January 30, 2006


(Clicking on product name at start of item will connect to the NHTSA recall file.)

Jaguar 2006 XJ Sedans (Mon, 23 Jan 2006)
On certain sedans equipped with moonroofs, a reinforcement bar has been incorrectly assembled so that the bar may contact the glass in the moonroof. It is possible on door closure or severe road impact, the moonroof glass may shatter. If the glass shattered, there is a risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.

GM Model Year 2006 Cadillac STS passenger vehicles equipped with all wheel drive and a 3.6l V6 engine (Fri, 20 Jan 2006)
The torque monitoring functions of the electronic throttle control (ETC) are not enabled. These functions can limit engine speed and torque if unusual engine control module (ECM) hardware or software failures occur. Without these functions enabled, a persistent ECM failure could result in a throttle opening greater than commanded by the driver and a crash could occur. Dealers will reprogram the ECM on these vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2006.

Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese T-Connectors (Thu, 19 Jan 2006)
Certain T-Connectors manufactured from June through October 2005 sold by Cequent Towing Prodcuts under the Hidden Hitch, Reese, and Draw-Tite brand names for aftermarket installation on 2005 and 2006 Volvo XC90 vehicles. Due to a unique waveform present on the tail lamp circuit of the tow vehicle, the T-Connector may cause the tail lamps to flicker or not work when the vehicle is in operation. Non-operational or intermittently operational tail lamps can prevent the vehicle/trailer from being visible to other vehicles, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Audi 2003 A4, A6 and Volkswagen 2003 Passat Passenger Vehicles (Tue, 17 Jan 2006)
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 1.8L Turbo, 2.8L V6, or 3.0L engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine.

Fleetwood 2006 Prowler, Terry and Wilderness Travel Trailers (Fri, 13 Jan 2006)
On certain travel trailers, the axle width is too narrow causing the tires to rub on the inside of the wheel well housing. This can cause tires to fatigue and prematurely fail, which could result in a crash.

Suzuki Model Year 2003-2006 SV650, SV650S, SV1000S, and MY 2003 SV1000 California-specification model motorcycles (Wed, 11 Jan 2006)
Repeated stress from vibration can cause a crack to form in the area where the liquid/vapor separator bracket is welded inside the fuel tank. This can allow fuel leakage to occur. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2006.

Porsche 2005-2006 911 Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet Coupe and Convertible Passenger Vehicles (Tue, 10 Jan 2006)
Certain 2 door coupe and convertible passenger vehicles may have been supplied with a tailpipe that may have been produced with a weld located between the fastening clip and exhaust pipe, which is inadequately dimensioned. If the weld completely fails, the exhaust pipe can detach from the vehicle, which could startle the driver resulting in a crash.

Jayco 2006 Escapade, Granite Ridge and Greyhawk Motor Homes (Mon, 09 Jan 2006)
Certain motor homes may have U-Joint retaining clips missing or not installed properly. If the retaining clips are not installed properly, the U-Joint may become dislodged from the yoke and the drive shaft will become disconnected from the drive train. This condition, if not addressed, could result in a crash, injury or death.

Nissan Model Year 2003-2006 Murano Sport Utility Vehicles (Mon, 09 Jan 2006)
Due to the location of the forward edge of the fuel tank, in the event that a vehicle front tire runs over a small, sharp object in the road, catches it and propels it towards the rear of the vehicle, it may strike and puncture the fuel tank. A punctured tank could increase the risk of a fire. Dealers will install protectors in front of the tank free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 21, 2006.

Prolumen 9006, 6007, H1, H3 and H4 Replaceable Lighting Capsules (Mon, 09 Jan 2006)
Certain Umnitza replaceable lighting capsules branded as Prolumen HID kits, P/Nos H1, H3, H4, 9006, and 9007. The replacement kits may put out a higher than allowed amount of glare to oncoming traffic which fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Oncoming traffic may experience higher than normal amount of glare which could diminish visibility, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Thomas Built 2006 HDX Buses (Fri, 06 Jan 2006)
Certain 2006 Thomas Built HDX school buses manufactured between July and November 2005. The front spring eyes may crack from embrittlement due to an improper heat treat process. Vehicle steering control may be reduced if abnormal front suspension noises are ignored, possibly resulting in a crash and personal injury.

National 2006 Islander, Tradewinds and Tropi-Cal Motor Homes (Wed, 04 Jan 2006)
Certain motor homes were not equipped with the proper number of seat belts. In the event of a crash, a seat occupant will not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.

DaimlerChrysler: 216,299 Model Year 1999-2000 Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, and Plymouth Breeze passenger Vehicles equipped with 2.4 liter engines (Wed, 04 Jan 2006)
The high pressure power steering hose may prematurely heat age and develop a leak. Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in an underhood fire. Dealers will replace the high pressure power steering hose free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE05-036, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.

Kawasaki BN125 Motorcycles (Tue, 03 Jan 2006)
On certain motorcycles, the pinch bolt hole on the left side of the lower front fork triple clamp was not threaded to the full design depth. This allowed the pinch bolt to be tightened to its designed torque value, but did not provide sufficient clamping force on the left fork tube. This condition could cause steering problems and create the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death.

AAC Machanical Fuel Pump (Tue, 03 Jan 2006)
Certain Automotive Accessory Co. (AAC) mechanical fuel pumps, P/Nos. N577 and N588, and fuel castings P/N AAC712, sold for use as replacement equipment on various passenger vehicles. The fuel pumps and fuel castings were shipped between May 9 and December 22, 2005. These fuel pumps contain defective velve housing that could allow fuel to leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Blue Ox TC35160 and TC35270 Trucenter Steering Control Units (Tue, 03 Jan 2006)
Certain Blue Ox Trucenter steering control units, model numbers TC35270 and TC35160, manufactured between October and December 2005. The affected units are identified by serial numbers that begin with the first four digits of 1005, 1105, and 1205. Foreign material can cause the tubes to gall and eventually bind together. This condition may cause loss of driver steering ability which could result in a vehicle crash.

Posted by MVHAP at January 30, 2006 11:27 PM