Transport Canada recalls of interest (September 2021)

Following are summaries of product recalls of interest by Transport Canada.

Transport Canada Recall #2021-509
Recall Date 2021-08-12
Last Updated 2021-08-23
Notification Type Safety Mfr
System Brakes
Issued by FORD
Manufacturer Recall Number 21S39
Units Affected 2
Category Light Truck & Van

Recall Details
Issue: 
This recall affects a small number of vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels that were repaired with an incorrect driveshaft torsional damper service kit. As a result, there may not be enough clearance for the parking brake cable, and it could become damaged. If this happens, you may not be able to set the parking brake, and the vehicle could roll away. 

Safety Risk: 
A parked vehicle that moves unexpectedly could increase the risk of an injury or a crash. 

Corrective Actions: 
Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the passenger side parking brake cable with one that provides clearance to the driveshaft torsional damper shield.

Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
FORD TRANSIT 2015 2016 2017

Transport Canada Recall #2021-511
Recall Date 2021-08-12
Last Updated 2021-08-26
Notification Type Safety Mfr
System Airbag
Issued by FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES
Manufacturer Recall Number Y55
Units Affected 42,532
Category Light Truck & Van

Recall Details
Issue: 
On certain trucks, the side curtain airbag inflators could be defective. As a result, the driver and/or passenger side curtain airbag inflator(s) could rupture unexpectedly. If this happens, small pieces of metal could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag and prevent it from inflating properly. 

Safety Risk: 
A side curtain airbag inflator that ruptures could create a risk of injury. 

Corrective Actions: 
FCA Canada will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect and replace the side curtain airbags, as necessary.

Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
RAM 1500 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020 
RAM 2500 2015 2016 
RAM 3500 2015 2016

Transport Canada Recall #2021-526
Recall Date 2021-08-23
Last Updated 2021-08-27
Notification Type Compliance Mfr
System Seats And Restraints
Issued by FORD
Manufacturer Recall Number 21C20
Units Affected 3,331
Category Light Truck & Van

Recall Details
Issue: 
On certain trucks, the driver and/or front passenger seat belts may not be properly routed through the anchor eyelets. As a result, the seat belts may not work as designed in a crash. 
Note: This recall only affects SuperCab body style trucks. 

Safety Risk: 
A seat belt that does not work properly could increase the risk of injury in a crash. 

Corrective Actions: 
Ford will notify owners by mail and provide you with instructions for inspecting the driver and front passenger seat belts before using either seat. Depending on the results, Ford advises that you should take the following steps: 
1. If the seat belts pass the inspection, you should schedule an appointment and take your truck to a dealer to inspect and replace the seat belt retractor and pretensioner assemblies, as necessary. 
2. If the driver's seat belt does not pass the self-inspection, or you are uncertain of the results of your inspection, you should not drive your truck and contact your dealer to make arrangements to have it towed for an inspection. 
3. If the front passenger's seat belt does not pass the self-inspection, do not use that seat unit the seat belt has been inspected by a dealer.

Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
FORD F-150 2021

Transport Canada Recall #2021-545
Recall Date 2021-09-02
Last Updated 2021-09-09
Notification Type Safety Mfr
System Steering
Issued by DAIMLER TRUCKS
Manufacturer Recall Number FL-900
Units Affected 8,298
Category Truck - Med. & H.D.

Recall Details
Issue:

On certain trucks, the joint connecting the steering arm to the drag link may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the joint could loosen and separate, causing a loss of steering control. 

Safety Risk: 
A loss of steering control could create the risk of a crash. 

Corrective Actions: 
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your truck to a DTNA authorized service facility to inspect the castle nut on the drag link taper joint. The nut will be checked for the correct torque, and tightened or repaired, as necessary.

Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA 2019 2020 2021