NHTSA recalls of interest (July 2020)

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 (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Blue Bird Vision school buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The castle nuts used to connect the steering drag link to the steering arm may have not been correctly tightened, potentially causing separation of the drag link. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V356000

Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2020 Blue Bird Vision gasoline-powered buses. The castle nuts that connect the steering drag link to the steering arm may have not been correctly tightened, potentially causing separation of the drag link. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V357000

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) is recalling certain V-Steel Snow Wedge tires, size 385/95R25, and V-Steel Highway Service tires, size 445/95R25, designed for use on mobile cranes. The affected tires do not include the DOT symbol, tire identification number, maximum speed, maximum load and corresponding inflation pressure, and ply number/composition markings on the tire sidewall. Note: The tires do contain alpha-numeric sidewall markings for both the load index and speed rating, however these markings are not displayed in the required format. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires, Other than Passenger Cars." NHTSA Campaign Number: 20T012000

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia tractor trailers. The single brake modulator valve may be affected by chemical corrosion which can slow down the release timing and cause the brakes to pull to the affected side during automatic braking events. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V390000

Dana Incorporated (Dana) is recalling certain Heavy Vehicle Output shafts, part number 131536, used in drive axles manufactured for commercial vehicles. The output shafts may not have been properly heat treated, which can cause the shaft to fracture at the transition of the shaft splines to the thread, allowing the shaft or the interaxle driveline to detach from the vehicle. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20E038000

Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC (Vac-Tron), is recalling certain 2020 CVGTLC, CVSGT, CVGT, LPSGT, LPXDT, MINICOMBO and LPSDT Vacuum Excavator trailers. The trailers may be missing rear and rear-side reflex reflectors. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V368000