Information that Benefits You and Your Car.
The following vehicles have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers. This information will be updated monthly.
2002-2011 Ford Ranger
2002-2007 Ford F-250, F-250 Super Duty, F-350, F-350 Super Duty, F-450, F-450 Super Duty, F-550, F-550 Super Duty
2002-2005 Ford Excursion
More than 26,700 vehicles could have a taillight problem.
Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 Ranger trucks built from January 25, 2011, through April 25, 2011, and service parts distributed to dealers for certain other trucks and sport-utility vehicles, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.” The multi-function switch was shipped with a subcomponent (slider) that may experience deformation. A multi-function switch with a deformed slider may malfunction causing the turn signal, taillights, hazard warning signal flashers and/or brake lights not to activate. Non-functioning lights could increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the switches free of charge.
2007 Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego
Nearly 3,000 Ford sedans could have a gas tank problem.
On certain vehicles manufactured from September 5, 2006, through September 11, 2006, the fuel tanks may not have consistent welds between the fuel tank and fuel filler neck spud that can affect the strength of the joint. Some fuel tank spud welds may not provide the expected strength in the event of a severe rear impact to the vehicle. An improper weld can result in a crack in the joint, which could illuminate the emissions malfunction indicator light, cause a fuel odor or allow fuel to leak out. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2003-2011 Dodge Ram 2500, 3500
Nearly 250,000 Dodge pickups could have a steering problem.
On certain 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 four-wheel-drive pickups manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; model year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 3500 cab chassis two-wheel-drive pickups manufactured from February 14, 2008, through March 28, 2011; and model year 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab four-wheel-drive pickups manufactured from February 14, 2008, through August 15, 2008, the left tie rod ball stud may fracture. This condition tends to occur during low speed parking lot-type maneuvers when the customer is making a tight turn. Additionally, model year 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickups may have received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement part during normal service. This condition could result in the potential loss of directional stability in the left hand front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect the tie rod ends for relative orientation and replace the left outer tie rod as required and perform a front end toe alignment as needed. This service will be performed free of charge.
2011 BMW X3
A limited number of BMW crossover vehicles could have a power steering problem.
On certain vehicles manufactured from April 27, 2011, through June 8, 2011, a control module in the electric power steering (EPS) unit may malfunction, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assistance. Sudden loss of power steering assistance could increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.
2006-2007 Lexus RX400h
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
More than 82,000 Lexus and Toyota hybrid vehicles could have an electrical problem. On certain vehicles manufactured from February 16, 2005, through August 30, 2006, a module inside the inverter module may contain inadequately soldered transistors that during high-load driving may be damaged by heat caused by the large current. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.
The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota/Lexus mailed an interim owner notification in the middle of July 2011 to advise owners of this recall and the fact that they will receive a future notice when parts become available to complete repairs. Toyota dealers will inspect the hybrid inverter production number to determine whether the inverter contains suspect transistors and replace the module free of charge.
2012 Kenworth T660
A limited number of Kenworth trucks could have a potentially dangerous hood latch problem.
Trucks manufactured between April 18, 2011, and May 20, 2011, are equipped with a safety latch attached to the hood strut that is designed to automatically engage when the hood is opened. On certain trucks, if the hood strut were to separate, the safety latch may not engage. A non-operational safety latch may not be detected by an operator, and the hood may unexpectedly close, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Kenworth dealers will inspect the hood strut for the specific defective lot code and if the strut is within the lot code, the strut will be replaced. This service will be performed free of charge.