Complete List Of NHTSA Recalls This Week (Since July 30,2002)

New information
added to the databases since 07/30/2002.

Recalls

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V202000
Component:  SUSPENSION:SINGLE AXLE:REAR
Manufacturer:  GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Year: 2003 Make: CHEVROLET TRUCK Model: C4500 Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 952
Manufactured: 08/2001 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
CERTAIN MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 11,000 LB. REAR AXLE HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE REAR AXLE ANCHOR PLATE MAY FRACTURE. AS THE ANCHOR PLATE FRACTURES, THERE IS AN AUDIBLE "BANG." IF THIS INDICATION OF A CONDITION REQUIRING THE DRIVER'S ATTENTION WENT UNNOTICED OR WAS IGNORED, AND UNDER CERTAIN REBOUND, BRAKING, OR CORNERING MANEUVERS, THE REAR AXLE WOULD BE FREE TO MOVE FORE AND AFT AND PROVIDE UNEXPECTED STEERING INPUTS TO THE VEHICLE.
Consequence Summary:
IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING, A CRASH COULD RESULT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REAR AXLE ANCHOR PLATE AND SPACER. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V206000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:RESTRAINT:BELT ANCHOR AND ATTACHMENT
Manufacturer:  HOME & PARK MOTORHOMES

Year: 2000 Make: HOME AND PARK Model: ROADTREK Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 249
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON CHEVROLET G-VAN CHASSIS, IT IS POSSIBLE, THAT ON SOME UNITS, THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT WAS NOT ASSEMBLED CORRECTLY TO THE STRUCTURAL MEMBER OF THE VEHICLE. THE SWIVEL PLATE MAY NOT BE ATTACHED TO THE BOLT HOLDING THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE AND REINSTALL THE SWIVEL PLATE CORRECTLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. 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 HOME & PARK AT 1-888-762-3873.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V204000
Component:  ENGINE:OTHER PARTS
Manufacturer:  INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE

Year: 2002 Make: INTERNATIONAL Model: 3200 , 4200 Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1054
Manufactured: 09/2001 - 06/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS BUILT WITH INTERNATIONAL VT365 ENGINES AND MANUFACTURED AT INTERNATIONAL DIESEL OF ALABAMA. THE INJECTOR DRIVER MODULES (IDM) BUILT FOR THE VT365 ENGINES COULD HAVE MISSING VIBRATION DAMPING/RETENTION SHELLS AND A MISSING HOT-MELT PROCESS ON THE DC/DC BOARDS.
Consequence Summary:
THE MISSING SHELLS COULD ALLOW THE LARGER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS TO BECOME LOOSE AND POSSIBLE BREAK OFF INSIDE THE MODULE DURING ENGINE OPERATION. DEPENDING ON WHAT ELECTRICAL COMPONENT COMES OFF, THE EFFECT ON ENGINE OPERATION COULD RESULT IN ROUGH RUNNING, LOSS OF POWER, NO START, OR IN THE MOST SEVERE CASE, IMMEDIATE ENGINE SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IDM MODULES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 19, 2002. 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 INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V205000
Component:  FUEL:FUEL LINES:HOSES:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE

Year: 2002 Make: INTERNATIONAL Model: 7300 , 7400 , 7500 Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1066
Manufactured: 07/2001 - 07/2002
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS, THE FUEL LINE IS ROUTED TOO CLOSE TO A TURBO CHARGER OUTLET/EXHAUST PIPE. IF AN INTERFERENCE CONDITION OCCURS BETWEEN THE FUEL HARNESS AND THE EXHAUST PIPE, THE FUEL LINE INSIDE THE REFLECTIVE HEAT WRAP COULD MELT DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT.
Consequence Summary:
THE MELTING OF THE LINE COULD RESULT IN IMMEDIATE ENGINE SHUT DOWN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES FOR PROPER ROUTING OF THE FUEL HARNESS. IF THE HARNESS IS ROUTED NEAR THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, A NEW FUEL HARNESS WILL BE INSTALLED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2002. 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 INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-448-7825.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V207000
Component:  LIGHTING:SWITCH:BUTTON:RING:EMERGENCY FLASHING HAZARD WARNING LIGHT
Manufacturer:  KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.

Year: 1998 Make: KIA Model: SEPHIA Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25000
Manufactured: 09/1997 - 04/1998
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH 36,000 MILES OR LESS AS OF JULY 15, 2002, AN ELECTRICAL CONTACT PROBLEM MAY HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE HAZARD SWITCH WHICH COULD RESULT IN INOPERATIVE HAZARD LIGHTS AND/OR INOPERATIVE TURN SIGNALS.
Consequence Summary:
THE LOSS OF TURN SIGNALS OR REAR HAZARD LAMPS COULD FAIL TO WARN A FOLLOWING DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE IS TURNING AND/OR IS STOPPED AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAZARD SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. 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 KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V203000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:RESTRAINT:BELT WARNING SYSTEM:BUZZER
Manufacturer:  MERCEDES-BENZ USA, INC.

Year: 2002 Make: MERCEDES BENZ TRUCK Model: M CLASS Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3603
Manufactured: 05/2002 - 06/2002
Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, S7.3, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE SEAT BELT CHIMES MAY NOT FUNCTION AS DESIGNED AND IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
Consequence Summary:
IF THE DRIVER BUCKLES HIS SEAT BELT PRIOR TO STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE CHIME WILL NOT SOUND AT ALL WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES TO ENSURE THAT THE SEAT BELT CHIME OPERATES AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-201-573-0117.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V208000
Component:  FUEL:FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY:ATTACHMENTS
Manufacturer:  TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.

Year: 2001 Make: TOYOTA TRUCK Model: HIGHLANDER Recall Date: 08/01/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 154593
Manufactured: 11/2000 - 05/2002
Defect Summary:
ON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THERE IS A BREATHER HOSE THAT ATTACHES TO THE NOZZLE OF THE ON-BOARD REFUELING VAPOR RECOVERY (ORVR) VALVE, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE TOPSIDE OF THE FUEL TANK. THE BREATHER HOSE IS ATTACHED WITH A CLAMP, WHOSE "TABS" FACE IN THE UPWARD DIRECTION. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS CRASHED UNDER THE NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NCAP) TEST (I.E., 35 MPH FRONTAL BARRIER CRASH), THE CLAMP "TABS" CONTACTED THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BODY DUE TO MOVEMENT OF THE FUEL TANK, CAUSING THE NOZZLE TO BREAK.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE WORST CASE, NOZZLE BREAKAGE COULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE IF THE VEHICLE ROLLS-OVER AFTER A HIGH SPEED FRONTAL CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL ROTATE THE SPECIFIED CLAMP. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2002. 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 TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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