Kia is recalling certain model year 2011 Sorento 2wd cars equipped with automatic transmissions and 2. 4l engines manufactured from the start of production through may 22, 2010. The intermediate shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to a misalignment of the intermediate shaft with the right side output gear. Continuing to drive the car in this condition leads to the development of a whirring/whining noise and can eventually cause damage to the automatic transmission.
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and model year 2007-2008 RAV4 vehicles. In the curtain shield airbag (csa) system, there are two sensors in the airbag sensor assembly which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle. If one of these sensors malfunctions, the airbag warning light (malfunction indicator light: mil) will illuminate and the roll detection system will be suspended; however, the airbag csa remains available in the event of a side crash. If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after initial airbag system check, the csa and the seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated.
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. During manufacturing the steering wheel could have been improperly fastened and may detach from the steering column.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 e-class model w212 and s212 cars manufactured from July 8, 2010, through July 12, 2010. Insufficient adhesive between the vibration damper and its inner mass damper ring could cause a sudden separation of the inner mass damper ring from the vibration damper.
Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 Honda Odyssey vehicles. There is a potential failure with the driver and the front passenger door power windows in which the window may come off the track causing the window to become inoperative and preventing it from being rolled up or down or it could drop into the door.
Volvo is recalling certain model year 2011 s40 passenger cars. A crack on the top side of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment may have developed during the forming process in component production.
Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 Honda Civic vehicles. To prevent fuel from leaking out of a vehicle’s fuel tank into the evaporative emissions canister in the event a roll-over incident occurs, the fuel pump module is equipped with a roll over valve (rov). Due to improper ultrasonic welding of the plastic case that houses the rov within the fuel pump module, the case material may break or crack, which may cause the rov to separate from the case and fail to function, thereby increasing the risk of fuel leakage in a roll-over incident.
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Elantra cars manufactured from July 14, 2006, through November 1, 2008. The front passenger seats in the cars contain a weight sensor designed to deactivate the right frontal airbag when occupants of certain weights occupy the seat. The electrical connector for the weight sensor is located under the center console, between the front seats. Under certain circumstances the connector could become contaminated and malfunction such that the front passenger airbag will deploy regardless of the weight of the occupant.
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elantra cars manufactured from July 14, 2006, through August 29, 2007. The driver’s seat track position sensor determines the seat’s fore and aft position and allows the driver’s frontal air bag to deploy at the pressure appropriate for that seating position, with a lower pressure deployment in the most forward seating positions. The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the seat track position sensor such that, in a crash that requires driver frontal airbag deployment, the driver’s airbag may deploy at the higher pressure than intended if the seat was position in one of the forward positions in which a lower pressure deployment is intended.
Honda is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Honda Civic hybrid vehicles. There is a potential for the voltage converter that relays power from the integrated motor assist (ima) system to the vehicle’s electrical components to fail.
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured from July 12, 2010, through September 10, 2010. Some vehicles may experience a degradation of fastener torque for various front and rear axle attachments to the chassis module.
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2010 Routan cars manufactured from October 2009 through June 2010. Some cars may experience inadvertent ignition key displacement from the run to accessory position while driving causing the engine to shut off.
Mazda is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 mazdA6 cars manufactured from April 8, 2008, through February 8, 2010. A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction in the line. If this occurs, the fuel tank pressure may become excessively negative when the emission control system works to purge the vapors from the canister.
Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Edge, and lincoln mkx trucks manufactured from October 25, 2010, through November 20, 2010. These vehicles were inspected using integrated diagnostic system (ids) that had a custom software routine to read the suspect body control module (bcm) serial number. Based on the serial number the bcm was either not affected or replaced. The custom software routine was not reading the correct set of characters, and was not able to identify a bcm that required replacement affected bcms may have the potential for an internal short.
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and model year 2004-2007 Lexus rx330, rx350, and rx400h vehicles. If the forward retention clip used to secure the floor carpet cover, which is located in front of the center console, is not installed properly the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal and interfere with the accelerator pedal arm.
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and model year 2004-2007 Lexus RX330, RX350, and RX400h cars. If the forward retention clip used to secure the floor carpet cover, which is located in front of the center console, is not installed properly the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal and interfere with the accelerator pedal arm.
Braun is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2011 paratransit vans built on ford E-350 chassis from April 27, 2005, through July 29, 2010, equipped with carrier genv em-1 evaporator units (em-1) manufactured from January 1, 2006 through December 2010, containing a delphi pack-con iii fuse holder in an allied motion motor assembly; em-1 unit part numbers 77-62112-xx and 77-62512-xx, starting with serial number knt90890232 to serial number nne91230058. Due to time, temperature, and/or vibration, the fuse may loosen in the fuse holder resulting in high resistance and arcing.
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 and 2007 Lexus GS300 and GS350 all wheel drive (awd) cars. There is a possibility that the plastic pad embedded into the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal.
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Honda Fit vehicles. There is a potential for one or more of the four spring assemblies on the engine’s variable valve timing and lift electronic control (vtec) system to fail.
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS cars. Some of these cars have a condition in which a wax coating on the rear suspension toe link jam nuts may allow the nut(s) to loosen. If a nut sufficiently loosens, the toe link could separate and the rear wheel would be able to turn inboard or outboard. Owners may hear a metallic clanking noise coming from the rear of the car that may warn of a loosening nut.