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.


January / February 2019

RV Recalls


 
Recall No.: 2018-375
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Palomino
Mfg. Recall No.: 400-0783
Canadian Units: 5
Description: Certain truck campers may not comply with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. The certification label incorrectly states a Dry Weight value of 722 kg (1,591 lbs), while it should state 1,091 kg (2,405 lbs). This could lead to premature tire failure and affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Forest River will mail a corrected certification label to current owners 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.: 2018-376
Company: Forest River
Models: 2018-2019 Flagstaff & Rockwood
Mfg. Recall No.: 10-0786
Canadian Units: 30
Description: On certain travel trailers, the inner bearings on the axle may be incorrect and could seize. This could result in a wheel lock-up and increased drag on the tow vehicle, which could affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the inner bearings.



 
Recall No.: 2018-404
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Cherokee Wolf Pup
Mfg. Recall No.: 17D-0805
Canadian Units: 28
Description: On certain travel trailers, the metal bracket installed to secure the propane tank may have been manufactured incorrectly. This could allow the propane tank to become unsecured and detach, which could create a road hazard and could result in a fire or explosion, causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the propane tank bracket.



 
Recall No.: 2018-425
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Coachmen Adrenaline; 2018-2019 Forest River Forester & XLR
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 145
Description: On certain vehicles equipped with a Solera Smart Arm awning, the awning may open with no action from an operator. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, the awning may detach, creating a potential road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the awning controller.



 
Recall No.: 2018-426
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Freedom Express
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 8
Description: On certain travel trailers, the break-away safety switch may not have constant power and could be disconnected from the trailer house battery when switching off the battery disconnect. If this occurs, the brakes of the tow vehicle would not engage in the event of a trailer disconnect, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install a new wiring harness for the break-away safety switch.



 
Recall No.: 2018-438
Company: Forest River
Models: 2017-2019 Salem, Vibe & Wildwood; 2014-2019 Wildcat
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 762
Description: On certain travel trailers, the trailer break-away safety switch may not be properly wired. When the battery disconnect is switched off, the electrical power to the switch could be lost. In the unlikely event that the trailer separates from the tow vehicle, the trailer brakes may not apply, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install a new wiring harness which supplies constant power to the break-away safety switch.



 
Recall No.: 2018-472
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Coachmen Apex & Catalina; 2019 Forest River Salem, Sandpiper, Shasta & Vibe; 2019 Prime Time Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse & Wildcat
Mfg. Recall No.: 51-0851
Canadian Units: 191
Description: On certain travel trailers the axle bearings may not have been properly installed. This could cause the bearings to overheat and fail, potentially resulting in wheel separation. A wheel separating from the vehicle could cause a loss of control and a crash. In addition, the wheel assembly could strike another vehicle, stationary object or bystander, causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will repair or replace the axle hubs and bearings as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-498
Company: Forest River
Models: 2019 Berkshire
Mfg. Recall No.: 40-0853
Canadian Units: 5
Description: On certain motorhomes, the latch on the entry door to the coach may not engage properly. This could allow the door to open unexpectedly when the vehicle is in transit, which could increase the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will adjust the entry door to ensure that the latch engages properly.



 
Recall No.: 2018-372
Company: Jayco
Models: 2018 Octane Travel Trailer
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 9
Description: On certain travel trailers, the exhaust pipe for the generator may have been omitted during the assembly process. This could cause exhaust from the generator to enter the trailer, which could lead to asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Correction: Dealers will install the missing exhaust pipe on the generator.



 
Recall No.: 2018-460
Company: Jayco
Models: 2018 Alante Motorhome
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 26
Description: On certain motorhomes, the hydraulic hoses for the levelling system may not be properly routed and could be damaged. A hydraulic fluid leak onto a hot exhaust surface could increase the risk of a fire, causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will relocate hoses to the reservoir pump tank area and replace damaged hoses if necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-390
Company: Keystone
Models: 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite
Mfg. Recall No.: 18-326
Canadian Units: 14
Description: On certain trailers, the safety chains installed do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the trailer. If the trailer were to become uncoupled from the vehicle, underrated safety chains could fail, causing the trailer to separate from the towing vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the underrated safety chains.



 
Recall No.: 2018-415
Company: Keystone
Models: 2019 Summerland
Mfg. Recall No.: 18-328
Canadian Units: 43
Description: On certain travel trailers, the metal bracket installed to secure the propane tank may have been manufactured incorrectly. This could allow the propane tank to become unsecured and detach, which could create a road hazard and could result in a fire or explosion causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the propane tank bracket.



 
Recall No.: 2018-424
Company: KZ Recreational Vehicles
Models: 2018-2019 Sportsmen Motorhomes
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 396
Description: On certain motorhomes built with an outside kitchen option, the outside kitchen was not installed correctly during manufacturing. In addition, the testing to insure the propane line does not have leaks was not performed. Propane gas in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and/or an explosion, causing injury and/or property damage.
Correction: Dealers will ensure proper installation of the propane line and will test the propane system for leaks.



 
Recall No.: 2018-432
Company: KZ Recreational Vehicles
Models: 2018-2019 Sportsmen Travel Trailers
Mfg. Recall No.: KZ-2018-06
Canadian Units: 58
Description: On certain travel trailers, the liquid propane (LP) supply lines are routed through a wheel well and not adequately protected from damage. This could cause a propane leak, which in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire or explosion, causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will reroute the LP supply lines away from the wheel well.



 
Recall No.: 2018-433
Company: KZ Recreational Vehicles
Models: 2018-2019 Connect Travel Trailers
Mfg. Recall No.: KZ-2018-07
Canadian Units: 18
Description: On certain travel trailers, the liquid propane (LP) supply lines are routed through a wheel well and not adequately protected from damage. This could cause a propane leak, which in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire or explosion causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will re-route the LP supply lines away from the wheel well.



 
Recall No.: 2018-454
Company: KZ Recreational Vehicles
Models: 2017-2019 Durango, Sidewinder & Venom Motorhomes
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 74
Description: Certain motorhomes are not compliant with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 120 - Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of More Than 4,536 kg. The compliance, tire and loading information label does not list the correct tire size. The label incorrectly indicates a tire size of ST235/80R16G, while the motorhomes are fitted with ST235/85R16G. If an owner or dealer were to install the wrong size tires, this could create an increased risk of a tire failure, which could result in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the tire and loading information label.



 
Recall No.: 2018-401
Company: Newmar
Models: 2018 London Aire & Ventana LE Class A Motorhomes ; 2017-2018 Ventana Class A Motorhomes
Mfg. Recall No.: FL-772
Canadian Units: 13
Description: On certain motorhomes equipped with air disc brakes, the brake caliper mounting bolts may be incorrectly torqued. This could result in the caliper bolts loosening, which could lead to the caliper detaching. Insufficiently torqued fasteners may not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate, potentially resulting in reduced brake effectiveness, which would result in increased stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks of North America Service Facilities will inspect the bolts and repair as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-413
Company: Newmar
Models: 2018 Essex, King Aire, London Aire, Ventana & Ventana LE Class A Motorhomes; 2018-2019 Dutch Star Class A Motorhome
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 17
Description: 2018 Essex, King Aire, London Aire, Ventana & Ventana LE Class A Motorhomes; 2018-2019 Dutch Star Class A Motorhome
Correction: Dealers will adjust the entry door to ensure that the latch engages properly.



 
Recall No.: 2018-483
Company: REV Recreation Group
Models: American Coach: 2018 American Dream, American Eagle & American Revolution; Fleetwood: 2018 Discovery, Discovery LXE & Pace Arrow; Holiday Rambler: 2018 Endeavor, Endeavor XE & Navigator
Mfg. Recall No.: FL-772
Canadian Units: 28
Description: On certain motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis equipped with air disc brakes, the brake caliper mounting bolts may be incorrectly torqued. This could result in the caliper bolts loosening, which could lead to the caliper detaching. Insufficiently torqued fasteners may not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate potentially resulting in reduced brake effectiveness, which would result in increased stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks of North America Service Facilities will inspect the bolts and repair as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-383
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2018-2019 Outlaw
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000157
Canadian Units: 7
Description: Certain motorhomes may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The vehicles may be missing the rear reflectors, which is contrary to requirements of the standard. This could decrease vehicle conspicuity and potentially increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will install the missing reflectors.



 
Recall No.: 2018-397
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2018 Ace
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000158
Canadian Units: 13
Description: On certain ACE 27.2 motorhomes, the rubber liquid propane (LP) hose may sag and rub on the right rear tire. This could cause a propane leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the routing of the rubber LP hose and repair as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-403
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2017-2018 Aria; 2017-2019 Venetian
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000159
Canadian Units: 7
Description: On certain vehicles equipped with air disc brakes, the brake caliper mounting bolts may be incorrectly torqued. This could result in the caliper bolts loosening, which could lead to the caliper detaching. Insufficiently torqued fasteners may not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate potentially resulting in reduced brake effectiveness, which would result in increased stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks of North America Service Facilities will inspect the bolts and repair as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-459
Company: Thor Motor Coach
Models: 2018-2019 Outlaw
Mfg. Recall No.: RC0000160
Canadian Units: 7
Description: On certain motorhomes, the 12-volt main power wire was not connected to a circuit breaker during the manufacturing process. In the event of a short circuit, an unprotected circuit could overheat, increasing the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will reroute the wire and connect it to the circuit breaker on the power converter.



 
Recall No.: 2018-474
Company: Tiffin
Models: 2018 Allegro Red; 2017-2018 Phaeton
Mfg. Recall No.: FL-772
Canadian Units: 12
Description: On certain motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis equipped with air disc brakes, the brake caliper mounting bolts may be incorrectly torqued. This could result in the caliper bolts loosening, which could lead to the caliper detaching. Insufficiently torqued fasteners may not provide adequate clamping force between the brake caliper and brake anchor plate potentially resulting in reduced brake effectiveness, which would result in increased stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Daimler Trucks of North America Service Facilities will inspect the bolts and repair as necessary.



 
Recall No.: 2018-462
Company: Winnebago Industries
Models: 2012-2013 Itasca Navion & Reyo; 2012-2013 Winnebago Era, Via & View
Mfg. Recall No.: 151
Canadian Units: 196
Description: On certain motorhomes, the high-pressure liquid propane (LP) hose between the tank and the regulator may harden and develop a leak. Leaking propane in the presence of an ignition source could result in an explosion or fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace the high-pressure LP hose as necessary.



 

November / December 2018

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.: 2018-323
Company: Chrysler
Models: 2017-2018 Pacific
Mfg. Recall No.: U50
Canadian Units: 10,938
Description: Certain vehicles were built with a manual park release (MPR) cover that may not conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 114 - Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention. The MPR could be accessed without the aid of a tool, contrary to the requirements of the standard. Unintentional activation of the MPR could result in inadvertent vehicle movement, which could increase the risk of property damage and/or injury.
Correction: Dealers will replace the manual park release cover with one that requires the use of a tool for removal.



 
Recall No.: 2018-310
Company: Ford
Models: 2018 Expedition & F150
2018 Lincoln Navigator
Mfg. Recall No.: 18S17
Canadian Units: 1,625
Description: On certain vehicles, the high-pressure fuel pump may have been improperly manufactured and could fracture at its mounting flange. This could cause an oil, or fuel, leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could increase the risk of fire, causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the high-pressure fuel pump, high-pressure discharge tube and mounting bolts.



 
Recall No.: 2018-301
Company: Kia
Models: 2010-2013 Forte & Forte Koup
2011-2013 Optima
2011-2012 Sedona
Mfg. Recall No.: RC117
Canadian Units: 65,559
Description: On certain gasoline and hybrid engine vehicles, the circuits within the airbag control unit may become damaged. This could cause the airbags and seat belt pretensioners to not deploy in certain collisions where deployment is warranted, which could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Correction: To be determined. Note: This recall does not affect the 2013 model year Optima Hybrid.



 
Recall No.: 2018-328
Company: Nissan
Models: 2010-2012 Versa
Mfg. Recall No.:
Canadian Units: 40,603
Description: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected. Additional Note: This campaign affects 2010-2012 Versa hatchback models and 2010-2011 Versa sedan models. The 2012 model year Nissan Versa sedan is not involved.



 
Recall No.: 2018-346
Company: Toyota
Models: 2007-2011 Lexus GS
2006-2014 Lexus IS
Mfg. Recall No.: SRC R62
Canadian Units: 4,915
Description: On certain vehicles equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, the fuel pulsation dampers located in the fuel delivery pipe could develop a leak over time. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe with an updated part.



 
Recall No.: 2018-330
Company: Volkswagen
Models: 2018 Atlas
Mfg. Recall No.: 69X1
Canadian Units: 9,396
Description: On certain vehicles, if a child restraint with a larger than recommended base is installed in the centre position of the second row bench seat, it may damage both the centre and adjacent outboard seatbelt buckles. In the event of a crash, a damaged seatbelt buckle can release unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the centre and left (outboard) second row seatbelt buckles and replace as necessary. Additionally Volkswagen will provide an owner's manual supplement addressing child safety and child restraints.



 
Recall No.: 2018-342
Company: Volkswagen
Models: 2006-2009 Audi A4
2005-2011 Audi A6
2007-2008 Audi RS4
2006-2009 Audi S4
2007-2011 Audi S6
Mfg. Recall No.: 69R7
Canadian Units: 19,649
Description: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury.
Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected. Additional Note: This recall supersedes recalls 2016-266 (Audi Recall 69O2), 2017-026 (Audi Recall 69P6) and 2018-022 (Audi Recall 69U1). Vehicles completed under the previous recalls require repair under this recall, as the previous recall remedy was an interim repair. Interim repair parts must be replaced with final repair parts. Additional Note: For the 2009 model year A4 and S4 models, only the Cabriolet versions are involved in this campaign.



 
Recall No.: 2018-365
Company: Volkswagen
Models: 2016-2018 Audi A6, A7, RS7, S6 & S7
Mfg. Recall No.: 74D5
Canadian Units: 2,672
Description: On certain vehicles, a problem with the passenger occupant detection system can cause illumination of the airbag warning light and the airbag system may not properly classify the front passenger. In the event of a crash, the airbag system may not function properly, increasing the risk of injury to a front passenger.
Correction: Dealers will install a passenger occupant detection system repair kit.



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