Recalls of interest (April 2016)

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.”

Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Granite (GU), Pinnacle (CHU, CXU), TerraPro (LEU, MRU), and Titan (TD) and model year 2015 LR trucks manufactured from September 1, 2011, through April 30, 2014. The cap nut that retains the interaxle driveshaft yoke to the rear axle input shaft may loosen. NHTSA ID Number: 16V099000

Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Granite (GU) and TerraPro (MRU) trucks manufactured from November 9, 2015, through January 19, 2016. The affected trucks may be missing a roll pin to secure the upper steering yoke to the steering shaft. NHTSA ID Number: 16V098000

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured July 28, 2005, to December 19, 2012, and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the event of a frontal collision, the rear seat belts for the outboard seats may be cut by the seat cushion frame. NHTSA ID Number: 16V096000

Volvo is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 VT trucks manufactured from April 9, 2008, through September 24, 2009, and certain 2016 model VNL and VNM trucks manufactured from January 2, 2015, through to November 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with USK non-greasable drag links that may experience corrosion of the ball joints due to the seals being compromised, possibly resulting in accelerated wear and failure of the ball joint. NHTSA ID Number: 16V095000

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured April 29, 2015, to December 15, 2015. The affected vehicles have a tire pressure label that incorrectly states a higher maximum load capacity than the vehicle is designed for. NHTSA ID Number: 16V093000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 IC CE school buses manufactured from March 2, 2015, through January 13, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the hood straps used to latch the hood closed may become elongated and not return to their original length. As a result, the hood may open unexpectedly when the bus is braking. NHTSA ID Number: 16V091000

Volvo is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks manufactured from May 11, 2015, through March 8, 2016. The trucks may have been manufactured without a roll pin on the steering shafts. If the roll pin is missing, the lower steering shaft may disconnect from the junction block. Also, the bolt connecting the upper steering shaft to the lower steering shaft may not have been properly tightened. Either condition can lead to separation of the steering shaft. NHTSA ID Number: 16V097000

Terex is recalling certain 2008-2015 TLM37, TLM37P, TLM39, TLM41, TLM50, TLM55, and TLLM60 aerial devices manufactured June 18, 2008, to September 28, 2015. On the affected devices, both the boom tip leveling cylinder and the master cylinder at the elbow may make contact with the structural components, potentially damaging the boom tip leveling cylinder rod eye and the master cylinder rod eye. NHTSA ID Number: 16V118000

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 trucks manufactured February 4, 2011, to March 31, 2015, and 2012-2015 FGB72 trucks manufactured June 22, 2011, to April 8, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped with an optional cold weather PVC heater kit. In these vehicles, the PVC pipe heater wiring may chafe on a metal clamp possibly resulting in the wire short circuiting. NHTSA ID Number: 16V116000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Transit vehicles manufactured February 13, 2014, to January 13, 2016 and equipped with rear passenger seats. The rear seat belt buckles may be damaged if a heavy object is placed on, or impacts, the top of the buckle. The damage may prevent the buckle from latching or from remaining latched. NHTSA ID Number: 16V111000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2016 F-150 trucks manufactured April 27, 2015, to November 22, 2015, and equipped with Multi-Contour Seats (MCS). The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) that calibrates the air bag deployment level may incorrectly classify an adult as a child when the seat massage feature is activated. NHTSA ID Number: 16V110000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2012-2017 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses manufactured from October 26, 2010, through December 14, 2015 and built on a GM chassis. The affected school buses have a body control module that may fail resulting in intermittent or total loss of exterior lighting or windshield wiper function. NHTSA ID Number: 16V103000

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. NHTSA ID Number: 16V125000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCP chassis manufactured from April 26, 2013, through December 15, 2014. The power steering fluid temperature may exceed the hose material ratings on some rear engine chassis built with certain 18,000lb and 20,000lb-load capacity front axles used in motor home applications. This can cause the hose to fail, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering fluid and power assist. NHTSA ID Number: 16V121000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Freightliner Cascadia trucks manufactured from March 24, 2014, through November 9, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC auxiliary units. On these units, there may be inadequate contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins causing a high electrical resistance resulting in excessive heat. NHTSA ID Number: 16V143000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 International 1300 trucks manufactured February 26, 2015, to May 12, 2015, 2016-2017 International DuraStar trucks manufactured January 28, 2015, to February 4, 2016, International TerraStar trucks manufactured January 28, 2015, to February 1, 2016, and 2016 IC AC transit buses manufactured January 28, 2015, to February 2, 2015. The metal connecting clip that connects the hand operated parking brake actuator cable to the intermediate parking brake cable may fail. NHTSA ID Number: 16V141000

Bergstrom Inc. is recalling certain ParkSmart HVAC Auxiliary units manufactured for Freightliner Cascadia trucks, specifically models A22-69027-004, A22-69027-005, A22-72122-001, A22-72122-002, and BSM 1000627018. High electrical resistance from inadequate contact between the electrical connector on the compressor end of the harness and the electrical pins on the top of the compressor may result in excessive heat. NHTSA ID Number: 16E017000

American Grease Stick Company is recalling certain bottles of Carquest DOT5 Silicone Brake Fluid manufactured January 1, 2014, to September 15, 2015. The affected bottles may not clearly show the minimum wet equilibrium reflux boiling point (ERPB) rating, and may not contain the words "Motor Vehicle" on the label where the bottle identifies the contents as DOT Brake Fluid. As such, these bottles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 116, "Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids." NHTSA ID Number: 16E016000

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Roadmaster RM234 tires, size 295/75R22.5, manufactured August 6, 2015, to September 5, 2015 (weeks 3115-3515). The affected tires may have a pin-sized hole in the sidewall that can result in a loss of air. NHTSA ID Number: 16T003000