NHTSA February Vehicle Recalls – 36 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: As of Friday, February 28, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 36 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bbUS Department of Transportation logo

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information: Recently added recalls include vehicles and products from the following manufacturers:

  • Aston Martin Lagonda of North America: DB9 and V8 Vantage, DBS, Rapide, Rapide S, V12 Vantage, V8 Vantage S and Virage Vehicles – accelerator pedal fracture, speed impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,001
  • B&W Custom Truck Beds Tow & Stow Adjustable Ball Mounts – ball mount fracture, trailer separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 31,581
  • Chrysler Group: Ram ProMaster Vehicles – accelerator pedal malfunction, uncontrolled acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 7,935
  • Chrysler Group: Ram ProMaster Vehicles – brake hose damage, brake impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,664
  • Cornelius Manufacturing: Deckover Flatbed Trailers – welded boxes that allows the tail to pivot may fail, tail detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 64
  • Cottrell: Auto Transporter Vehicles equipped with Sure Power-brand Battery Equalizers – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 779
  • Eldorado National (California): Axess, E-Z Rider II and Passport Buses equipped with Sure Power-brand Battery Equalizers – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 548
  • EverGreen Recreational Vehicles: Ever-Lite, Ever-Lite Select, i-Go and Ascend Travel Trailers – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 399
  • Four Wheel & Six-Pac Campers: truck campers – lock malfunction, exit impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,453
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 Vehicles – ignition switch malfunction, sudden engine turn off, air bag deployment failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 619,122
  • Graco Children’s Products: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70 Toddler and Booster Child Restraints – buckle release button malfunction, inability to release child during an emergency exit, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,773,379
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles: Landmark Grand Canyon, Key Largo, Monterey, San Antonio and Savannah Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers – incorrect information printed on the Federal Certification Label regarding the wheel specification. As such, the trailers do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119 “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars”. Incorrect labeling may result in owners attempting to replace the tires with the wrong size or fill the tires to the wrong tire pressure, which may increase the risk of tire failure and a crash; potential number of units affected: 47
  • Kia Motors Corporation: Kia Sportage Vehicles – incorrect tire pressure information, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars”, premature tire wear, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 11,961
  • Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment Company: International Class 8 Trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand Battery Equalizers – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 133
  • Lionshead Specialty Tire & Wheel: Vail Sport ST LH 99 tubeless trailer tires, size 225/75D15, load range D, DOT code 69 – rim unseating, fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, specifically “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars”, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,440
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America: Outlander Sport Vehicles – incorrect driver side seat mounted air bag wiring, air bag deployment failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 733
  • Nissan North America: Frontier Vehicles – incorrect installation of circuit breaker, electrical short, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 13,535
  • Nu Wa Industries: Hitchhiker LS, Discover America and Champagne Edition Fifth Wheel Recreational Trailers – lock malfunction, vehicle exit impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 264
  • PACCAR Incorporated: Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 Chassis Trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand Battery Equalizers or DC-DC Converters – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 828
  • PACCAR Incorporated: Kenworth T370 Chassis Trucks – software malfunction, unintended acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • PACCAR Incorporated: Kenworth T660, T680 Chassis Trucks – parking brake malfunction, unintended roll-away, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 86
  • PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR): Kenworth T660, T680, T700,T800, T880, W900, T440, T470, T370, T270, T170, C500 and C550 chassis and Peterbilt 320, 325, 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 384, 386, 388, 389 and 587 chassis – seat belt buckle malfunction, exit impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 10,414
  • PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR): Kenworth T680 Chassis and Peterbilt 567 and 579 Chassis – seat belt buckle malfunction, emergency exit impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 11,056
  • PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR): Peterbilt 587 Vehicles – door pull malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 827
  • Schwing America: S39SX, S43SX, S58SX and S61SX Concrete Pump Trucks equipped with Sure Power-brand Battery Equalizers – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 127
  • Spartan Motors: MM Motorhome Chassis – front suspension malfunction, broken sway bar end links, sway, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 452
  • Spartan Motors: Gladiator Emergency Vehicles equipped with an engine cooling fan and a Cummins ISM Engine – excessive vibration of the engine cooling fan, fan shattering, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 444
  • Starcraft Bus: Allstar XL, Ultrastar, Allstar, Starlite, Starquest, Xpress, Prodigy, Quest and Allstar MVP Transit Buses built on Ford Cutaway Chassis – charging system failure, vehicle stall, alternator harness electrical short circuit, fire, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,954
  • Starcraft RV: Launch 17FB and 17SB Travel Trailers – failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles”, excessive tire wear, tow instability, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 8
  • Terex Aerial Work Platforms: AL4 and RL4 Light Towers – electrical arcing, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,000
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: Prius Vehicles – Intelligent Power Module (IPM) malfunction, false entry into fail-safe/limp-home mode, vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 700,000
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: Toyota Rav4, Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 Vehicles – brake actuator malfunction, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control System failures, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 261,114
  • Trails West Manufacturing of Idaho: RPM Bumper Pull Recreational Trailers – plastic furnace intake fan melt, overheating furnace, engine part melting and overheating, trailer fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 247
  • Turtle Top: Limo Coach, Odyssey and Van Terra, Odyssey LT, Odyssey XL MPV, Odyssey XL, Odyssey MPV and Van Terra MPV Transit Buses – alternator harness pinching, charging system failure, vehicle stall hazard; potential number of units affected: 453
  • Winnebago of Indiana: Sunnybrook Bristol Bay, Brookside, Edgewater, Harmony, Raven, Remington, Sunset Creek and Titan as well as Winnebago Lite Five, One; Ultralite and Minnie Trailers and Fifth Wheels – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 5,839
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation: YZFR1 and XTZ12 Motorcycles – headlight bulb socket malfunction, overheat, melting, headlight failure, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 24,000

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