Chrysler, Kia, Ford, call in vehicles

June 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said Chrysler, Kia and Ford Motor Co., announced vehicle recalls Monday ranging from 346,900 affected vehicles to 128 of them.

Chrysler Group LLC announced an expanded recall of Jeep Liberty vehicles to include 2004-07 roll outs in which rear suspension lower control arms could fracture to due excessive corrosion following winters in areas that use road salt.

Chrysler will replace rear lower control arms free of charge in affected vehicles originally sold or currently registered in states that use road salt, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

Kia is recalling 21,912 2009 Borregos made from May 2, 2008, to Jan. 20, 2009, equipped with non-adjustable brake pedals.

Certain brake pedal mounts have a fiberglass composition that may break in the event of a collision, the NHTSA said.

Kia said it would replace the brake pedal mounts free of charge.

Kia also said it was recalling 72,568 model year 2006-08 vehicles made from Feb. 20, 2005, through Dec. 9, 2007, due to faulty air bag sensors that could fail to detect a child in a seat with an airbag.

"The system will not be able to detect whether a child passenger is in the seat and the airbag will deploy during a crash," regulators said.

Kia said it would replace the sensors free of charge.

Ford Motor Co. said it would recall 128 model year 2013 Lincoln MKT Limousines made from March 6 to April 3 with rear brake rotor bolts that are not fully seated.

This could lead to a wheel separation. However, "All the affected vehicles have been quarantined and will be repaired before delivery to owners," Ford said.

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