The Car Geek: Volvo, Chrysler and Ford Recall a Total of 300,000 Vehicles

The Car Geek

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Volvo, Chrysler and Ford Recall a Total of 300,000 Vehicles

In the news: recalls.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced four separate auto recalls affecting about 300,600 vehicles.

Volvo Recalls: 2002 C70 convertible

According to NHTSA, Volvo is recalling some C70, C70 convertible, S60, S70, S80, V70, V70XC and XC70 models from the 1999-2002 model years to check for a malfunctioning electronic throttle module in the vehicle's speed controls which may cause the vehicles to unnecessarily go into "limp home" mode, in which the vehicle's speed is limited to 10 to 30 mph.

Chrysler Recalls: 2005-2006 Chrysler Pacifica

Meanwhile, Chrysler is recalling 127,928 Pacificas from the 2005-2006 model years to due to fuel pump modules and powertrain control module software problems that may allow the engine to stall under certain conditions. Chrysler is likewise recalling 2,258 Sebring sedans from the 2007 model year with a hood latch part that may break and allow the hood to open while driving.

Ford Recalls: 2007 Ford Crown Victoria

Last on the recall list is Ford, which is recalling 422 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans from the 2007 model year to properly secure the windshield to the body. Dealers will replace the windshields at no cost to owners.