Recalls of Interest (September 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.”

Michelin North America, Inc. is recalling certain BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season tire size LT275/70R18 125/122Q LRE, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE, LT235/80R17 120/117R LRE, LT265/70R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/75R17 121/118R LRE, LT245/70R17 119/116R LRE, and BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A sizes LT275/70R18 125/122R LRE and LT275/65R18 123/120R LRE. The affected tires may experience rapid air loss due to a rupture in the sidewall in the bead area. NHTSA ID Number: 15T016000

SAF-Holland is recalling certain CBX series Trailer Suspension Systems. The affected trailer suspensions have pivot bolts that may fail. The bolts were used in CBX20, CBX23, CBX25, CBX40, and CBX69 Trailer suspensions as well as part of various repair kits. NHTSA ID Number: 15E061000

Starcraft Bus is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 Allstar, Starquest, Starlite, and Ultrastar commercial buses manufactured January 1, 2002, to September 30, 2007. The affected vehicles, when loaded with passengers and fuel, may exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." NHTSA ID Number: 15V445000

Wilson Trailer Company is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Grain trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, to March 31, 2015. In the affected trailers, the welds that attach the bolster plate to the pickup plate around the kingpin may fail. Failure of these welds may result in the kingpin separating from the pickup plate. NHTSA ID Number: 15V440000

VT Hackney, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Kidron Refrigerated Trailers manufactured August 9, 2013, to June 15, 2015. The affected trailers have a main wiring harness that may not supply adequate power to the connector at the rear of the trailer. This rear connector is used when a second trailer is attached for doubles operation. As a result of the insufficient power, second trailer's anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly. 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: 15V437000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate. NHTSA ID Number: 15V460000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring. NHTSA ID Number: 15V459000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, and T880 trucks manufactured January 14, 2010, to May 22, 2015, and equipped with HID Headlamps and the option for Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The DRLs are required to deactivate when the hazard warning lights are activated, however, the DRLs on these vehicles override the hazard flashing functionality after the brake pedal is pushed for more than two seconds. Normal hazard flashing functionality returns once the service brake is released. 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: 15V458000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured February 16, 2015, to March 9, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with an SR-7 spring brake valve assembly that may have had the primary and secondary service brake applications installed in reverse. In the event of a failure in the primary or secondary circuit, the redundant circuit would not provide adequate service brake functionality. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, "Air Brake Systems." NHTSA ID Number: 15V457000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 388, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured January 13, 2011, to April 20, 2015. The affected trucks, equipped with extended-body Leece Neville alternators, have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line. NHTSA ID Number: 15V456000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Ram 4500, and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured January 30, 2015, to February 6, 2015. The affected vehicles may have inadequate penetration of the front upper control arm loop to spacer weld, reducing the front suspension stability. NHTSA ID Number: 15V468000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems. NHTSA ID Number: 15V461000

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Aerial Devices manufactured from June 1, 2006, through April 1, 2015. The affected aerial devices outrigger interlock control system may not detect proper deployment of the outriggers, allowing for instability of the boom. NHTSA ID Number: 15V473000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured September 18, 2014, to June 25, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems. NHTSA ID Number: 15V508000

Strick Trailers, LLC is recalling certain model year 2013 Dry Freight Van Trailers, model number S4280E99NFWOP, manufactured October 1, 2012, to July 15, 2013. As built, the trailers have tires that are more than 12 inches forward of the rear of the trailer. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 224, "Rear Impact Protection." NHTSA ID Number: 15V506000

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 FEC52 vehicles manufactured February 3, 2011, to March 31, 2015 and 2012-2014 FEC72 and FEC92 vehicles manufactured February 3, 2011, to January 9, 2013. The affected vehicles have brake pad shims that may rust or corrode after exposure to snow and ice melting chemicals that have been applied to roadways. NHTSA ID Number: 15V504000

Terex South Dakota, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Aerial Devices and Digger Derrick trucks manufactured from June 3, 2013, through November 13, 2014. Due to an issue in assembly, the vertical cylinders and, by extension, the outriggers may drift when loaded. NHTSA ID Number: 15V512000