Recalls of Interest (May 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.”

Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. is recalling certain model 396 tires, size 445/65R22.5 manufactured April 22, 2013, to November 23, 2014, and size 600/50R22.5 manufactured May 27, 2013, to November 2, 2014. In the affected tires, the tread may separate from the tire. NHTSA ID Number: 15T007000

Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Vision school buses manufactured June 19, 2014, to December 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the voltage inverter for the illumination of the driver's heater control panel may fail. NHTSA ID Number: 15V181000

Charles Machine Works Inc is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ditch Witch T18 tandem axle trailers manufactured January 1, 2013, to February 15, 2015, and with or without vacuum excavators mounted on them. The wheel hubs of the affected trailers may have incorrect bearing pre-loads which can cause the trailer wheels to lock up. NHTSA ID Number: 15V158000

Charles Machine Works Inc. is recalling certain model year 2002-2015 Ditch Witch T26 trailers. The affected trailers may have been manufactured with axles that have incorrect wheel bearings. The incorrect wheel bearings may not be able to support the trailer's rated load and, as a result, the bearings may fail and the wheel may detach. NHTSA ID Number: 15V159000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the vehicle may not be started when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank and start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to unexpectedly lurch. NHTSA ID Number: 15V222000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Ram ProMaster City vehicles manufactured November 6, 2014, to March 17, 2015. The affected cargo and passenger vehicles have side air bag inflatable curtains that, due to an installation issue, may not deploy properly. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Impact Protection." NHTSA ID Number: 15V223000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks manufactured from July 23, 2013, through December 4, 2014, and equipped with certain Kidde disposable handheld fire extinguishers. These fire extinguishers may not fully discharge as designed when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released. NHTSA ID Number: 15V182000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2015 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Coronado, Western Star 4700, and Western Star 4900 trucks manufactured October 6, 2014, to February 16, 2015, and equipped with Haldex Life Seal brake chambers. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. NHTSA ID Number: 15V185000

Fontaine Modification is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Freightliner M2 trucks manufactured January 2, 2006, to January 23, 2015 and modified by Fontaine to have dual steering. Brake lights of the affected vehicles will not illuminate if the primary brake air supply is depleted below 6 psi. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems." NHTSA ID Number: 15V220000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Explorer vehicles. 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: 15V171000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks manufactured February 22, 2010, to January 30, 2015, and equipped with ambulance or fire engine preparation packages. The affected vehicles may detect an incorrect Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor (EGT) fault indicating that the vehicle is too hot, causing the engine management system to shut down the engine and prevent its immediate restart. NHTSA ID Number: 15V175000

Ford Motor Company notified the agency on April 23, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured July 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, and 2012-2014 Fiesta vehicles manufactured February 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 119,567 vehicles, including certain model year 2011 Ford Fiestas manufactured from November 11, 2009, to May 31, 2013 and certain model year 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not. NHTSA ID Number: 15V246000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015, and originally sold, 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. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts. NHTSA ID Number: 15V250000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 10, 2012, to August 2, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the console transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position selected. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." NHTSA ID Number: 15V245000

Gillig LLC is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Low Floor transit buses manufactured July 8, 2013, to February 7, 2015 and equipped with disc brakes. The front left and right brake air hoses that connect to the brake chamber may touch and rub against the air bag suspension towers. NHTSA ID Number: 15V219000

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 238, 258, 268, and 338 trucks manufactured January 5, 2015, to March 20, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the U-bolt that connects the suspension springs to the front axle may have been overtightened. NHTSA ID Number: 15V208000

Hyundai Translead is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Original, Composite, Composite XT, HyCube and Dolly trailers manufactured January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014 equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber. NHTSA ID Number: 15V154000

Jerr-Dan Corporation is recalling certain model year 2010 Standard Duty MPL-NGS, MPL-NG and MPL40 Wreckers manufactured August 3, 2010, through September 30, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the underlift boom tilt cylinder may drift down while a vehicle is being towed. NHTSA ID Number: 15V161000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 International 9900, DuraStar, LoneStar, PayStar, ProStar, WorkStar and 2015 International TranStar and IC Bus CE vehicles equipped with a Haldex air braking system. The affected brake actuators may have been manufactured with an incomplete attachment of the internal rubber diaphragm to the actuation mechanism. This could cause dragging or overheated brakes. NHTSA ID Number: 15V165000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 1999-2002 International 4800 4x4 trucks manufactured June 30, 1999, through May 28, 2002, and equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases. The field remedy that these vehicles received as part of Navistar recall 05501 (NHTSA recall number 03V-415), a double Cardan front driveshaft, may seize under certain conditions. NHTSA ID Number: 15V165000

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006 Sentra vehicles manufactured January 2, 2006, to August 26, 2006, originally sold, or currently registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. 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. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 15V226000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 220 and Kenworth K300 trucks manufactured September 1, 2014, to March 30, 2015. Each time the cruise control speed decrease button is pressed, the vehicle speed will actually increase by one mile per hour. NHTSA ID Number: 15V206000

Spartan Motors, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 School Bus chassis manufactured April 21, 2011, to February 26, 2015. The fuel/water separator heater terminals and connectors may melt and allow air into the fuel system resulting in an engine stall. Additionally, heat from the terminals may ignite the connector, harness, and other materials. NHTSA ID Number: 15V170000

Terex South Dakota, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aerial Devices and General Digger Derricks manufactured March 28, 2014, to March 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the fasteners that attach the turntable bearing to the carrier and the aerial or the digger derrick may fail. NHTSA ID Number: 15V163000

Tireco Inc. is recalling certain Milestar BS623 Premium All Position tires, size 225/70R19.5, and Milestar BD733 Regional Open Shoulder Drive tires, size 225/70R19.5, manufactured June 9, 2014, to September 28, 2014. The affected tires may crack in the lower sidewall. NHTSA ID Number: 15T004000

Trans-Air Manufacturing Corp. is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 GM G3500 and G4500 vehicles modified with Trans-Air add-on compressor mount kits, part numbers 4012506-01, 4012506-02, 4013126-01, 4013126-02, 4013235-01, 4013235-02, 4012909, 4013125, 4013222 and 717173 installed by Trans-Air personnel. After installing a compressor, a power distribution terminal strip may not have been properly reconnected. NHTSA ID Number: 15V213000

Various vehicle manufacturers are recalling vehicles that were built with certain Bosch Fuel Delivery Modules manufactured September 9, 2013, to April 16, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. NHTSA ID Number: 15E028000

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009 Routan vehicles manufactured June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and 2010 Routan vehicles manufactured October 1, 2009, to August 11, 2010. This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. NHTSA ID Number: 15V194000