NHTSA August 2018 Vehicle Recalls: 55 [US]


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 55 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:

Among the 55 recalls the NHTSA has announced this August comes news of the following:

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (“DTNA”) has recalled an estimated 45,667 model year 2017-2019 Freightliner Cascadia trucks. The ignition control unit (ICU) may not perform the required bulb checks for the Anti-lock Brake System (“ABS”) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if the ignition is turned from on to off to on too quickly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) number 121, “Air Brake Systems,” and 136, “Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles.”

According to the NHTSA, without an ABS or ESC bulb check, the operator may unaware that the warning light bulbs are not working. If the warning bulbs are not working, in the event of an ABS or ESC malfunction, the driver may not be notified, increasing the risk of a crash.

DTNA will notify registered owners, and dealers will reprogram the ICU’s to ensure a bulb check is performed each time the ignition is turned on, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-780.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V491000
Recalls Direct RIN: 10515-2018
Want to read more about this recall?
==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
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==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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