List of Buyback Recalls

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Buyback Recalls by Manufacturer

Excalibur Auto Corp.

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

90V-125

06/18/90

Excalibur

Excalibur

1988-1990

43

   

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Automatic Passive Restraints/FMVSS 208. DOM: 9/87-6/90. Vehicles are not equipped with an automatic passive restraint as required by FMVSS 208. Correct by refunding purchase price, minus depreciation.

 

Fiat Motor Co., Inc.

 

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

79V-078

03/27/79

Fiat

Spider 850

1970-71

31702

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 790159 - Frame. DOM - Prior to 5/1/71. Either the suspension system, steering system and/or floor pan where seats are attached may separate from undercarriage. This would result from advanced state of corrosion in certain areas of undercarriage, caused by salt and/or sand induced acceleration of rate of corrosion. Any such separation would cause impairment in handling and could result in crash. Correct by inspecting and repairing, if possible, or re-purchasing vehicle.

 

81V-091

07/17/81

Fiat

124

1970-74

140000

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A- Frame. DOM-N/A. Vehicles may have undercarriage corrosion which impairs attachment to vehicle body of front cross member, steering box or idler arm mounting, front upper control arms or rear trailing arms. Correct by notifying owners of 1970–1974 model 124 vehicles and offering to repurchase 1972–1974 model 124 vehicles in which corrosion impairs or is likely to impair any of the following: (1) attachment of either side of front cross member supporting engine to front sills; (2) attachment of steering box or of idler arm mounting to front sills; (3) attachment of either front suspension upper control arm to body; or (4) attachment of either rear suspension lower trailing arm to rear internal cross member.

 

Ford Motor Co.

 

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

04V-331

07/12/04

Ford

Ranger

2004

1395

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 04S19 - Frame/Fuel Tank. DOM: 6/04. On pickup trucks, frame has center rail section flange that was not formed properly. In side impact crash, frame rail could puncture fuel tank, resulting in fuel leak and fire. Correct by inspecting frame to determine if it was incorrectly manufactured and replacing vehicle.

 

General Motors Corp.

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

94V-044001

04/05/94

GMC Chevrolet

Sierra C10, C20, C15, C25

1992-93

2595

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 93C32 - CNG Cylinder. DOM: 10/91-6/93. Two-wheel drive pickup trucks altered by PAS, Inc., to run on compressed natural gas have CNG fuel cylinders that can develop stress corrosion cracking of the E-glass wrapping. This stress corrosion cracking can lead to tank ruptures. If cylinder ruptures, people in or near the vehicle may get hurt. Correct by exchanging these vehicles with comparably equipped, 1994 gasoline half- or three-quarter-ton General Motors pickup. General Motors will buy back the vehicle from owners who don't want to exchange their natural gas vehicles. Warning: All trucks should be removed from service and the engine run until the fuel gauge reads below one-quarter.

 

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

95V-141

07/19/95

Chevrolet

Cavalier

1995

16

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 95C48 - Frame/FMVSS 208. DOM: 8/94. Welds were omitted from body lock pillar (B Pillar). Vehicle does meet FMVSS 208. Occupant protection levels would be reduced in crash. Correct by repurchasing vehicles or replacing with comparable vehicle.  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

97V-008001

01/21/97

GMC Chevrolet

Sonoma S-10

1996

55

Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 97001 - Windshield/FMVSS 212. DOM: 2/96-4/96. Top coat paint severely peels due to overbaking of powder primer prior to top coat application. Since W/S primer and adhesive adhere to top coat paint on W/S opening flange, W/S does not meet FMVSS 212. In crash, windshield may not stay in place. Correct by repurchasing vehicles.   

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

00V069100

03/03/00

Saturn

EVI

1997

489

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Battery. DOM: 5/96-8/97. Vehicles built with a charge port assembly that fails during charge events, causing heat to build up and resulting in fire. Correct by repurchasing vehicles.  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

02V-273

10/03/02

Chevrolet

Trailblazer

2002

46

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 02045 - Frame. DOM: 2/02-9/02. Vehicles are missing welds in rear floor plan. In crash, missing welds degrade performance of third row seat and safety belt anchorage. Correct by inspecting vehicle for missing welds and exchanging for equivalent vehicle or providing refund of purchase price for vehicles with missing welds.  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

06V-417

10/27/06

Buick

GMC

Chevrolet

Silverado

Tahoe

Malibu, HHR

Pontiac

G6

GMC

Hummer

Lacrose, Rendezvous

Envoy

Trailblazer

Montana

Sierra

H3

2005-06

2004

2005

2006

2005

2006

2005

2006

794

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 06102 - Airbag. DOM: 9/03-9/05. Vehicles originally built with cloth seats and automatic airbag passenger sensing system were later re-upholstered with aftermarket leather seat cover kits. Testing has indicated aftermarket leather seat covers can cause passenger sensing system to malfunction. If passenger sensing system malfunctions, front airbag on passenger side may be disabled when it should be enabled, or enabled when it should be disabled. In either case, in crash that requires airbag deployment, front passenger's level of injury may be increased. Because replacement leather seat cover that is compatible with passenger sensing system is not available, GM will purchase these vehicles for full price paid for it (not exceeding fair market value at time it was bought), including taxes and fees, if vehicle is returned to GM’s possession by January 31, 2007. Through January 31, 2007, GM will also pay for removal of any aftermarket accessories that may have been installed and return them to customer. If accessories no longer have use or cannot be removed, GM will reimburse purchase price of those accessories. After January 31, 2007, GM will repurchase vehicles for purchase price less a depreciation allowance of $.30 for each mile on vehicle. 

Isuzu Motors America Inc. (Isuzu Motors, Ltd.)  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

97V-008002

01/29/97

Isuzu

Hombre

1996

8

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 97001 - Windshield/FMVSS 212. DOM: 2/96-4/96. Top coat paint severely peels due to overbaking of powder primer prior to top coat application. Since W/S primer and adhesive adhere to top coat paint on W/S opening flange, W/S does not meet FMVSS 212. In crash, windshield may not stay in place. Correct by repurchasing vehicles.

 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

07V-244

01/03/06

Kawasaki

KLR650

2008

5

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Kick Stand. DOM: 3/07. Spring retaining pin on frame may not have been completely welded in place and could fall out allowing kick stand to drop into “parking” position and result in crash. Correct by repurchasing motorcycles.

 

Little Trailer Co. 

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

04V-351

07/14/04

Little Guy

Rascal

2004

13

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Frame. DOM: 4/04-6/04. Mini trailers have inadequate welds to tongue and frame assembly. This could cause separation of the tongue assembly from frame, resulting in instability and loss of trailer control. Correct by exchanging trailer for new trailer with newly designed frame.  

 

Nissan Motors Corp. 

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

94V-031

02/23/94

Nissan

C22 Van

1987-90

33000

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. N/A - Engine. DOM - 9/86-3/90. Engine compartment fires and other thermal incidents have occurred on vehicles which had received all of remedies provided by previous safety-related recall (93V-036). The fires are attributed to errors in installing remedy specified in recall. If remedy specified for recall 93V-036 was not performed correctly or vehicle has not received remedy, fire could occur. Correct by repurchasing vehicles. For owners that decline repurchase offer, correct by reinspecting vehicle to confirm prior recall was completed properly.

 Suzuki Motor America  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

03V-223

06/11/03

Suzuki

Esteem

Aerio

Grand Vitara

Grand Vitara XL-7

2002

5319

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. EC - Windshield/FMVSS 212. DOM: 12/01-2/03. Vehicles fail to meet FMVSS 212. Windshield not properly secured to body due to insufficient adhesion between second-stage paint and final stage painting. Correct by inspecting vehicles, repainting, replacing, and/or repurchasing and destroying affected vehicles.

Tracker Marine, LLC  

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

06V-438

11/02/06

Trailstar

202, 215, 222, 228

2007

259

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. TS0015 - Hitch Assembly. DOM: 7/06-10/06. Castings holding bolts on pivot hitch assembly for the swing-away tongue break, allowing trailer to detach from tow vehicle. Correct by replacing trailers equipped with defective components.  

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc.   

NHTSA Identification Number

Date of Company Notification

Make

Model

Year

Number of Vehicles

93V-139

08/24/93

Winnebago

Spectrum

1988

85

 Brief Description of Defect

Mfg. Campaign No. 54 - Engine. DOM: N/A. Motorhomes are susceptible to engine compartment fires. Cause is not limited to one component or system. NHTSA inquiry indicated that prior remedies performed on these vehicles did not repair safety-related defect. Winnebago has been unable to remedy the situation. Correct by exchanging vehicles.