NHTSA December Vehicle Recalls – 44 MTD [US]


US FlagAs of Monday, December 8, 2014, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 44 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:

  • Airstream: 2014-2015 Airstream Land Yacht, Classic, Eddie Bauer, International, Flying Cloud and Sport Travel Trailers manufactured from November 26, 2013 to August 14, 2014 – power inlet receptacles may not be properly tightened, excessive heat build-up, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,740
  • American Honda Motor: 2014-2015 Acura MDX Vehicles manufactured from April 23, 2013 to August 25, 2014 and 2014 Acura RLX Vehicles manufactured from November 5, 2012 to November 25, 2013 – malfunction of driver and front passenger seat belts in cold temperatures, injury in the event of crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 43,481
  • American Honda Motor: 2014 GROM125 Motorcycles manufactured from June 12, 2013 to September 24, 2014 and 2014 Forza-NSS300 and NSS300A Motorcycles manufactured from June 18, 2013 to May 21, 2014 – swelling of resin bracket inside fuel pump, impeller interference, fuel pump failure, stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10,076
  • Blue Bird Body: 2015 All American and Vision School Buses manufactured from May 22, 2014 to August 2, 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: 934
  • Blue Bird Body: 2015 All American and Vision Transit Buses manufactured from May 22, 2014, to August 2, 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: 17
  • BMW of North America: 2014 i8 Vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2014 to September 16, 2014 – inadequate weld of bolt to fuel tank, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 223
  • BMW of North America: 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured from July 28, 2014 to July 29, 2014 – driver’s side exterior rearview mirror designed to meet non-US market requirements, failure to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 111, “Rearview Mirrors”, driver may not, in fact, notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 53
  • BMW of North America: 2015 X5 Vehicles manufactured from September 12, 2014 to September 21, 2014 and equipped with the optional Rear Comfort Seat – failure to properly weld attachment point for left rear seat belt, failure of seat belt attachment, failure to restrain seat occupant, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 11
  • Capacity of Texas: 2014 ISB13 Trucks manufactured from April 28, 2014 to July 10, 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: 20
  • Chrysler Group: 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Vehicles manufactured from March 20, 2014 to April 22, 2014, and 2014 Jeep Wrangler Vehicles manufactured from March 21, 2014 to April 22, 2014: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (“TPMS”) software error, false illumination of low tire pressure warning light, failure to notify of change in air pressure, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,” crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10,390
  • Chrysler Group: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 Trucks manufactured from June 20, 2002 to July 31, 2003 originally sold or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – excessive internal pressure in passenger side frontal air bag, air bag inflator rupture, metal fragment projectiles, serious injury to vehicle occupant hazards; potential number of units affected: 149,150
  • Continental Tire the Americas: ProContact GX SSR MOE Tires, size 225/45R18 95H XL, manufactured from June 22, 2014 to July 28, 2014 and used for front axle fitment on 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vehicles – tire deformation during curing process, distortion of tire tread when inflated, sudden tire failure during driving, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,993
  • Daimler Trucks of North America: 2011-2015 Freightliner Cascadia and M2 Trucks manufactured from June 2,2011 to October 23, 2014 – tail pipe termination under the compressed natural gas (CNG) tank, fuel system overheating, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 303, “Fuel System Integrity Of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles” hazards; potential number of units affected: 65
  • Daimler Trucks North America: 2015 Freightliner Business Class M2 Trucks manufactured from May 27, 2014 to September 25, 2014 and equipped with certain models of Eaton Fuller 365mm Clutches – failure of clutch to disengage as needed, unintended motion or extension of stopping distance, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 391
  • Eldorado National-Kansas: 2014-2015 Krystal K40 Vehicles manufactured from April 25, 2014 to June 29, 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: 18
  • Elgin Sweeper: 2012-2014 Broom Badger Sweeper Trucks manufactured from March 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014 and equipped with a modified hydraulic oil cooler fan wiring harness –  oil cooler fan failure, overheating, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 92
  • Ford Motor: 2015 Ford Mustang Vehicles manufactured from August 18, 2014 to October 2, 2014 – improper classification of passenger by safety belt tension sensor system, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”, improper passenger air bag deployment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 50
  • Forest River: 2014-2015 Rockport, Parcelport, Cargoport and Workport Vehicles manufactured from December 2, 2013 to October 17, 2014 – insufficiently tightened upper ball joint pinch bolts, loss of vehicle control, vehicle crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 354
  • Forest River: 2014-2015 Salem and Wildwood T174BH Recreational Vehicles manufactured from September 18, 2013 to August 29, 2014 – incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (“GVWR”) on the certification and tire information labels, failure to conform to Part 567, “Certification”, sudden tire failure during driving, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 205
  • General Motors: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Vehicles manufactured from January 6, 2014 to October 1, 2014 – incorrect installation of driver air bag, reversal of air bag deployment sequence, disruption of air bag deployment timing, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”, injury in the event of crash; potential number of units affected: 2,283
  • Great Dane Trailers: 2015 Converter Dollies manufactured from March 7, 2014 to May 16, 2014 – brake drag, wheel overheating, wheel detachment, fire, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 125
  • Gulf States Toyota: 2015 Toyota Tacoma Vehicles manufactured from September 2, 2014 to October 15, 2014 – incorrect Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label, failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars”, vehicle overload, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 142
  • Halcore Group: 2006 Leader Type II Ambulances equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505 or S5510 Wheelchair Lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation – platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack, lift platform separation, platform fall out, injury to lift operator hazards; potential number of units affected: 6
  • Hino Motors Sales USA: 2012-2015 XJC and XFC Vehicles manufactured from February 17, 2011 to October 31, 2014 – brake warning lamp malfunction due to software error, failure to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems”, reduction or loss of braking capability, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,641
  • Keystone RV: 2014-2015 Dutchmen Aerolite and Dutchmen Denali Travel Trailers manufactured from December 2, 2013 to September 11, 2014 – incorrect 12V electrical breaker installation, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,412
  • Keystone RV: 2015 Dutchmen Rubicon Trailers manufactured from August 22, 2014 to September 17, 2014 – incorrect installation of fuel line clamp, fuel line disconnection, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 27
  • Maserati North America: 2014-2015 Quattroporte and Ghibli Vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2014 to August 7, 2014 – improper installation of fuel delivery hoses, fuel leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 139
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America: 2004-2005 Lancer Vehicles, manufactured from August 4, 2003 to December 10, 2004 sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – excessive internal pressure in passenger side frontal air bag, air bag inflator rupture, metal fragment projectiles, serious injury to vehicle occupant hazards; potential number of units affected: 0 (unknown number)
  • Navistar: 2007-2015 IC CE Transit Buses manufactured from January 23, 2006 to May 12, 2014, 2008 and 2011 IC FE Transit Buses manufactured from October 5, 2006 to September 28, 2009, and 2009-2010 and 2013 IC RE Transit Buses manufactured from September 19, 2007 to November 29, 2011 and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505 or S5510 Wheelchair Lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation – platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack, lift platform separation, platform fall out, injury to lift operator hazards; potential number of units affected: 68
  • Navistar: 2010-2015 International Lonestar Vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2009 to June 16, 2014 and 2009-2015 International ProStar Vehicles manufactured from December 16, 2008 to June 20, 2014 – inadequate HVAC system electrical harness size to meet load, increase in resistance and overheating, vehicle fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 18,798
  • Navistar: 2013-2015 IC AE, 2007-2015 IC BE, CE, 2007-2011 IC FE and 2007-2014 IC RE School Buses and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505 or S5510 Wheelchair Lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation – platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack, lift platform separation, platform fall out, injury to lift operator hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,784
  • Neely Coble: 2012-2014 Isuzu NQR Vehicles equipped with the Dual Steering Modification by Neely Coble – separation of upper and lower steering columns, loss of steering control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 52
  • Spartan Motors Chassis: 2006-2013 Advantage, Diamond, Gladiator and MetroStar Emergency Vehicles manufactured from November 29, 2005 to June 19, 2013 – failure of transmission fluid cooler, engine coolant mixing with transmission fluid, transmission malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 389
  • Spartan Motors: 2010-2015 Gladiator Vehicles manufactured from March 25, 2010 to October 16, 2014 – engine cooling fan breakage and separation, personal injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 304
  • Spartan Motors Chassis: 2013-2015 Gladiator and MetroStar Emergency Vehicles manufactured from February 18, 2013 to August 5, 2014 – seats belts may be too long to fit smaller occupants, failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”, injury in the event of crash; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Strick Trailers: 2009-2015 Dry Freight Van Trailers manufactured from April 25, 2008 to June 5, 2014 and equipped with Rear Impact Guards using gusset part numbers 40033/40034, 43191/43192, 63133/63134 or 67046/67047 – rear impact guards with these gussets do not meet federal standards for strength and energy absorption, failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 223, “Rear Impact Guards,” injury in the event of crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Subaru of America: 2003-2005 Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004-2005 Impreza (including WRX/STI), and 2005 Saab 9-2X Vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and adjacent counties in southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – excessive internal pressure in passenger side frontal air bag, air bag inflator rupture, metal fragment projectiles, serious injury to vehicle occupant hazards; potential number of units affected: 0 (unknown number)
  • Supreme: 2006-2014 Senator, Senator II, Candidate, Candidate II, Senator HD and Sentinel Transit Buses manufactured from January 2, 2006 to April 30, 2014 and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505 or S5510 Wheelchair Lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation – platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack, lift platform separation, platform fall out, injury to lift operator hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,705
  • Triumph Motorcycles America: 2014-2015 Triumph Thunderbird, Thunderbird ABS, Tiger 800, Tiger 800 ABS, Thruxton and Bonneville Motorcycles manufactured from February 6, 2014 to August 7, 2014 – improper activation of the fuel injectors by engine control unit,  unexpected power loss, vehicle crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 0 (unknown number)
  • Vermeer Manufacturing: 2014 TR620 Trommel Trailers manufactured from June 2, 2014 to September 27, 2014 – incorrect material used for tapped pintle hitch mount plate, bolt loosening, separation of the towed trailer from towing vehicle, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5
  • Volkswagen Group of America: 2013-2015 Beetle Vehicles manufactured from June 13, 2013 to July 3, 2014 – glass sunroof breakage, passenger injury, driver distraction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 7,062
  • Wheeled Coach Industries: 2014 Emergency Vehicles built on Dodge 4500 and Chevrolet CG33803 (G3500) Chassis, and 2013-2015 Emergency Vehicles built on Ford F-450 Chassis and equipped with LiquidSpring-brand Aftermarket Suspension Kits – mounting bracket failure, separation of fluid tank from vehicle, road debris, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 29
  • Yamaha Motor: 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 Motorcycles manufactured from August 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014 – insufficient hardness of front and rear wheels, wheel loosening, air leakage near tire bead, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 28
  • Yamaha Motor: 2015 FZ07 Motorcycles manufactured from May 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 –   damage to positive battery cable, electrical short-circuit, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,100

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Additional information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 4516-2014
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