Recalls of interest (November 2017)

Following are summaries of product recalls by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that may be of interest to fleets. INSTRUCTIONS: To view specific recall information in its entirety, click on the link included in each entry below. When you reach the web page, enter the NHTSA ID Number in the “Safety Issues by NHTSA ID” box, check the "Recalls" box and then click “Go."

Cheetah Chassis Corporation is recalling certain 2017-2018 Bridgemaster, 2017 Extendable and 2017-2018 Maximizer, Tank, Gooseneck, and Heavy Duty trailer chassis. The air brake diaphragm on these vehicles may degrade and allow the brake system air to leak from the quick release valve causing the emergency brakes to engage. NHTSA ID number 17V630000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2016 Western Star 4900 and Freightliner Cascadia vehicles, equipped with certain Spicer D-Series and E-Series steer axles. The castellated nut on the steer axles may not be properly torqued, allowing the tie rod to loosen. NHTSA ID number 17V628000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2017-2018 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The upper steering pinch bolt may not have been properly tightened, possibly causing a loss of mechanical connection between the steering wheel and front wheels. NHTSA ID number 17V629000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford F-150, and 2017 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty trucks. The doors on these vehicles may have a bent or kinked actuation cable or the door latches may freeze after water gets into the latch. Either condition can result in the doors opening while driving although they appear to be closed. NHTSA ID number 17V652000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner. NHTSA ID number 17V668000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3L engine, a 6-speed transmission and a column mounted shift lever. Quickly moving the shift lever from Park to Drive may cause a loss of gear indication on the instrument cluster display and a momentary selection of an unintended gear, such as Reverse or Neutral before the vehicle achieves Drive function. NHTSA ID number 17V669000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks. The low fuel level sensor for the front tank may stick causing the rear tank to overfill the front tank. NHTSA ID number 17V664000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2015-2018 IC Bus RE school buses. The drop hose fittings for the air brakes may not be oriented correctly, and, as a result, the brake hoses may contact the tire when the wheels are turned to the limit. NHTSA ID number 17V660000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2015-2018 IC Bus RE commercial buses. The drop hose fittings for the air brakes may not be oriented correctly, and, as a result, the brake hoses may contact the tire when the wheels are turned to the limit. NHTSA ID number 17V661000

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. is recalling 134 models of Plastic-Handle Fire Extinguishers and eight models of Push Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. Full list of the affected modelsNHTSA ID number 17E062000