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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     MICHELIN / XDE     9999
Manufacturer : MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04T023000 Recall Date : DEC 17, 2004
Component: TIRES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4000
Summary:
 CERTAIN MICHELIN XDE COMMERCIAL TRUCK TIRES, SIZE 10R22.5 LRG AND LRF MANFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 23 AND OCTOBER 24, 2004, CAN EXPERIENCE RAPID AIR LOSS DUE TO AN IRREGULARITY OF THE INNER LINER.
Consequence:
 RAPID AIR LOSS CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Remedy:
 MICHELIN WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2004. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MICHELIN AT 888-622-2306.
Notes:
 ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     MITSUBISHI FUSO / FE639     1996-1999
     MITSUBISHI FUSO / FE649     1996-1999
     MITSUBISHI FUSO / FG639     1998-1999
Manufacturer : MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK OF AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V535000 Recall Date : NOV 02, 2200
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10333
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT DUST BOOT WAS DESIGNED WITH INSUFFICIENT SEALING ABILITY. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER INTO THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT, ABNORMALLY WEARING THE RESIN BEARING LOCATED INSIDE THE JOINT.
Consequence:
 THE TIE ROD END BALL JOINT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TIE ROD END, DISABLING THE STEERING SYSTEM, AND CAUSING A CRASH .
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL MODIFIED TIE ROD END ASSEMBLIES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI FUSO AT 856-467-3917.
Notes:
 MITSUBISHI FUSO RECALL NO. R3128610. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / E250     2002-2004
     FORD / E350     2002-2004
Manufacturer : ACCUBUILT, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V589000 Recall Date : DEC 15, 2004
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 501
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN VANS BUILT ON FORD E250/E350 CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH SURE-LOK WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT SYSTEMS, THE SPROCKET TEETH OF THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
Consequence:
 IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE WHEELCHAIR MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY SECURED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES TO A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT RETRACTORS AS NECESSARY. SURE-LOK IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SURE-LOCK AT 1-908-231-1804 OR ACCUBUILT AT 419-222-1501.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     DODGE / DAKOTA     2000-2003
     DODGE / DURANGO     2000-2003
Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V596000 Recall Date : DEC 15, 2004
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 592707
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4X4), IF MOISTURE LEAKS INTO THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER BALL JOINT, EVACUATION OF THE LUBRICANT AND CORROSION OF THE JOINT MAY CAUSE THE JOINT TO WEAR OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THIS COULD CAUSE A CLUNKING NOISE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION, WHICH MAY NOT ALWAYS BE HEARD BY THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Consequence:
 EXCESSIVE WEAR IN THE UPPER BALL JOINT MAY ALLOW IT TO SEPARATE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER BALL JOINTS. THIS SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON DECEMBER 21, 2004. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
 THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     CHEVROLET / VENTURE     1997-2005
     OLDSMOBILE / SILHOUETTE     1997-2004
     PONTIAC / MONTANA     1997-2005
     PONTIAC / TRANS SPORT     1999
     PONTIAC / TRANSPORT     1997-1998
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V597000 Recall Date : DEC 21, 2004
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 717302
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH SECOND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS AND A POWER SLIDING DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, A PASSENGER USING THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR COULD BE INJURED.
Consequence:
 IF A PASSENGER USES THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR AND HOLDS ONTO THE HANDLE WHILE IT IS BEING OPENED BY THE MOTOR, THE PASSENGER'S ARM MAY BE PUSHED INTO THE SEAT BACK OR ARMREST AND A WRIST OR LOWER ARM INJURY MAY RESULT.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER SLIDING DOOR INTERIOR HANDLE ON THE PASSENGER-SIDE. IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A POWER OR MANUAL SLIDING DOOR ON THE DRIVER-SIDE, THE INTERIOR HANDLE WILL ALSO BE REPLACED FOR APPEARANCE REASONS. NOTE: BEFORE THE VEHICLE IS SERVICED, GM ADVISES OWNERS TO NOT USE THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE DOOR. THE DRIVER CAN OPEN AND CLOSE THE DOOR FROM SWITCHES AT THE DRIVER'S POSITION OR BY USING THE REMOTE KEY FOB. THE DRIVER SHOULD TELL PASSENGERS TO USE THE SWITCH LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE DOOR TO OPEN OR CLOSE IT. THE DRIVER SHOULD USE THE OVERRIDE SWITCH TO PREVENT OPERATION OF THE POWER DOOR BY CHILDREN OR BY OTHERS WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH ITS USE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MARCH 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668; OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537.
Notes:
 GM RECALL NO. 04110. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     GENERAL COACH / M1030     2002-2004
     GENERAL COACH / M1030L     2002-2003
     GENERAL COACH / M1035     2002-2004
     GENERAL COACH / M1035L     2002-2003
Manufacturer : GENERAL COACH AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V599000 Recall Date : DEC 16, 2004
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 111
Summary:
 CERTAIN BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 217, 'BUS EMERGENCY EXITS AND WINDOW RETENTION AND RELEASE.' THE OPERATING INSTRUCTION DECALS FOR THE EMERGENCY LATCHES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOWS.
Consequence:
Remedy:
 OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS THAT DESCRIBE THE STEPS TO BE TAKEN FOR PROPER PLACEMENT OF THE WINDOW DECAL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GENERAL COACH AT 1-800-842-0622.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     DAIMLERCHRYSLER / SPRINTER 2500     2002-2004
     DAIMLERCHRYSLER / SPRINTER 3500     2003
Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING INTL  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V600000 Recall Date : DEC 16, 2004
Component: TIRES:VALVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 23000
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A TIRE VALVE, TR600, ON 16" TIRES, THE VALVE CAN DEVELOP CRACKS WITHIN THE RUBBER PART OR BETWEEN THE METAL PART AND THE RUBBER PART OF THE VALVE STEM.
Consequence:
 SUCH CRACKING MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE AT THE VALVE STEM, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIRE VALVES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING AT 1-704-655-1000.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / ESCAPE     2001-2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V602000 Recall Date : DEC 17, 2004
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 262113
Summary:
 CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTIITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.
Consequence:
 IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 04C09. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / E450     2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V603000 Recall Date : DEC 17, 2004
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2902
Summary:
 CERTAIN CUT-AWAY INCOMPLETE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH LT225/75R16E TIRES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, 'TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.' THE TIRE PRESSURE IS INCORRECTLY LISTED ON THE LABEL FOR THE REAR TIRES.
Consequence:
 AT THE INCORRECTLY STATED PRESSURE, THE REAR TIRES ARE UNABLE TO SUPPORT THE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING (GAWR) FOR THE REAR AXLE.
Remedy:
 OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL BE MAILED SUPPLEMENTARY TIRE LABELS CONTAINING THE CORRECT REAR TIRE INFLATION INFORMATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 10, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 04C10. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / GT     2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V604000 Recall Date : DEC 20, 2004
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 283
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY HAVE CASTING IMPERFECTIONS AT THE END OF EACH ARM THAT MAY RESULT IN THE ARM FRACTURING.
Consequence:
 UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE FRACTURE MAY AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT AND REAR UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND FASTENERS. BEGINNING DECEMBER 15, 2004, FORD CONTACTED CUSTOMERS BY TELEPHONE TO ADVISE THEM OF THIS CONDITION AND REQUEST THAT THEY NOT OPERATE THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL THIS SERVICE ACTION HAS BEEN PERFORMED. THE RECALL OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 15, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 04S26. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     MAZDA / TRIBUTE     2001-2005
Manufacturer : MAZDA MOTOR CORP  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V605000 Recall Date : DEC 22, 2004
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 49800
Summary:
 CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.
Consequence:
 IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notes:
 MAZDA RECALL NO. 2804L. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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