NHTSA October Vehicle Recalls – 55 MTD [US]


US NHTSA RecallUS/Washington: US-DOT logo/NHTSA logoAs of Monday, October 27, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 55 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:

  • American Honda Motor: 2015 Acura TLX AWD Vehicles manufactured from August 26, 2014 to September 20, 2014 – incorrect values for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (“GVWR”) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (“GAWR”) front and rear printed on the safety certification label, failure to conform to Part 567, “Certification”, tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 189
  • Chrysler Group: 2008 Chrysler 300 Vehicles manufactured from May 31, 2007 to May 12, 2008,  Dodge Magnum Vehicles manufactured from May 23, 2007 to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger Vehicles manufactured from May 24, 2007 to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander Vehicles from manufactured April 3, 2007 to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles manufactured from March 21, 2007 to May 12, 2008 – ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the “ON” position after being rotated to the “START” position possibly while the vehicle is being driven, inadvertent ignition movement through the “RUN” position to the “ACCESSORY” or “OFF” ignition position, sudden vehicle engine turn-off, sudden loss of certain electrical functions, unexpected de-power of various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering and power braking, crash, injury hazards; 291,703
  • Chrysler Group: 2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler Vehicles manufactured from February 16, 2010 to July 19, 2013 – electrical short due to corrosion in the exterior heated power mirror, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 313,236
  • Chrysler Group: 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles manufactured from June 17, 2010 to December 23, 2013 and equipped with a 3.6L Engine and a 160 amp Alternator – alternator failure, unexpected vehicle stall crash, hazards; potential number of units affected: 434,581
  • Chrysler Group: 2013-2014 SRT Viper Vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012 to June 26, 2014 – frontal air bags deployment malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,624
  • Chrysler Group: 2013-2015 Ram C/V Tradesman Cargo Vans, equipped with two front bucket seats and no rear seating manufactured from July 25, 2012 to August 20, 2014 – unintentional deployment of side curtain and/or seat air bags, injury, crash; potential number of units affected: 18,245
  • Chrysler Group: 2014 Ram ProMaster Vans manufactured from July 1, 2013 to August 26, 2014 – head restraints exceed maximum backset measurement limit of 55 millimeters, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, “Head Restraints”, head restraint may not properly limit the seat occupant’s head movement in the event of a rear impact crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 24,497
  • Clean Fuel USA: LPI Fuel Rails for 6 and 8 liter engines, part numbers FRX0075 and FRX0067 – insecure propane fuel injectors, fuel delivery tube leakage, stall, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 965
  • Collins Bus: 2014 Collins and Mid Bus School Buses, models SL400, SL408, DH400, DH416, DE416WR, DH500, DH516 and DE516WR, manufactured from July 21, 2014 to August 19, 2014 – inadequate amount of adhesive on some interior side panel joints, edge interior panel exposure during side impact crashes, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 221, “School Bus Body Joint Strength”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 281
  • Crane Carrier: 2013 LET2 and LDT2 Vehicles manufactured from June 30, 2014 to July 31, 2014 and equipped with Cummins ISB or ISL Engines with Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters (part number FF63009) – filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 11
  • Daimler Trucks North America: 2014-2015 Western Star 4900 Trucks manufactured from June 24, 2013 to April 30, 2014 – manufacture without Anti-lock Brake Systems, failure to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems”, wheel lock-up during braking, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3
  • Evenflo Company: Embrace 35 Two-Piece, Rear-Facing Infant Child Restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 Buckle, specifically model numbers: 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237, 48111200, 48111215, 48111215A, 48111218, 48111234, 48111235, 48111235A, 48111462, 48411391, 48411391D, 48411392, 48411504, 48411504D, 52911307A, 52921040, 55311138, 55311238 and 55311292 and were manufactured at various times from December 2011 to May 2013 – seat harness buckle unlatch malfunction over time, difficulty in removing child from restraint, increased risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required; potential number of units affected: 202,346
  • EZ Loader Adjustable Boat Trailers: 2014-2015 Adjustable Steel and Aluminum Trailers manufactured from May 27, 2014 to September 11, 2014 – inner metal suspension spring bar breakage, loss of trailer control, wheel separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,357
  • Ford Motor: 2013-2014 Ford C-Max Vehicles manufactured from January 19, 2012 to November 21, 2013, Ford Fusion Vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012 to August 24, 2013, Ford Escape Vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011 to November 1, 2013, and Lincoln MKZ Vehicles manufactured from April 25, 2012 to September 30, 2013 – Restraint Control Module (“RCM”) coating cracks, printed circuit board electrical short, front air bag, side curtain air bag and the seat belt pre-tensioner malfunction, occupant injury in the event of a crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 746,842
  • Ford Motor: 2014 Ford Focus Vehicles manufactured from May 1, 2014 to May 24, 2014; 2014 Ford Escape Vehicles manufactured on June 6, 2014; and 2015 Lincoln MKC Vehicles manufactured from June 4, 2014, to July 7, 2014 – the Fuel Delivery Module (“FDM”) cracks, low fuel pressure, vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 301
  • Ford Motor: 2015 Ford F-650 SD Trucks manufactured from May 12, 2014 to July 22, 2014 and Ford F-750 SD Trucks manufactured from May 12, 2014 to August 4, 2014 and equipped with Cummins ISB or ISL Engines with Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters (part number FF63009) – filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,673
  • General Motors: 2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Vehicles manufactured from October 6, 2003 to March 15, 2007, and 2006-2007 Cadillac STS-V Vehicles manufactured from June 23, 2005 to March 15, 2007 – overheating of electrical terminals of the fuel pump module, melting of flange material, fuel pump fuel leak, vehicle stall, fire, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10,005
  • General Motors: 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX Vehicles manufactured from April 14, 2009 to September 1, 2014, and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X Vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2011 to September 13, 2011 – improper torque of jam nut in the rear suspension toe adjuster link, vehicle sway or wander at highway speeds, thread damage and eventual failure, abrupt change in the vehicle alignment, loss of vehicle control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 290,241
  • General Motors: 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice Vehicles manufactured from October 15, 2010 to December 6, 2013, and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Vehicles manufactured July 25, 2007 to February 18, 2009 – unintentional knocking ignition key out of the run position with driver’s knee, engine turn-off, failure of air bag deployment during a crash, loss of engine power, power steering and power braking, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 46,873
  • General Motors: 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice Vehicles sold as Police Patrol Vehicles (“PPVs”), equipped with a specific transmission selector lever, manufactured from March 24, 2011 to December 6, 2013 – unintended ability to shift vehicle from “Park” without depressing the brake pedal, unintended ability to remove ignition key without the transmission being in “Park”, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 102, “Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, And Transmission Braking Effect”, and No. 114, “Theft Protection And Rollaway Prevention”, unintended motion, unattended roll-away, injury to occupants and bystanders, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 7,598
  • General Motors: 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL; and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana and Sierra HD Vehicles – internally contamination of the chassis electronic module, electrical short, vehicle stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 97,540
  • General Motors: 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark Vehicles manufactured from January 17, 2012 to July 29, 2014 – premature corrosion of secondary hood latch, hood latch malfunction, unexpected hood opening while driving, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 89,294
  • General Motors: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Vehicles manufactured from July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014 – loss of electrical connection in the steering column, driver’s frontal air bag deployment impairment in the event of a severe crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 304
  • General Motors: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Vehicles manufactured from August 20, 2014 to August 27, 2014 – driver air bag module back plate fracture if driver frontal air bag deploys, driver air bag separation from the steering wheel, increase in injury risk during crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 89
  • General Motors: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Vehicles manufactured from August 20, 2014 to September 4, 2014 – only one of the rear parking brake cables may be fully seated and engaged, parking brake only operating on one of the rear park brake drums, vehicle roll-away, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems”, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 783
  • Gillig: 2014 Lowfloor Transit Buses manufactured from January 2, 2014 to March 6, 2014 – improper installation of air brake system supply lines, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems”, brake system impairment or shutdown, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 90
  • Halcore Group: 2014 Horton Ambulance models 403, 453, 457, 603 and 623 manufactured from February 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014 and equipped with Liquid Spring-brand Aftermarket Suspension Kits – failure of mounting bracket that attaches suspension fluid tank to the frame, fluid tank separation from ambulance, road debris, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Jayco: 2015 19RD (TP) Jay Flight Trailers manufactured from May 19, 2014 to May 21, 2014 –  incorrect location of roof ladder installation, failure to provide reinforcing backer to hold the ladder to the trailer, ladder failure, climber injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 36
  • Jayco: 2015 Jay Flight Travel Trailers, models 264BHW (7V) and 267BHSW (7W), manufactured from April 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014 and equipped with the Roof AC Option, eliminating the roof vent – inadequate venting for gases emanating from the range, propane gas ignition, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 114
  • Jet Company: 2014 Side Dump Trailers manufactured from January 8, 2014 to March 6, 2014 and equipped with certain SAF-Holland-brand CBX Trailer Suspension Air Ride Axle Systems – trailer suspension pivot bolt failure, separation of suspension and attached axle from the trailer, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 84
  • Keystone RV: 2014-2015 Hideout 308BHDS Fifth Wheel Trailers manufactured from October 2, 2013 to August 8, 2014 – construction of a 120V outlet in the exterior kitchen not part of the GFCI protected circuit, electrical shock hazards; potential number of units affected: 198
  • Lion Bus: 2014 360 School Buses manufactured from August 9, 2014 to November 9, 2014 – failure to apply adhesive to the joint between the metal ceiling panels, failure to meet requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 221, “School Bus Body Joint Strength”, in the event of crash, the metal ceiling joint may split apart, increased risk of passenger injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Mack Trucks: 2013-2015 CXU Trucks manufactured from August 23, 2012 through June 27, 2014 and equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control – software error, failure of visual and/or audible warning system to indicate road obstructions, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 538
  • Mack Trucks: 2015 CHU, CXU and GU Trucks manufactured from June 4, 2014 through June 18, 2014 – failure to torque seat belt bolts to the required specification, bolt loosening, seat belt detachment, seat belt failure to restrain occupant in the event of a crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 381
  • Mack Trucks: 2015 GU Trucks manufactured from April 28, 2014 to June 19, 2014 and equipped with Cummins ISL Engines with Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters (part number FF63009) – filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 78
  • Mack Trucks: 2015 Titan Trucks manufactured from January 17, 2014 to May 23, 2014 –  incorrect engine control unit software setting, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 19
  • Mazda North American Operations: 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Vehicles manufactured from October 10, 2006 to May 23, 2008 – hybrid system coolant pump failure, hybrid electronics overheating, powertrain shut-down, stall-like conditions, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 423
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America: 2008-2011 Lancer, Lancer Evolution and Outlander Vehicles as well as 2009-2011 Lancer Sportback and 2011 Outlander Sport Vehicles, all manufactured with 4B1 Engines – unusual engine pulley wear, belt detachment, battery discharge, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 165,923
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America: 2011 Outlander Sport Vehicles manufactured on September 3, 2010 – brake booster switch sleeve crack, prevention of brake pedal return, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Navistar: 2015 IC Bus CE School Buses manufactured from May 13, 2014 to July 24, 2014 and equipped with Cummins ISB or ISL Engines with Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters (part number FF63009) – filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 782
  • Navistar: 2015 International Durastar Vehicles manufactured from May 9, 2014 to July 22, 2014, and 2015 IC Bus CE Commercial Buses manufactured June 5, 2014, to June 6, 2014 equipped with Cummins ISB or ISL Engines with Fleetguard UFF-XT Fuel Filters (part number FF63009) – filter shell separation from the fuel filter nut plate, engine stall without warning, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,050
  • Nissan North America: 2013 Nissan Altima Vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013 – secondary hood latch malfunction, unexpected hood opening while driving, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 220,423
  • Omix Ada: Rugged Ridge All Terrain Floor Mats, Cabela’s Custom-Fit Floor Mats, Line-X Truck Gear Floor Mats, and Tread Lightly Aftermarket Floor Mats manufactured from November 1, 2009 to August 27, 2014 for aftermarket use in Chevrolet and GMC full size trucks and SUVs – unintentional floor mat movement, accelerator pedal interference, unintended vehicle speeds, crash; potential number of units affected: 45,524
  • RevZilla Motorsports: LaZer Monaco Pure Glass, Roadster PG and Window PG Motorcyle Helmets, models MLD035010-D00L, MLD035010-M10L, MLD035010-S00L, MLD035010-T10L, MLD035020-OD0L and MLD035040-2C0L, size large only – inadequate labeling for proper sizing, helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets”, reduction of protection offered in the event of a crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 87
  • Starcraft RV: 2015 AR-One Travel Trailers, models 28P, 28R, 28U, 28V, 28S and 28W manufactured from April 23, 2014 to July 18, 2014 and equipped with the Roof AC Option, eliminating the roof vent – inadequate venting for gases emanating from the range, propane gas ignition, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 72
  • Subaru of America: 2015 Outback Vehicles manufactured from January 22, 2014 to August 18, 2014 and equipped with a Subaru Accessory Trailer Hitch Assembly – overtightened trailer hitch mounting nuts, trailer hitch mounting stud failure, trailer detachment from vehicle while driving, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 56
  • Suzuki Motor of America: 2011-2014 GSX-R750 and 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 Motorcycles – possible damage to drive chain adjuster, drive chain detachment, loss of power to the rear wheel, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 23,073
  • Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing: 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe Vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in “high absolute humidity areas” of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. – front passenger air bag inflator rupture during deployment, metal fragmentation injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 247,000
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4×4 Vehicles manufactured from September 14, 2009 to October 11, 2010 – leaf spring fracture and movement, contact with surrounding structures including fuel tank, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 690,000
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing: 2014 FJ Cruiser Vehicles equipped with an optional “Trail Teams Ultimate Edition” package, in which the front shock absorbers and springs were replaced at vehicle processing centers – insufficient torque for two bolts  securing the front lower ball joint to the steering knuckle, bolt loosening and/or detachment during driving, loss of steering control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,787
  • Triumph Motorcycles America: 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R Motorcycles manufactured from July 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013 and equipped with ABS – insecure headstock bolts, bolt loosening, steering movement restrictions, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,368
  • Van Hool: 2011-2013 TD925 Vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2010 to February 14, 2013 – cracking of the steering knuckle may result in its total failure, wheel separation from the vehicle, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 158
  • Vanguard National Trailer: 2014 VIP and VXP Trailers manufactured from October 10, 2013 to April 24, 2014 and equipped with certain SAF-Holland-brand CBX Trailer Suspension Air Ride Axle Systems – trailer suspension pivot bolt failure, separation of suspension and attached axle from the trailer, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 311
  • Volvo Trucks North America: 2014-2015 VAH, VNL and VNM Trucks manufactured from March 4, 2013 to April 28, 2014 – disc brake caliper detachment from backing plate, unexpected wheel pull, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,175
  • Volvo Trucks North America: 2015 VNL and VNX Trucks manufactured from January 7, 2014 to June 5, 2014 and equipped with a D16 Engine – incorrect software parameter setting in engine control unit, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 46

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