NHTSA recalls of interest (August 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: 21V548000
Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2020 AA5X/AN5X, AA5X(E)/AN5X(E), AA6X/AN6X, AA6X(E)/AN6X(E), AN4X-OC/AN4X(E)-OC, AN5X-OC/AN5X(E)-OC, AA/AN67-E100, and AA/AN67(E)-E100 vehicles. The leveling sprocket may have a failed weld between the sprocket and hub assembly.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V559000
Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) is recalling certain 2016-2021 DH, D3000, DT65, and DT85 Digger Derricks. The operator may inadvertently move the pole guide joystick with their forearm due to the close proximity between the controls.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V556000
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2022 Freightliner XB Chassis and 2021-2022 Freightliner XC Chassis vehicles equipped with Cummins L9 Diesel Engines that have remote Stage 2 fuel filters and pressurized hoses. A fuel leak may occur from the fuel hose between the fuel pump and the remote fuel filter head.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V536000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2021 F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks equipped with 6.7L diesel engines and Dana model 275 rear axles. The rear axle housing may not support the load of the pickup truck and deform, which could result in driveshaft separation.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V592000
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Transit and 2021 Transit Connect vehicles. The front passenger seat belt automatic locking retractor (ALR) may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."