Recalls of interest (December 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.”

Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain model year 2007-2015 All American, Vision, 2007-2011 Micro Bird, and 2007-2008 Conventional school buses, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured January 1, 2006, to August 25, 2014 by the Ricon Corporation. 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: 15V730000

Champion Bus, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Challenger, Defender, Crusader, American, American Coach, American Crusader, Corporal, CTS-FE, CTS-RE, HC American, Platinum Shuttle, and Stacked Rail transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to August 25, 2015, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and 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: 15V757000

Collins Bus Corporation is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Collins and Mid Bus DE416WR, DH416WR, and DH516WR school buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to August 25, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts by Ricon. 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: 15V732000

Fontaine is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Revolution flat trailers manufactured September 30, 2013, to September 28, 2015. The affected trailers have welds that may crack where the structural support member attaches to the frame hanger. NHTSA ID Number: 15V708000
CONSEQUENCE:
If the welds crack, the structural member may also crack and the structural support member may separate from the frame hanger resulting in a failure of the slider box, which could increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Fontaine will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers and repair any cracks, as necessary. Additional reinforcing components will also be added. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Fontaine customer service at 1-205-485-1300. Fontaine's name for this recall is "Slider Enhancement."

Halcore is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 American Emergency Vehicle (AEV) Type II ambulances manufactured February 1, 2008, to August 1, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connect the seat belt to the vehicle on the rearward facing attendant seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the seat. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking. NHTSA ID Number: 15V694000

Isuzu is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Isuzu NPR and NPR-HD and Chevrolet W3500 and W4500 trucks manufactured March 16, 2005, to August 13, 2008 and 2006-2008 GMC W3500 and W4500 trucks manufactured July 18, 2005, to August 13, 2008. The affected vehicles have a fuel tank that may corrode and leak fuel. NHTSA ID Number: 15V704000

Jayco is recalling certain model year 2016 Eagle Half Ton (HT) fifth wheel trailers manufactured May 19, 2015, to October 8, 2015. The affected vehicles do not have warning labels on the towing hitch to identify the maximum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for towing, maximum tongue weight and towing vehicle braking information. NHTSA ID Number: 15V685000

Johnson Controls, Inc. is recalling certain Recaro Ergo-M Commercial Bus Driver Seats, part number AM 80-Ergo M, manufactured April 5, 2010, to October 14, 2015. The affected seats have J-Brackets that may be missing welds which could allow the seat belt anchorage assembly to separate from the J-Bracket. NHTSA ID Number: 15E088000

Mack is recalling certain model year 2010-2016 Granite (GU), LR, and TerraPro (LEU, MRU) trucks manufactured November 17, 2009 to October17, 2015. The affected trucks have engines with a turbocharger oil supply line that may contact or interfere with the turbocharger inlet elbow, clean air intake clamp, or the air fuel control tube, and result in an oil leak. NHTSA ID Number: 15V702000

McNeilus is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Atlantic, Pacific, Contender, and Ultra front loader refuse trucks manufactured March 2, 2012, to October 14, 2015 and equipped with an optional hydraulic test port tube to check hydraulic system pressures and taking hydraulic fluid samples. This tube may crack or break and allow hydraulic fluid to contact hot exhaust and turbo components. NHTSA ID Number: 15V720000

Micro Bird is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Micro Bird MB II school buses manufactured July 3, 2012, to September 14, 2015. The affected buses were incorrectly tested to verify their roof strength and rollover protection and therefore cannot be assured to protect the occupants during a rollover. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 220, “School Bus Rollover Protection." NHTSA ID Number: 15V683000

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Peterbilt 340, 2010, 2012, and 2015-2016 Peterbilt 337, 2010 Peterbilt 335, 2011-2016 Peterbilt 348, 2009 and 2011-2016 Peterbilt 365, 2009 and 2012-2013 Peterbilt 386, 2009-2015 Peterbilt 388, 2015-2016 Peterbilt 389, and 2015 Peterbilt 567 auto hauler vehicles. The affected trucks are equipped with Michelin 295/60R22.5 XZA-2 front tires that have a speed rating less than the vehicle is governed to. NHTSA ID Number: 15V740000

Terex is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 FD4000B, FD5000D, FD6000B, and FD7000B concrete mixers manufactured January 1, 2011, to September 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have steerable tag axles operated by Eaton Hydraulics S26 Gear Pumps. These gear pumps may unexpectedly fail, reducing the ability to properly steer the vehicle. NHTSA ID Number: 15V703000