Latest NHTSA Recalls Including Hyundai, Toyota , Kia, Mack, Autocar, Polaris, and Others

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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     PREVOST / XLII     2005
Manufacturer : PREVOST CARS, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V087000 Recall Date : MAR 21, 2005
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 200
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES, THE BOLTS SECURING THE DRIVE AXLE RODS LOOSEN AND COULD COMPLETELY DETACH.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD RESULT IN A RADIUS ROD FALLING OFF, AFFECTING THE STABILITY OF THE VEHICLE AND CAUSING A CRASH WITH PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVE AXLE WITH A NEW DESIGN. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PREVOST AT 1-418-831-5432.
Notes:
 PREVOST RECALL NO. SR05-06. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     ENC / ESCORT REA     1998-2005
     ENC / EZ-RIDER     1998-2005
Manufacturer : ELDORADO NATIONAL - CALIFORNIA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V114000 Recall Date : MAR 24, 2005
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 402
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISB DIESEL ENGINES, THE FUEL LIFT PUMP COULD FAIL IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN ENGINE FUEL STARVATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A STALL CONDITION. POTENTIAL LIFT PUMP FAILURE MODES INCLUDE: BRUSH WEAR OUT, BUSHING FAILURE, ROTOR TAB INSERT FAILURE, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE MODE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE FUEL PUMPING ELEMENT TO STOP SPINNING.
Consequence:
 IF THE FUEL LIFT PUMP PUMPING ELEMENT STOPS SPINNING AND THE FUEL PUMPING VANES STOP IN A LOCATION WHICH BLOCKS FUEL FLOW THROUGH THE LIFT PUMP, THE ENGINE WILL BE STARVED OF FUEL. FUEL STARVATION COULD CAUSE LOW ENGINE POWER, ENGINE MISFIRE, OR ENGINE STALL. PRIOR TO THE ENGINE STALLING, THE OPERATOR COULD EXPERIENCE LOW ENGINE POWER, ENGINE MISFIRE, AND/OR DASH-MOUNTED FAULT LAMP ILLUMINATION.
Remedy:
 CUMMINS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CUMMINS AT 1-800-343-7357 OR ELDORADO AT 1-909-591-9557.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     VICTORY / TOURING CRUISER     2005
Manufacturer : POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V115000 Recall Date : MAR 23, 2005
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 271
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, DURING MANUFACTURE, THE CLAMP PRESSURE ON THE FRONT FORK LEGS WAS INCORRECTLY SET.
Consequence:
 INADEQUATE CLAMP PRESSURE ON THE FORK LEGS COULD CAUSE THE FORKS TO SLIDE UP THROUGH THE TRIPLE CLAMPS DURING HIGH IMPACT, E.G., HARD BRAKING, HITTING LARGE BUMPS, POTHOLES, ETC. SUCH A CONDITION COULD AFFECT THE HANDLING CONDITIONS OF THE MOTORCYCLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL RE-TIGHTEN THE FORK LEG CLAMPS TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 28, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT POLARIS/VICTORY AT 1-763- 417-8650 OR WWW.VICTORY-USA.COM.
Notes:
 POLARIS/VICTORY RECALL NO. V-05-02. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     NEW FLYER / C35LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / C40LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / D30LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / D35LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / D40LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / D60LF     2004-2005
     NEW FLYER / DE40LF     2004-2005
Manufacturer : NEW FLYER INDUSTRIES LTD  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V116000 Recall Date : MAR 22, 2005
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 178
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH MERITOR FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLIES, A WELD IS MISSING AND THE BRACKET MAY FATIGUE.
Consequence:
 BRACKET FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRACKETS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 30, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NEW FLYER AT 204-934-4874.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     AUTOCAR / WX     2005
     AUTOCAR / WXLL     2005
     AUTOCAR / WXR     2005
Manufacturer : AUTOCAR, LLC  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V117000 Recall Date : MAR 23, 2005
Component: WHEELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 56
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN HEAVY-DUTY, CLASS 8 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ACCURIDE ALUMINUM WHEELS, PART NO. 29644ANP, SIZE 22.5 X 8.25, THE WHEELS WERE NOT PROPERLY PRE-STRESSED.
Consequence:
 WHEELS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY PRE-STRESSED COULD, OVER TIME, DEVELOP CRACKS IN THE WHEEL THAT COULD RESULT IN A WHEEL FAILURE AND RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S RIMS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH OR APRIL 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUTOCAR AT 1-877-973-3486, EXTENSION 2572.
Notes:
 AUTOCAR RECALL NO. A-0504. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     MACK / CV     2004
     MACK / DM     2004
Manufacturer : MACK TRUCKS, INC  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V118000 Recall Date : MAR 28, 2005
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 127
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN HEAVY-DUTY, CLASS 8 TRUCKS, THE LOWER AND UPPER STEERING SHAFT PINCH BOLTS WERE IMPROPERLY TIGHTENED.
Consequence:
 AS A RESULT OF THIS CONDITION, THE STEERING SHAFT COULD POSSIBLY COME LOOSE WHICH COULD LEAD TO A SUDDEN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE AT THE SUSPECT JOINTS, AND CORRECT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MACK AT 1-610-709-2131.
Notes:
 MACK RECALL NO. SC0295. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     HYUNDAI / TUCSON     2005
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V119000 Recall Date : MAR 24, 2005
Component: SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 30558
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE APPLIED WITHOUT BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION BY THE DRIVER.
Consequence:
 BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INDADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON APRIL 30, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
 HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 068. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     KIA / SPORTAGE     2005
Manufacturer : KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V120000 Recall Date : MAR 25, 2005
Component: SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7619
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE APPLIED WITHOUT BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION BY THE DRIVER.
Consequence:
 BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INDADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON APRIL 30, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
Notes:
 KIA RECALL NO. SC-044. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     IC / CE     2003-2005
     IC / FE     2004
     IC / RE     2004-2005
     IC / RECB     2002-2003
Manufacturer : IC CORPORATION  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V122000 Recall Date : MAR 23, 2005
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 402
Summary:
 CERTAIN IC CE, FE, AND RE SCHOOL BUSES AND RE COMMERCIAL BUS EQUIPPED WITH WEBASTO COOLANT HEATERS. THE STAINLESS STEEL WALLS OF THE BURNER TUBES INCORPORATED INTO WEBASTO COOLANT HEATERS MAY BE MADE OF A MATERIAL THAT IS NOT WITHIN SPECIFICATION AND MAY FAIL PREMATURELY.
Consequence:
 PREMATURE FAILURE MAY CAUSE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN OR AROUND THE VEHICLE TO IGNITE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 IC WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BURNER TUBES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT IC CORPORATION AT 800-448-7825.
Notes:
 ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     TOYOTA / TUNDRA     2004-2005
Manufacturer : TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V123000 Recall Date : MAR 28, 2005
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5726
Summary:
 CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BOTH VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC) AND THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS. THE ACCESSORY TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM WAS ADDED AS AN AVAILABLE OPTION FOR THE TUNDRA MODEL. THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM MET ALL CLEARANCE SPECIFICATIONS ON MODELS WITH THE STANDARD EQUIPMENT PACKAGE. WHEN THE DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM WAS ADDED TO VEHICLES WITH THE VSC OPTION, THE DRIVER'S SIDE EXHAUST PIPE NO LONGER MET THE CLEARANCE SPECIFICATIONS. THE VSC OPTION ADDED AN ADDITIONAL BRAKE LINE WHICH WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY PRESENT. THE LOCATION OF DRIVER'S SIDE EXHAUST PIPE PLACED IT IN A POSITION WHERE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND THE EXHAUST PIPE MIGHT OCCUR.
Consequence:
 IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXHAUST PIPE FLANGE MAY RUB AGAINST THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE LINE WHICH COULD CAUSE BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE. THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE OF VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF SO EQUIPPED, WILL REPLACE THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM. DURING THIS REPLACEMENT, THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE SPECIFIC BRAKE LINE TO ASSURE IT HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes:
 . CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     IC / FE     2003-2005
Manufacturer : IC CORPORATION  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V124000 Recall Date : MAR 30, 2005
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 550
Summary:
 CERTAIN IC FE SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 4, 2003, THROUGH FEBRUARY 5, 2005. THE ENGINE COVER LID CAN BE OPENED UNTIL IT LEANS AGAINST THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Consequence:
 A BUMP TO THE LID MAY CAUSE IT TO CLOSE WITHOUT WARNING, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy:
 IC WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND WILL INSTALL A LATCH AND CABLE ASSEMBLY TO SECURE THE ENGINE COVER LID WHILE IT IS IN THE OPEN POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT IC CORPORATION AT 800-448-7825.
Notes:
 ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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