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Annual List of Defect and Noncompliance Decisions Affecting Nonconforming Imported Vehicles

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION:

Annual list of defect and noncompliance decisions affecting nonconforming vehicles imported by registered importers.

SUMMARY:

This document contains a list of vehicles recalled by their manufacturers during Calendar Year 2004 (January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004) to correct a safety-related defect or a noncompliance with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS). The listed vehicles are those that NHTSA has decided are substantially similar to vehicles imported into the United States that were not originally manufactured and certified to conform to all applicable FMVSS. The registered importers of those nonconforming vehicles are required to provide their owners with notification of, and a remedy for, the defects or noncompliances for which the listed vehicles were recalled.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-3151).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle of the same model year that was originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115. Once NHTSA decides that a nonconforming vehicle is eligible for importation, it may be imported by a person who is registered with the agency pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30141(c). Before releasing the vehicle for use on public streets, roads, or highways, the registered importer must certify to NHTSA, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30146(a), that the vehicle has been brought into conformity with all applicable FMVSS.

If a vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States is decided to contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety, or not to comply with an applicable FMVSS, 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(1)(A) provides that the same defect or noncompliance is deemed to exist in any nonconforming vehicle that NHTSA has decided to be substantially similar and for which a registered importer has submitted a certificate of conformity to the agency. Under 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(1)(B), the registered importer is deemed to be the nonconforming vehicle's manufacturer for the purpose of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the defect or noncompliance.

To apprise registered importers of the vehicles for which they must conduct a notification and remedy (i.e., “recall”) campaign, 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(2) requires NHTSA to publish in the Federal Register notice of any defect or noncompliance decision that is made with respect to substantially similar U.S. certified vehicles. Annex A contains a list of all such decisions that were made during Calendar Year 2004. The list identifies the Recall Number that was assigned to the recall by NHTSA after the agency received the manufacturer's notification of the defect or noncompliance under 49 CFR part 573. After December 31, 2005, NHTSA will publish a comparable list of all defect and noncompliance decisions affecting nonconforming imported vehicles that are made during the current calendar year.

Under 49 U.S.C. 30120(a), a manufacturer may remedy a safety-related defect or noncompliance in a motor vehicle by repairing the vehicle, Start Printed Page 52471replacing the vehicle with an identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle, or by refunding the purchase price, less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. For each of the vehicles listed, the manufacturer elected to remedy the defect or noncompliance by repair, and not by replacing the vehicle or by refunding the purchase price.

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30147(a)(2); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

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Claude H. Harris,

Director, Office of Vehicle, Safety Compliance.

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Annex A.—Calendar Year 2004 Recalls Affecting Vehicles Imported by Registered Importers

MakeModelModel yearNHTSA recall No.
ACURA3.2CL200104V176000
ACURA3.2CL200204V176000
ACURA3.2CL200304V176000
ACURA3.2TL200004V176000
ACURA3.2TL200104V176000
ACURA3.2TL200204V176000
ACURA3.2TL200304V176000
ACURAMDX200104V176000
ACURAMDX200204V176000
ACURATL199903V423000
AUDIA6199804V133000
AUDIA6199904V133000
AUDIA6200004V133000
AUDIA6200104V133000
BMWX5200404V409000
BUICKCENTURY199904V375000
BUICKLESABRE199804V090000
BUICKLESABRE199904V090000
BUICKLESABRE200004V090000
BUICKPARK AVENUE199804V090000
BUICKPARK AVENUE199904V090000
BUICKPARK AVENUE200004V090000
BUICKREGAL199603V527000
BUICKREGAL199703V527000
BUICKREGAL199803V527000
BUICKREGAL199904V375000
BUICKRENDEZVOUS200304V150000
BUICKRENDEZVOUS200404V150000
CADILLACDEVILLE199504V110000
CADILLACDEVILLE199604V110000
CADILLACDEVILLE199704V110000
CADILLACELDORADO199504V110000
CADILLACELDORADO199704V110000
CADILLACESCALADE200304V045000
CADILLACESCALADE EXT200204V129000
CADILLACESCALADE EXT200304V129000
CADILLACSEVILLE199504V110000
CADILLACSEVILLE199604V110000
CADILLACSEVILLE199704V110000
CHEVROLETASTRO200303V328000
CHEVROLETAVALANCHE200204V129000
CHEVROLETAVALANCHE200304V045000
CHEVROLETAVALANCHE200304V129000
CHEVROLETAVALANCHE200404V129000
CHEVROLETBLAZER200304V132000
CHEVROLETBLAZER200404V132000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER199804V036000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER199904V036000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER200004V036000
CHEVROLETCAVALIER200104V036000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE199704V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE199804V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE199904V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE200004V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE200104V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE200204V060000
CHEVROLETCORVETTE200304V060000
CHEVROLETEXPRESS200304V225000
CHEVROLETIMPALA200004V090000
CHEVROLETIMPALA200404V287000
CHEVROLETLUMINA199703V527000
CHEVROLETLUMINA199803V527000
CHEVROLETMALIBU199703V527000
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CHEVROLETMALIBU199803V527000
CHEVROLETMALIBU200003V327000
CHEVROLETMALIBU200103V327000
CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO199703V527000
CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO199803V527000
CHEVROLETMONTE CARLO200004V090000
CHEVROLETS-10200304V132000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200004V129000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200104V129000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200204V129000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200304V045000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200304V129000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200304V225000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200404V045000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200404V129000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200404V225000
CHEVROLETSILVERADO200504V376000
CHEVROLETSUBURBAN200304V045000
CHEVROLETSUBURBAN200404V045000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200304V045000
CHEVROLETTAHOE200404V045000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200204V046000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200204V201000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER200304V046000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER EXT200204V046000
CHEVROLETTRAILBLAZER EXT200304V046000
CHEVROLETVENTURE200404V177000
CHRYSLER300200504V333000
CHRYSLER300200504V334000
CHRYSLER300200504V335000
CHRYSLER300M199904V021000
CHRYSLERCIRRUS199504V021000
CHRYSLERCIRRUS199604V021000
CHRYSLERCIRRUS199704V021000
CHRYSLERCIRRUS199804V021000
CHRYSLERCIRRUS199904V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199304V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199404V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199504V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199604V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199704V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199804V021000
CHRYSLERCONCORDE199904V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199404V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199504V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199604V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199704V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199804V021000
CHRYSLERLHS199904V021000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200104V268000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200204V268000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200304V268000
CHRYSLERPT CRUISER200504V268000
CHRYSLERSEBRING200404V313000
CHRYSLERSEBRING200404V336000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199804V480000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY199904V480000
CHRYSLERTOWN AND COUNTRY200004V480000
DODGECARAVAN199804V480000
DODGECARAVAN199904V480000
DODGECARAVAN200003V505000
DODGECARAVAN200004V480000
DODGECARAVAN200204V386000
DODGECARAVAN200304V386000
DODGECARAVAN200404V386000
DODGEDAKOTA200004V596000
DODGEDAKOTA200103V505000
DODGEDAKOTA200104V596000
DODGEDAKOTA200203V505000
DODGEDAKOTA200204V216000
DODGEDAKOTA200204V596000
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DODGEDAKOTA200304V216000
DODGEDAKOTA200304V596000
DODGEDAKOTA200404V216000
DODGEDURANGO200004V596000
DODGEDURANGO200104V596000
DODGEDURANGO200204V216000
DODGEDURANGO200204V596000
DODGEDURANGO200304V216000
DODGEDURANGO200304V596000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199804V480000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN199904V480000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200003V505000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200004V480000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200204V386000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200304V386000
DODGEGRAND CARAVAN200404V386000
DODGEINTREPID199304V021000
DODGEINTREPID199404V021000
DODGEINTREPID199504V021000
DODGEINTREPID199604V021000
DODGEINTREPID199704V021000
DODGEINTREPID199804V021000
DODGEINTREPID199904V021000
DODGERAM199804V185000
DODGERAM199904V185000
DODGERAM200004V185000
DODGERAM200104V185000
DODGERAM200204V185000
DODGERAM200304V185000
DODGERAM200404V385000
DODGERAM 2500200404V221000
DODGESTRATUS199504V021000
DODGESTRATUS199604V021000
DODGESTRATUS199704V021000
DODGESTRATUS199804V021000
DODGESTRATUS199904V021000
EAGLEVISION199304V021000
EAGLEVISION199404V021000
EAGLEVISION199504V021000
EAGLEVISION199604V021000
EAGLEVISION199704V021000
FORDCROWN VICTORIA200304V328000
FORDE150200304V444000
FORDE150200304V445000
FORDE250200304V444000
FORDE250200304V445000
FORDE350200304V444000
FORDE350200304V445000
FORDE350200404V444000
FORDE350200404V445000
FORDE450200304V444000
FORDE450200304V445000
FORDE450200404V445000
FORDE550200304V444000
FORDE550200304V445000
FORDESCAPE200103V507000
FORDESCAPE200104V165000
FORDESCAPE200204V165000
FORDESCAPE200304V165000
FORDEXCURSION200304V327000
FORDEXPLORER200204V442000
FORDEXPLORER200304V442000
FORDF150200404V200000
FORDF150200404V443000
FORDF250200304V327000
FORDF250200404V229000
FORDF350200304V327000
FORDF350200404V229000
FORDFOCUS200003V482000
FORDFOCUS200103V482000
FORDFREESTAR200404V446000
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FORDRANGER200404V331000
FORDTAURUS199904V332000
FORDTAURUS200004V106000
FORDTAURUS200004V332000
FORDTAURUS200104V106000
FORDTAURUS200104V332000
FORDTAURUS200204V106000
FORDTAURUS200304V105000
FORDTAURUS200304V106000
FORDTAURUS200404V330000
GMCENVOY200204V046000
GMCENVOY200204V201000
GMCENVOY200204V289000
GMCENVOY200304V046000
GMCENVOY XL200204V046000
GMCENVOY XL200304V046000
GMCSAFARI200303V328000
GMCSAVANA200304V045000
GMCSAVANA200304V225000
GMCSIERRA200004V129000
GMCSIERRA200104V129000
GMCSIERRA200204V129000
GMCSIERRA200304V045000
GMCSIERRA200304V129000
GMCSIERRA200304V225000
GMCSIERRA200404V045000
GMCSIERRA200404V129000
GMCSIERRA200404V225000
GMCSONOMA200304V132000
GMCYUKON200304V045000
GMCYUKON200404V045000
GMCYUKON XL200304V045000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFLHRCI200304V218000
HARLEY DAVIDSONFXD200304V218000
HARLEY DAVIDSONXL883200304V218000
HONDAACCORD199803V423000
HONDAACCORD199903V423000
HONDAACCORD200004V256000
HONDAACCORD200104V256000
HONDAACCORD200304V176000
HONDAACCORD200404V176000
HONDACIVIC200104V086000
HONDACIVIC200204V086000
HONDACR-V200204V255000
HONDACR-V200304V255000
HONDAINSIGHT200004V086000
HONDAINSIGHT200104V086000
HONDAODYSSEY199903V423000
HONDAODYSSEY200204V176000
HONDAODYSSEY200304V176000
HONDAODYSSEY200404V176000
HONDAPILOT200304V176000
HONDAS2000200004V257000
HUMMERH2200304V045000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200103V496000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200203V496000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200204V178000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200303V496000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200304V178000
HYUNDAIELANTRA200404V208000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200103V520000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200203V520000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200303V520000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200304V131000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200403V520000
HYUNDAISANTA FE200404V131000
HYUNDAISONATA200204V178000
HYUNDAITIBURON200203V496000
HYUNDAITIBURON200204V178000
HYUNDAITIBURON200303V496000
HYUNDAITIBURON200304V178000
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INTERNATIONAL4300200203V062000
INTERNATIONAL4300200504V508000
INTERNATIONAL4700199904V269000
INTERNATIONAL4700200004V269000
INTERNATIONAL4700200104V269000
INTERNATIONAL4900199904V269000
INTERNATIONAL4900200004V269000
INTERNATIONAL4900200104V269000
INTERNATIONAL4900200204V269000
INTERNATIONAL7400200204V144000
INTERNATIONAL7400200204V306000
INTERNATIONAL7400200304V144000
INTERNATIONAL7400200304V306000
INTERNATIONAL7500200204V144000
INTERNATIONAL7500200204V306000
INTERNATIONAL7500200304V144000
INTERNATIONAL7500200304V306000
INTERNATIONAL7600200304V306000
INTERNATIONAL7600200404V306000
INTERNATIONAL9100199704V100000
INTERNATIONAL9100199804V100000
INTERNATIONAL9100199904V100000
INTERNATIONAL9100200004V100000
INTERNATIONAL9100200104V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200199504V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200199604V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200199704V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200199804V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200199904V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200200004V100000
INTERNATIONAL9200I200004V100000
INTERNATIONAL9300199504V100000
INTERNATIONAL9300199604V100000
INTERNATIONAL9300199704V100000
INTERNATIONAL9300199804V100000
INTERNATIONAL9300199904V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400199504V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400199604V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400199704V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400199804V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400199904V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400200004V100000
INTERNATIONAL9400200104V100000
INTERNATIONAL9900199904V100000
INTERNATIONAL9900200004V100000
INTERNATIONAL9900200104V100000
INTERNATIONAL9900200204V100000
INTERNATIONAL9900I200004V100000
ISUZUTROOPER199204V199000
ISUZUTROOPER199304V199000
ISUZUTROOPER199404V199000
ISUZUTROOPER199504V199000
JAGUARS-TYPE200304V024000
JAGUARS-TYPE200304V488000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200404V048000
JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE200404V112000
KENWORTHT300200304V169000
KENWORTHT600200404V174000
KENWORTHT600200404V356000
KENWORTHT600200404V360000
KENWORTHT800200404V174000
KENWORTHT800200404V356000
KENWORTHT800200404V360000
KIARIO200104V179000
KIARIO200204V179000
KIASEPHIA200004V305000
KIASPORTAGE199904V305000
KIASPORTAGE200004V305000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II199904V005000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II200004V005000
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY II200004V006000
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LINCOLNTOWN CAR200304V328000
MAZDAMPV200104V234000
MAZDATRIBUTE200103V515000
MAZDATRIBUTE200104V175000
MAZDATRIBUTE200204V175000
MERCURYCOUGAR199904V421000
MERCURYCOUGAR200004V421000
MERCURYCOUGAR200104V421000
MERCURYCOUGAR200204V421000
MERCURYSABLE199904V332000
MINICOOPER S200404V348000
MITSUBISHIMONTERO200204V319000
MITSUBISHIMONTERO200304V319000
NISSANFRONTIER199904V230000
NISSANFRONTIER200004V230000
NISSANFRONTIER200104V230000
NISSANFRONTIER200204V230000
NISSANMAXIMA200404V326000
NISSANXTERRA200004V230000
NISSANXTERRA200104V230000
NISSANXTERRA200204V230000
NISSANXTERRA200304V230000
OLDSMOBILE88199804V090000
OLDSMOBILEALERO200003V327000
OLDSMOBILEALERO200103V327000
OLDSMOBILEAURORA199504V110000
OLDSMOBILEAURORA199604V110000
OLDSMOBILEAURORA199704V110000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200204V046000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200204V201000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200204V289000
OLDSMOBILEBRAVADA200304V046000
OLDSMOBILECUTLASS199703V527000
OLDSMOBILECUTLASS SUPREME199603V527000
OLDSMOBILECUTLASS SUPREME199703V527000
OLDSMOBILEINTRIGUE199803V527000
PLYMOUTHBREEZE199604V021000
PLYMOUTHBREEZE199704V021000
PLYMOUTHBREEZE199804V021000
PLYMOUTHBREEZE199904V021000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199804V480000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER199904V480000
PLYMOUTHGRAND VOYAGER200004V480000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199804V480000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER199904V480000
PLYMOUTHVOYAGER200004V480000
PONTIACBONNEVILLE199804V090000
PONTIACBONNEVILLE199904V090000
PONTIACBONNEVILLE200004V090000
PONTIACGRAND AM199804V036000
PONTIACGRAND AM200003V327000
PONTIACGRAND AM200103V327000
PONTIACGRAND AM200404V301000
PONTIACGRAND PRIX199603V527000
PONTIACGRAND PRIX200404V287000
PONTIACGRAND PRIX200404V299000
PONTIACMONTANA200404V177000
PONTIACSUNFIRE199804V036000
PONTIACSUNFIRE199904V036000
PONTIACSUNFIRE200004V036000
PONTIACSUNFIRE200104V036000
PONTIACSUNFIRE200404V300000
PORSCHECAYENNE S200304V069000
SUBARUIMPREZA200204V128000
SUBARUIMPREZA200204V342000
SUBARUIMPREZA200304V128000
SUBARUIMPREZA200304V342000
SUBARULEGACY200104V128000
SUBARULEGACY200204V128000
SUBARUOUTBACK200104V128000
SUBARUOUTBACK200204V128000
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SUBARUOUTBACK200304V128000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA199903V512000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA199904V427000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA200003V512000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA200004V427000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA200203V512000
SUZUKIGRAND VITARA200204V427000
SUZUKIVZ800200304V350000
TOYOTACAMRY200204V346000
TOYOTACAMRY200304V346000
TOYOTACAMRY200404V346000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200104V181000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200204V181000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200304V181000
TOYOTAHIGHLANDER200404V181000
TRIUMPHSPEED TRIPLE200104V156000
TRIUMPHTT600200004V156000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA199904V096000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA200004V096000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA200104V096000
VOLKSWAGENJETTA200204V096000
WESTERN STAR4900SA200404V120000
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