US NHTSA Recalls: Fontaine Modification Autohaulers


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Saturday, September 26, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of sixty-six (66) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the sixty-six (66) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Fontaine ModificationFontaine Modification (“Fontaine”), a Charlotte, North Carolina establishment, has recalled an estimated 1,074 model year 2016-2020 Autohaulers built on Freightliner 114SD Truck Chassis marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Electrical System, Structure – Truck Cab may contact Battery Cable

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V525000 reports the movement of the Truck Cab during operation may cause the Battery Cable to contact the bottom of the Cab, possibly damaging the Cable.

Logo - FreightlinerAccording to the NHTSA, damage to the Cable can result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire, burns and smoke inhalation with consequential injury and/or life-changing results.

Fontaine will notify registered owners, and dealers will ensure that the cable cannot be damaged, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2020. Owners may contact Fontaine Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-366-8246 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). No manufacturer’s designation was listed for this recall at press time.

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==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for accessories manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Fontaine Modification, please search for “Fontaine” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Freightliner brand, please search for “Freightliner” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V525000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13560-2020
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
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==> 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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