NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 73 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: US-DOT logo/NHTSA logoAs of Friday, May 30, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 73 vehicle, tire or other product recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall Additional information: Recently added recalls include vehicles and products from the following manufacturers:

  • Advanced Wheels of Technology: Ford E-350 Vehicles modified by Advanced Wheels and equipped with Braun NCL-2 and NVL-2 wheel chair lifts – misalignment or bending of roll stop latches on the outer barrier of the lift, ride over insufficiently latched roll stop, fall, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 7
  • Alliance Tire Americas; 14-17.5 ML Alliance 239 Tires for use on mining, logging and industrial equipment – missing required sidewall markings such as the letters DOT, the tire identification number, the load and inflation information, the number of plies and composition information, and the tire load range, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars”, over inflation, overload, blow out, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 286
  • American Honda: Odyssey Vehicles – air bag component damage, passenger-side side curtain air bag malfunction, occupant injury in crash; potential number of units affected: 24,889
  • Autocar Industries: Xpert Vehicles – connection failure between airline and brake valves, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems”, loss of brake line air pressure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 207
  • Autocar Industries: Xpert Vehicles – incorrect placement and involvement of floor mats between seat brackets and the cab sheet metal, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems”, unintended seat movement during a crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 207
  • Autocar Industries: Xpert Vehicles – steering column loosening, steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 207
  • Blue Bird Body: All American Rear Engine Non-School Buses equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G compressed natural gas engines – elevated exhaust temperatures and/or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire, burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 20
  • BMW of North America: R 1200 GS Motorcycles – transmission output seal displacement, oil leak onto rear tire, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,420
  • BMW of North America: X5 SAV Vehicles equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option – unintenional child safety lock disengagement, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 6,400
  • Carrier: Carrier Transicold X2 2100A and X2 2500A Trailer Refrigeration Units – electrical short circuit, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 12,492
  • Chrysler Group: Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Vehicles – vent window switch overheating, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 644,850
  • Circor Aerospace dba Circle Seal Controls or Circle Seal: pressure relief valves for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks, valve model numbers 8100-11-T1T1, 8100-37-BB, 8100-44-BB, 8100-77-BB, 8100-84-BB, 8100-94-BB, and 8100-97-BB – O-ring failure failure, gas leakage, fire, explosion hazards; potential number of units affected: 67,416
  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA): Freightliner Cascadia Vehicles equipped with rear axles assembled by Meritor and equipped with ConMet Preset Plus Hubs – axle hub may be missing a locking snap ring, rear wheel separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 73
  • Ducati North America: 1199 Panigale and Panigale S Motorcycles – horn, right turn indicator and high beam light control malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,083
  • Dueco: Dueco-modified International 4300, International 4400, International 7400, Freightliner M2, GMC C5500 and Ford F-750 Vehicles equipped with Sure Power DC-DC converters – insulation compound failure, melting, burning, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 34
  • E-One: Emergency One Typhoon, Cyclone II and Quest Fire Fighting Chassis equipped with Vehicle Input Module (“VIM”) part number 508875 – software error in VIM unit causing lights, warning indicators and some interlock functions to fail or otherwise malfunction, erroneous brake light illumination, reduced performance of aerial devices, electrical generators and rescue tools, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 112
  • Ford Motor: C-MAX and Escape Vehicles – restraint control module (“RCM”) software malfunction, delayed deployment of side-curtain rollover air bag, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 594,785
  • Ford Motor: Escape Vehicles – mismatching door handle and receptor panel, door opening while vehicle in motion, unrestrained occupants falling from vehicle in motion, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 581,986
  • Ford Motor: F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Trucks equipped with 6.2L gasoline or 6.7L diesel engines and 6R140 transmissions – transmission control software malfunction failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect”, unexpected movement, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 3,973
  • Forest River: XLR XLT29HSF Fifth Wheel Recreational Travel Trailers – incorrect tire and gross axle weight rating information listed on Federal Certification Label (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating [“GVWR”] stated to be 11,135 pounds rather than correct GVWR of 9,774 pounds and Gross Axle Weight Rating [“GAWR”] stated as 5,080 pounds rather than the correct GAWR of 4,400 pounds), failure to conform to Part 567, “Certification”, vehicle weight overload, tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 152
  • Forest River: Vibe VCT6501, VCT6502, VCT6503, VCT6504, VCT6505 and VCT6506 Travel Trailers – Federal Certification Label has incorrect tire and gross axle weight rating information listed and therefore fails to conform to Part 567, “Certification”, vehicle weight overload, tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 164
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Aveo Vehicles equipped with Daytime Running Lights (“DRL”) option – excess heat generated within the DRL module located in the instrument panel, component melting, interior fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 218,000
  • General Motors: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia Vehicles – engine control module (“ECM”) software malfunction, fuel gauge inaccuracy, vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 51,640
  • General Motors: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook Vehicles –  seatbelt connecting cable failure, seatbelt failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,339,355
  • General Motors: Buick Lacrosse Vehicles, Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles equipped with 17 inch front brake rotors – rear brake rotors accidentally installed on the front brake assembly, front brake pad detachment from caliper, sudden reduction in braking, lengthening of stopping distance, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 8,208
  • General Motor: Cadillac CTS Vehicles – windshield wiper failure, decreased driver’s visibility, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 19,225
  • General Motors: Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV Vehicles – air bag module installation deficiency, front passenger air bag deployment malfunction, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”, occupant injury in the event of crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,402
  • General Motors: Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV Vehicles – air bag module installation deficiency, front passenger air bag deployment malfunction, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”, occupant injury in the event of crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,838
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Corvette Vehicles – underhood bussed electrical center (“UBEC”) housing expansion, headlamp low beam relay control circuit wire deformation and/or failure, loss of vehicle low beam headlamp illumination, decrease in driver visibility, decrease in vehicle conspicuity to other motorists, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 103,158
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine with the auto stop/start option – loss of brake vacuum assist, hydraulic boost assist malfunction, failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems”, increased brake pedal effort, lengthened stopping distance, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 140,067
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles, Malibu Maxx Vehicles, Pontiac G6 Vehicles, Saturn Aura Vehicles – voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (“BAS”) circuit, brake lights illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; failure of brake lights to illuminate when brake pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; ability to move the gear shifter out of the ‘PARK’ position without depressing brake pedal; disablement of vehicle’s crash avoidance features including traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,440,524
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Optra Vehicles equipped with Daytime Running Lights (“DRL”) option – excess heat generated within the DRL module located on the steering column, component melting, interior fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 214
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Optra Vehicles – melting headlamp switch or the daytime running light (“DRL”) module, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 213
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Silverado Vehicles, GMC Sierra Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe Vehicles – improper tightening of tie rod threaded attachment to the steering gear rack; tie rod separation from the steering rack, loss of steering, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 477
  • General Motors: Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD Vehicles equipped with 220 Amp (RPO KW5) Generators – fuse block loosening, exposed electrical conductors, electrical short, arcing condition, engine compartment fire; potential number of units affected: 58
  • General Motors: Saturn Aura Vehicles equipped with four speed automatic transmissions – transmission shift cable fracture, gear shift malfunction, vehicle roll away, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 56,214
  • General Motors: Saturn Aura, Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 Vehicles – transmission shift cable fractures, unintended vehicle movement or direction, gear slippage, roll away, injury, crash hazard; expanded potential number of units affected: 1,131,113
  • Gillig: Accelerator Pedals sold as aftermarket parts, specifically Gillig part number 51-19017-016 (Williams Controls part number 351298), Gillig part number 51-19017-019 (Williams Controls part number 351571) or Gillig part number 45-35027-000 (Williams Controls part number 351298) – breakage of mechanical springs used to return accelerator pedal to idle after the driver lifts his or her foot off the pedal, brake pedal malfunction, unintended vehicle acceleration, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 98
  • Gillig: Lowfloor Transit Buses equipped with electrical harnesses with overmolded J1939 connectors and non-insulated drain wires – insufficient resistance to water or corrosive chemical entry to the connectors, terminal corrosion, electrical malfunctions involving the J1939 unit, vehicle engine, transmission, ABS and body controllers, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,274
  • Glaval Bus: Universal, Primetime, Sport, Concorde, Titan, Titan II, Entourage and Apollo Transit Buses equipped with certain Ricon S-series and K-series wheelchair lifts and an optional armored pendant cable – failure of armored cable to clear wheel chair lift, electrical short circuit, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 42
  • Grand Design RV: Solitude 369RL and Solitude 305RE Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers equipped with certain Frigidaire KG-series microwaves, models CFMV152CLB and CFMV154CLS – unattended microwave self-start, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 28
  • Highland Ridge RV: Open Range LF319 Fifth Wheel Recreational Trailers – flexible gas line for the kitchen slideout section too short, excessive pull on gas line, gas leak, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 12
  • Hyundai Motor: Hyundai Tucson Vehicles – air bag assembly mount malfunction, improper air bag deployment, injury during crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 137,500
  • Isuzu Manufacturing Services: Reach Stripped Chassis – horn switch damage, horn malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,770
  • Jayco: Seneca, Pinnacle, Eagle Premier, and Precept Motorhomes and Fifth Wheels equipped with Electrolux/Frigidaire KG series Microwaves – unintended microwave oven start and heating sequence when unattended, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 192
  • LiquidMetal Motorsports: Kronk Wheels, style number 43, wheel sizes 16×8, 17×8.5, 18×9 and 20×9 – tire cracking, loss of tire pressure, loss of vehicle control, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 31,000
  • Mack Trucks: CHU, CT, CV, CXU, GU, LEU, MRU and TD Trucks equipped with Hamsar Electronic Flashers – hazard warning light failure, reduction of vehicle visibility, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 44,047
  • Mack Trucks: CXU Trucks equipped with a vertical wet tank (aka supply air tank) for the brake system – failure to install pressure relief valve during manufacturing, air tank rupture if over-pressurized, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 490
  • Mack Trucks: CXU Trucks equipped with dual vertical exhaust pipes – blockage of conspicuity reflectors on the rear of the cab vehicles, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”, reduced vehicle visibility, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 1,342
  • Meritor: Wheel Ends for Drive Axles with ConMet PreSet Plus Hubs – missing locking snap ring on the axle hub, rear wheel separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 73
  • Motor Coach Industries: E4500 and J4500 Motorcoaches – seat detachment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 957
  • MV Agusta USA: 2014 Brutale RR (Corsa), Rivale 800, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800 and F3 675 Motorcycles –  failure of the threaded bolt used to secure swingarm pin, swingarm loosening while riding, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 223
  • Navistar: International DuraStar Vehicles, International WorkStar Vehicles, International TranStar and International ProStar Vehicles equipped with air disc brake feature codes 04WEY, 04WEZ or 04WZK – incorrect number of bolts mounting the brake caliper to the caliper mounting plate, improper bolt torque, air disk brake caliper loosening, vehicle braking malfunction, stopping distance increase, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 297
  • Navistar: International TranStar Trucks equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G compressed natural gas engines (feature code 12CBA) – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 49
  • Nissan North America: Leaf Vehicles – missing welds on front structural member assembly, reduction of structural integrity of vehicle, failure to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection” and 305 “Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 211
  • Nissan North America: Rogue Vehicles – incorrect bolt between intermediate shaft and upper steering assembly, bolt loosening and/or detachment, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,644
  • Ohlins Racing AB: steering dampening kits sold for use as aftermarket equipment on Yamaha R1, R6, and FZ6, Suzuki TL1000 R and GSX1300R, Honda CB600RR, and Ducati Monster 1000, 748, 848, 916, 996, and 998 Motorcycles – steering bracket crack, steering lock, personal injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,827
  • Open Range RV: Open Range LF319 Fifth Wheel Recreational Trailers – flexible gas line for the kitchen slideout section too short, excessive pull on gas line, gas leak, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 65
  • Oshkosh Corp: S-Series Ready Mixed Concrete Trucks equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines – elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire or burn injury; potential number of units affected: 46
  • PACCAR: Peterbilt 587 Vehicles – headlight software malfunction, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment” hazards; potential number of units affected: 63
  • Prevost Cars: X3-45 and H3-45 Coaches equipped with Amaya Seats with a seat base that can be raised to accommodate wheel chairs – damage to the seat belt during raising and lowering, seat belt failure in the event of a crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 146
  • Polaris Industries: Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eight Ball, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Ness Cross Country, Vegas Eight Ball, Vision, Boardwalk and Victory Gunner motorcycles – incorrect crankcase production, insufficient clearance between crankshaft and crankcase, engine seizing, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 872
  • Spartan Motors: Transit Bus Chassis Cab Vehicles – fuel tank mounting crossmember breakage, fuel tank detachment, fuel leak, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 91
  • Spartan Motors: Utilimaster Aeromaster Walk-In Vans – loose power connection at the power stud terminal block, arcing, high heat, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,200
  • Suzuki Motor: Forenza and Reno Vehicles – melting headlamp switch or the daytime running light (“DRL”) module, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 184,244
  • Transportation Collaborative (“TCI”): Trans Tech Bus School Buses – seat anchoring malfunction,  failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and number 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages” hazards; potential number of units affected: 843
  • Triple E Recreational Vehicles: Free Spirit FS22, FS22SS and FS22TE Recreational Vehicles – failure to illuminate hazard lights in certain conditions, visibility reduction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 131
  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing: VS1RA, VS2RA and VS3RA Refrigerated Vans – over-tightening of axle nuts, axle bearing failure, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 507
  • Villa International: Villa ISS GSK Driver and Passenger Seats used in some Tiffin Allegro Bus as well as Zephyr and Fleetwood American Eagle, American Tradition and American Revolution Motorhomes – seat belt attachment malfunction, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, passenger restraint failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 623
  • Villa International: Villa ISS GSK Driver and Passenger Seats used in some Tiffin Allegro Bus and Zephyr Recreational Vehicles, 2014 Fleetwood American Heritage, American Eagle, American Tradition, and American Revolution Recreational Vehicles and 2014 Jayco Entegra Cornerstone Recreational Vehicles – seat belt attachment malfunction, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, passenger restraint failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 88
  • Wheeled Coach Industries: M2, T1, T2, T3 and Terrastar Ambulances equipped with ECX Timer part number EL00230 manufactured by ECX Electronics Corporation – ECX timer malfunction, electrical power shutoff in the patient compartment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 84
  • Winnebago Industries: Travato, Trend and Itasca Viva! Motorhomes manufactured on the Ram ProMaster chassis – brake hose damage, brake fluid leakage, brake system malfunction, lengthening stopping distance, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 107

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