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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     COOPER / WEATHER-MASTER S/T2     9999
Manufacturer : COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05T018000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 11, 2005
Component: TIRES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4080
Summary:
 CERTAIN COOPER TIRE WHETHER-MASTER S/T2, SIZE 215/65R16, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 13 AND JUNE 4, 2005. THERE IS IMPROPER DEPTH OF THE STUD PIN HOLD. A PROPERLY INSERTED METAL STUD PIN, OVER TIME, COULD PENETRATE INTO THE CARCASS AND CAUSE A GRADUAL REDUCTION IN INFLATION OF THE TIRE.
Consequence:
 THE LOSS OF AIR COULD CAUSE THE TIRE TO RUN UNDER-INFLATED AND RESULT IN EARLY FAILURE. LOSS OF AIR MIGHT RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WITH VEHICLE CRASH THE POTENTIAL OCCURRENCE.
Remedy:
 COOPER TIRE WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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     WESTERN RV / ALPENLITE     2006
Manufacturer : WESTERN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V435000 Mfg's Report Date : SEP 20, 2006
Component: WHEELS:RIM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 44
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN FIFTH WHEEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH TREDIT WHEELS, THE RIMS MAY HAVE POOR WELD QUALITY AND INSUFFICIENT PRESS FIT BETWEEN THE WHEEL RIM AND DISC.
Consequence:
 THE CENTER OF THE WHEEL COULD SEPARATE FROM THE RIM. THE WHEEL MAY WOBBLE AND CAUSE A VIBRATION OR THE MOUNTED TIRE COULD LOSE AIR CAUSING THE TIRE TO GO FLAT, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 WESTERN RV IS WORKING WITH TREDIT TIRE TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND HAVE THE WHEELS REPLACED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT WESTERN RV AT 1-866-567-4133.
Notes:
 WESTERN RV RECALL NO. CSAR 1058. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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     VINTAGE / RACE CAR TRAILER     2005
Manufacturer : VINTAGE TRAILERS LTD  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V436000 Mfg's Report Date : SEP 20, 2006
Component: WHEELS:RIM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN RACE CAR TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH TREDIT WHEELS. THE RIMS MAY HAVE POOR WELD QUALITY AND INSUFFICIENT PRESS FIT BETWEEN THE WHEEL RIM AND DISC.
Consequence:
 THE CENTER OF THE WHEEL COULD SEPARATE FROM THE RIM. THE WHEEL MAY WOBBLE AND CAUSE A VIBRATION OR THE MOUNTED TIRE COULD LOSE AIR CAUSING THE TIRE TO GO FLAT, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 VINTAGE IS WORKING WITH TREDIT TIRE TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND HAVE THE WHEELS REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VINTAGE CUSTOM TRAILERS AT 1-800-233-5455.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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     ASTON / DB9     2006
Manufacturer : ASTON MARTIN  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V513000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 67
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, WHEN A LOAD IS APPLIED ON THE PARKING INTERLOCK SYSTEM, THE LOCKING CONE, WHICH IS PART OF THE PARKING PAWL SYSTEM, MAY CREATE AN INDENTATION ON AN UNHARDENED GUIDE PLATE AT THE CONE CONTACT AREA. AN INDENTATION MAY ALSO RESULT IN A RAISED EDGE TOWARDS THE LOCKING CONE GUIDE CHANNEL WHICH MAY HINDER THE LOCKING CONE FROM REACHING ITS END POSITION.
Consequence:
 THE PARK MAY NOT ENGAGE WHEN THE "P" BUTTON IN THE VEHICLE IS PRESSED TO SELECT PARK AND ALL INDICATORS SHOW THE PARK POSITION IS ACHIEVED. THIS COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ROLL-AWAY CONDITION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARKING PAWL GLIDE PLATE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 14, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT ASTON MARTIN AT 201-818-8328.
Notes:
 ASTON MARTIN RECALL NO. SAR011. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORETRAVEL / NMBT     2003 2005-2006
     FORETRAVEL / PHXT     2003 2005-2006
     FORETRAVEL / U295T     2003 2005-2006
     FORETRAVEL / U320T     2003 2005-2006
Manufacturer : FORETRAVEL, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V514000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 08, 2005
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 44
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS, THE SPINDLE PLUGS ON SOME TAG AXLES ARE MISSING. THE BEARINGS AND RELATED SURFACES CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH DEBRIS.
Consequence:
 DEBRIS COULD MIGRATE INTO THE BEARING OIL CUP, WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR DATA TAG AND INSTALLATION OF SPINDLE PLUG. MISSING DATA TAG WILL BE INSTALLED, BEARINGS WILL BE CLEANED, INSPECTED, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACED. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORETRAVEL AT 1-800-955-6226.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / FIVE HUNDRED     2005
     FORD / FREESTYLE     2005
     MERCURY / MONTEGO     2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V515000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 123206
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STRAPS THAT SECURE THE FUEL TANK TO THE VEHICLE BODY MAY BREAK, CAUSING THE FUEL TANK AND FUEL TANK HEAT SHIELD TO DROP ON THE DRIVESHAFT (ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES) OR EXHAUST SYSTEM (FRONT WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES).
Consequence:
 IF THIS HAPPENS, DRIVERS MAY NOTICE A NOISE OR A FUEL LEAK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FUEL TANK STRAPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S37. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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     IC / RECB     2006
     IC / RESB     2006
Manufacturer : INTERNATIONAL TRUCK & ENGINE CORPORATION  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V517000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 10, 2005
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 147
Summary:
 CERTAIN 2006 IC RESB (PB305) AND RECB (PC305) SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 20 TO OCTOBER 17, 2005. THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY TUBES FROM THE FOOT VALVE TO THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AIR TANKS WERE REVERSED AT THE TANK WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 121, AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS.
Consequence:
 IF THE PRIMARY AIR CIRCUIT IS DAMAGED, THE BRAKES WILL NOT APPLY WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING AND POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 IC WILL NOTIFY THE OWNERS AND INSPECT AND , IF NECESSARY, REPAIR THE BUSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT INTERNATIONAL AT 800-448-7825.
Notes:
 INTERNATIONAL RECALL NO. 05522. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / CROWN VICTORIA     2005
     LINCOLN / TOWN CAR     2005
     MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS     2005
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V518000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 98836
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BATTERY CABLE INCLUDES A FUSIBLE LINK THAT MAY CONTACT AND SUBSEQUENTLY CHAFE ON A #2 CROSS MEMBER ATTACHING BOLT.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT IN HEAT DAMAGE AND COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUSIBLE LINK AND POSITION IT AWAY FROM THE CROSS MEMBER BOLT. IF THE FUSIBLE LINK HAS ALREADY CHAFED AND COPPER WIRES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, THE FUSIBLE LINK WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673, OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S38. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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     LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR     2006
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V519000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 289
Summary:
 CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL GUIDE PLATE.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD CAUSE THE PARKING LOCK SYSTEM NOT TO ENGAGE, AFTER THE TRANSMISSION IS PLACED IN THE PARK ("P") POSITION. IF THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED ON AN INCLINE, AND THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT ENGAGED, THIS COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ROLLAWAY CONDITION.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPAIR AND REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GUIDE PLATE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 17, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT LINCOLN AT 1-800-248-0186.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S39. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / E-150     2006
     FORD / E-250     2006
     FORD / E-350     2006
     FORD / E-450     2006
     FORD / ESCAPE     2006
     FORD / EXPEDITION     2006
     FORD / EXPLORER     2006
     FORD / F-150     2006
     FORD / RANGER     2006
     FORD / TAURUS     2006
     LINCOLN / MARK LT     2006
     LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR     2006
     MERCURY / MARINER     2006
     MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER     2006
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V520000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 199942
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
Consequence:
 AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     FORD / LCF     2006
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V521000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 07, 2005
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2488
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MEDIUM DUTY CHASSIS CABS, THE CAB ENTRY STEP PLATFORMS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE MAY CRACK DURING NORMAL USE.
Consequence:
 A PERSON STEPPING OR STANDING ON THE PLATFORM WHEN IT BREAKS COULD BE INJURED.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS ON BOTH CAB ENTRY STEP PLATFORMS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-343-5338.
Notes:
 FORD RECALL NO. 05S41. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     AUDI / A8     2006
     AUDI / A8 L     2006
     AUDI / A8 L W12     2006
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V522000 Mfg's Report Date : NOV 11, 2005
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1530
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A WIRING HARNESS CONDITION EXISTS THAT MAY DEACTIVATE THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG EVEN UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT SHOULD REMAIN ACTIVATED.
Consequence:
 IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, BOTH THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" TELLTALE IN THE CENTER OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL PROPERLY ILLUMINATE. CONSEQUENTLY, THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE CASE OF A FRONTAL CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes:
 VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. JJ. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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