1998 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
%	United States
Environmental Protect
Agency

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1998 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-99-002
May 1999

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1998 Calendar Year Emission Related Recalls
Case/
Manufacturer
Campaign
Type
Date
Vehicle
1 Engine Families
Emission
Number
Defect

Number
1 of
or

Problem
of



1 Owner
Engine
|

Vehicles



1 Notif.
j
Class
[
1

Recalled
DR-
BMW
98E-A01
V
4/27/9
1996
{ 50S }
Oxygen
103,654*
1132



8
328i,
1
sensor
*





328is,
|96
deposits






328i
1 TBM2.8VJGKE
may cause a






Converti
K
lean shift of






ble,
I
the air/fuel







1 97
ratio.






M3,
1 VBM2.8VJGKF







528i,
Ik







manual
|







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| 98







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J WBMXV02.8M







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I 52







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J







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j







!


DR-
Chrysler
758
v
5/98
1996
j{Fed}
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80,000
1147

|
2.4L
1
Powertrain



|
!
Sebring
i96
Control
20,000

|
|
Converti
1 TCR2.4VJGFEK
Module



|
bles,
|
may



|
1
Cirrus,
1 j c a ;
inadequatel


I
|
Dodge
!
y control



j
!
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96
CO



|
Plymout
1 TCR148VJG1E
emissions


1
|
h
K
during



|
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|
certain I/M


|
|
5

1
tests.


1 !
I


DR-
Chrysler
759
V
2/12/9
1998
{ 50S }
The Vehicle
4,694
1148

I 8
3.8L
!
Emissions



|
{
Town &
|98
Control



|
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1 WCRXT03.82B
Information



j
|
, Dodge
! o
label is



|
Caravan
I
incorrect.



|
(AWD)
|




j
|
|
1
minivan
s
|
i



1 I 1
f
I
l

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DR-
1149
Chrysler
760
V 1 8/24/9
1998
5.9L
Dodge
Ram
Pickups
with
TLEV
package
{CA}
98
WCRXA0360H
31
98
WCRXA0360J3
1
Vehicle
may fail CA
medium
duty truck
TLEV
emissions
(NOx).
DR-
1150
Chrysler
761
V 6/17/9
1998
HD
Dodge
Ram
Trucks
with V8
& V10
engines
{Fed}
98
WCRXH05.9BA
1
98
WCRXH08.0BA
1
The Vehicle
Emissions
Control
Information
(VECI)
labels on
certain 1998
MY HD
trucks
indicate that
the trucks
are MY
1997.
DR-
Chrysler
751
I v
| 1/12/9
1998
I{Fed}
1 The Vehicle
724**
1151


|
1 8
Sebring
j
| Emissions




|
|
Converti
I 98
j Control




|
j
|
bles
! WRCXV02.4VB
| Information





|
with
i
| (VECI)




|
|
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1 labels on




1
|
!
engines.
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j certain 1998




j
|

j
| MY 2.4L




|
j
|

198
) Sebring





|

1 WCRXV0148V
| Convertible




|
|

120
I s contain an




|
j
1


J error




j
|

|
j involving




|
|

|
) hose




|
|
|

)
| routing.



1 '
1 j
* f
1 1

p____
DR-
Chrysler
769
1 V
[ 6/4/98
1997 &
|{Fed}
I The solid
{Fed}
1158


i
j
1
1998
|
| state fan




1
|
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!
relay may
40,000**



!
|
&
)
I fail because
I

2

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1 1 1 1
Plymout J
of heat
{CA}
I ! 1
h Neon j 97
related

i 11
vehicles ! VCR2.0VJGFEL
electrical
10,000**
1 ! 1
built |
over stress

i 1 1
from VI 1 97
1
causing the

1 11
1997 j VCR2.0VJGKE
fan to stop

I ! 1
through 1 K
and the

I 1 1
9/9/98. !
vehicle to

I 1 1
! 97
overheat.

11
1 VCR2.0VGFEM
j



j {CA}
|


1 !
|
I 97


I 1 1
1 VCR122VJG1E


11
Ik


11
|
197


j 1 1
J VCR122VJG2E


11
r


1 11
| 97


I 1 1
1 VCR122VJG1E


I 1
r



|{Fed}


II
1 98


I ! 1
| WCRXV02.0VB


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P


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| 98


i 11
I WCRXV02.0VB


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j2


1 11
I {CA}
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| [|
1 98


I ! J
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1 20
1


1

I
	
DR-
Chrysler 763 | I | 6/19/9
1994- | CA J
The
{CA} |
1211
[ 8
1996 |
charcoal



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may
80,000**

| [
Ram j RCR23988G0E
migrate


1 I
Pickups A
from the
{Fed&

!
and Cab |
1
canister into

3

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trucks. 1RCR36088G0E
| A
!
95
I SCR23988G0E
| A
!
| 95
SCR36088G0FA
j
| 95
! SCR360H8G1F
|A
| 95
I SCR360J8G1FA
I
I 96
1 TCR239H8G1E
|k
|
| 96
j TCR360H8G1E
!K
| 96
I TCR360J8G1EK
!
96
1 TCR488J8G1EK
|
1 96
] TCR488K8G1E
|K
| {50S}
J
| 94
I RCR5.9B8GAJ
! A
|
I 94
I RCR8.087GAM
I A
the vehicle's
engine
through the
purge valve
in the
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purge
system..
50S }
620,000*
*
95
SCR5.9B8GAJA
4

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95
SCR8.0B8GAK
A
96
TCR5.9B8GAJA
96
TCR5.9D8GAJ
A
96
TCR8.0B8GAJA
96
TCR8.0D8GAJ
A
{Fed}
94
RCR3.988GAE
A
94
RCR5.988GAE
A
94
RCR5.9A8GAE
A
95
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95
SCR5.288GBEA
95
SCR5.988GAEA
95
SCR5.9A8GAE
A
96
TCR3.988GBEK

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^ 1 |




I ! !
| TCR5.988GBEK



1 I I
I 96



| 1 |
J TCR5 .9A8GBE



1 1 1
1K



| | 1
1 96




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1
I
|
! 96



1
|
1 TCR5.968GFEK
1



*
i
|


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V | 3/98
1994- NHTSA
The fuel
500,000
1212
1 1 1
j j
1996 | INITIATED
tank


j |
Dodge |
rollover


1
Ram ! SAFETY
valve may


1 |
| |
trucks j RECALL
allow liquid


I |
! I
with
fuel to pass


I
gasoline |
through and


i |
engines. 1
fill the


j i
j i
|
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j i
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( j |
r
s


DR-
Chrysler J 784
V | 6/22/9
1998 ! jCAj
The wrong
1,000
1219
I I 8
Dodge j
Vehicle


| |
Ram J 98
Emissions



wagons 1WCRXA0318H
Control


| |
and | 11
Information


| |
vans I
(VECI)


| |
w/5.2L 1
label may


j |
engines. J
have been


1 1 I
1
installed.


1 1 I
1 ! |
1


DR-
Chrysler : 755
v o r i
1997 1 NHTSA
The fuel
400,000
1220
1 I 8
Jeep | INITIATED
tank level


j |
Grand |
sending unit


| |
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may display


J 1
e, Jeep | RECALL
an


| |
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inaccurate


| |
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level.


| |
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|



	f	f	|	f	r	f	
! II! 1 I

6

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DR-
Chrysler
806
| v
| 12/98
1999

\
| Spark plugs
3,000** |
1238



|
|
Jeep
j
| may fail due





|
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| 99
1 to lose




!
|
|
r,
| XCRXT02.51B0
| center




|
|
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I
| electrodes.





i
|
e and
| 99
|





|
I
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1 XCRXT04.01B0
|





|
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j
|





|
|
e with
I 99





|
|
2.5L&
1 XCRXT04.02B 0
|





j
|
4.0L
j
I





|
|
j
engines.
j {CA}
s






|
|

|
199






|
|

1 XCRXT0150120
j





!
|
|
|

| 99





!
|
|

| XCRXT0242220






|
|
I

!
99





1
1
|
1

1 XCRXT0212120
s


r~ '

i
1
! i
j j
I l
i
DR-
Ford
9800
1 v
j 11/16/
1997
! JCAJ
| Managed
44,444** |
1097


i
1 98
i
Econoli
1
| Fuel Air



i
I
|
ne Vans
I 97
| Strategy



i
|
{
w/5.4 &
| VFM5.4J8G1EK
| causes



j
|
6.8L
I
| vehicles to




|
|
engines.
197
I run lean of



|
|
i

1 VFM5.4W8G1E
| stoichiometr



l
I
|

Ik
| y under



i
|
{

j
| certain



j
|

| 91
| conditions.



i
|
|
|

| VFM6.8J8G1EK




i
|
|

| 97




i
|
|

| VFM6.8W8G1E




i
|
|

K




i
|
|
|

|{Fed}




i
|
|

j
j 97




i
|

1 VFM5.468GFE
|



i
j
|
|
|

k
i


7

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1 1





j |

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1 !
\ |
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A.



1 1
| 1

1 97



I |

1 VFM6.8B8GAE



1 |

A.



| |

1 { 50S}
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1 S
1 1

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i 1
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\ i
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A
1



1 1
j |

|
i


DR-
Ford 98000  V
11/13/
1998 | {CA}
Vehicles
1,130
1154
|
98
Winstar |
may have


|

Minivan 1 98
been built


J

w/3. 8L | WFMXT03.8AA
with the


|

engine, j B
incorrect


|

1
combination


j

!
of fuel tank


!

i
and PCM.


i r
i j
	!		
j 1


DR-
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7/15/9
1996 {Fed!
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52,400
1209
1 I 8
Crown |
flow


| |
Victoria j 96
sensors may


1 1
Police | TFM4.6V8GFE
have been


| |
Vehicles 1 L
contaminate


1 1

d by



j
silicone gel


j |
|
during the


[ |
|
mftg


1 | |
!
process.


! [ |
! 1 I
!


p____
DR-
1 1
General FE-6217 I V
2/2/98
1998 I {Fed}
Water
71,872
1187
\ |
"U" |
entering the


Motors I

vans 98
evap


\ |
(Chevy | WGMXT034142
emissions


I |
1 1
Venture, j
canister


\ |
Pontiac I
when driven


I I j
\ |
Trans j
in slushy


\ |
Sport, j
snow


\ |
Oldsmo j
conditions.


I |
\ |
bile j


8

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1 1
1 1

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1


1 |

te) w/
|




3.4L
|


\ !

engines
|


i
1

|
f
1

DR-
General
SM-2897
V
8/12/9
1994
1 SOS J Exceedance
C \ Vol
1224
Motors

1 8
Olds
of NOx




|
Ciera,
94 | emission
17,542



|
Buick
R1G3.1V8GFE I standard.




|
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A 1
NY Vol



j
!
w/3.1L
J




|
1
engine.
1
16,364



r j-
j

T
1

DR-
General
FE-6236
V
9/17/9
1998
{Fed} j Exhaust
23,895
1228
Motors

1 8
Chevrol
J Gas
Fed



|
et
98 1 Recirculatio




|
Camaro,
WGMXV05.708 | n Valve
3,005



|
Pontiac
1 j Failures -
CA



|
1
Firebird
) Corrosion




|
with
{CA} |
Fed



|
5.7L
1
w/CA



|
!
engine.
98 I




|
|
|

WGMXV05.708 1
2
i
1,267


I
1 l


DR-
General
FE-6225
i
12/28/
1993
{Fed} Exceedance
391,885
1235
Motors

I 98
W-Body
| of CO




|
|
Chevrol
93 1 emission
(Includes



|
et
P1G3.4V8XGZ5 | standard.




|
!
Lumina,
I
27,502



|
Oldsmo
|




|
bile
1
Canadian



|
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I




|
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|
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j
!
e &
j




|
converti
|




|
ble,
1




|
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j




|
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|




|
1
Prix,
1




|
Buick
|




j
|
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|




|
|
with
I

9

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3.1L
engine.
DR-
1261
General
Motors
FE-6250 IV
10/08/
98
1999	| {Fed}
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W-	199
Body,Po	J XGMXV03.404
ntiacN-	| 1
Body,	j
Buick	| J C A |
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OldsN-	I XGMXV03.404
Body	12
Defective
Ignition
Coil/
Control
Modules
7,128
690




1 1
! i

DR-
General
DET-98-
V
12/22/98
1998 Chevrolet &
{Fed & CA}
Incorrect Fuel F
1270
Motors/Isuzu
155


GMC W3500, EFI,

Assemblies





Isuzu NPR-EFI
98






w/5.7L engine
WGMX05.7582








DR-
Mazda
LCE-
V
4/13/98
1999 MX-5 Miata
{CA}
Injector harness
1177

98/22




the manifold at






99
resulting in a sh






XTKXV 01.8 VDM
which may caus







stalling and/or c






{Fed}
fueling by injec






99







XTKXV01.8VBA






I
1 I
DR-
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95XYER
I
10/14/98
1995 Mitsubishi
{50S}
The aspirator sy
1178

0075


Eclipse, Eagle

fail resulting in

Chrysler



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95
of NOx emissio


767


Avenger, Chrysler
SDS2.0VJGFEK






Sebring (manuals







only)







j

10

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DR-
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V
9/14/98
1996 Infiniti 130, | {50S}
OBD (On-Boar
1203
|


Nissan Maxima
System compon

j P8151


1 96
deteriorating ca
1204
|


| TNS3.0VJGFEK
(Malfunction In

J P8132


1
Light) to illumii
1208
1


1{Fed}


J P8152





|


1 96


1


| TNS3.0VJGFFK





|

DR-
Nissan P8159
V
9/14/98
1
1996 Nissan Truck j {CA}
OBD (On-Boar
1205
1


I
System compon

P8160


| 96 TNS2.41JGEK
deteriorating ca
1206
|


1
(Malfunction In

! P8161


[ 96 TNS2.42JGEK
Light) to illumii
1207
1


1


1


1{Fed}

1208
|


|


|


| 96 TNS2.41GKEK


|


| 96 TNS2.42GKEK

Case/
Manufacturer 1 Campaign
Type
Date of
Vehicle or Engine I Engine Families
Emission Probh

I Number
*
Owner
Class 1

Defect
I

Notif.
|

DR-
Subaru J WXJ-67
V
6/30/98
1999 Legacy {Fed}
Incorrect Vehic
1201
1


w/2.5L engine
Control Informs

j


[ 99


1


| XFJXV02.5CAC
label.




| {CA}


|


1 99


|


| XFJXV02.5DCD

1


I 1
DR-
r
Toyota j WL-2
V
4/8/98
1998 GS400, j {50S}
Replacement of
1186
j


LS400, SC400 I
Control Module

j


1 98


|


| WTYXV04.0DBB

|

~ J

Updates To Previous Annual Emission Recall Summaries
11

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!
Case/ I Manufacturer
Campaign
Type
Date
Vehicle or
Engine Families I Emission Problem
j
|
Number
*
of
Engine Class

Defect 1


Owner


|
1


Notif.


DR- [ VW/Audi
TQ
V
7/9/97
1993-1995
{Fed} Ignition coil wire repl:
1119 |


Golf/Jetta, 1995
insufficient wire insul
|


Cabrio
93 corrosion of connectoi
|



PVW2.0V5FWB A cap.
|
|


(Cabrio model

|
|


only)
{CA}
|
|
1


(Golf/Jetta
93
|
|


models only)
PVW2.0V5FWA1
|
|
|



{Fed}
|
|
|



94
|
|



RVW2.0V8GAEA
|
|



94
f
|
|



RVW2.0V8GBEA
|
|
|



{ 50S }
|
|



94
i
|
|



RVW2.0V8GEFA
|
|



94
|
|
1



RVW2.0V8GFFA
|
|
|



! 50S!
|
|



95
|
|
|



SVW2.0V8GEFA
|
|



95
|
|



SVW2.0V8GFEA
|
|



95
|
|



SVW2.0V8GFFA
|
|
|



95
|
I



SVW2.0V8GFEA
Type I = Influenced - Voluntary recall after EPA investigation
12

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V = Voluntary - Voluntary recall without EPA investigation
= Ordered - Ordered recall after EPA investigation
* = Number includes vehicles from more than one engine family.

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