Ford, Chrysler recall thousands of vehicles in Canada

Issues include problems with steering and airbags

December 31, 2010
by Purchasingb2b staff

TORONTO: Chrysler and Ford are recalling thousands of trucks and crossover vehicles in Canada as part of larger North American-wide safety alerts.

Chrysler is recalling nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs in Canada and the US to address several problems, including steering, airbag issues and the potential for trucks to stall.

Three separate recalls are involved. The first one covers about 22,000 Dodge Ram trucks from the 2008-2011 model years to address steering problems. About 4,000 Canadian vehicles are involved.

The second involves about 65,000 2009 model year Dodge Journey SUVs—14,600 of them in Canada—to fix side airbags that might not deploy.

The last includes about 57,000 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks—16,700 of them in Canada—from the 2011 model year to fix components in rear axles that could cause the trucks to stall.

Ford said it is recalling nearly 5,000 trucks and crossovers in Canada due to problems with electrical systems that can short and cause a fire.

The recall includes some 2011 model year F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles. A Ford supplier of a control module produced the faulty product over a six-day period.

The Canadian recall is part of a larger American recall of 15,000 vehicles. Drivers should contact their dealers to ask about repairs, the company said.