On certain vehicles, repeated use of an interior door handle may wear the chrome plating on the upper edge of the handle. This may result in a crack or separation between the chrome plating - forming a sharp edge which could injure a user's finger. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace interior door handles.
On certain vehicles operated in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador), road salt can collect in the rear portion of the side members of the subframe and may result in internal corrosion leading to thinning or perforation of the subframe steel. The corrosion may ultimately lead to separation of the lower control arm at the forward mounting point to the subframe. When separation occurs, in most cases, the movement of the arm will cause the axle to pull out of the transaxle and the vehicle will no longer have drive power to the wheels. In extreme cases, the wheel can also rotate off its designed axis and make contact with the fender or the wheel well. Both outcomes could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front subframe assembly. Should the subframe not require replacement, drainage holes will be added, as well as treatment with rust-proofing material to arrest the corrosion process.
On certain vehicles, the fuel tank assembly valve may not close properly. If a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel spillage could occur. Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Correction: Dealer will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve.
On certain vehicles, if the T125/70D15 compact spare tire is installed on any wheel position, the ABS feature will not operate and the ABS warning light will illuminate. Correction: Dealer will replace the spare tire with a new larger diameter T125/80R15 compact spare tire and install a new tire pressure label to provide information applicable to the T125/80R15 compact spare tire.