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Canadian Automotive Recalls for August 2017 – Passenger Vehicles

No one likes to hear that their vehicle has a safety recall notice. They’re unpredictable, unsettling, and can happen at any time. Below you’ll find our August 2017 summary of automotive related recall notices. We’ll be publishing this list at the end of each month, so check back again. However, if at any time you wish to research your own vehicle, you can do so at the following link: Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database.

If you find that your vehicle is the target of a recall notice, please call your local Galaxy Motors and we’ll be happy to direct you to the right dealership for your free safety upgrade.

The Passenger Vehicle Recalls for July 2017, are as Follows

  • Jeep Renegade (2017)

Certain vehicles may not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 101 – Location and Identification of Controls and Displays. These vehicles may have been built with an Instrument Panel Control (“IPC”) software error that may illuminate multiple malfunction indicator lights (“tell-tales”) when no malfunction or indicated vehicle condition is present. This issue may occur when the fuel indicator is reading “Low Range” fuel. Driving with a false tell-tale may mask a truly active tell-tale and result in the driver not being aware of actual malfunctions which could affect vehicle performance and increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will update the IPC software. Recall Details


  • Chevrolet Silverado (2017)
  • GMC Sierra (2017)

Certain regular cab vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 210.2 – Lower Universal Anchorage Systems for Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions. The owner’s manual may be missing written instructions for using the tether anchorages and child restraint anchorage systems in the vehicle, which is contrary to standard.

Correction: Owners will be mailed owner’s manual inserts containing the information required by CMVSS 210.2. For unsold vehicles, dealers will include the insert to the manual prior to sale. Recall Details


  • Nissan Sentra (2014, 2016, 2017)

On certain vehicles, the passenger’s frontal airbag may not deploy correctly due to an issue in manufacturing. As a result of long-term storage, there could be insufficient compression strength of the coolant within the inflator housing of the passenger’s frontal airbag, which may cause the airbag to fail to deploy properly in the event of a crash (where deployment is warranted), which could increase the risk of injury to the front passenger occupant.

Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger’s frontal airbag inflator. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2017-215. Recall Details


  • Dodge Challenger, Charger  (2017)

On certain vehicles equipped with the Hellcat engine, the engine oil cooler line could separate at the crimp of the hose to the aluminum tube. This could lead to a rapid loss of engine oil which could spray on the windshield impairing visibility, cause engine seizure and/or, in the presence of an ignition source, increase the risk of fire. These conditions could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will replace the engine oil cooler lines. Recall Details


  • Mecedez-Benz GLE Class, GLE Coupe (2016, 2017)

On certain vehicles, the engine control unit may be out of specification. This could result in the engine shutting down when applying the brakes just before stopping the vehicle vehicle, and/or with a high engine load combined with an insufficient accelerator pedal actuation following an ECO start. Depending on traffic conditions, and unintentional engine shut-down could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will update the engine and transmission control unit software. Recall Details


  • Smart ForTwo (2016)

On certain vehicles equipped with a double clutch transmission, the actuation lock inside the gearshift lever module may not function as designed. As a result, the gearshift lever might be able to be moved from “PARK” without the application of the brake pedal and the ignition being in the “ON” position. If the parking brake is not applied, unintended vehicle movement could occur if the unlock button is depressed and the transmission is shifted out of “PARK”, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will update the software of the transmission control unit. Recall Details


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  • Volkswagen CC (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Volkswagen Passat (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

On certain vehicles, there could be an interruption in electrical power to the fuel pump control module. This could result in the fuel pump running continuously, resulting in a drained battery and/or a no start condition, or cause a loss of motive power while the vehicle is in motion, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel pump control module and relocate it within the vehicle. Recall Details


  • Audi A3 (2017, 2018)

On certain vehicles, during engine start-up or low RPMs, the engine air/fuel burning stability strategy may not be robust enough. This could cause the system to misinterpret conditions as the dual mass flywheel begins to rotate, which could result in a loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will update vehicle software. Recall Details


  • Ford F150, Mustang (2017)

On certain vehicles, the passenger’s frontal airbag inflator could be over pressurized during airbag deployment due to a potential airflow impairment in the inflator module, which may cause the inflator to rupture. An inflator rupture during a crash (where deployment is warranted), could prevent proper deployment of the passenger frontal airbag and could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury.

Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag module. Recall Details


  • Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Sedan (Taurus), Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer), Taurus (2017)

On certain vehicles, the steering gear heat shield fasteners may have an incorrect coating that could cause the heat shield to corrode and detach. This could expose the steering gear system to higher temperatures and could cause the steering gear to overheat, which could result in a reduction of steering assist until the gear cools. If the steering gear electrical connectors were to melt, it would result in a sudden loss of steering assist. A loss of power steering assist could unexpectedly increase steering effort, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. 

Correction: Dealers will inspect the fasteners and replace as required. Note: In the event of a loss of power assist, the message “SERVICE POWER STEERING NOW” would be displayed in the instrument cluster. Recall Details


  • Ford F150 (2015, 2016, 1017)
  • Ford F250 Super Duty (2017)

Certain vehicles equipped with rear inflatable seat belts may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 210 – Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle may have been assembled with a rivet that was improperly staked. As a result, the left rear seat belt assembly could separate from its mounting bracket during a crash, which could increase the risk of injury and would fail to meet the anchorage strength requirements of the standard.

Correction: Dealers will inspect the left rear seat belt buckle rivet, and replace the seat belt buckle assembly if necessary. Recall Details


  • Mitsubishi Outlander (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

On certain vehicles, water may drain from the windshield cowl area and potentially collect in the area of the wiper motor breathing hole. If the wiper motor is not operating, water could potentially enter the wiper motor through the breathing hole. If this occurs, over time, it could result in corrosion and/or an electrical conduction failure, both of which could result in the wiper motor not operating. If the wiper motor were to stop operating, the windshield wipers would become inoperative, which could limit the driver’s visibility under certain operating conditions which may increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

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


  • Ford Focus (2017)

Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 207 – Anchorage of Seats and CMVSS 210 – Seat Belt Anchorages. During vehicle assembly, the weld between the outboard pivot bracket and pivot nut of rear second row left side seat back may be inadequate. This could result in the seat back having reduced strength, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash, and may fail to comply with certain requirements of the standard(s).

Correction: Dealers will inspect, and replace the seat back frame if necessary. Recall Details


  • Lexus LX570 (2008, 2009)

Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 – Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. An incorrect specification driver frontal airbag or passenger frontal airbag may have been installed during vehicle assembly. In the event of a crash (where frontal airbag deployment is warranted), could result in the airbag not deploying as designed, which would fail to meet the requirements of the standard, and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag assembly with a correct specification airbag. Recall Details


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