On certain vehicles, the liftgate stay dampers and stud bolts may rust and stick together, causing the stud bolds to break off. In the worst case, this condition may allow the liftgate to suddenly drop during opening or closing, injuring the operator. Correction: Dealers will replace the left and right dampers and stud bolts.
On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.5L V6 Duratec engine, while driving at a constant speed on the highway, it is possible that the engine speed will not decrease when releasing the accelerator pedal due to a frozen throttle valve. This condition occurs at ambient temperatures from -30 to -40 degrees Celsius. The vehicle can be brought to a full stop by depressing the brake pedal. Correction: Dealers will replace the intake manifold and PCV hose with modified parts which will change the layout of the PCV hose system.
On certain vehicles, the cruise control actuator cable may be broken due to insufficient strength. Also included are certain 2000-2001 minivans built between March 31, 1999 and March 31, 2001, that have had the cruise control repaired and possibly had a defective cable installed during that repair. It is possible that the broken actuator cable may be out of position and could interfere with the operation of the accelerator cable, preventing a decrease in engine speed while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the actuator cable.
Due to inappropriate brake pipe layout certain vehicles fail to meet the required partial failure stopping distance required by C.M.V.S.S. 135. Correction: Dealers will replace the proportioning valve, brake pipes, and hardware.
Certain vehicles do not comply with Regulation 6 - Statement of Compliance. Vehicles have an incorrect National Safety Mark (NSM). Correction: Since this non-compliance does not present a risk to vehicle safety, no further action will be taken.
Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 120 - Tire Selection and Rims. Vehicles may not have the correct cold tire inflation pressure stated on the tire information labels for 16 inch tires and the labels do not include the recommended rims that should be used with the tires specified on the label; may be equipped with 15 inch tires and do not have the correct markings on the sidewall; may be equipped with 15 inch rims that do not include the required markings. Correction: Correct labels and installation instructions will be mailed directly to owners. Letters will also advise owners with 16 inch tires to make certain that the tires are inflated to 35 psi. Owners with 15 inch tires will be advised to make sure that when they replace the P205/65 R15 92 tires with the correct P205/65 R15 94 tires.