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Recall Information

May 2008 Recalls


Bentley is recalling 13,420 MY 2004-2008 Continental GT, Continental GT Speed, Continental Flying Spur, and Continental GTC vehicles. There is the potential for road salt to corrode the outer surface of the fuel filter. This could lead to the filter housing becoming porous with a corresponding fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter and reposition the retaining clip on all affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Bentley at 1-800-777-6923.

Chrysler is recalling 1,585 MY 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler vehicles, right hand drive only. Some vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the steering intermediate shaft and rear brake tubes. Prolonged brake tube contact could wear a hole in the tube and cause a partial brake system loss. This could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will install a revised brake tube clip to retain the tubes, inspect the brake tubes for damage due to potential contact with the steering intermediate shaft, and replace the brake tubes if necessary. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler is recalling 24,461 MY 2006 Jeep Commander vehicles equipped with 4.7L V8 engines. The powertrain control module (PCM) was programmed with software that may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions. This could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will reprogram the PCM software in all 4.7L engine-equipped MY 2006 Jeep Commanders built prior to January 11, 2006. The recall began on May 19, 2008. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. This recall was the subject of an Engineering Analysis, EA07-007, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.

Ferrari is recalling 366 MY 2005-2007 612 Scaglietti vehicles equipped with F1 transmissions. A nonconforming clutch sensor in the transmission could malfunction under normal operating conditions due to the heat produced by the vehicle. Such sensor malfunction may inhibit the proper function of the clutch assembly making the shifting of the gears very difficult. The vehicle system immediately detects the clutch sensor failure and causes the warning light to illuminate. This clutch sensor malfunction may render the vehicle inoperable and, possibly, result in a crash. Dealers will replace the clutch sensor. In addition, the cable holder and magnet will also be replaced. The recall began on May 19, 2008. Owners may contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2600.

Ford is recalling 605,684 MY 2005-2006 F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT vehicles equipped with 5.4L 3-Valve engines. The brake booster vacuum supply hose attached to the intake manifold fitting may swell over time and lose retention force. This condition could allow the hose to become detached from the fitting during an intake manifold backfire. Should the hose detach from the intake manifold, several brake applications with power assist will be available before the vacuum reserve is depleted. Once the brake booster vacuum reserve is depleted, the driver will have foundation brake function, but with increased brake pedal effort. Reduced vehicle braking could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace a rubber hose on the brake booster vacuum supply tube assembly. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 7, 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

GM is recalling 26 MY 2008 Saturn Vue vehicles equipped with a 6T70 6-speed automatic transmission. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the transmission case side bore that holds the park pawl pivot pin may have a casting porosity. This condition, coupled with normal operating stresses, could lead to failure, eliminating the ability to secure the transmission in 'Park' position. If this happens while the vehicle is parked on a non-level surface, the vehicle could roll without warning and cause injury to people in its path. Dealers will replace the transmission. The recall began on May 5, 2008. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876.

GM is recalling 5,862 MY 2000-2002 Chevrolet Blazer, MY 2000-2001 GMC Jimmy, and MY 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles. The multifunction switch could develop an open circuit condition that results in the stop lamps and the rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. The center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected. The loss of stop lamps and rear hazard lamps could fail to warn a following driver that the vehicle is braking and/or is stopped and could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the hazard switch carrier. The recall is expected to begin on or about June 17, 2008. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.

Kawasaki is recalling certain MY 2006-2007 ZX14 motorcycles. The rear suspension can collapse when a crossmember separates from the frame. Failure of the frame could result in the rear of the motorcycle collapsing creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will check the torque of the engine mount adjusting collars and inspect and possibly replace the frame if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Kawasaki is recalling 1,393 MY 2009 KLX250T9F and KLX250T9FL motorcycles. The throttle grip and the handlebar grip may come loose and separate from the handlebar and throttle tube. This creates the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the grips as required. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Mitsubishi is recalling 15,549 MY 1999-2004 FE639, FE649, and FG639, MY 2001-2004 FE640, and MY 2003-2004 FH210 trucks equipped with automatic transmissions. Normal heat emanating from the exhaust pipe may cause the automatic transmission shift linkage to deform. The effort required to operate the automatic transmission shift control lever may increase if the linkage binds due to the deformation. The shift control lever may become inoperative, or the physical shift lever position on the shift lever housing gear indicator may not match the actual gear selection at the transmission. Dealers will install a modified automatic transmission shift control lever assembly. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 11, 2008. Owners may contact Mitsubishi Fuso at 1-856-467-4500.

Mitsubishi is recalling 10,325 MY 1999-2004 FE639 and FE649 trucks. The rear engine support bracket is composed of materials of insufficient strength. Normal vehicle vibrations may cause the bracket to crack. If the vehicle is continually operated in this condition, the bracket may break apart. The transmission could drop out of alignment with the drive train. Dealers will install a modified rear engine support bracket component. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 11, 2008. Owners may contact Mitsubishi Fuso at 1-856-467-3917.

Volkswagen is recalling 4,000 MY 2008 Passat sedans and wagons and MY 2009 Tiguan passenger vehicles equipped with 2.0T FSI ULEV II engines. These vehicles have an engine control module (ECM) containing software that may not properly control engine idle with the air conditioning turned on. In rare cases, the ECM may unexpectedly increase engine RPM. An engine surge caused by an unexpected increase in engine rpm may surprise the vehicle operator and can result in a crash without warning. Dealers will inspect and update the ECM software. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298.

Volvo is recalling 102 MY 2008 XC90 and S80 vehicles equipped with V8 engines. These vehicles may have been built with incorrect bolts to the engine mount. The aluminum bracket for the engine mount could break due to lack of adequate clamping force. This could cause the engine to come in contact with the sub-frame, ultimately resulting in a reduced engine torque or stalling of the engine without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the engine mount bolts for specific markings. If any of the bolts contain the incorrect markings, the bracket and bolts will be replaced. All owners have been contacted and arrangements have been made to repair these vehicles.








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