NHTSA August Vehicle Recalls – 26 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: US-DOT logo/NHTSA logoAs of Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 26 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related 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, products and accessories from the following manufacturers:

  • Cummins: Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters, part number FF63009, manufactured from April 25, 2014 to June 29, 2014 with a date code of 14115 through 14180 and installed on Cummins ISB engines built from April 28, 2014 to July 9, 2014 and ISL engines built from April 30, 2014 to July 8, The Fuel Filters were also distributed as replacement service parts – fuel filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, sudden vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected:  63,600
  • Ford Motor: 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX Vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2010 to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS Vehicles manufactured from August 25, 2011 to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT Vehicles manufactured from September 12, 2011 to November 30, 2013 – halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, halfshaft movement and disengagement, driveshaft power transmission impairment and/or failure, unattended vehicle roll-away, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 83,250
  • General Motors: 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x, 2006, Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender Vehicles – water ingress, circuit board corrosion, impairment of power door lock and power window switches,  overheating, melting, odor, smoke, fire, injury. Owners are advised to park outside until the Vehicle has been repaired; potential number of units affected: 184,611
  • General Motors: 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 Trucks manufactured from January 18, 2007 to June 22, 2011, and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 Trucks manufactured from January 22, 2007 to June 21, 2011 and equipped with an auxiliary battery – too much current draw through the vehicle’s trailer harness, melting of fusible auxiliary battery linkage, damage to electrical center cover, the nearby wiring harness conduit and other vehicle components, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 9,371
  • General Motors: 2013-2014 Buick Encore All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles manufactured from August 23, 2012 to September 9, 2013; Verano Vehicles manufactured from August 8, 2012 to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze Vehicles manufactured from August 7, 2012 to August 16, 2013 and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic Vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix Oil Pan/Block Heater – damage to insulation on the engine block heater cord, exposure of electrical wiring, electrical shock, personal injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,990
  • General Motors: 2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR, Chevrolet Caprice and SS Vehicles; and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks – welding failure, front seat detachment in the event of crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 124,007
  • General Motors: 2014 Chevrolet Impala Vehicles manufactured from November 5, 2012 to December 20, 2013 – poor electrical ground connection to the Power Steering Control Module (“PSCM”), loss of power steering assist, steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 57,242
  • Gulf States Toyota: 2013-2014 Toyota Tundra Vehicles modified by GST as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome plated lug nuts – lug nut coating damage, lug nut loosening, wheel stud fracture, wheel separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 16,249
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America: 2010-2015 LR2 and 2012-2013 Range Rover Evoque Vehicles – component failure in Occupant Classification System (“OCS”) of the Electronic Control Unit (“ECU”), front seat passenger air bag malfunction, injury exacerbation in the event of crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 40,551
  • Jomac: 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Vehicles modified by Jomac and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies – oil leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 7
  • LiquidSpring: some aftermarket CLASS DS96F-A, DS96F-M and DS96F-MC Suspensions for Ford E-450 chassis; DS120F-A and DS120F-A10 Suspensions for Ford F-450 chassis; DS137F-A and DS137F-A10 Suspensions for Ford F-550 chassis with 18,000lb GVWR; DS147F-B2 Suspensions for Ford F-550 chassis with 19,500lb GVWR; and DS96GM-AR, DS96GM-AR12, DS96GM-AM and DS96GM-MR Suspensions for Chevrolet G3500/4500 chassis – suspension fluid tank mounting bracket failure, fluid tank separation, obstructive road debris, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 235
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America: 2013 Outlander Vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 2007-2012 Outlander Vehicles that received replacement 6-speed automatic transmissions during servicing – power steering fluid leakage, loss of steering assistance, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 203
  • Monroe Truck Equipment: 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis modified by Monroe and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies – oil leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 20
  • Morgan 3 Wheeler: 2012-2014 3W Motorcycles – failure to have lamp to illuminate only when the brake fluid level is low, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 122a, “Motorcycle Brake Systems”, brake failure, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 235
  • Nova Bus: 2004 and 2006-2013 LFS Transit Buses – software error in vehicle control unit, ABS malfunction light impairment, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems”, unexpected brake lock-up under certain conditions, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 796
  • Nova Bus: 2010-2014 LFS Transit Buses manufactured from June 2010 to June 2014 – alternator cable arcing, engine compartment fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 734
  • PACCAR Parts: Mirrex and TRP-branded Warning Triangle Kits, sold from June 1, 2009 to July 2, 2014, as Paccar part numbers GMX1005K and MD1005K – failure to have the manufacturer’s name permanently marked on each Triangle in the kit, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125, “Warning devices”, possible inability to identify affected warning triangles involved in a recall involving their reflectivity and visibility, visibility impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 134,583
  • Recaro Child Safety: Recaro ProSport model 385 Child Restraints manufactured from June 16, 2010 to January 31, 2013 – excessive movement of child’s head if device is installed with the Latch lower anchors only (i.e., without the top tether also installed), failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems”, failure to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 39,181
  • S&S Truck Parts: Newstar brand Aftermarket Drag Link Assemblies (“DLA”), part number S-22084, sold for aftermarket installation on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks – failure to meet production specifications, steering system failure, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 109
  • Special Fleet Service: 2009-2013 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Vehicles modified by Special Fleet and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies – oil leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3
  • Starcraft RV: 2015 18QB AR-One Travel Trailers manufactured from June 18, 2014 to June 23, 2014 – incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity (“CCC”) label, failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less”, possible overloading of trailer, exceeding Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), sudden tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 42
  • Subaru of America: 2003-2005 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Baja Vehicles, as well as 2004-2005 Subaru Impreza (including WRX/STI) Vehicles that are currently or have ever been registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands and equipped with Takata-brand Passenger Side Air Bag Inflators – air bag rupture upon deployment, metal fragment impalement, passenger injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 0
  • Thor Motor Coach: 2014-2015 Axis and Vegas Motorhomes manufactured from August 2, 2013 to June 18, 2014 –  loosening of entry stair treads, slipping, falling, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 455
  • Toyota Motor: 2014 Sienna Vehicles manufactured from June 17, 2014 to June 24, 2014 – electrical signal short, transfer case shift from “Drive” or “Park” to “Neutral” without driver input, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 102, “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect”, unexpected vehicle roll-away, bystander injury, loss of drive power, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 263
  • Volkswagen of America: 2009 Routan Vehicles – unintended and sudden ignition key movement from ON to OFF or ACCESSORY position, sudden engine turn-off, loss of vital safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering and power braking, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 18,526. Note: until repair, Volkswagen recommends removal of all items from the vehicle’s key ring, leaving only the ignition key. Even the weight of the Volkswagen-supplied key fob may activate the defect causing any or all of the above malfunctions.
  • Volkswagen of America: 2009-2014 Tiguan Vehicles manufactured from July 2007 to June 2014 – bubble formation in the fuel system in certain conditions and when using winterized fuel, vehicle stalling, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 151,389

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