Certain accessory nose masks may impede operation of the hood secondary latch. Without secondary latch function, a hood that has not completely closed (because the primary latch has not been engaged) may lift up while the vehicle is being driven, compromising the driver's ability to see the road and its users. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the nose mask with an updated version.
On certain vehicles, the secondary shaft bearing in the automatic transmission may fail. This could cause abnormal noise, the malfunction indicator lamp to turn ON, and allow contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing within the transmission, resulting in a short circuit that causes the engine to stall. Engine stalling would result in lost vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, broken pieces may become lodged in the parking pawl resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the gear selector in the PARK position. These issues could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will update the automatic transmission control module software.
On certain vehicles, over time, moisture could enter the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) controller and could cause a fault in the airbag system. This could result in the airbag controller becoming inoperative, which would prevent the airbag(s) from deploying. Failure of an airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the SRS control module. Note: This condition would cause the illumination of the SRS warning light. Note: This recall supersedes recall 2015-473. Vehicles repaired under the previous recall will require re-inspection and repair.
On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator. For the GL1800 model, dealers will replace the airbag module. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected.