On certain vehicles operated in areas where road salt and de-icing chemicals are used, if the driver enters the vehicle with a salt/snow mixture on their feet, this could melt and soak the carpet, allowing the salt-water solution to contact the base of the Engine Control Unit (ECU). As a result, the ECU could suffer corrosion damage, which may cause the engine to stall. Engine stalling would result in a loss of vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will install a waterproof cover over the ECU. A damaged ECU will be replaced.
On certain vehicles, the wiring harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and, over time, could be damaged when the trunk is opened and closed. A damaged harness can cause a blown fuse or an open circuit; either results in a loss of licence plate light, back up light and/or tail light function. All affected lights are on the trunk lid. The portion of the light assembly on the rear quarter panel, which includes a tail light, a brake light and a turn signal, are not affected. Correction: Dealers will inspect the rear wire harness. If any damage is found, the harness will be replaced. If no damage is found, the dealer will install corrugated plastic tubing over the harness to prevent damage.