Latest NHTSA Recalls

NHTSA LOGO This page is
508 compliant

Office of Defects Investigation

Recalls - Search Results


Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
HCI / 100 2004-2005
HCI / 100G 2004-2005
Manufacturer : HELMET CITY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05E034000 Recall Date : MAY 12, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT:MOTORCYCLE:HELMETS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 36855
Summary:
 ALL SIZES OF THE MOTORCYCLE HELMET, MODELS #100 AND #100G, MANUFACTURED BY HELMET CITY (HCI) BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 2004, AND APRIL 29, 2005. THESE HELMETS FAIL THE RETENTION REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 218, MOTORCYCLE HELMETS. THE STITCHING ON THE RIGHT SIDE EAR FLAP IS INSUFFICIENT.
Consequence:
 IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE EAR FLAP CAN RIP, LEAVING THE WEARER UNPROTECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN HEAD INJURIES.
Remedy:
 HCI WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPAIR THE HELMETS BY ADDING ADDITIONAL STITCHING. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HCI AT 888-550-3731.
Notes:
 ALSO, 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:
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:
ALFA / GOLD SEE YA 2002-2005
Manufacturer : ALFA LEISURE,INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V222000 Recall Date : MAY 11, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG WATER HEATER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 320
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH VEHICLE SYSTEMS’ AQUA-HOT AND HYDRO-HOT WATER HEATERS, WHICH USE WEBASTO BURNER TUBES, THE BURNER TUBES DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND COULD FAIL PREMATURELY.
Consequence:
 THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF THE EXHAUST TUBE EXITING FROM THE HEATER CAN INCREASE AND COULD POTENTIALLY IGNITE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN OR AROUND THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 VEHICLE SYSTEMS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VEHICLE SYSTEMS AT 1-800-685-4298 OR ALFA LEISURE AT 1-800-373-3372.
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:
BEAVER / MARQUIS 2003-2006
BEAVER / MONTEREY 2003-2006
BEAVER / PATRIOT/THUNDER 2003-2006
HOLIDAY RAMBLER / IMPERIAL 2003-2006
HOLIDAY RAMBLER / SCEPTER 2003-2006
MONACO / CAMELOT 2003-2006
MONACO / DYNASTY 2003-2006
MONACO / WINDSOR 2003-2006
Manufacturer : MONACO COACH CORPORATION
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V223000 Recall Date : MAY 12, 2005
Component: EQUIPMENT:RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:LPG WATER HEATER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1654
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN CLASS A MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH VEHICLE SYSTEMS' AQUA-HOT AND HYDRO-HOT WATER HEATERS, WHICH USE WEBASTO BURNER TUBES, THE BURNER TUBES DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND COULD FAIL PREMATURELY.
Consequence:
 THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF THE EXHAUST TUBE EXITING FROM THE HEATER CAN INCREASE AND COULD POTENTIALLY IGNITE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN OR AROUND THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
 VEHICLE SYSTEMS IS CONDUCTING THE OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VEHICLE SYSTEMS AT 1-800-685-4298 OR MONACO AT 1-800-685-6545.
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:
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.

Home | Buyers Guides By Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | New Car and Truck Reviews
Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2014 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/

*