The latest recalls to hit our desks include a variety of Chrysler vehicles, the Nissan Altima, and the Volvo XC70.
2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Ram Trucks, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Problem: Select models built from January through March may have received a faulty wireless ignition node module during assembly. This could allow the key to be removed from the ignition even if the automatic transmission hasn’t been put into the park position, which may allow unintended vehicle movement.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the WIN module and the notification campaign is expected to begin in July. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 for additional information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V200000.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 40,131
2010 Dodge Caliber
The Problem: Some Calibers may have been fitted with an incorrect door lock rod in the right front door. If the door window is rolled down, the door could unlatch itself and swing open, leading to a big surprise.
The Fix: The recall campaign is expected to start in June and dealers will replace the door lock rod. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 for additional information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V197000.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 132
2010 Nissan Altima
The Problem: A number of Altimas built in April may have improperly welded front side member assemblies, due to an out-of-specification welding tool.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and repair faulty side members. Nissan can be contacted at 800-647-7261 or at its Web site. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V193000.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 113
2008-2010 Volvo XC70
The Problem: The Volvo XC70 wagons manufactured from December 2006 to October 2009 may be equipped with incorrect tire pressure labels and owner’s manual information.
The Fix: Affected XC70s will receive new tire and loading information labels and TPMS software. Dealers will also correct the owner’s manual with another label. Concerned owners may contact Volvo at 800-458-1552. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V190000.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 679
The NHTSA may be contacted at 888-327-4236 or through the Web at Safercar.gov.