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Jeeps Recalled for Wiring Problems


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     JEEP / COMMANDER     2009
     JEEP / GRAND CHEROKEE     2009
     JEEP / WRANGLER 4-DR 4X4     2009
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 07, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V118000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4336
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 4,336 MY 2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, COMMANDER AND WRANGLER VEHICLES. WIRING MAY BE REVERSED ON THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE DRIVER AIRBAG SQUIB CONNECTOR. THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG SQUIB WIRES AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Polaris Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Control Hazard

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile
July 1, 2009
Alert #09-748

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2009 Polaris Assault model Snowmobiles

Units: About 800

Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

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John Stewart

Kumho Mohave Tire Recall Issued


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT225/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT245/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT265/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
Manufacturer: KUMHO TIRE U.S.A., INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 26, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T008000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 36292
Summary:
KUMHO TIRE USA IS RECALLING 36,292 KUMHO MOHAVE A/T LIGHT TRUCK ALL TERRAIN TIRES, SIZES LT225/75R16, LT245/75R16, AND LT265/75R16, PRODUCED BETWEEN DECEMBER 7, 2008 AND JUNE 13, 2009. THE VEHICLE'S HANDLING PERFORMANCE BECOMES DIFFICULT WHEN OPERATED UNDER LOADED CONDITIONS OR WHEN CHANGING LANES.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT IN THE VEHICLE SWAYING AND COULD POSSIBLY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
KUMHO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KUMHO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-445-8646.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Jeep Liberty Recall


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     JEEP / LIBERTY     2002-2003
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 07, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V119000 NHTSA Action Number: EA08008
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42469
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 42,469 MY 2002-2003 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN SALT BELT STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF LUBRICATION WHICH COULD LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR, AND POSSIBLE SEPARATION WHILE DRIVING.
Consequence:
FAILURE OF THE BALL JOINT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. J17. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires recalled


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    BRIDGESTONE / EXEDRA G850 G / 180/70R16 77H     Information not Available
Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     TRIUMPH / ROCKET III TOURING     2008
     TRIUMPH / ROCKET III TOURING     2009
Manufacturer: BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE Mfr's Report Date: MAR 31, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T004000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 957
Summary:
BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATION (BATO) IS RECALLING 957 BRIDGESTONE EXEDRA G850 G MOTORCYCLE TIRES, SIZE 180/70R16 77H, SOLD AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT FOR MY 2008 AND 2009 TRIUMPH ROCKET III TOURING MOTORCYCLES. THE MOTORCYCLE TO WHICH THESE TIRES ARE APPLIED DEVELOPS VERY HIGH TORQUE AND CAN CAUSE TORQUE-INDUCED DEGRADATION IN A BODY PLY WHICH MAY RESULT IN INNERLINER CRACKING THAT MAY LEAD TO A SLOW LEAK IN THE REAR TIRE. THIS CONDITION DOES NOT AFFECT THE FRONT TIRE.
Consequence:
THE AFFECTED TIRES MAY BEGIN TO VIBRATE AT MODERATE SPEEDS. CONTINUED USE OF A TIRE WITH THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
BATO IS WORKING WITH TRIUMPH TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE DEFECTIVE TIRES WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. IN ADDITION, THE FRONT TIRE WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE DUE TO THE MATCHING REQUIREMENTS OF THE MOTORCYCLE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BATO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-465-1904.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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