On certain vehicles, during engine start-up or low RPMs, the engine air/fuel burning stability strategy may not be robust enough. This could cause the system to misinterpret conditions as the dual mass flywheel begins to rotate, which could result in a loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will update vehicle software.
On certain vehicles, the rear seat head restraint guides may not have been properly welded to the seat frame. In a crash, the rear seat head restraints may not remain in place, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will inspect the rear seat frame, and if the head restraint guide sleeve welds are found to be insufficient, it will be replaced.
On certain vehicles, an underhood fuel connector may not have been securely attached to the fuel supply line and could result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could create the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the fuel line connection and ensure it is securely attached.
On certain vehicles, the center-rear seat head restraint may detach in a crash.
If the head restraint detaches in a crash, it could increase the risk of injury to occupants.
The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the center-rear seat head restraint inspected. If the latching pins are missing, the head restraint will be replaced.
On certain vehicles, there could be a loose wiring connection for the passenger occupant detection system (PODS). This could cause the airbag system to turn off the passenger-front airbag even though the seat may be occupied. Note: This problem would cause an error message to display on the instrument panel and a warning chime to sound. The airbag indicator light would also display "passenger airbag off".
An airbag that is turned off could increase the risk of injury to a passenger in a crash.
The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to install a new connector for the passenger occupant detection system. The wiring will also be re-routed under the seat.