Recalls of Interest (January 2015)

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.”

China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured February 24, 2013, to August 9, 2014. The affected tires can develop a sidewall blister on the upper section of the sidewall. This blister may pop while the vehicle is in operation. Thus, these tires fail to conform to the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars." NHTSA ID Number: 14T016000

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500, 2004-2005 Dodge Durango, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 2005 Dodge Magnum and 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C and 300 SRT8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 14V770000

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, Dakota, and Mitsubishi Raider vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006 with manual transmissions. The return springs in the clutch ignition interlock switch may break. NHTSA ID Number: 14V795000

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28, 2004, to August 3, 2005. In the affected vehicles, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear. NHTSA ID Number: 14V796000

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango, 2005-2007 Dodge Ram 2500, Charger, Magnum, Dakota, Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, 2006-2007 Dodge Ram 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider, and 2007 Chrysler Aspen. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 14V817000

Cummins Inc. is recalling certain Cummins Emission Solution Ecofit Tier2 DOC Raincaps part numbers 4354195, A048L539, 4352927, A047A112, and 89486A manufactured December 17, 2012, to September 15, 2014. The affected raincaps are used on exhaust aftertreatment systems. The raincap lid may detach during transport or during stationary engine operation. NHTSA ID Number: 14E083000

Dynamic Tire Corp. is recalling certain Towmax STR tires, size ST225/75 R15 manufactured June 15, 2014, to October 14, 2014. The affected tires may have the Incorrect Load Capacity and Inflation Pressure Stampings. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars." NHTSA ID Number: 14T015000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans manufactured August 9, 2013, to September 20, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped with sliding door panels that may have an improper bond strength between the plastic panel and paint primer. This could cause the door panel to separate from the vehicle while driving. NHTSA ID Number: 14V777000

Ford Motor Company is conducting a regional recall for certain model year 2004-2005 Ford Ranger and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa, as well as certain areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia, are included. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 14V787000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra LD, Sierra HD, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the "Start" position. NHTSA ID Number: 14V827000

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems is recalling certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators manufactured January 9, 2014, to October 28, 2014. The affected actuators may have an incomplete attachment of the internal rubber diaphragm to the actuation mechanism of the parking brake section of the Life Seal actuator. NHTSA ID Number: 14E075000

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling certain model year 2005-2015 Hino ND8J, NE8J, and NF8J trucks manufactured August 26, 2003, to May 14, 2014. In the affected vehicles, components of the parking brake handle assembly may wear, resulting in either the parking brake unexpectedly releasing when engaged or preventing the parking brake from fully engaging. NHTSA ID Number: 14V791000

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC - DBA Sprinter is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Sprinter 2500, and Sprinter 3500 vehicles manufactured February 28, 2014, to November 21, 2014. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area. NHTSA ID Number: 14V764000

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is recalling certain Wabco Quick Release Valves with Double Check manufactured February 6, 2013, to April 19, 2014. In the affected valves, the rubber diaphragm may be damaged by sharp edges on the valve seat ribs, reducing the available air pressure in the air tanks. NHTSA ID Number: 14E070000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 International 9900, DuraStar, LoneStar, PayStar, ProStar, WorkStar, and TranStar trucks. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. NHTSA ID Number: 14V806000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 International WorkStar vehicles manufactured March 16, 2012, to October 1, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the headlight low beam and ground circuits may have been reversed at the headlight connector resulting in reduced light output. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." NHTSA ID Number: 14V807000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2015 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured from May 30, 2014, to October 24, 2014, and 2015 Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured from May 23, 2014, to October 29, 2014, equipped with certain air brake actuators. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. NHTSA ID Number: 14V810000

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004-2005 Impreza (including WRX/STI), and 2005 Saab 9-2X vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 14V763000

Takata Corporation has determined that certain SDI-X air bag inflators, manufactured June 16, 2008, to June 20, 2014, may have been manufactured with an incorrect outer baffle. NHTSA ID Number: 14E071000

Takata Corporation has determined that certain model SPI, PSPI, and PSPI-L passenger frontal air bag inflators manufactured April 13, 2000, to July 31, 2004, and installed in vehicles originally sold, or currently registered, in areas of high absolute humidity, may be susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger air bag. Specifically, vehicles sold, or currently registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, are susceptible to excessive internal pressure that could cause a rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 14E073000

Terex Advance is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Front Discharge Concrete Mixer Trucks manufactured August 20, 2012, to December 5, 2014. Due to improperly secured castellated retaining nuts on the front axle leaf spring rear pin and the steering system, the rear end of the front axle leaf spring may partially disconnect from the front suspension hanger. NHTSA ID Number: 14V793000

Velvac, Inc. is recalling certain warning triangle kits under brand name Velvac TO-502 Part No 90235 and brand name Torch Industrial TO-205 Part No. 090235, manufactured December 28, 2012, to April 10, 2014. These warning triangle kits do not comply with configuration, stability, color, and durability testing. Thus, these warning triangle kits fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 125 "Warning devices." NHTSA ID Number: 14E081000

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." NHTSA ID Number: 14V790000

ZF Group North America Operations is recalling certain 9-Speed Automatic Transmissions. The automatic transmission parking pawl may have been contaminated during manufacturing and the park rod may become dislodged or broken. This may prevent the transmission from shifting into the Park position. NHTSA ID Number: 14E084000