Recalls of Interest (October 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.”

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005 Buick LaCrosse vehicles manufactured May 31, 2004, to June 27, 2005, and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles manufactured April 12, 2006, to April 25, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate. NHTSA ID Number: 15V519000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks manufactured August 8, 2013, to July 2, 2015. The affected vehicles have a battery harness that may rub against the frame bracket for the right engine mount resulting in an electrical short. NHTSA ID Number: 15V517000

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle. NHTSA ID Number: 15V515000

Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Granite (GU) trucks manufactured September 24, 2011, to July 1, 2015. The affected trucks may be equipped with an air brake system reservoir that does not have a sufficient volume. 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: 15V528000

Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 VNL and VNM trucks manufactured May 31, 2011, to December 1, 2014. In the affected trucks, the trailer hand brake handle may not to return to the off position due to being restricted by the cut out in the trim panel. NHTSA ID Number: 15V524000

Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 VAH trucks manufactured January 31, 2011, to June 25, 2015, and equipped with a sealed drag link. In the affected trucks, the draglink ball socket boot may be damaged due to the angle of the ball stud. A damaged boot may allow contaminants to enter and corrode the ball socket. NHTSA ID Number: 15V523000

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. (McNeilus) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 CNG Refuse and Concrete trucks manufactured July 30, 2014, to July 10, 2015. The affected vehicles are powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) and are equipped with pressure relief devices (PRD) that may not function as designed, failing to vent a buildup of pressure, such as could occur if the CNG tank was exposed to fire. NHTSA ID Number: 15V538000

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. (McNeilus) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Zero Radius (ZR) Side-Loader Refuse Trucks, model 48, manufactured January 1, 2010, to April 10, 2015. The affected trucks are equipped with an air actuated transit arm latch that may loosen over time, causing the transit arm latch to unintentionally release, allowing the arm to extend beyond the overall width of the vehicle. NHTSA ID Number: 15V536000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab trucks manufactured August 26, 2013, to August 8, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with side air bag inflatable curtains (SABIC) that may not fully overlap the C-pillars in the event of a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation." NHTSA ID Number: 15V534000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 and 2015 Ford F-650, and F-750 trucks manufactured February 14, 2011, to April 28, 2015, and equipped with a 70% fixed bench passenger seat. The affected vehicles have passenger seat belt anchorage floor attachments that are not installed in the correct location. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages." NHTSA ID Number: 15V533000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame. NHTSA ID Number: 15V541000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Thomas Built Buses FS-65, Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner EF, Saf-T-Liner EFX, Saf-T-Liner HDX, and Minotour DRW school buses manufactured January 3, 2006, to August 1, 2014, and equipped with certain Ricon model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, S5510 wheelchair lifts. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position. NHTSA ID Number: 15V565000