On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can fatigue over time. As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the airbag warning lamp and the passenger airbag ON/OFF lamp. Failure of the passenger 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 occupant detection mat. Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 2008-307 and 2013-238.
On certain vehicles, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) has an incorrect character in the 10th position, identifying the model year of the vehicle as 2015 instead of 2014. Note: This does not pose a safety risk. Correction: Owners will be sent a letter explaining the discrepancy.
On certain vehicles, the electro-hydraulic power steering pump could fail temporarily or permanently due to problems with the electronics that control the function of the pump, a failure of the pump cooling fan, or a loss of power to the pump. A vehicle experiencing a loss of steering power assist would revert to a manual steering mode which would require greater driver effort, especially at low vehicle speeds. Nevertheless, a loss of steering power assist could ultimately result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: The electro-hydraulic power steering pump, as well as the pump cooling fan, will be subject to special extended warranty coverage of 12 years or 200,000 km from first in-service date of the vehicle.
On certain vehicles equipped with a constant velocity transmission (CVT), the connection between the transmission gear selector rod and the lock plate may not have been laser-welded correctly. If the weld were to break, the gear currently engaged would remain in position. It would no longer be possible to shift transmission gear positions using the selector lever. The display for the transmission in the instrument cluster may then show a gear position that does not correspond to the actual gear position of the transmission. The potential exists for the vehicle to pull away from stop in the opposition direction to that desired, or if the vehicle was parked on an incline of sufficient grade, and the parking brake was not engaged, this could result in a vehicle rollaway condition. Correction: Dealers will inspect the transmission gear selector rod to lock plate weld and, if necessary, will replace the CVT transmission.