1997 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
%	United States
Environmental Protect
Agency

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1997 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
Compliance Division
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States
Environmental Protection
^1	Agency
EPA-420-B-00-005
May 2000

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1997 Calendar Year Emission Related Recalls
Case/
|		I
Defect [Manufacturer
DR- [BMW
1035
Campaignj
96E-A01 V
1 Date of I
| Owner lYehicle or
Number [Type* 1 Notif. (Engine Class
3/1/97 {1996 328i,
328is. 328i
Convertible,
328iA.
328isA. and
328iA
[Convertible.
Engine Families
TBM2.8 VJGKEK
[
(Number 1

of j
[Emission
[Vehicles j
[Problem
[Recalled j
Two sections:
a) secondary
air pump
wires were
reversed in
the
connection
plug, b)
engine control
module was
incorrectly
programmed.
a) j
14,720 |
b) 3,638 |
iDR- [Chrysler
11084
715
! v
DR- [Chrysler
1085
703
V
5/15/97 j 1997 Dodge
(Caravan &
[Plymouth
[Voyager
[2.4L engine
{CA} 97
VCR1428G1EK
6/16/97
I)R- [Chrysler
1086 !
725,726
DR- [Chrysler
1087 !
V | 10/3/97
110/10/97
700
V
10/27/97
1997 3.9L
Dodge
Dakota p/u
Trucks
{Fed}
97 VCR3 .928GFEK
VECI labels
on certain
cars contain
errors in the
emission
configuration
code and the
[bar code.
VECILabels
incorrectly
identify the
vehicles as
being certified
toCA
[emissions.
1996 Dodge
Viper Coupe
150S J
96
[TCR8.0V8GFEK
1996
Plymouth
Breeze
[{Fed}
[96 TCR2.0VJGFEK
Rear 02 S
wiring may be
reversed with
left connected
to right and
[vice versa.
The owners
manual does [
not contain j
the	|
recommended 1
shift speeds j
5,700
1,548
1,158
5,000
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r-	 r ' 1 r-	 	
used for [
certifica- tion 1
and fuel i
f
economy j
(testing. j
I)R-
1088
1
Chrysler
711 1 V 8/12/97
1 1
1
1
1
1
1
t
1 1
1996 Dodge [{CA}
Ram p/us (96 TCR360J8G1EK
4x4 5 .2L |
Manual j
Transmission j
(
Federal VECI
labels were
mistakenly
installed on
cer- tain 5.2L
trucks.
70
DR-
1090
|DR-
1093
Chrysler
1672	(CA) 1 V
1673	(Fed) |
| 674 |
1 (CAN) |
7/28/97 [1996 Dodge
(Ram Van &
|Wagon 3.9L
1& 5 .2L
|{CA}
(96TCR239H8G1EK
|96TCR360H8G1EK
I96TCR360J8G1EK
]{Fed}
[96TCR5.988GBEK
(96TCR5.9A8GBEK
[96 TCR5.958GFEK
Chrysler
[DR-
11094
Chrysler
710
696
V |10/10/97|1997 Dodge
!	Ram 3.91.
[{Fed}
(97 VCR3.958GFEK
V
9/10/97 11990, 91
Jeep Grand
[Wagoneers
|5.9L
{Fed}
90
L AM5. 9T2HLEX
91
MCR5. 9T2GAAX
Incorrect
VECI labels
were
installed.
PCM installed
contained an
uncertified
calibration
The catalytic
converter in
some cases
fails to last
the useful life
of the vehicle.
938
(CA)
5,729
(Fed)
82
9,600
[DR- [Chrysler
[1095 1
697
V
(DR- [Chrysler
1096 I
698
V
DR- [Chrysler
II 144 !
736
V
9/5/97 [1990 Jeep
! Grand
Wagoneer
5.9L
9/29/97 [1991 Jeep
j Grand
(Wagoneer
5.91.
{CA}
90
L AM5. 9T2HLEX
{CA}
91
MCR5. 9T2GAAX
The catalytic [
converter in !
some cases
I
fails to last j
the useful life |
of the vehicle, j
The catalytic
converter in
some cases
fails to last
the useful life
of the vehicle.
750
390
[10/20/97 [1994, 95
(Dodge Ram
ip/us & cab
[chassis VI0
[engine
150S J
[94
|RCR8. 0B 7 GAM A
|{50S}
I95
[SCR8.0B7GAMA
The elbow
containing the
crankcase
ventilation
orifice was
installed on
200
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DR- (Chrysler
! 1159 I
716
V
[the wrong
valve cover.
10/15/97
1993 Dodge |{CA}
Spirit	(93
[PCR153F5FKAX
PCM rellash j
& VECI label |
- TLEV |
recalibration 1
747
iDR"
Ford
(96-E58
v
2/19/97
1996 3.0L
|{CA}
[incorrectly
229
J1044

1

Aerostar
[96 TFM3.028G1GK
^installed

!

1
|
Vans

MAIS

I)R-
Ford
| 96-E57
V
3/19/97
1996-97 4.0L
|{CA}
(Trucks built
1,543
1062



Explorer
96 TFM4.028G1FK
with incorrect
;
|




96 TFM4.028G2FK
Ivapor




1

[97 VFM4.028G1FK
[management

j


1

97 VFM4.028G2FK
[valves which

1


1

|{Fed}
[have a
:
i
|




(96
Reduced flow
:
;
j




[TFM4.028GKFK
Irate.

!


1

(97


j


1

[VFM4.028GKFK


j


1

I97

:
1





|vFM4.028GKHK


I)R-
Ford
1 96-E60
V
7/9/97
1995-96 2.5L
|{ 50S }
[Catalysts
105,000
[1069


[Contour &
(95 SFM2.5VJGFEA
experience





Mystique
|{CA}
pre- mature

(




[95 SFM2.5VJG1EK
failure of the
:
|




196 TFM2.5VJG1EK
[substrate
:
[





[support

1





[system.

j





[System

1





deteriorates
:
1





(and allows

j





[substrate to

1





[rattle & break

|





[up.

I)R-
Ford
1 96-E59
V
3/19/97
1996 3.0L
| Fed J
(Vapor control
5-164
11099



Flex Fuel
96 TFM3 .0V8FFEK
ivalve which

|



Taurus
|96
[may

I




ITFM3.0V8NFGK
[experience






|{CA}
[improper
:





(96 TFM3 .0V8F2EK
(open/close
:
j




1
[oscillation.

iDR-
{General
| FE-6163 V 1 6/30/97 11996 Pontiac
[{Fed}
jCars may
| 98 Fed
11077
^Motors
| | | Grand Am &
96
(have been
I 1
|

| | | |Buick
[tGM2 .4 VJGKEK
[built with an
[incorrect
[ 20 CA |
1
!
| | | [Skylark
i(CA}
1 i

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1 i

vehicles with
96
Evap [ 1

| j |2.4L engines
TGM2.4VJG2EK
Emission j j
I 1


[Canister j t
1 1


[Purge | j
1 (



Solenoid. j [
[dR- [General
SM-2825 I V 18/28/97
1996, 1997
C A volumes of the
Due to the (5)
1103 [Motors
1 1
Trucks with
following eng
GM service 1 (57) i
1 1
1
4.3L, 5.0L,
families:
parts catalogs j (3) [
| |

and 5.7L
96
having part j (29)
1 '

engines
T GM4.3 5PGFEK
number | (44) j
! |
1 1

96
errors, certain j (11) j
|
! !

T GM4.31PGFEK
vehicles that 1 (41) 1
t |
! 1

96
had LEGR | (3) j
1
1

T GM4.3 2PGKEL
valve | (1)
t !


96
replacements | (1) j
1 
1 1

TGM5.0HPG1EK
have been j (1) j
| |
! 1

96
serviced with j [196] i
|
1

T GM5.7 5PGFEK
incorrect j [
j J
1

96 TGM5.7JPG1EK
valves. I
|


96
!
[ |
1 1

T GM5.7 6PGFEK
I
1 1
! 1

97
1 |
(
J |
1 1

VGM4.32PG1EK
I
1 1
1

97
1
|
1

VGM5.0HPG1EK
!
1
1 1

97
i
i 1
! 1

VGM5.7JPG1EK
i
(
| |
1 1

97
I
1 1
! !

VGM5.7JPG1GK
i i
I)R- (General
FE-6190 | V |8/28/97
1996, 1997
FED volumes of the
 ^ ,
Incorrect j (157) [
1103 [Motors
1
Trucks with
following eng
replacement 1 (1,045) !
1 1
4.3L, 5.0L,
families:
linear EGR j (67) |
1 III
and 5.7L
96
valves were [ (739) I
II
engines
T GM4.31 PGFEK
installed on j (351) j


96
some | (6,414) j


T GM4.3 2PGKEK
vehicles. j (4,149) !


96
I (3,451) |
1 111

T GM4.3 2PGKEL
! (78) |
1 1 11

96
1 (465) |
1 1 !

T GM4.3 5PGFEK
[ (105) j
11 11

96
1
I 1 ! !

T GM4.3 8PGBEK
i (7) 1
1 111

96
! (5) |
1 1 II

TGM5.08PGBEK
1 (2)
1 1 1 1

96
1 (1) 1


T GM5.7 5PGFEK
(40) |
1 1

96
i (2) 1
1 111

T GM5.7 6PGFEK
1 (142) |
1 III
[96
1 (97) |
4

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DR- General
FE-6189 V 18/22/97
1106
Motors
1997
Chevrolet
Corvette
5.7L
T GM5.7 8PGBEK
96
T GM5.7 CPGAEA
97
V	GM4.3 2PGKEK
97
VGM4.32PG1EK
97
V	GM4.3 2PGKEL
97
V	GM4.3 2PG2EK
97
V	GM4.3 5PGFEK
97
V	GM4.3 6PGFEK
97
VGM5.05PGFEK
97
VGM5.06PGFEK
97
VGM5.75PGFEK
97
V	GM5.7 6PGFEK
97
VGM5.7CPGAEA
{FED}
97
VGM5.7V8GFEK
{CA}
97
VGM5.7V8G1EK
(25)
| [17,365]
Condition
exists in
which the
PCM resets
causing a
diag- nostic
code to be set.
9,048
DR- Kia
11080
V
6/13/97
1997
Spoilage
vehicles built
between
8/29/96 and
2/18/97.
DR- Mercedes-
1038 tBenz
97-0312
V I 3/21/97 (1995 S420,
S500, S500C
{Fed}
97
VKM2.01JGKEK
{CA}
97
VKM2.01JG1EK
Software error
in ECM
affects
readiness
function for
Evap
Emission
System
leaking
monitor.
5,941
Fed
888 CA
{50S}
95
SMB5.0VJGFEA
An incorrect
evaporative
family is
indicated on
7,846
(1,800
in CA)
5

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[the emissions |
[label.	|
Updates To Previous Annual Emission Recall Summaries
pR-^ [General
j 1064 Motors
SM- jV [ 3/18/96 j 1995 Chevrolet j{50S} [incorrect tune-up label
2667 | | jw4 Tiltmaster |95 [installed on the engine air
I | I&GMCW4 SGY15.7C5GAAA (cleaner.
1 ! !FWD 1 [
862 j
|dr-
l1155
Kia Motors
Corporation
3
V 12/13/96
1995 1.8L [(Fed) |OBD II systems do not
Sephia |95 perform as required under
|SKM1.8VJGFEK all driving conditions.
(CA) [Vehicles relabeled as
[95 |OBD I on new VECI
[SKM1.8VJG1EK (labels.
2,769 |
Fed |
2,357 |
CA |
* Type: I = Influenced - Voluntary recall after EPA investigation
V = Voluntary - Voluntary recall without EPA investigation
O = Ordered - Ordered recall after EPA investigation
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