NHTSA recalls of interest (November 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."

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V595000
Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling 2019-2020 Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinters. The fuel line clamps may loosen and result in a fuel leak.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V596000
Stoughton Trailers, LLC is recalling certain 2016-2019 DVW trailers with a specific rear pintle hook mounting assembly and rear suspension hangers welded to a channel suspension sub-frame. The sub-frame may crack around the area where the hangers are welded.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V603000
General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon vehicles equipped with either a 5.3L or 6.2L V8 engine. The output of the mechanical vacuum pump can decrease over time, decreasing the amount of vacuum/power brake assist.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V622000
Chrysler is recalling certain 2020 Ram 2500 and 1500 vehicles. The driver side mirror glass can detach from the backing plate and no longer provide a reflective surface. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V631000
Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling certain 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. The outer area of the brake hoses on the front and rear axles may have been damaged during production.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V642000
Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD and 122SD and Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 vehicles. An internal component within the clutch assembly may fail, which in certain circumstances could allow the vehicle to move unexpectedly.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V645000
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2019-2021 FEC7T, FECZT, and FEC9T vehicles. The brake booster vacuum pump assembly may be affected by heat radiating off the exhaust manifold during normal engine operation. This heat can cause the diaphragm in the pump to crack, resulting in loss of vacuum in the vacuum pump.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V646000
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2019-2021 FEC7T, FECZT, FEC9T vehicles. The exhaust pipe studs and nuts may not have been properly tightened.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V660000
Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling certain 2020-2021 Freightliner Cascadia, 2021 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD and Business Class M2 and Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700 vehicles. The steer axle spindle nut snap-ring locking feature may be incorrectly installed or missing from the left spindle nut at the spindle.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20E065000
Horizon Global (Horizon) is recalling certain U-Haul 4204, Draw-Tite 63010, 63011 and 63012 and Reese Towpower 6301142, 741161142, 74115, 7411542, 74116, 74117, and 7411742 Ball and Pintle Hook combination sold between November 2019 and August 2020. Due to an out of position pivot hole on the base component, there may be reduced engagement between the T-latch and the base, possibly preventing the upper moveable jaw from securely locking in the closed position.