NHTSA April Vehicle Recalls – 31 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: As of Monday, April 14, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 31 vehicle, tire or other product 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:

  • Autocar: ACX, WX and WXLL Vehicles equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 4,100
  • Autocar: Xspotter Vehicles equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 9
  • Baby Trend: TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean) Child Restraints – restraint fastener buckle malfunction, difficulty in removing a child from the restraint in an emergency, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 16,655
  • Blue Bird Body: Vision and All American School Buses – rear wheel housing to body gusset panel joint separation, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 221, “School Bus Body Joint Strength”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 526
  • Chrysler Group: Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles – brake booster cable corrosion, stopping distance lengthening, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 644,354
  • Contract Manufacturer dba CM Trailers: Cargo Van and Revolution Trailers – hydraulic pump failure, braking ability impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 4
  • Crane Carrier Company: LET2, COE, LDT2 and LE2 Refuse Vehicles equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines – intake manifold pressure sensor malfunction, elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 561
  • Daimler Buses North America (DBNA): Orion VII Transit Buses 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: 455
  • Eldorado National-California: Axess, E-Z Rider II and XHF Transit Buses equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames, vehicle fire or burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 561
  • Evenflo Company: Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400) Convertible and Harnessed Child Restraints – buckle latching impairment, difficulty in leaving vehicle during an emergency, injury hazards: potential number of units affected: 1,368,649
  • Ford Motor Company: Escape Vehicles – lower control arm failure, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 348,950
  • Ford Motor Company: Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Escape Vehicles – seatback assembly malfunction, failure to meet requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 43,135
  • The Gates Corporation: Tru-Flow Water Pumps for use in Audi A4, Audi TT, Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat Vehicles – timing belt microfracture and failure, unexpected engine shutdown, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 50
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky Vehicles – ignition key malfunction; possible key removal from ignition when not in “Off” position; vehicle roll away, driver and pedestrian injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,191,014
  • Great Dane Trailers: Flatbed Trailers – cargo restraint plate bracket failure, restraint plate disengagement, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,008
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America: XF and XJ Vehicles – absent certification label specifying  Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front, Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear, the manufacture date and country of manufacture, failure to conform to Part 567, “Certification”, vehicle overload, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3
  • Keystone RV Company: Cougar, Springdale, Hideout, Passport and Bullet Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers – insufficient bearing lubrication, overheating, wheel seizure or separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 708
  • Mazda North America Operations: Mazda6 Vehicles – fuel tank cracking, fuel leakage, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 42,000
  • Navistar: International Prostar Trucks – short axle shaft, gear failure, drive shaft disengagement, vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 124
  • Nissan North America: Infiniti QX80 Vehicles – certification label incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as 4,497 pounds instead of the correct 4,343 pounds, failure to comply with Part 567 “Certification Regulation”, overloading, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 468
  • Terex Aerial Work Platforms: TZ-50 Trailer-Mounted Aerial Work Platforms – weld failure, aerial platform may fall, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Thor Motor Coach: Challenger, Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo Recreational Vehicles equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series Microwave Ovens – unintended oven operation, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 241
  • Tiffany Coach Builders: Coach, Limo and Shuttle Buses built on Ford E-450 and E550 Chassis and equipped with A&M Systems-brand Door Actuators – overheating and fire hazards: potential number of units affected: 24
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: Highlander Vehicles – seat lock failure, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 46,757
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: RAV4, Yaris, Highlander, Tacoma, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and General Motors Pontiac Vibe Vehicles – steering column assembly cable damage, driver’s air bag deactivation, driver injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,291,449
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles – seat rail breakage, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 472,388
  • Triple E Recreational Vehicles: Free Spirit FS22, FS22SS and FS22TE Motorhomes – driver’s side taillight obstruction, inability for following drivers to see RV driver directional intent, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 27
  • Volkswagen Group of America: Passat Vehicles – low beam headlight bulb malfunction, driver’s visibility reduction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 150,201
  • Winnebago Industries: Travato, Trend and Itasca Viva! Motorhomes built on Ram ProMaster Chassis – accelerator pedal malfunction, uncontrolled acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 198
  • Zero Motorcycles: DS, FX, S and SR Motorcycles – motor seizure, rear wheel lock-up, crash hazards: potential number of units affected: 94

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