NHTSA recalls of interest (March 2021)

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."

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V067000
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Freightliner Business Class M2 vehicles. The retaining clip that connects the transmission oil cooler line to the in-tank oil cooler may fail, possibly resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V079000
Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2018-2021 International LoneStar and 2017-2021 International LT vehicles. The battery ground cable ring terminal at the frame connecting point may break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and unintended engine shutdown without warning.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V087000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 F-Super Duty F350 vehicles equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine, single rear wheels (SRW), 4X4 Crew Cab, Long Box, and a 12k or 12.4k Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. These vehicles may display overstated payload capacity values on the Tire and Loading Information (TREAD) Label, overstated Accessory Reserve Capacity (ARC) values on the Safety Certification Label, and overstated weight values on the Truck Camper Loading Documentation. If the vehicle is loaded to the payload stated on the TREAD label, it may exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and overload the vehicle.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V090000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021 F-150 and 2020-2021 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles. During manufacturing, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, allowing it to detach in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 212, "Windshield Mounting."

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V094000
Great Dane Trailers (Great Dane) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Champion and 2022 Everest trailers equipped with the WABCO 2S/2M iABS (Anti-Lock Brake) system. The iABS sensor cables may be plugged into the wrong ports on the electronic control unit (ECU).

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V133000
Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2017-2019 DC1317 and DRM12 Chippers equipped with a gasoline engine. The flexible section of the exhaust pipe may separate, creating an exhaust gas leak.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V146000
Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino) is recalling certain 2020 NE8J, NJ8J, NV8J, NH1A, NV1A and TH1A vehicles. The mirror glass may not be bonded properly to the carrier plate, allowing it to detach.