Recall Notices

If you have a vehicle or product that has been recalled, please record the VIN or serial number and call the manufacturer or dealer. The recall contact number for GM is 1-800-263-3777 and for Ford, 1-800-565-3673 or visit that company's website at www.fordcanada.com and click on "Contact Us" to send an e-mail. Chrysler Canada can be reached at 1-800-465-2001 or e-mail at www.chryslercanada.ca/owners/en and Toyota at 1-888-869-6828.


July / August 2017

RV Recalls


 
Recall No.: 2017-151
Company: Airstream
Models: 2017 Basecamp
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 11
Description: On certain travel trailers, the tires could come into contact with inner wheel well liner and fender when the suspension fully compresses. This could result in sudden tire failure or a rapid loss of tire air pressure, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will replace the axle with a new one that will prevent contact with the wheel well inner liner and fender.



 
Recall No.: 2017-0092
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017 Spartan & XLR Toy Haulers
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 15
Description: On certain travel trailers, the hinge assemblies of the rear cargo door may have been manufactured incorrectly. The weld on the hinge assembly had been ground down during manufacturing to ensure clearance when installed on a door. The grinding of the weld weakened the joint and as a result, if the door was to be opened and the hinge assembly was to fail, the door could come down with more force than normal, increasing the risk of injury to a person standing nearby.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the hinge assembly and replace as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2017-121
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017 Berkshire
Mfg. Recall No.: FL-727
Canadian Units: 2
Description: On certain motorhomes, a rubber coated braided power steering hose may have inadequate clearance to the starter power stud due to incorrect routing. This could cause the power steering hose to rub against the stud on the starter motor, which could cause an electrical arc and a power steering fluid leak. A power steering leak in the presence of an electrical arc could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property. A power steering fluid leak could also require additional steering effort which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks North America service facilities will reroute the power steering hose to ensure proper clearance to starter stud.



 
Recall No.: 2017-132
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017 Puma
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 10
Description: Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 110 - Tire Selection and Rims. The certification label incorrectly states the tires and rims as ST205/75R15C Tires and 14X5 Rims. However, the label should state the tire size as ST205/75R14C, and the rim size as 14X5.5JJ. This could lead to the wrong tire and rim size being used, which could lead to poor vehicle handling characteristics and increase the risk of tire failure, which could result in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Forest River will provide a corrected certification label to current owners and dealers with instructions for proper placement. If owners are not comfortable installing the label themselves, they can take the label to a Forest River dealer for installation.



 
Recall No.: 2017-133
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017 Flagstaff & Rockwood
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 3
Description: On certain travel trailers, the certification label may not contain the correct Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The label incorrectly indicates a GVWR of 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) instead of 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg). As a result, the vehicle could be overloaded, which would result in poor vehicle handling characteristics, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Forest River will provide a corrected certification label to current owners and dealers with instructions for proper placement. If owners are not comfortable installing the label themselves, they can take the label to a Forest River dealer for installation.



 
Recall No.: 2017-139
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017 Flagstaff & Rockwood
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 7
Description: On certain travel trailers, the slide room mounting bracket may not ensure adequate clearance of the slide mounting head from the tread of the driver's side front tire. If the vehicle is not pulled level, or the suspension is loaded unequally, there is a risk the tire will contact the slide mounting head, which could cause rapid air loss and/or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will install a new slide mounting bracket to ensure proper clearance from the driver's side front tire.



 
Recall No.: 2017-090
Company: Heartland
Models: 2017 Cyclone & Road Warrior
Mfg. Recall No.: 99.01.33
Canadian Units: 9
Description: On certain travel trailers outfitted with Furrion cooktops, the liquid propane (LP) hose going to the cooktop is angled down and is pressing against the top of the oven. This could cause the LP hose to put excessive pressure on the hose fitting and gas valve, which over time, could develop a leak. A propane leak, in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install and position a flexible gas connector from the cooktop to the LP hose so as not to put pressure on the valve.



 
Recall No.: 2017-106
Company: Jayco (Highland Ridge RV)
Models: 2017 Mesa Ridge, Open Range & Roamer
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 22
Description: On certain travel trailers, the outside range could be stored inside the unit with the gas valve left open. If this occurs, gas could enter the unit and build up. Gas in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install a newly designed gas valve handle, inspect the drawer guide for proper location, repair it as required and put a new label indicating that the gas valve must be turned prior to storing the outside range.



 
Recall No.: 2017-126
Company: Jayco (Highland Ridge RV)
Models: 2016-2017 Open Range
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 3
Description: On certain fifth wheels, the axle hangers may puncture the riser tube wall allowing the axle to shift and become misaligned. If this occurs, the tires could wear out irregularly and fail, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install new hangers and weld all sides of the riser tube.



 
Recall No.: 2017-103
Company: Jayco
Models: 2017 Seismic & Seismic Wave fifth wheels
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 15
Description: On certain travel trailers, the breakaway switch may not have been wired correctly. If the trailer was to disconnect from the towed vehicle during transit, the fifth wheel brakes would not be automatically applied, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will correct the wiring.



 
Recall No.: 2017-127
Company: Keystone
Models: 2017 Cougar & Laredo
Mfg. Recall No.: 17-279
Canadian Units: 5
Description: On certain travel trailers, two carbon monoxide detectors were installed instead of one smoke detector and one carbon monoxide detector. This results in the vehicle having no smoke detector, which could increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.
Correction: Dealers will replace one carbon monoxide detector with a smoke detector.



 
Recall No.: 2017-080
Company: REV Recreation Group
Models: Renegade RV
2012 Classic
2013-2016 Explorer
2013 Ikon
2016 Verona
2015-2016 Village
2014-2016 XL
Mfg. Recall No.: 170110REV
Canadian Units: 21
Description: On certain motorhomes, the structural support for the seatbelt attachment hardware installed in the floor framing for the side-facing sofa may be inadequate. In the event of sudden braking or a vehicle crash, the seatbelts may detach from the floor framing, which would result in the seatbelt not adequately restraining the seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the lag screws fastening the side-facing sofa seatbelts with bolts and will also add reinforcement plating for the seatbelt attachment hardware, as required.



 
Recall No.: 2017-083
Company: REV Recreation Group
Models: 2017 Fleetwood Storm
2016-2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer
Mfg. Recall No.: 170131REV
Canadian Units: 10
Description: On certain motorhomes equipped with gasoline engines, the fuel fill tubing, fuel fill mounting hardware, or fuel vent tubing may come into contact with the spring shackle bolt. If the fuel fill tubing contacts the spring shackle bolt and becomes damaged, a fuel leak may result. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the fuel fill and fuel vent components and if necessary, re-route them and/or install additional components to prevent contact with the spring shackle bolt.



 
Recall No.: 2017-149
Company: REV Recreation Group
Models: American Coach
2016 American Allegiance
2016-2017 American Dream
2015-2017 American Eagle
2015 American Heritage
2015-2017 American Revolution
2015-2016 American Tradition
2017 Holiday Rambler Scepter
Mfg. Recall No.: 170228REV
Canadian Units: 41
Description: On certain motorhomes, the step tread of the interior entry steps may have been insufficiently supported during assembly. This could result in the step tread to potentially become unstable, which could cause a person to fall, resulting in injury.
Correction: Dealers will install new screws to properly secure the horizontally mounted plywood cleats to the plywood supporting structure of the interior entry steps.



 
Recall No.: 2017-037
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2016-2017 Outlaw
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000125
Canadian Units: 5
Description: On certain motorhomes, the hinge assemblies of the rear cargo door may have been manufactured incorrectly. The weld on the hinge assembly had been ground down during manufacturing to ensure clearance when installed on a door. The grinding of the weld weakened the joint, and as a result, if the door were to be opened and the hinge assembly were to fail, the door could come down with more force than normal, increasing the risk of injury to a person standing nearby.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the hinge assembly and replace as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2017-078
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2014-2015 Palazzo & Tuscany
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000128
Canadian Units: 141
Description: On certain motorhomes, the windshield wiper system may have been incorrectly installed and secured. This could result in the wiper system being loose, which could limit the driver's visibility under certain conditions which may increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the wiper system for correct installation, and if required, the wiper nut(s) will be tightened to specification.



 
Recall No.: 2017-074
Company: Tiffin
Models: 2015 Phaeton
Mfg. Recall No.: FL-723
Canadian Units: 17
Description: On certain motorhomes equipped with a heavier weight adjustable straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to the motorhome's brake lights and to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. This may cause the motorhome brake lights to potentially remain illuminated, which would result in following road users being unaware of the driver's intentions. Additionally, if the brakes of a towed vehicle were to remain engaged, it could result in a loss of vehicle control. Both of these conditions could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities will replace the torsion spring of the pedal assembly with an improved spring.



 
Recall No.: 2017-094
Company: Winnebago Industries
Models: 2014-2017 Travato
Mfg. Recall No.: 144
Canadian Units: 19
Description: On certain vehicles, a liquid propane (LP) line could contact the emergency brake cable, potentially resulting in a propane leak. A propane leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the LP line and reposition or replace it as necessary.



 

July / August 2017

Auto Recalls


PLEASE NOTE: The Ministry is changing their recall process. If you want to check out your particular vehicle, go to http://www.canada.ca/en/services/transport/road/index.html. This will take you to "Road Transportation". On the right side of the page under "Most requested information and services", click on "Vehicle Recalls". That will take you to "Defect Investigations and Recalls". On the right side again under "Related Links", click on "Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database" and enter your vehicle information.


 
Recall No.: 2017-113
Company: BMW
Models: 2011-2013 X5
2011-2014 X6
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 12,072
Description: Certain vehicles may have been manufactured with defective front driveshaft universal joint seals, which could allow water and/or dirt to enter the universal joint, causing accelerated wear and/or corrosion and resulting in vibration. If the vehicle continues to be operated in this state, the universal joint could eventually break, potentially damaging surrounding components and rendering the vehicle inoperative. This could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the front drive shaft. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2016-226.



 
Recall No.: 2017-081
Company: Chrysler
Models: 2014-2017 Chrysler 300 & Dodge Charger
Mfg. Recall No.: T03
Canadian Units: 6,507
Description: On certain all-wheel drive vehicles, the front propshaft bolts may be loose. This could result in the front propshaft disconnecting from the vehicle, which would lead to loss of motive power while driving and could also damage powertrain and/or underbody components and create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace all eight front propshaft bolts.



 
Recall No.: 2017-131
Company: Chrysler
Models: 2007-2009 Dodge Sprinter
Mfg. Recall No.: S14
Canadian Units: 5,448
Description: On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.
Correction: Dealers will replace the front driver air bag module. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2016-161.



 
Recall No.: 2017-040
Company: Ford
Models: 2017 F150
Mfg. Recall No.: 17C01
Canadian Units: 1,057
Description: Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 102 - Transmission Control Functions. Immediately after an engine start-up in cold ambient temperatures, operators may experience a loss of instrument cluster display functionality, including the loss of PRNDL illumination, jittering gauge pointers and flashing on/off warning lights. This could result in the instrument panel cluster not illuminating and not displaying the selected transmission gear position, which could result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster. Note: An inoperative instrument panel cluster may also prevent the activation of certain warning chimes, messages and warning lights.



 
Recall No.: 2017-102
Company: Ford
Models: 2016-2017 Ford Edge 2017 Lincoln Continental
2016-2017 Lincoln MKX
Mfg. Recall No.: 17C02
Canadian Units: 4,336
Description: Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 - Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. Certain driver frontal airbag modules may have been assembled incorrectly. In the event of a crash warranting deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, the airbag may not completely fill, or the air bag cushion may detach from the airbag module, which would not protect the driver as expected and could increase the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will replace the driver's frontal airbag.



 
Recall No.: 2017-043
Company: General Motors
Models: 2016 Cruze
Mfg. Recall No.: 17035
Canadian Units: 1,383
Description: Certain vehicles may fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 202 - Head Restraints. The front driver and passenger seat-back recliner mechanism may have been incorrectly welded to the seat-back frame. This could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the front driver and passenger seats for proper welds and replace the seat-back frames as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2017-044
Company: General Motors
Models: 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
2007-2009 Saturn Sky
Mfg. Recall No.: 17036
Canadian Units: 7,143
Description: On certain vehicles, over time, the flexible sensor mat of passenger airbag suppression system (PPS) within the passenger seat can bend and become damaged. If this were to occur, the damage can potentially cause the PPS module to suppress the front passenger airbag during a crash. If fault exists in the PPS system and the vehicle is involved in a crash where airbag deployment is warranted, the front passenger airbag may not deploy, which could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.
Correction: To be determined. Note: If an active fault exists in the PPS system, the airbag malfunction-indicator lamp will illuminate and the passenger airbag telltale will indicate that the airbag is off. Additionally, the driver information centre will display a "Service Airbag" message, and the audio system will play an audible warning chime.



 
Recall No.: 2017-048
Company: General Motors
Models: 2012-2014 Chevrolet Orlando
Mfg. Recall No.: 17047
Canadian Units: 12,035
Description: On certain vehicles, melting snow and water containing road salt may enter the vehicle and corrode a splice connection in the electric power steering (EPS) module circuit. This could lead to increased resistance in the EPS circuit which could result in intermittent or permanent loss of the 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 seal the affected connection and repair it as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2017-055
Company: Hyundai
Models: 2017 Elantra
Mfg. Recall No.: R0125 (71CA04)
Canadian Units: 3,039
Description: On certain vehicles, the diaphragm in the brake booster may unseat due to a manufacturing defect. This could result in a vacuum leak in the brake system and a reduction, or loss, in the power brake assist, which would increase pedal effort and extend stopping distances, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the vehicle brake system's booster assembly.



 
Recall No.: 2017-146
Company: Hyundai
Models: 2011-2015 Sonata
Mfg. Recall No.: R0128 (71C024)
Canadian Units: 64,106
Description: On certain vehicles, the connections between the front seatbelts and the floor mounted seatbelt anchor pretensioners may not have been attached properly during assembly. This could result in a front seatbelt possibly detaching from the anchor pretensioner. If the vehicle was to be involved in a collision and the seatbelt were to detach, it could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Correction: Dealers will verify the connection between the seatbelt linkage and the anchor pretensioner's cable connector for both front seatbelts and repair as necessary. Note: For the 2015 model year, it is only Sonata Hybrid models that are affected.



 
Recall No.: 2017-073
Company: Mazda
Models: 2011 Mazda 2
2010-2011 Mazda 3
Mfg. Recall No.: 0917B
Canadian Units: 86,733
Description: On certain vehicles, the push nuts and/or the lifter link which adjusts the height of the driver seat could be of insufficient strength and could become broken or detach from the seat frame. If this occurs, the seat height and inclination position would change rapidly, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the condition of the driver's seat lifter link. If no cracks are detected, a reinforcement bracket will be added to the lifter links and the number of push nuts will be increased to two per seat lifter link. If any cracks are detected, dealers will replace the entire seat adjuster unit with a modified part.



 
Recall No.: 2017-079
Company: Mazda
Models: 2010-2011 Tribute
Mfg. Recall No.: 0416J
Canadian Units: 4,684
Description: On certain vehicles, the thickness of the port wall of the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) may be below specification and could result in the supply port cracking. If a crack were to develop in the vertical portion of the FDM fuel supply port, a fuel leak could occur. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will replace the FDM flange with a flange that has a redesigned fuel supply port.



 
Recall No.: 2017-062
Company: Mercedes-Benz
Models: 2015-2017 B Class, C Class, CLA Class, E Class GLA Class & GLC Class
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 27,000
Description: On certain vehicles, the starting current limiter could be overloaded under certain conditions. In the event the starter is blocked, a very high electric current could flow through the starting current limiter during repeated engine starting attempts. The high electric draw could cause the starting current limiter to overheat causing the surrounding components to melt which would increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter.



 
Recall No.: 2017-069
Company: Mercedes-Benz
Models: 2013-2016 Sprinter
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 1,818
Description: On certain vehicles, a reinforcement plate and the protective bracket may not have been installed on the airbag control unit. This could cause the airbag control unit to become damaged in the event of a frontal impact. If this occurs, it could prevent the airbag system from working properly in the event of a secondary impact requiring the deployment of additional airbags, which could increase the risk of injury to the occupants.
Correction: Dealers will install the reinforcement plate with the protective bracket.



 
Recall No.: 2017-116
Company: Nissan
Models: 2012 Versa
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 3,680
Description: On certain vehicles, a bad connection at the side airbag sensor connector could cause a momentary communication loss from the side airbag sensor to the Airbag Control Unit (ACU). This would put the system in a backup state, lowering the impact threshold required for a side airbag deployment. If a door is being closed with force while the system is in this backup state, this could cause an unintended side airbag deployment in a non-warranted (non-impact) situation, which would increase the risk of injury to occupants.
Correction: Dealers will install a jumper harness and replace the side airbag sensor with a new one.



 
Recall No.: 2017-148
Company: Nissan
Models: 2013-2014 Murano
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 4,930
Description: On certain vehicles, the high pressure power steering hose could separate due to an incorrect clamp. If the hose were to separate, it could cause a power steering fluid leak, resulting in increased steering effort and potential for a fire in the presence of an ignition source. This could increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install a power steering high pressure hose kit.



 
Recall No.: 2017-107
Company: Porsche
Models: 2015-2016 Macan S & Macan Turbo
Mfg. Recall No.: AH02
Canadian Units: 3,047
Description: On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupancy detection mat conductive fabric may fracture over time. As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the passenger airbag off lamp. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.
Correction: Dealers will replace the occupant seat occupancy detection mat with a new, improved mat.



 
Recall No.: 2017-108
Company: Subaru
Models: 2017 Impreza
Mfg. Recall No.: WTN-74
Canadian Units: 3,484
Description: On certain vehicles, the rearview camera image may not display properly due to a software issue within the infotainment unit. During the initial boot-up, a blank screen might occur, or if multiple processes occur at the same time, the screen might freeze. This could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property while reversing.
Correction: Dealers will reprogram the software of the infotainment unit.



 
Recall No.: 2017-036
Company: Toyota
Models: 2016-2017 Tundra
Mfg. Recall No.: SRC R33
Canadian Units: 6,157
Description: On certain vehicles equipped with the plastic rear step bumper, the resin reinforcement brackets that secure the step corners of the bumper could become damaged after a rear impact. If a person were to use the rear bumper steps with damaged resin reinforcement brackets, part of the bumper could break off which could cause the person to fall, increasing the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with steel reinforcement brackets. In addition, the rear bumper tread covers will also be replaced.



 
Recall No.: 2017-123
Company: Volkswagen
Models: 2007-2010 Touareg
Mfg. Recall No.: 20Z4
Canadian Units: 2,037
Description: On certain vehicles, the fuel pump flange may develop fine cracks or fissures, which could result in a fuel leak. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will apply a butyl protective film to the fuel pump flange. If cracks are present, the fuel pump flange will be replaced.



 
Recall No.: 2017-089
Company: Volvo
Models: 2017 S90, V90, V90CC & XC90
Mfg. Recall No.: R89714
Canadian Units: 1,209
Description: Certain vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) 226 - Ejection Mitigation. Due to a manufacturing error in the surface treatment process, the bolts that were used to assemble the inflatable curtain (IC) airbag may not meet specifications. This could result in one or more of the bolts breaking, which in the event of a crash warranting deployment of the IC airbag, could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Correction: Dealers will replace the affected bolts.



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