Recalls of Interest (March 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.”

Agility Fuel Systems is recalling certain LNG Fuel Systems, part numbers 23811000, 23812000, 23813000, 23820000, 23821000 and 23822000, manufactured October 1, 2013, to February 27, 2015 and installed on heavy duty vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The affected fuel systems have solenoid valves may corrode from exposure to road salt. NHTSA ID Number: 15E015000

Altec Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Aerial Devices, models L36A, LRV, and LR7, manufactured June 1, 2011, to September 30, 2014, and built with Texas Hydraulics upper boom drive cylinders. In the affected aerial devices, the cylinder base end lug casting may develop cracks. NHTSA ID Number: 15V096000

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Digger Derrick and Aerial Device vehicles manufactured October 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014, and mounted on Freightliner chassis. In the event of a short circuit condition, the 30 amp breaker to the trailer relay module may react too slowly to prevent the module from overheating. NHTSA ID Number: 15V101000

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2005-2013 Altec Crane Telescopic Jib's manufactured March 1, 2005, to August 30, 2013. There may be un-impeded movement of the telescopic jib if the limiting pin is not inserted in the correct position. NHTSA ID Number: 15V070000

Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 All American rear engine school buses manufactured June 5, 2010, to January 13, 2015. In the affected school buses, the exhaust system hangers may fail, possibly causing damage to the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) housings. NHTSA ID Number: 15V059000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, to March 28, 2003, 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, to May 23 2003, and 2003-2004 Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured November 1, 2001, to June 30, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. NHTSA ID Number: 15V046000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1, 2013, to November 19, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation. NHTSA ID Number: 15V041000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles manufactured March 9, 2014, to December 15, 2014, and equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission parking pawl may become contaminated or the park rod may become dislodged or broken. This may prevent the transmission from shifting into the Park position. NHTSA ID Number: 15V090000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured September 17, 2010, to August 19, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6, 5.7 or 6.4 liter engine, and 2012-2013 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured January 18, 2011, to August 19, 2013, and equipped with a 3.6 or 5.7 liter engine. In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump relay inside the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM-7) may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning. NHTSA ID Number: 15V115000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 Freightliner Business Class M2 vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to December 1, 2014 that are equipped with hydraulic brakes and a Bosch Hydro-Max Brake Boost Pump. Due to an incompatibility between the boost pump switch and the instrument cluster, certain instrument display brake warnings may not illuminate correctly when there is a problem with the brake system. NHTSA ID Number: 15V094000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured March 26, 2007, to August 31, 2010. Water may leak into the Signal-detection and Activation Module (SAM) Chassis causing corrosion which may result in electrical shorts or possible intermittent operation of trailer lights. NHTSA ID Number: 15V127000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain Motorcraft STG-454 service replacement steering gears manufactured July 1, 2014, to October 17, 2014. These steering gears are for use on 2008-2010 model year F-250 and F-350 vehicles equipped with 6.4L diesel engines. The affected steering gears may not install properly, and as a result, there may be insufficient clamp load on the joints which may cause the steering gear retention bolts to fracture. NHTSA ID Number: 15E014000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation. NHTSA ID Number: 15V040000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 6, 2013, to September 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the upper seat belt bolts may have been improperly torqued, allowing them to loosen over time. NHTSA ID Number: 15V050000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 14, 2015, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 20, 2015, and 2015 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 16, 2015, and all equipped with Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires. These vehicles are equipped with tires that may experience tread cracking. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less." NHTSA ID Number: 15V044000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured April 1, 2006, to June 30, 2006, and 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured April 18, 2006, to June 30, 2006. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving. NHTSA ID Number: 15V064000

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems is recalling certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators, part number 1533030XXX/LC3030L, manufactured December 17, 2013, to February 18, 2015. 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: 15E017000

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling certain Haul Master LED Trailer Light Kits, part number 60597, manufactured May 3, 2013, to February 5, 2015, Haul Master Deluxe 12V Trailer Light Kits, part number 93861, manufactured February 4, 2006, to February 5, 2015, and Haul Master Deluxe 12V Trailer Light Kits, part number 69624, manufactured March 29, 2013, to February 5, 2015. The affected trailer light kits may be missing red sidemarker lamps. As such, these kits fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." NHTSA ID Number: 15E019000

Honda is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured February 13, 2002, to August 13, 2004, and 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to September 23, 2003. Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. NHTSA ID Number: 15V045000

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Elantra vehicles manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and 2009-2010 Elantra Touring vehicles manufactured November 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010. The electronic power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may sense a discrepancy in the steering input signals and, as a result, disable the steering power assist. NHTSA ID Number: 15V100000

Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to January 29, 2015. Due to an improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly, the driver may not be able to accelerate the vehicle. NHTSA ID Number: 15V089000

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC - DBA Sprinter is recalling certain model year 2015 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to October 14, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jam to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal impact, may have been installed incorrectly. NHTSA ID Number: 15V082000 

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 IC CE school buses manufactured October 3, 2013, to September 4, 2014. In the affected school buses, the powertrain wiring harness may contact the high pressure fuel line for one of the fuel injectors, possibly resulting in a fuel leak. NHTSA ID Number: 15V084000

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed. NHTSA ID Number: 15V116000

PACCAR Incorporated recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Peterbilt 320, 365, 367, 388, and 389 trucks manufactured July 21, 2008, to February 28, 2014. The front axle tie rod end clamp bolts may be improperly torqued. NHTSA ID Number: 15V108000

Terex South Dakota, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Hi-Ranger HR, HRX, TC, TCX, OM, and TLM trucks manufactured July 12, 2013, to December 26, 2013. On the affected vehicles, due to a problem with the bearing installation, the platform rotate cylinder can separate from the brackets and allow the platform to rotate without operator control. NHTSA ID Number: 15V058000

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla vehicles manufactured December 28, 2001, to May 2, 2004, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix vehicles manufactured January 6, 2002, to April 29, 2004, 2003-2004 Avalon vehicles manufactured June 5, 2002, to December 20, 2004, and 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe vehicles manufactured January 18, 2002, to April 27, 2004. Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. NHTSA ID Number: 15V043000