NHTSA recalls of interest (June 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."

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Western Star 4700 and 5700 vehicles. A particular wire in the ground harness may be undersized, possibly resulting in a melted connector in the ground circuit harness. If the connector becomes damaged, under certain circumstances, the engine may stall without the ability to restart. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V281000

Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2018-2020 AA55, AM50 and A77 Aerial Devices and D2, D3, D4, DH-B and DH-H Digger Derricks. The bolts that secure the pedestal to the turntable (with head marking 5185) may fail. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V282000

Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2019-2020 International CV vehicles. Due to a software error, the Antilock Braking System (ABS) malfunction indicator does not light when there is a loss of communication between the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) and the Body Control Module (BCM). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems." NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V285000

Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2014-2020 Aerial Devices and body only units equipped with Class 3 towing hitches. The tow hitch may have incorrect load rating markings, and may have been damaged by unintentional overloading. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V301000

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Transit Connect vehicles. The front driver and/or passenger seat belt pretensioner initiators could contain an improper generant mix ratio that may prevent the seat belt pretensioners from deploying in the event of a crash. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V305000

General Motors is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD Medium Duty trucks. If the vehicle's body control module (BCM) loses communication with the vehicle's electronic brake control module (EBCM), the EBCM software programming may not illuminate the vehicle's ABS malfunction indicator light (MIL). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems." NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V319000

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Spinter vans (platform 970 (VS30)), equipped with swivel seats. The wiring harnesses for the front seats may have been routed incorrectly and could become jammed and damaged in the swivel seat frames. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V322000

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles previously recalled under 20V-142. Some of the vehicles in 20V-324 were not part of Recall 20V-142 but received defect parts during another service (typically during collision repair). The hood-latch striker wires on replacement hoods installed for Safety Recall 20V-142 may not have been heat-treated properly, possibly causing them to fracture. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V324000

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Fiesta, 2013-2014 Fusion, 2015 Mustang, 2013-2015 Escape and C-Max, 2012-2015 Focus, 2014-2016 Transit Connect, 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ, and 2015 MKC vehicles. These vehicles were previously recalled and repaired under recalls 15V-246, 16V-643 or 17V-210, however the repair may not have been completed properly. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V331000

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2017 F-150 pickup trucks equipped with 3.5L Ecoboost engines. The brake master cylinder may leak brake fluid into the brake booster. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V332000

American Pacific Industries, Inc. (American Pacific) is recalling certain Gladiator X-Comp A/T tires, size LT285/75R16, Load Range E and with DOT date codes 0718 to 0420. Due to a manufacturing issue, the sidewall may separate from the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles." NHTSA Campaign Number: 20T011000