Toyota Avalon, Honda Element and Mercedes M-Class in Latest NHTSA Recall List

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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     HONDA / ELEMENT     2005
     HONDA / TRAILER HARNESS KIT     9999
Manufacturer :

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05E035000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14967
Summary:
 CERTAIN HONDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HARNESS KIT, P/N 08L91-SCV-102, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 18, 2004, SOLD FOR USE ON MY 2005 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 20, 2004, AND APRIL 29, 2005. THE WIRE HARNESS OF THE TRAILER HITCH KIT HAS AN INCORRECTLY WIRED CONNECTOR. AS A RESULT, THE TRAILER BRAKE LAMPS AND TURN SIGNAL LAMPS COULD OPERATE INCORRECTLY, OR A FUSE COULD BLOW CAUSING A SUDDEN LOSS OF BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP FUNCTION.
Consequence:
 IMPROPER SIGNALING OR A LOSS OF TRAILER WARNING LAMP FUNCTION WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Remedy:
 HONDA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL CORRECT THE CONNECTOR WIRING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 310-783-2000.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     HONDA / ELEMENT     2005
     HONDA / TRAILER HARNESS KIT     9999
Manufacturer :

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05E035000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14967
Summary:
 CERTAIN HONDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HARNESS KIT, P/N 08L91-SCV-102, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 18, 2004, SOLD FOR USE ON MY 2005 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 20, 2004, AND APRIL 29, 2005. THE WIRE HARNESS OF THE TRAILER HITCH KIT HAS AN INCORRECTLY WIRED CONNECTOR. AS A RESULT, THE TRAILER BRAKE LAMPS AND TURN SIGNAL LAMPS COULD OPERATE INCORRECTLY, OR A FUSE COULD BLOW CAUSING A SUDDEN LOSS OF BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP FUNCTION.
Consequence:
 IMPROPER SIGNALING OR A LOSS OF TRAILER WARNING LAMP FUNCTION WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Remedy:
 HONDA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL CORRECT THE CONNECTOR WIRING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 310-783-2000.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     MERCEDES BENZ / M-CLASS     2006
Manufacturer :

MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.

 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V224000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7191
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A HOSE CLAMP THAT SECURES THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.
Consequence:
 A LOSS OF POWER STEERING FLUID CAN DAMAGE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND MAY RESULT IN DIMINISHED POWER ASSIST FOR STEERING WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING HOSE CLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 23, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
Notes:
 MERCEDES BENZ RECALL NO. 2005 050004. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     TOYOTA / AVALON     2005
Manufacturer :

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V227000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4855
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING YOKE WAS NOT WELDED TO THE STEERING SHAFT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE YOKE MAY COME OFF FROM THE SHAFT, AND COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL.
Consequence:
 LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING YOKE AND SHAFT WELD CONDITION, AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 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:    
     SETRA / S417     2003-2006
Manufacturer :

SETRA OF NORTH AMERICA

 

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V228000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005
Component: PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 317
Summary:
 CERTAIN (36-58 PASSENGER) MOTOR COACHES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS." THE PARKING BRAKE INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATES IN GREEN AND NOT RED, WHEN THE PARKING BRAKE IS ENGAGED.
Consequence:
 ILLUMINATION IN RED IS REQUIRED BY THE APPLICABLE STANDARD.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE PARKING BRAKE INDICATOR LAMP FROM GREEN TO RED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY OR JUNE 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SETRA AT 1-800-882-8054.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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