Recalls of interest (March 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 is recalling certain model year 2015 Effer 440 and 470 Knuckle Boom Cranes manufactured January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015. The affected cranes have pedestals that may crack in the welded area. NHTSA ID Number: 16V037000

Terex South Dakota, Inc. (Terex) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 SCM48, SCM50, and SCM55 aerial devices manufactured August 24, 2011, to November 5, 2015. The affected vehicles have a leveling cylinder linkage that can be forced past its intended stop position, causing damage to, and failure of, the leveling system. NHTSA ID Number: 16V040000

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2016 E-350 and E-450 vehicles manufactured November 3, 2014, to December 10, 2015 and equipped with a 6.8L engine and an optional trailer brake controller. The trailer braking system may fail, increasing the distance needed to stop the vehicle. NHTSA ID Number: 16V046000

Stoughton Trailers is recalling certain 2009-2010 Grain Hopper trailers manufactured December 17, 2007, to December 1, 2009. The affected trailers may have an incorrectly positioned panel in the hopper assembly or the lower part of the cargo area of the trailer. NHTSA ID Number: 16V050000

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 6, 2015, to March 17, 2015, and 2015 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 6, 2015, to March 19, 2015. A poor electrical connection within the steering gear connector may cause a loss of power steering assist. NHTSA ID Number: 16V054000

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX470, 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, 2004-2006 Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 vehicles equipped with side curtain-shield-air bags. The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may be improperly programmed, causing the side curtain-shield-air bags to deploy inadvertently. NHTSA ID Number: 16V065000

PACCAR is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Peterbilt 365 and 367 vehicles manufactured from August 27, 2014, through June 5, 2015, and equipped with 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: 16V066000

Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Nova LFS Artic transit buses manufactured from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2015, and equipped with Allison transmissions. The main power cable within the energy guiding system (EGS) may have been incorrectly routed and, as a result, the cable may disconnect. NHTSA ID Number: 16V068000

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured October 1, 2013, to February 1, 2016, 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPV) manufactured March 1, 2014, to February 1, 2016, and 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured October 29, 2013, to February 1, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative. NHTSA ID Number: 16V069000

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2016 Ram ProMaster vans manufactured October 21, 2015, to December 17, 2015 and equipped with 3.0L diesel engines. If the driver has disabled the electronic stability control (ESC) system, the system is required to be reactivated the next time the vehicle is started. The recalled vehicles have an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) control module that may not reset the ESC to active status when the key is turned off and back on quickly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems." NHTSA ID Number: 16V076000

Daimler Vans is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 Dodge, Freightliner, and Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2006, to July 31, 2014. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. NHTSA ID Number: 16V077000

Transportation Collaborative is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Trans Tech Student Safety Transporter school buses manufactured from December 1, 2012, through April 23, 2015. In the event of a crash, the barrier on the driver's side may not deform as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Standard (FMVSS) number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection." NHTSA ID Number: 16V085000

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recalling certain FS561 replacement tires, size 255/70R22.5, manufactured January 25, 2015, to January 27, 2016 (DOT weeks 0515-0416) for use on trailers. The affected tires may experience possible tread separation or detachment due to scrubbing during use. NHTSA ID Number: 16T002000