Recalls of interest (January 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.”

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 DC610 and DSC6 Brush Chippers manufactured June 1, 2011, to April 1, 2015. The affected brush chippers may have improper or missing welds. Additionally, the DSC6 chippers may be equipped with incorrect anvil spacers. NHTSA ID Number: 15V810000

Altec Industries, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Manitex/PM Knuckle Boom Cranes, 3852 series, manufactured January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. The affected vehicles have outriggers whose welds may crack causing the outriggers to fail. NHTSA ID Number: 15V839000

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses manufactured May 1, 2015, to August 1, 2015. The affected buses are equipped with push-out tempered glass windows that may not remain attached to the bus in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release." NHTSA ID Number: 15V842000

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2, Saf-T-Liner HDX, Minotour DRW and Saf-T-Liner EFX school buses manufactured August 19, 2014, to October 22, 2015, and equipped with certain Syntec S3B Track Mounted Seats in 30", 36", 39" and 45" widths. In the event of a severe rear-end collision, the seats may tilt rearward. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection." NHTSA ID Number: 15V843000

Daimler Trucks North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, and Western Star 4900 vehicles manufactured September 26, 2014, to November 6, 2015, and equipped with certain drive axles manufactured by Marmon-Herrington. The affected axles have hex nuts on the flange yoke that may not have been properly tightened. NHTSA ID Number: 15V859000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Transit vehicles manufactured May 1, 2015, to June 26, 2015, and equipped with dual rear wheels. The affected vehicles have a left or right rear axle drive shafts that may fracture, resulting in loss of drive power. Additionally, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll if it is parked without the parking brake applied. NHTSA ID Number: 15V865000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 17, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies" and 210, " Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages." NHTSA ID Number: 15V867000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks manufactured April 15, 2015, to December 15, 2015, and equipped with rear air suspension. In the affected vehicles, the rear brake hoses may contact and chafe on the rear axle housing while driving. NHTSA ID Number: 15V858000

Great Dane Trailers is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Reefer semi trailers manufactured December 19, 2013, to June 28, 2015, and equipped with certain Meritor EX225L2, EX225L+, or Bendix ADB22X axles. The affected axle assemblies have caliper bolts that may not have been properly tightened, allowing the caliper mounting bolts to back out and the caliper to detach from the axle flange. NHTSA ID Number: 15V841000

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92, and FGB72 trucks manufactured April 8, 2011, to July 22, 2014. The affected vehicles have a fuel return hose that may deteriorate due to being exposed to chemicals or lubricants, causing the hose to swell and detach. NHTSA ID Number: 15V850000
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 Atlantic front loader refuse trucks manufactured May 22, 2015, to October 26, 2015, and equipped with an optional tailgate for a compressed natural gas (CNG) system. The affected trucks may have been manufactured without rear and side rear red reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment." NHTSA ID Number: 15V857000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2007-2015 IC BE and CE school buses, 2013-2015 IC AE school buses, 2007-2011 IC FE school buses, and 2007-2014 IC RE school buses 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: 15V868000

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2007-2015 IC CE transit buses, 2008-2011 IC FE transit buses and 2009-2013 IC RE transit buses 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: 15V870000

Vanguard National Trailer Corporation is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CIMC Dry Freight and Refrigerated trailers manufactured October 22, 2014, to October 2, 2015, and equipped with certain Meritor EX225L2 or EX225L+ axles. The affected axle assemblies have caliper bolts that may not have been properly tightened, allowing the caliper mounting bolts to back out and the caliper to detach from the axle flange. NHTSA ID Number: 15V847000

Vanguard National Parts OEX (Vanguard) is recalling certain SAF-Holland tapered axles, part numbers 24790745090, 24790175090, and 24790165090, manufactured January 17, 2012, to January 10, 2013. In the affected axles, the wheel end may separate from the axle due to an out of specification material thickness on the spindle. NHTSA ID Number: 15E094000