As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers. Note that these recalls apply only to items that could affect vehicle occupancy safety. Items listed under separate manufacturer technical service bulletins are not always covered by warranty.
2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota is recalling certain Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured September 14, 2004, through March 29, 2010; and model year 2011 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured July 1, 2010, through September 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seatbelt pretensioner to the seatbelt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seatbelt pretensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seatbelt retractor. If the seatbelt pretensioner detaches from the seatbelt assembly, the seatbelt pretensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash. Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seatbelt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seatbelt assembly will be replaced or new pretensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner.
2012-2013 Ford Focus
Ford is recalling certain Focus BEV vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, manufactured September 15, 2011, through May 6, 2013; and certain model year 2013 Focus ST vehicles equipped with HID headlights, manufactured February 16, 2012, through May 7, 2013. Because of a wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps may not function. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.” Without the proper illumination of the side marker lamps, the vehicle may be less visible in nighttime conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify the headlamp assembly wiring, free of charge.
2013 Subaru Tribeca; 2014 Subaru Outback, Legacy
Subaru of America is recalling certain Legacy 3.6R, Outback 3.6R and Tribeca vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through June 28, 2013, and equipped with five-speed automatic transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the parking rod may come loose inside the automatic transmission. As a result of the parking rod detaching, the transmission may not be able to be moved from the “Park” position, preventing the vehicle from being moved or driven. Furthermore, even with the transmission shifted into the “Park” position, the parking mechanism may not engage, and the vehicle may roll away while in the “Park” position, increasing the risk of a crash. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission, free of charge.