NHTSA March Vehicle Recalls – 20 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: As of Monday, March 10, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 20 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:

  • Aisin World Corp. A465 Automatic Transmissions produced for Isuzu Motors Limited and model A466 Automatic Transmissions produced for the Chrysler Group – unexpected loss of power transfer, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,330
  • Almared dba A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems: Ford F-550 transit buses altered to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG) – CNG tank separation, fire, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 18
  • American Honda Motor Co: CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) Motorcycles – rocker arm shaft retaining bolts loosening and failure, reduced power, stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 6,954
  • Elkhart Coach: ECI and ECII Transit Buses built on Ford Cutaway Chassis – electrical overheating, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 336
  • Elkhart Coach: ECII Transit Buses equipped with A&M Systems-brand electric door actuators – electrical overheating, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 400
  • EZ Loader Adjustable Boat Trailer: Boat Trailers, sold with Carlisle Transportation CrossTrax Series Trailer Wheels – wheel cracking and separation, air pressure loss, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 50
  • Forest River: 2014 Wildcat Recreational Vehicles – Federal Certification Tag incorrectly states that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 15,500 pounds instead of the correct GVWR of 12,330 pounds. As such, the vehicle does not conform to Part 567, “Certification”, tire or suspension failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 49
  • Freedom Motors of Savaria Vehicle Group (formerly The Liberty Motor Company): modified Volkswagen Routan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – rear axle failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 130
  • Heartland Recreational Trailers: Sundance 2880RLT Travel Trailers – Federal Certification Tag incorrectly states that the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 15,500 pounds instead of the correct GVWR of 12,330 pounds. As such, the vehicle does not conform to Part 567, “Certification”, tire or suspension failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Marathon Coach: Marathon Conversions Prevost XL and H3 Motorcoaches – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 450
  • Midway Specialty Vehicles: Pinnacle Transit Buses – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 21
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America: FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 Trucks – automatic transmission fluid contamination, transmission damage, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 7,819
  • Monroe Truck Equipment: Chevrolet C7500 Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe Vehicles and Ford F-350 and F-450 Vehicles: electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • Navistar: CE School Buses – transmission software malfunction, unintended acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • Navistar: IC bus 3200, IC Bus CE Buses, IC Bus HC Transit Buses, International 4300, International Workstar Commercial Trucks – transmission software malfunction, unintended acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 114
  • Nomad Global Communication Solutions (Nomad): Dispatch 14A, 20SS0 and 16AS0 Vehicles – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 4
  • R&M Trailer Manufacturing: Enclosed Cargo Trailers – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 185
  • Three Feathers Manufacturing: Mule Cargo Trailers, Backpacker 2 Trailers, Buckboard Cargo Haulers, Backpacker Trailers, Pinecone Tear Drop Trailers, Pelican Cargo Trailers, Tumbleweed Tear Drop Trailers, Tumbleweed Campers, Custom Cargo Trailer, Custom Camper, Cargo Trailer Shell (no chassis), 5th Wheel Cargo Trailer and one 2014 Backpacker 2 XT Trailer – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 480
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: Highlander vehicles – failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages”, insecure seat belt anchorage, injury hazards; potential number of units affected:  7,067
  • Trailers USA: Horse Trailers – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 30

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Recalls Direct RIN: 3192-2014
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