Recalls of interest (June 2017)

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.”

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2014-2018 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner EFX and Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses. The occupant seats may have been installed without under-rail washers, reducing their anchorage strength. NHTSA ID number: 17V313000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks built with NFD tandem rear axles. During the hardening process, the axle assembly output shaft may have been made brittle, possibly resulting in the output shaft fracturing while the vehicle is in use. NHTSA ID number: 17V315000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2013-2018 Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G Chassis trucks. The vehicles have an airline hose and the engine block coolant heater wire that may not have been properly routed and secured during production. NHTSA ID number: 17V338000

Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with reinforced front axles. The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low. NHTSA ID number: 17V364000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems." NHTSA ID number: 17V332000

Terex South Dakota is recalling certain 2012-2017 Digger Derricks and Aerial Devices, models C4000, C5000, C6000, C7000, General, HR, OM, RM,RMX, SC, SCM, TC, TCX, TL, TM, and XT, built on Freightliner chassis with SmartPlex engine controls. The vehicles have a switch to monitor whether the hood is open or not. If the switch thinks that the hood is open, the vehicle software may disable the Aerial or Digger Derrick remote engine control functions. NHTSA ID number: 17V321000

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles equipped with a six-cylinder engine. The affected vehicles have a crank position sensor that may malfunction, potentially resulting in an engine stall. NHTSA ID number: 17V356000