the tail light bulb free of charge. The recall began on February 4, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Land Rover is recalling 12,353 MY 2008 LR2 vehicles built with a sunroof. Failure of either the left or right hand side sunroof guide rail can occur when the sunroof is operated. Excessive stress can develop in the over-molded bracket, which could lead to cracking during normal sunroof operation. If cracks occur and propagate in a certain area of the guide rail, fragments of the plastic over-mold material may detach from the guide rail and obstruct the operation of the sunroof. The obstruction could cause the sunroof, when operated, to bind, twist, and potentially detach from the operating mechanism. If the sunroof is subsequently cycled and a vertical force applied, i.e., a customer manually aiding the roof to close or wind lift, the glass panel can become fully detached from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will install retention inserts to both sides of the glass panel guide rails. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.

Mitsubishi is recalling 5,400 MY 2007-2008 Outlander passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. For vehicles without an electric power seat, the floor harness connector for the power seat is placed directly on the floorboard underneath the carpeting (vehicles with power seats already have the harness elevated). If a vehicle occupant enters the vehicle with a sufficient amount of snow on their feet containing road salt, it is possible for the melted snow mixture to soak the carpet and allow the salt-water solution to come into contact with the unused power seat harness connector. The connector terminal may corrode and allow current to flow, resulting in the gradual heating and melting of the connector and may result in a fire. Dealers will relocate the floor harness beneath both the passenger and driver seats to above the carpet and away from the bottom of the floorboard to prevent contact with any future melt solution. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Nissan is recalling 16,365 MY 2008 Infiniti EX35 and MY 2009 Nissan Murano vehicles. Due to incorrect software programming, the air bag control unit (ACU) may cause the passenger air bag not to operate as designed if the vehicle battery becomes significantly discharged. This could result in the passenger air bag not inflating in a crash in which it was designed to do so, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will reprogram the ACU in affected vehicles. The recall began on February 19, 2008. Owners may contact Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200 or Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Porsche is recalling 5,573 MY 2008 Cayenne V6 vehicles. A fuel line in the plenum panel area may contact the rear engine compartment cover. Relative movements of the engine while driving may cause knocking noises and chafing on the fuel line. A fuel leak may develop. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will reroute the fuel line and install an additional spacer ring free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Southeast Toyota is recalling 1,555 MY 2007 Tundra vehicles equipped with 18" installed Enkei wheels (option code WN1 or WN4) or 20" BBS wheels (option code WV1 or WV4). When the vehicle was processed at the port, an alloy tire/wheel upgrade was installed. The upgrade included 4 alloy wheels with attaching wheel nuts. The wheel nuts can crack and break if the wheels are not installed carefully or if the wheel nuts are not carefully tightened. This condition could occur at the time of wheel installation, tire rotation or service. If a vehicle's wheel has a cracked or broken wheel nut condition and the wheel becomes loose and falls off the vehicle without warning, a crash could occur. Dealers will replace the attaching wheel nuts. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

U.S. Drive Right is recalling 107 MY 1994-1998 right hand drive, 4-wheel drive Jeep Cherokee vehicles. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 101, 'Controls and Displays;' No. 108, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment;' No. 111, 'Rearview Mirror;' No. 114, 'Theft Protection;' No. 115, 'Vehicle Identification Number;' No. 118, 'Power Window System;' No. 120, 'Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars;' No. 208, 'Occupant Crash Protection;' and No. 301, 'Fuel System Integrity,' These vehicles do not meet the required standards. U.S. Drive Right will make all the required modifications. A representative will travel to the customer's location and make the modifications on site. The recall will be performed on a regional basis beginning March 2008. This recall was the subject of an investigation conducted by the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. Owners may contact U.S. Drive Right at 1-888-632-5936.

Volkswagen is recalling 720 MY 2008 Audi TT coupe vehicles. These vehicles were produced with C-pillar trim cover clips that do not provide adequate retention. In the event of a deployment of the rear pyrotechnic safety belt, the C-pillar trim cover may become detached from the sheet metal due to low retention force of the trim clip. The detached trim cover could pose a risk of personal injury for vehicle front seat occupants. Dealers will install an improved clip on the affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin during March 2008. Owners may contact VW/Audi at 1-800-822-2834.