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Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes

Badged as the Toyota Auris in Europe, the iM is destined to become the core model for the Scion brand in North America. Think of it as a Corolla hatchback – or the resurrection of the Matrix – with a different label

A total of 388,414 vehicles were recalled in 21 actions in Canada over July 2017. They covered 59 models from 17 different makes.

2011-12 Aston Martin Vantage V8

System: Powertrain

Number of vehicles affected: 49

Details: A transmission software update may not have been loaded correctly, causing the transmission to go into neutral without warning, which could result in a loss of motive power.

Correction: Dealers will re-install the transmission software and if necessary, repair or replace the vehicle clutch system.

 

2012-14 Aston Martin Vantage V8

System: Powertrain

Number of vehicles affected: 27

Details: A connector in the hydraulic system of the 7-speed Auto-Shift Manual (ASM) transmission could fail and allow the assembly to move and potentially cause a transmission fluid leak, which would result in the lack of ability to change gears.

Correction: Dealers will install a support bracket to hold the hydraulic line in position to prevent movement of the assembly.

 

2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra

System: Steering

Number of vehicles affected: 79,369

Details: An electrical/software issue could cause temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist followed by a sudden return, particularly during low-speed turning manoeuvres, with the resultant unexpected change in steering effort potentially resulting in loss of vehicle control.

Correction: Dealers will update the EPS module software.

 

2014-17 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014-16 GMC Sierra, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, 2015 Chevrolet Trax, 2015 GMC Yukon, 2015-16 Cadillac Escalade, 2015-16 Chevrolet Tahoe

System: Airbag

Number of vehicles affected: 152

Details: A software defect in the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could prevent the deployment of frontal airbags and pretensioners in certain circumstances, which would leave occupants with insufficient crash protection.

Correction: Dealers will re-program the SDM with new software, or in vehicles with previous deployment events, replace the SDM with a new unit loaded with the latest software.

 

2011-14 Chrysler 300, 2011-14 Dodge Challenger, 2011-14 Dodge Charger, 2011-14 Dodge Durango, 2012-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee

System: Electrical

Number of vehicles affected: 29,625

Details: On vehicles equipped with electro-hydraulic power steering, the alternator may fail suddenly resulting in the engine stalling, which would lead to a loss of motive power and disable various vehicle systems, all of which could lead to a crash. It might also result in an under-hood fire.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace the alternator as necessary.

 

2017 Dodge Challenger

System: Powertrain

Number of vehicles affected: 390

Details: Vehicles with the 5.7L V-8 engine and 8HP70 automatic transmission may not physically hold in PARK when the shift lever is moved to the PARK position with the engine running, meaning the vehicle could roll away.

Correction: Dealers will re-program the Transmission Control Module (TCM) with updated software.

 

2011-15 Dodge Journey

System: Airbag

Number of vehicles affected: 120,336

Details: An electrical short could occur in the steering wheel wiring harness, which could result in an inadvertent unwarranted deployment of the driver frontal airbag, which could lead to minor injuries or a crash if the driver loses control of the vehicle because of the surprise deployment.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel wiring and replace it as necessary and install a protective covering for the wiring harness.

 

2017 Dodge Ram

System: Fuel

Number of vehicles affected: 1

Details: A vehicle may have been assembled with a broken fuel tank control valve, which could cause a fuel leak in a rollover crash and, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Correction: Dealer will replace the fuel tank.

 

2014 Ford E-350, 2014 Ford F-150, 2014-15 Ford Escape, 2015 Lincoln MKC

System: Seats and Restraints

Number of vehicles affected: 20,681

Details: Improperly tempered bolts to fasten seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors could fracture and compromise the structural integrity of the seat and/or seatbelt system performance in a sudden stop or crash.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace bolts as necessary.

 

2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion, 2017 Lincoln MKZ

System: Powertrain

Number of vehicles affected: 687

Details: On vehicles equipped with the 2.0-litre engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the torque converter could separate from the engine flex plate due to inadequate welds, which could result in a sudden loss of motive power.

Correction: Dealers will replace the torque converter.

 

2013-16 Honda Accord

System: Electrical

Number of vehicles affected: 51,995

Details: The case for the battery sensor may have been improperly manufactured with gaps that could allow moisture intrusion, potentially resulting in a fire if moisture or road salt were to enter the battery sensor case, corrode the sensor and cause an electrical short.

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and replace the battery sensor as necessary.

 

2007-08 Honda CR-V

System: Airbag

Number of vehicles affected: 186

Details: An incorrect wiring harness for the passenger front airbag inflator may have been installed in a previous recall repair, which could prevent the passenger front airbag from deploying as intended.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the passenger front airbag inflator and replace the inflator and the wire harness as needed.

 

2017 Honda CR-V

System: Fuel

Number of vehicles affected: 3,912

Details: The fuel feed pipe may not have been properly manufactured, perhaps causing it to separate from the fuel hose when the lines are pressurized. This would result in a fuel leak that could cause the engine to stall and, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to an under-hood fire.

Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel feed pipe and associated retainers.

 

2016-18 Infiniti Q50, 2017-18 Infiniti Q60

System: Fuel

Number of vehicles affected: 958

Details: Incorrect fuel pressure mapping in the Fuel Pump Control Module (FPCM) software could result in the pressure regulator failing to open to send fuel from the sub tank to the main tank. If the main tank fuel level is too low for the fuel pump to send fuel to the engine, it could result in loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Correction: Dealers will update the software for the Fuel Pump Control Module.

 

2017 Jeep Compass

System: Support literature

Number of vehicles affected: 684

Details: Certain vehicles may have User’s Guides containing incorrect information regarding jump start procedures, showing the battery terminals with reversed polarity. If a person were to follow the procedure listed within the User’s Guide, it could lead to an electrical hazard due to incorrect polarity.

Correction: Dealers will replace the User's Guide with a corrected version.

 

2017 Lexus ES 350

System: Steering

Number of vehicles affected: 19

Details: An improperly torqued lock nut that secures the right-hand side tie rod assembly to the steering gear assembly could come loose over time, causing the vehicle to drift, or the tie rod to separate from steering gear assembly leading to a loss of steering control.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the right-hand side tie rod lock nut and if it’s loose, the lock nut, steering gear assembly and tie rod assembly will be replaced.

 

2007-13 Mitsubishi Outlander

System: Wiper

Number of vehicles affected: 42,283

Details: Water may drain from the windshield cowl and collect in the wiper motor through the motor’s breathing hole, which over time could result in corrosion and/or an electrical conduction failure, causing the motor and the wipers to stop operating, which could limit the driver’s visibility under certain operating conditions and could lead to a crash.

Correction: Dealers will replace the wiper motor with an upgraded wiper motor that will prevent water intrusion.

 

2007-12 Nissan Versa

System: Airbag

Number of vehicles affected: 33

Details: As per the Taketa airbag recall, absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could degrade the propellant contained in the driver frontal airbag and cause it to deploy with more force than normal and cause airbag deployment to shoot fragments toward vehicle occupants.

Correction: Dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag inflator.

 

2016 Smart Fortwo

System: Braking

Number of vehicles affected: 308

Details: The lock nut that secures the bowden cable to the parking brake lever might loosen over time, which may result in increased hand brake lever travel, resulting in the parking brake potentially having less holding force than intended, which could result in unintended vehicle movement when parked.

Correction: Dealers will replace the affected lock nut.

 

2017 Smart Fortwo

System: Steering

Number of vehicles affected: 62

Details: The left front axle steering knuckle may have some casting imperfections that could reduce its strength and potentially fracture under load, which would increase the risk of a crash.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the front left steering knuckle and replace as necessary.

 

2016 Lexus GS 350, 2016 Scion iM, 2016 Scion tC, 2016 Toyota Venza, 2016-17 Lexus CT 200h, 2016-17 Lexus ES, 2016-17 Lexus GX 460, 2016-17 Lexus IS, 2016-17 Lexus NX, 2016-17 Lexus RC, 2016-17 Lexus RX, 2016-17 Toyota 4Runner, 2016-17 Toyota Avalon, 2016-17 Toyota Camry, 2016-17 Toyota Corolla, 2016-17 Toyota Highlander, 2016-17 Toyota Prius, 2016-17 Toyota Prius C, 2016-17 Toyota Prius V, 2016-17 Toyota Rav4, 2016-17 Toyota Sequoia, 2016-17 Toyota Sienna, 2016-17 Toyota Tacoma, 2016-17 Toyota Tundra, 2016-17 Toyota Yaris, 2017 Lexus LX 570, 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2018 Toyota C-HR

System: Electrical

Number of vehicles affected: 36,657

Details: Improperly manufactured electrical power cords of some dealer-installed block heaters may allow wires to contact each other, resulting in a short circuit, which could lead to a fire.

Correction: Dealers may disable the block heater until an appropriate remedy is found or owners can choose to have the accessory engine block heater removed and receive a refund of the purchase price.

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