Aug 09, 2011
Some more vehicles used throughout the fleet industry are under recall, so take a moment to check and see if your company needs to make any immediate repairs:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Honda is recalling a total of 1,521,107 MY-2005-2010 Honda Accord, 2007-2010-MY CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element vehicles due to an issue with the automatic transmissions in these vehicles. A broken outer race can cause the malfunction light to turn on, abnormal noise, and allow contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing in the transmission. This can result in a short circuit, which would cause the engine to stall. Also, broken pieces of the outer race or ball bearing can become lodged in the parking pawl. This can result in the vehicle rolling after the driver places the vehicle in park. The recall is expected to begin on August 31.
Chrysler is recalling a total of 299,718 MY-2008 Town & Country, Voyager, and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans due to an issue with potential inadvertent airbag deployment. NHTSA stated these vehicles can experience a heating and air conditioner (HVAC) condensate leak from the HVAC drain grommet onto the occupant restraint control (ORC) module. This leak can lead to the airbag warning light illuminating and to a potential inadvertent airbag deployment without warning. The recall is expected to begin this month (August 2011.)
If your fleet operates any of the affected vehicles, make sure you contact the appropriate company promptly.