June 2012 Vehicle Recalls, In an expansion of a recall originally issued in March of this year, Jeep is now covering Liberty SUV models from the 2004 to 2007 model year built from July 3, 2003 through June 29, 2007. The recall expansion represents an increase in the number of models covered by 137,176 units. The original recall covered 2004-2005 models.
Vehicles covered under the recall may be susceptible to excessive corrosion on lower rear control arms in “salt belt” states. Because it’s a regional issue, only vehicles registered in the following states are covered by the recall: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and The District of Columbia.
If you believe you own an affected vehicle, you can call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or Chrysler at 800-853-1403.
onda is recalling 50,190 2012 Honda Civic coupes and sedans because the driveshaft may separate, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“During assembly, the process required to seat the driver’s side driveshaft and set the retaining clip was not completed,” said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. “As a result, the driveshaft may separate. If this occurs, the vehicle will have a loss of drive power and may roll away if the parking brake has not been set when the gear selector has been placed in the ‘park’ position, increasing the risk of crash or pedestrian injury.”
Honda dealers will inspect the driver’s side driveshaft and install a new driveshaft, as needed. The recall is expected to begin on June 21. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Toyota is recalling 1,156 of its 2013 Scion FR-S sports cars and Subaru 1,886 of its sibling, the BRZ. The reason: an error in the owner’s manual.
In a report posted Thursday on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru, said the owner’s manual for both models contained “an inaccurate description of the actual operation of the ‘Front Passenger Occupant Classification System.’”