NHTSA March Vehicle Recalls – 43 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: As of Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 43 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
  • American Honda Motor Co: Honda Odyssey Vehicles – fuel pump strainer cover malfunction, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 886,815
  • Blue Bird Body: All American Rear Engine School Buses – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 715
  • BMW of North America: C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R and R1200 GS Motorcycles – Water entry, engine start malfunction, unexpected engine shutdown while in motion, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,453
  • Chrysler Group: Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles – Ready Alert Braking System (RAB) malfunction, stopping distance lengthening, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 18,690
  • Chrysler Group: Fiat 500L Vehicles – transmission shift lever malfunction, unintended or unexpected vehicle movement, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 18,092
  • Daimler Trucks North America: Freightliner 114SD, Cascadia, M2 Business Class, Sterling LT8500 and Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX Vehicles equipped with Cummins Westport Model ISL G and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G Engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,258
  • Daimler Trucks North America: Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX School Buses equipped with Cummins Westport Model ISL G and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G Engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 727
  • Diamond Coach Corporation: VIP/PT 2000, 2200, 2500, 2800, 3200 and 3201 Transit Buses – overheating, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 171
  • E.D. Etnyre & Co: Asphalt Tanker Trailers, Heavy Haul Trailers and Live Bottom Trailers – inadequate structural integrity of slack adjuster housing, housing breakage, braking loss, vehicle crash; potential number of units affected: 245
  • 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
  • General Motors: Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook Vehicles – side impact air bag failure, seat belt pre-tensioner malfunction, driver and front seat occupant injury; potential number of units affected: 1,176,407
  • General Motors: Cadillac XTS – brake booster pump relay connector corrosion, connector melting, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 63,903
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Vans – failure to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact”, unbelted front passenger seat occupant injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 303,013
  • Gillig: Lowfloor Transit Buses – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 643
  • Graco Children’s Products: Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround Toddler and Booster Child Restraints. A recall made in February 2014 also affected these models: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride w/Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smart Seat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite, and Argos 70 Toddler and Booster Child Restraints – seat buckle malfunction, inability to remove infant or toddler from seat during an emergency, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,176,601
  • Gulf Stream Coach: GT GulfTran Shuttle Buses – overheating, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 8
  • 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
  • Kalmar Solutions: Ottawa Terminal Tractors equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G Engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 15
  • 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
  • Motor Coach Industries: D4000 Motorcoaches: elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 96
  • NABI Bus: LFW and BRT City Transit Buses – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 269
  • 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
  • Navistar: International DuraStar Trucks and International TerraStar Trucks intended for emergency vehicle operations – emergency vehicle shutdown due to Engine Warning Protection Shutdown (EWPS) system function, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 538
  • Navistar International DuraStar Trucks: steering gear bolt failure, steering impairment, steering loss, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 148
  • Nomad Global Communication Solutions (Nomad): Dispatch 14A, 20SS0 and 16AS0 Vehicles – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 4
  • PACCAR: Kenworth T440, T660, T800, and W900 Tractor Trailers and Peterbilt 320, 365, 382, 384 Tractor Trailers and Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G Engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,019
  • R&M Trailer Manufacturing: Enclosed Cargo Trailers – lock malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 185
  • Starcraft Bus: Allstar Transit Buses – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Starcraft Bus: Prodigy and Quest School Buses – electrical wiring melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 281
  • 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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