NHTSA April Vehicle Recalls – 64 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: As of Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 64 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:

  • Airtex Products: Aftermarket Replacement Fuel Pumps model numbers E8692M, E8692MAX and E8692UAP used for service replacement parts for Honda Odyssey Vehicles – fuel pump strainer deteriorate, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 758
    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: Xpert Trucks 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: 6
  • 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
  • Crossroads RV: Redwood Trailers equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series Microwave Ovens – unintended oven operation, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 181
  • Daimler Trucks North America: Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Coronado, Argosy, Cascadia, Columbia, M2 Business Class, Western Star 4700 and 4900 Vehicles equipped with IMMI-brand L9 Seat Belt Buckles – seat belt malfunction, failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, vehicle egress hinderance, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 938
  • 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
  • Forest River: Crusader Fifth Wheel Trailers – slide room actuator bracket contact with tire, sudden tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 94
  • 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: Range Rover Evoque Vehicles – rear suspension link arm damage, link arm separation, loss of control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • 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
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America: XJ, XF and XK Vehicles – toe link separation, loss of vehicle stability and directional control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 297
  • Keystone RV Company: Alpine, Big Sky, Dutchmen Infinity, Fuzion, Montana and Voltage Fifth Wheel Trailers equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series Microwave Ovens – unintended oven operation, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,957
  • 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
  • Keystone RV Company: Summerland, Springdale, Bullet and Cougar Recreational Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels – brittle frame spring hangers that may fracture, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 32
  • KZRV: Sportsmen Towable Travel Trailers – improperly rated axles for trailer weight capacity, failure of vehicle suspension or axle, tire blowouts, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 32
  • Mack Trucks: CXU, LEU and MRU Vehicles equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 1,934
  • Mazda North America Operations: Mazda3 and Mazda6 Vehicles – alternator belt slippage, Power Control module (“PCM”) malfunction, charging system failure, acceleration malfunction, loss of steering assist, windshield wiper failure, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,700
  • Mazda North America Operations: Mazda6 Vehicles – fuel tank cracking, fuel leakage, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 42,000
  • Mazda North America Operations: Tribute Vehicles sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia – excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm, separation of lower control arm, significant loss of steering control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 109,000
  • McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing: McNeilus Concrete Standard and Bridgemaster V Concrete Mixers equipped with optional vertical chute rack design – unexpected extension chute detachment from rack, road debris hazard, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 213
  • Muncie Power Products: PTO Assembly Pressure Switches, part number 30T37594, installed on Ford F350, F450 or F550 Super Duty Vehicles with 6.8L gasoline engines – leaking oil into thermal blanket, fire; potential number of units affected: 5,744
  • NABI Bus: 40LFW, 35LFW and 31LFW Transit Buses equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems – latch assembly bolt contact with  CNG cylinder may damage the CNG fuel cylinder, fuel leakage, fire; potential number of units affected: 241
  • 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
  • Nissan North America: Pathfinder Vehicles equipped with a continuously variable transmission (“CVT”) – internal oil cooler (“ITOC”) hose detachment, transmission fluid leakage, transmission malfunction, acceleration failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,065
  • PACCAR: Peterbilt 365, 367, 388, 389 Trucks – improper brake lining rating, failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems”, lengthening of braking distance needed to stop vehicle, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 474
  • Ricon Corporation: S Series and K Series Wheelchair Lifts equipped with an optional Armored Pendant Cable, model numbers begin with S2003, S2005, S2010, S5505, S5510, K2010, K5505 or K5510 and end with a ‘B’ – incorrect positioning of armored cable such that it does not clear the wheelchair lift, contact the power lug, short circuit, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 356
  • 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
  • Triple E Recreational Vehicles: Libero and Serenity Motorhomes – taillight clearance lights with lower wattage bulbs, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”, decrease vehicle visibility, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 28
  • Vactor Manufacturing: HXX-Fan, HXX-Prodigy, HXX-PD and Guzzler Guzzcavator Vacuum Excavation Trucks – water heater and/or mounted cabinetry loosening and/or detachment, road hazard, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 106
  • Volkswagen Group of America: Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta and Passat Vehicles – O-ring seal failure, transmission fluid leakage, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 26,452
  • Volkswagen Group of America: Passat Vehicles – low beam headlight bulb malfunction, driver’s visibility reduction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 150,201
  • Volvo Trucks North America: VNL and VNM Trucks equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 426
  • 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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