NHTSA August Vehicle Recalls – 61 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: US-DOT logo/NHTSA logoAs of Sunday, August 31, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 61 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:

  • Alliance Bus Group: 2014 Thomas MyBus Vehicles, equipped with IMMI-brand L9 Seat Belt Buckles – seat belt latch impairment, failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, impaired egress from the vehicle, risk of injury in the event of an emergency; potential number of units affected: 4
  • AM Equipment (AME): Windshield Wiper System Part Number 102-1095 manufactured from February 5, 2013 to July 22, 2013 – pivot shaft loosening, wiper disengagement from vehicle, wiper failure, decreased driver visibility, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 475
  • Aston Martin Lagonda of North America: 2014 DB9 and Rapide S Vehicles manufactured from June 2013 to July 2014 – inadvertent transmission shift to neutral without driver input, vehicle control impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 440
  • Autocar Industries: 2012-2015 Xpert Trucks manufactured from November 30, 2011 to September 6, 2013 and having a 164-inch wheelbase and a sweeper body which is mounted with a gap between the cab and the body (where optional equipment could be installed) – unexpected bounce when vehicle is driven at speeds above 25 mph, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 111
  • Blue Bird Body: 2013-2015 Vision School Buses manufactured from December 5, 2011 to July 2, 2014 and equipped with the optional Roush CleanTech Propane Fuel System – return fuel line cracks, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 5
  • Blue Bird Body: 2013-2015 Vision School Buses manufactured from December 5, 2011 to July 2, 2014 and equipped with the optional Roush CleanTech Propane Fuel System – return fuel line cracks, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,406
  • Capacity of Texas: 2008-2014 Terminal Tractor Trucks equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G Engines – intake manifold condensation freezing during cold weather conditions, interference with proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor, elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, fire, burn injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 51
  • Chrysler Group: 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500 and 2015 Chrysler 200 Vehicles – weld impairment, rear shock detachment from vehicle, damage to other chassis components including tires, braking impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 15,956
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber: Wild Country Radial XTX Sport 265/65R18 Tires manufactured from June 1, 2014 to June 28, 2014 – cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 139, “New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles”, tire blowout, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,492
  • 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
  • Fontaine Commercial Trailer dba Fontaine Heavy-Haul (Fontaine): 2015 Magnitude 100 Lowbed Trailers manufactured from January 2014 to June 2014 – trailer’s front bogie axle weldment, rear bogie axle structure and rear bogie attachment lug weld impairment, main structure separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Ford Motor: 2011-2014 Ford F-59 Commercial Chassis Vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2009 to April 30, 2014 – short circuit between the vehicle’s electrical junction block and the mounting bracket/frame, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,867
  • 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
  • Ford Motor: 2014 F-53 Motorhome Chassis and F-59 Commercial Chassis manufactured from February 14, 2014 to March 7, 2014 – incorrectly machined brake calipers may leak brake fluid, longer brake pedal travel, lengthened stopping distances, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 635
  • Ford Motor: 2014 Ford Escape Vehicles manufactured from October 15, 2013 to October 22, 2013 –  panorama roof glass bonding malfunction, separation of glass from the vehicle, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,867
  • Ford Motor: 2014 Ford Fiesta Vehicles manufactured from October 25, 2013 to February 27, 2014 –  fuel tank leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 175
  • Ford Motor: 2014 Ford Focus and C-Max Vehicles manufactured from August 8, 2014 to August 15, 2014 – incorrect steering gear assembly, impaired steering, loss of steering control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 508
  • Ford Motor: 2014 Transit Connect Vehicles manufactured from March 1, 2014 to May 15, 2014 – brake reservoir cap missing required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems”, possibility of incorrect brake fluid being added, damage to the brake system seals, brake fluid leaks, lengthened stopping distances, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 368
  • Forest River: 2013-2015 F33-CKTS Fifth Wheel Trailers equipped with I.D. black iron pipe for the L.P. system – pipe damage or puncture by the vehicle’s axle suspension, fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 302
  • 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: 2011-2013 Buick Regal and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles – failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”, turn signal impairment, failure to properly indicate intention to turn, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 120,426
  • 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 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala Vehicles – separation of steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint, loss of steering, crash; potential number of units affected: 106
  • 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
  • General Motors: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Suburban LTZ, Tahoe, Tahoe LTZ, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL Denali Vehicles manufactured on May 13, 2014 – failure to properly reinforce roof rail air bags (“RRAB”s), reduction of RRAB system performance, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • Genuine Scooters: 2014 Stella 125 Automatic Scooters manufactured from December 2013 to March 2014 – faulty engine control unit (“ECU”), engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 800
  • 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
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America: 2013-2015 XK (XKR and XKR-S) Vehicles manufactured from August 24, 2012 to June 10, 2014 and equipped with a 5.0 liter engine – incorrect information for the spare tire on tire placard stating “none” for the inflation pressure of the spare wheel, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars”, improper tire inflation, tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 144
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America: 2013-2014 XF (XFR-S) Vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2013 to April 11, 2014 – component failure within the Power Assist Steering system (“PAS”), fluid flow restriction within the PAS hose, loss of power steering, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 81
  • 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
  • J.C. Madigan: one model of 2011 Ford F-550 and one model year 2013 Ford F-450 Chassis with a 6.8L Gasoline Engine Dump Trucks equipped with certain PTO Assembly Pressure Switches, part number 30T37594 manufactured from June 2009 through June 2013 used in power take off (PTO) assemblies – leaking oil, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Kaffenbarger Truck Equipment: 2012-2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty Vehicles modified by Kaffenbarger and equipped with certain Muncie Power Products PTO Assemblies – oil leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3
  • 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
  • Nissan North America: 2014 Frontier Crew Cab Vehicles manufactured from June 11, 2014 to June 26, 2014 – out of specification anchor nut installation, failure of seat belt anchor, injury in the event of a vehicle crash; potential number of units affected: 1,319
  • Nissan North America: 2014 NV Passenger Vans manufactured from March 14, 2014 to May 15, 2014 equipped with Seat Belt Retractors from Faurecia Automotive Systems – improper installation of some seat belt retractor bolts, insecure seat belt anchors, failure to restrain seat occupants in the event of a crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 594
  • 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
  • Ricon: S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505 and S5510 Wheelchair Lifts manufactured after January 1, 2006 – cracks in platform side plate, lift platform separation, platform disengagement, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 28,000
  • 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
  • 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 – rupture of passenger side frontal air bag inflator upon crash, metal fragment strike and potential serious injury to vehicle occupant hazards; potential number of units affected: 8,959
  • Sutphen Corp: 2013 Minitower Fire Trucks manufactured in January 2013 and equipped with IMMI-brand L9 Seat Belt Buckles – seat belt latch plate malfunction, failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, hindrance of egress from the vehicle during an emergency, injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Strick Trailers: 2011-2015 Single Axle Van Trailers manufactured from March 2010 to March 2014 – rear impact guard gussets (part numbers 59653 and 59654) increase chances of injury in the event of an accident, failure to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards No. 223, “Rear Impact Guards” hazards; potential number of units affected: 67
  • Suzuki Motor of America: 2010-2013 Kizashi Vehicles manufactured from October 2009 to July 2012 –  spider web formation in the evaporative canister vent hose, flow blockage, excessive amount of negative pressure in the fuel tank, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 19,249
  • Temsa Global Sanayi Ve Ticaret: 2012 TS30 Motorcoaches manufactured from November 2011 to December 2011; 2013 TS30 Motorcoaches manufactured from September 2012 to April 2013; and 2014 TS30 Motorcoaches manufactured from July 2013 to April 2014 – driver visibility impairment, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 124
  • Temsa Global Sanayi Ve Ticaret: 2012-2014 TS30 Motorcoaches and 2007-2014 TS35C Motorcoaches – emergency roof labels lack adequate instructions for exiting the bus in the event of an emergency, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release”, extra time trying to get the roof exit open, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 495
  • 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
  • Tiffin Motorhomes: 2013 Allegro Bus Recreational Vehicles equipped with Villa ISS GSK Driver and Passenger Seats – incorrect seat belt attachment, seat belt damage, reduction of seat belt strength, failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies”, restraint failure in the event of a crash, injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 140
  • 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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