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Saturday, March 14, 2009

February 2009 Recalls

Bentley is recalling 27 MY 2009 Continental Flying Spur and Continental Flying Spur Speed vehicles. There is the potential for the center rear seat belt upper guide bracket to distort in the event of a frontal impact. This distortion could result in the centre rear seat occupant traveling further forwards than the design intends. In the event of a crash, a seat occupant may not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt guide bracket free of charge. The recall began in February 2009. Owners may contact Bentley at 1-617-488-8500.

Chrysler is recalling 6,138 my 2009 town and country and dodge grand caravan vehicles. Unused electrical connectors for the blind spot detection system may become corroded and could short circuit, which can cause a variety of conditions. If the fuse for this circuit does not blow, the connectors could overheat and potentially catch fire. Dealers will seal the power circuit at the subject connector and replace the fuse for this circuit if necessary free of charge. The recall began on March 9, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler is recalling 92 MY 2009 Sebring and Dodge Avenger equipped with 2.4L engine passenger vehicles. A compatibility issue between the instrument cluster software and fuel pump module can result in the fuel gauge overstating the actual fuel tank level. As a result, the vehicle may run out of fuel when the gauge indicates that there is still fuel remaining in the tank. This could cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Ferrari is recalling 1,950 my 2005-2007 f40 spider vehicles. The defect involves the hydraulic hoses for the convertible top that are located inside of the engine compartment. The heat from the engine may cause hair-line cracks to form in the hoses which may result in fluid leakage from the convertible top hydraulic system. This leakage in turn, will cause the convertible top warning light to illuminate and if not remedied, could ultimately leak fluid into the engine compartment causing smoke and a fire, rendering the vehicle inoperable and possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will install protective heat shields over the convertible top hydraulic lines to insulate them from the heat of the engine compartment. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2009. Owners may contact Ferrari at 201-816-2600.

Ford is recalling 11,134 MY 2009 4X2 ranger vehicles. Some front wheel spindles were improperly manufactured creating the risk that a spindle may fracture during the normal useful life of the truck. If a spindle fractures, the wheel may separate from the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front spindle if necessary free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2009. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

GM is recalling 8,012 MY 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 vehicles. The brake lamps may not operate properly because of corrosion in a wiring connector. Corrosion in the connector could cause the brake lamps to illuminate when the brake pedal has not been depressed, or the lamps may not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. In addition, the cruise control may not engage, and greater brake pedal force may be required to shift the vehicle out of PARK. Brake lamps that are not operating properly may not warn a driver in a following vehicle of the braking status and could lead to a crash without prior warning.
Dealers will apply a dielectric lubricant to the connector to prevent corrosion. This service will be performed for you free of charge. The recall began on February 17, 2009. Owners may contact Pontiac at 1- 800-620-7668 or owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Honda is recalling 421 MY 2009 Odyssey vehicles. During assembly, incorrect front brake hoses were installed. The brake hose can contact the caliper bolt and over time a hole may develop which will allow brake fluid to leak. This would eventually result in reduced brake system performance. Drivers would not be aware of brake system failure and braking capability would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect both front brake hoses and replace with the correct brake hoses free of charge.
The recall began on February 12, 2009. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Kawasaki is recalling MY 2008-2009 KLR 650 (KL650E8F/L, KL650E9F/L) motorcycles. The muffler assembly is secured to the frame of the motorcycle by two bolts. It is possible that heat expansion cycles of the muffler, combined with vibration from vehicle operation may cause loosening of the muffler mounting bolts. If the bolts loosen completely, it is possible for the muffler to separate from the motorcycle, creating a risk of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will remove the paint from the muffler mount tabs and replace the mount bolts, nut, and washer free of charge. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 866-802-9381.

Kawasaki is recalling MY 2008-2009 KLR 650 (KL650E8F/L, KL650E9F/L) motorcycles. Wires in the wiring harness might be damaged due to rubbing contact with a portion of the motorcycle frame. This could result in loss of electrical power to the engine creating a risk of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the main wiring harness free of charge. The recall began on February 24, 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 866-802-9381.

Kawasaki is recalling MY 2009 Ninja ZX10R (ZX1000E9F/E9FA/E9FAL) motorcycles. The timing inspection caps on the starter clutch cover may come loose due to improper tightening and fall out, allowing oil to leak onto the rear tire. This could create a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will tighten the timing inspection caps free of charge. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Mazda is recalling 29,000 my 2009 Mazda6. The outer door handles may stick which may prevent the door from latching. This situation may allow the door to open while the vehicle is in motion. Driving the vehicle with the door unlatched could lead to an unbelted occupant being ejected and could result in death or injury. Dealers will inspect the door handles and if necessary repair or replace the handles free of charge. The recall began on February 13, 2009. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda is recalling 30,600 MY 2007-2009 CX9 vehicles equipped with power adjustable seat with position memory function. The seat harness routed underneath the seat cushion may interfere with the front cover bracket, which is attached on the front side of the seat cushion. Due to this the covering of the seat harness may be damaged, the core wire of the harness may touch with the bracket and result in short circuit. Drivers will experience certain functions that are uncontrollable which will cause serious difficulties in driving increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the seat harness and fasten the seat frame with a cable tie. The harness covering will be repair free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before March 16, 2009. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mobility is recalling 86 MY 2005-2006 Ford E-Series and Chevy express van equipped with Ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 404, "Platform Lift Installations on Motor Vehicles." The threshold warning system may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user in a certain spot within the defined threshold area. The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move unintentionally. Mobility is working with Ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge. Owners may contact Ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or Mobility at 714-674-0480.

Mobility is recalling 86 MY 2005-2006 Ford E-Series and Chevy express vans equipped with Ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. These lifts fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 403, 'Platform Lift System Accessible for Motor Vehicles." The anti-stow interlock may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user. The pressure-sensing switch that detects the presence of weight on the platform was not adjusted to the necessary sensitivity level. The lift could stow even though someone or something is still on the lift. A lift occupant can be injured should the lift begin to stow unintentionally. Mobility is working with Ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge. Owners may contact Ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or Mobility at 714-674-0480.

Piaggio is recalling 458 MY 2008-2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 motorcycles. These motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 "Glazing Materials." The incorrect DOT standard equipment handlebar mounted windshield that was provided was installed. Both DOT and Euro specifications were sent for installation. This does not meet the requirements of the standard. Dealers will replace the windshield component according to DOT specifications free of charge.
The recall began during February 2009. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-212-380-4458.

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