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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    01V336000
    Recall Date
    10/31/2001
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH PLASTIC CANCELLATION PIN CAN WEAR PREMATURELY CAUSING THE SIGNALS TO FAIL TO CANCEL AFTER COMPLETING A TURN.

    Consequence

    THIS COULD SEND AN INCORRECT LAMP SIGNAL TO OTHER VEHICLES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH WITH A NEW SWITCH HAVING A METAL CANCELLATION PIN. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 16, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AM GENERAL AT 1-800-638-8303.

  • Recall Number
    07E088000
    Recall Date
    10/24/2007
    Component
    EQUIPMENT
    Summary

    CERTAIN HONEYWELL FRAM RACING BRAND HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 25, 2006, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14, 2007, AND SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR VEHICLES LIST ABOVE. THE AFFECTED FILTERS ARE MARKED WITH A DATE CODE A61451 THROUGH A72571 SEQUENTIALLY. THE DATE CODE AND PART NUMBER APPEAR ON THE FILTER HOUSING. FRAM RACING HP4 AND HP8 OIL FILTERS NOT BEARING A DATE CODE IN THIS RANGE ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. THE GASKET OF THE OIL FILTER BECOMES MORE PLIABLE UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES.

    Consequence

    THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE INADEQUATE SEALING AND LOSS OF ENGINE OIL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    HONEYWELL WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED OIL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-890-2075.

  • Recall Number
    00V005000
    Recall Date
    01/11/2000
    Component
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: A POTENTIAL CHAFING CONDITION OCCURS BETWEEN THE FLEXIBLE BRAKE LINES WHICH CONNECT THE MASTER CYLINDER TO THE ABS MODULATOR. THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO ONE OR BOTH OF THE BRAKE LINES DEVELOPING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.

    Consequence

    A BRAKE FLUID LEAK CAB CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BRAKE LINE PRESSURE AND RESULTING IN LONGER-THAN-NORMAL STOPPING DISTANCES.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDER TO ABS MODULATOR LINES.

  • Recall Number
    95V023000
    Recall Date
    02/13/1995
    Component
    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Summary

    WATER CAN ACCUMULATE IN THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE AND IF THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE IS BELOW FREEZING AND THE CRUISE CONTROL IS ENGAGED, THE WATER CAN FREEZE CAUSING THE CABLE TO BIND AND NOT RELEASE AS INTENDED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS APPLIED OR THE SYSTEM IS TURNED OFF AT THE MASTER CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH.

    Consequence

    THE ENGINE THROTTLE CAN STICK OPEN RESULTING IN LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL WITH THE INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE CURRENT CRUISE CONTROL ACTUATOR AND CABLE ASSEMBLY AND INSTALL A NEW ASSEMBLY. ADDITIONALLY, DEALERS WILL CHANGE THE ROUTING OF THE CABLE.

  • Recall Number
    94V164000
    Recall Date
    09/01/1994
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Summary

    THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH WHICH CONTROLS THE POWER TO THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP CAN FAIL. FAILURE IS DUE TO A MISSING RUBBER SEAL BETWEEN THE SWITCH AND THE WIRING HARNESS. THE MISSING SEAL ALLOWS CONTAMINANTS TO ENTER THE SWITCH CAUSING IT TO FAIL IN THE OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION.

    Consequence

    IF THE SWITCH FAILS IN THE CLOSED POSITION, THE PUMP WILL CONTINUE TO RUN WHEN THE ENGINE IS OFF, DRAINING THE BATTERY. IF THE SWITCH FAILS IN THE OPEN POSITION IT WILL CAUSE POOR PERFORMANCE AND POSSIBLY STALLING.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE SEAL. IF THE SEAL IS MISSING, THE SWITCH WILL BE REPLACED AND A NEW SEAL WILL BE INSTALLED.

  • Recall Number
    06E043000
    Recall Date
    05/19/2006
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Summary

    CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, FRAM BRAND NAME P/N G3727, WITH DATE CODES X52911 THROUGH X60801 SEQUENTIALLY OR X600141 AND A MEXICO COUNTRY OR ORIGIN MARKING ON THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2005, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE AND ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES. (TO SEE THE SCHOOL BUS ENGINE SIZES, CLICK ON "DOCUMENT SEARCH" AND THEN "BUS APPLICATIONS"). THE CONNECTOR ON THE FUEL FILTER WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO HONEYWELL'S SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAT CORRECTLY ON THE FUEL LINE.

    Consequence

    THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE AN INADEQUATE SEAL AT THE CONNECTION, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A FUEL LEAK. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

    What Owners Should Do

    HONEYWELL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-890-2075 (OPTION 1).

  • Recall Number
    96V049000
    Recall Date
    03/12/1996
    Component
    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
    Summary

    THE COATING USED TO PROTECT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL SHAFT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE BRONZE BUSHING THROUGH WHICH THE SHAFT PASSES. OVER TIME, AND IN THE PRESENCE OF A CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT (WATER, ROAD SALT), THE SHAFT CAN CORRODE INSIDE THE BUSHING INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF FRICTION BETWEEN THE ROTATING SHAFT AND THE STATIONARY BUSHING.

    Consequence

    A CORRODED ACCELERATOR PEDAL SHAFT CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE THROTTLE TO BIND AND NOT FULLY RETURN TO IDLE WHEN THE OPERATOR'S FOOT IS REMOVED FROM THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND SHAFT ASSEMBLY.

  • Recall Number
    99V059000
    Recall Date
    03/23/1999
    Component
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE NUTS USED TO ATTACH THE MASTER CYLINDER TO THE HYDROBOOST BOLTS WERE OF THE METRIC TYPE RATHER THAN THE REQUIRED ENGLISH TYPE.

    Consequence

    A LOOSE MASTER CYLINDER CONDITION CAN OCCUR, CAUSING LONGER THAN NORMAL BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DURING BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATIONS.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDER-TO-HYDROBOOST MOUNTING BOLTS AND NUTS.

  • Recall Number
    94V162000
    Recall Date
    09/01/1994
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Summary

    THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT IS SEPARATED FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BY AN INSULATED ENGINE COVER. THE INSULATION INSIDE THIS COVER CAN RUB AGAINST THE FUEL RETURN HOSE RESULTING IN A FUEL LEAK. ADDITIONALLY, A WIRING HARNESS CAN ALSO WEAR THROUGH CAUSING INTERRUPTION TO SOME ELECTRICAL OPERATIONS, INCLUDING THE FUEL PUMP.

    Consequence

    FUEL LEAKING INSIDE THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE WHEN EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION. FAILURE OF THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP CAN CAUSE POOR PERFORMANCE AND POSSIBLE STALLING CREATING A ROAD HAZARD WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RUBBER FUEL LINE HOSE WITH A SOLID STEEL LINES AND ROUTE THE LINE TO PROVIDE ONE INCH OF CLEARANCE TO THE COVER. ALSO, THE WIRING HARNESS COVER WILL BE REPLACED AND THE WIRING REROUTED TO GAIN SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE.

  • Recall Number
    96V178002
    Recall Date
    09/27/1996
    Component
    SEATS
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BUSES EQUIPPED WITH ISRINGHAUSEN SEATS IN THE DRIVER POSITION. TWO WELDS LOCATED ON THE BACK REST ADJUSTMENT SIDE OF THE SEAT FRAME DID NOT MEET THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS.

    Consequence

    IF THESE WELDS WERE NOT TO SPECIFICATION, BACK REST LOADS COULD CAUSE THE WELDS TO FAIL. THE BACK REST WOULD DISENGAGE FROM THE SEAT FRAME ALLOWING LOSS OF SUPPORT TO THE DRIVER'S TORSO AND POSSIBLY CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

    What Owners Should Do

    ISRINGHAUSEN IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY CAMPAIGN FOR THIS RECALL. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE SEATS AND REPLACE THE SEAT FRAME ASSEMBLY.

  • Recall Number
    95V161000
    Recall Date
    08/18/1995
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    UNDER HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES (GREATER THAN 95 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) AND THE FUEL TANK LEVEL BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/2 FULL, THE FUEL TANK INTERNAL PRESSURE CAN INCREASE CAUSING THE TANK TO EXPAND. TANK EXPANSION CAUSES AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK PROTECTIVE SHIELD AND THE PROPELLER SHAFT RESULTING A HOLE IN THE FUEL TANK AT THE POINT OF SHIELD-TO-SHAFT CONTACT.

    Consequence

    THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE, AND IF AN IGNITION SOURCE IS PRESENT, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SUPPLEMENTAL FUEL TANK VENTING SYSTEM ON THESE VEHICLES.

What Should You Do?

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