Four Automakers Recalling 450,000 Vehicles for Various Defects

GM, Chrysler, KIA and Hyundai recalling 450,000 vehicles for a range of defects reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

General Motors (GM)

GM is recalling the Chevrolet Corvette (2005 and 2006), TrailBlazer (2006), Tahoe (2006), Express (2006) and Silverado (2005 and 2006), Buick Rainer (2006), Cadillac Escalade (2006), GMC Envoy (2006), Savana (2006), Sierra (2005 and 2006) and Yukon (2006), Hummer H2 (2006 and Isuzu Ascender (2006).

Total 123,592 vehicles: Certain vehicles may have a power steering hose that is not to specification. Under extreme maneuvers, the hose may fracture and leak fluid. This would result in the loss of power steering and, in some vehicles, the loss of power braking also. In addition, the leakage could cause a fire in the engine compartment.  

Recall will begin on October 14 to inspect and replace the hose in question. Customers may call the following numbers for information: CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.

GM RECALL NO. 05086. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

Chrysler

These vehicles have a problem that may cause them to roll away while the transmission is in park. Chrysler is recalling nearly 256,409 Dodge Dakota pickups; Dodge Durango, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler SUVs; and Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum cars from the 2005 model year.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E14. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY:1-800-424-9153).

Kia

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 74,276 Sedona minivans from 2002 to 2004 model years equipped with power seats because the wiring under the front seats could potentially cause a fire.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RE-ROUTE THE WIRES UNDER THE POWER SEATS, IF NECESSARY, AS WELL AS INSTALL PROTECTIVE SEAMING WELTS AROUND THOSE WIRES TO BETTER INSULATE THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA RECALL NO. SC054. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).

Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 12,000 Santa Fe SUVs from the 2005 model year because of problems with the occupant classification system. The occupant classification system in the front passenger seat of the vehicle could mistakenly identify a child seat as an adult passenger.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE’S OCS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) TO REMOVE THE FEATURE THAT MAY CAUSE THE CRS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS AN ADULT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 074. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153.

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Four Automakers Recalling 450,000 Vehicles for Various Defects

GM, Chrysler, KIA and Hyundai recalling 450,000 vehicles for a range of defects reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

General Motors (GM)

GM is recalling the Chevrolet Corvette (2005 and 2006), TrailBlazer (2006), Tahoe (2006), Express (2006) and Silverado (2005 and 2006), Buick Rainer (2006), Cadillac Escalade (2006), GMC Envoy (2006), Savana (2006), Sierra (2005 and 2006) and Yukon (2006), Hummer H2 (2006 and Isuzu Ascender (2006).

Total 123,592 vehicles: Certain vehicles may have a power steering hose that is not to specification. Under extreme maneuvers, the hose may fracture and leak fluid. This would result in the loss of power steering and, in some vehicles, the loss of power braking also. In addition, the leakage could cause a fire in the engine compartment.  

Recall will begin on October 14 to inspect and replace the hose in question. Customers may call the following numbers for information: CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.

GM RECALL NO. 05086. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

Chrysler

These vehicles have a problem that may cause them to roll away while the transmission is in park. Chrysler is recalling nearly 256,409 Dodge Dakota pickups; Dodge Durango, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler SUVs; and Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum cars from the 2005 model year.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E14. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY:1-800-424-9153).

Kia

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 74,276 Sedona minivans from 2002 to 2004 model years equipped with power seats because the wiring under the front seats could potentially cause a fire.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RE-ROUTE THE WIRES UNDER THE POWER SEATS, IF NECESSARY, AS WELL AS INSTALL PROTECTIVE SEAMING WELTS AROUND THOSE WIRES TO BETTER INSULATE THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA RECALL NO. SC054. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).

Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 12,000 Santa Fe SUVs from the 2005 model year because of problems with the occupant classification system. The occupant classification system in the front passenger seat of the vehicle could mistakenly identify a child seat as an adult passenger.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE’S OCS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) TO REMOVE THE FEATURE THAT MAY CAUSE THE CRS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS AN ADULT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 074. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153.

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