The latest recalls include certain vehicles from Dodge, Peterbilt, Tesla, and more.   -  Photo: Dodge/Peterbilt/Tesla via Canva

The latest recalls include certain vehicles from Dodge, Peterbilt, Tesla, and more. 

Photo: Dodge/Peterbilt/Tesla via Canva

Check your fleet! There are vehicle recalls to share with you for the month of March. Here are details on the latest recalls affecting common government vehicle makes and models.

Demers Ambulances: Rear Entry Step May Fail

Braun Ambulances is recalling certain 2022 Demers ambulances, models MX164E, MX170E, MXP150E, MXP150Z, MXP153E, MXP170MLE, MXP170Z, and 2020, 2022 MXP170E. The rear step of the ambulance may fail under weight due to incorrect welding. Braun will send a reinforcement plate to be installed on the rear step, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 6, 2023. 

Daimler Trucks: Drag Link May Separate

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2019-2021 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Columbia, Coronado, Business Class M2, and 2020 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The drag link taper joint may not have been tightened sufficiently and could come loose, resulting in a complete separation of the drag link from the steering arm.

Daimler Trucks will inspect the drag link taper joint and repair it, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 21, 2023.

Daimler Vans: Blower Motor Wiring May Overheat and Cause Fire

Daimler Vans is recalling certain 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VS30 and Freightliner Sprinter VS30 vehicles. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor circuit may be inadequate, which can allow the wiring harness to overheat.

Owners are advised to only operate the HVAC front blower in manual (not automatic) mode whenever the engine is on. Do not use the maximum blower or lowest/highest temperature settings until the remedy is performed. Dealers will relocate and replace the fuse and wiring harness, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 14, 2023. 

Daimler Vans: Front Side Air Bags May Deploy Improperly

Daimler Vans is recalling certain 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles equipped with electrically adjustable front swivel-seats. The wiring harnesses for the swivel-seats may have been incorrectly installed and may become damaged, which can cause the front side air bags not to deploy as intended.

Dealers will inspect and reattach the wiring harnesses, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed March 17, 2023.

Dodge Durangos: Rear Spoiler May Detach While Driving

Chrysler is recalling certain 2021-2023 Dodge Durango vehicles. The rear spoiler may not be aligned properly with the roof, resulting in damage to the spoiler during liftgate use.

Dealers will inspect and replace the rear spoiler, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed March 9, 2023.

Ford F-150 Lightnings: High-Voltage Battery Pack May Short-Circuit

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. The high-voltage battery pack may experience an electrical short-circuit when the battery is fully charged or near fully charged.

Dealers will replace the high-voltage battery pack, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 27, 2023. 

Navistar Trucks: Grille Surround May Detach From Vehicle

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2020-2024 International HX vehicles. The grille surround may corrode and detach from the truck. Dealers will replace the grille surround, free of charge.

Interim owner notification letters instructing owners to inspect their grille surround before driving their vehicle are expected to be mailed May 15, 2023. Owners will receive a second notice once remedy parts become available.

Navistar Trucks: Stuck Park Valve Module May Cause Rollaway

Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2023 International HV, HX, LT, RH, and Lonestar vehicles. The Intellipark Tractor Park Valve Module (PVM) may intermittently become stuck in the un-parked position and fail to move into the park position when the park switch is activated.

No remedy has been established as of March 27, 2023. Interim notices advising owners on what action they should take when applying the park brake until the remedy is complete are expected to be mailed May 15, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available.

Peterbilt Trucks: Stuck Park Valve Module May Cause Rollaway

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain 2023-2024 Peterbilt 579 trucks. The Intellipark Tractor Park Valve Module (PVM) may intermittently become stuck in the un-parked position and fail to move into the park position when the park switch is activated.

Dealers will replace the PVM with a new corrected part, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 19, 2023. 

Pierce Fire Trucks: Aerial Ladder Basket Handrail May Detach

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain 2018-2023 Velocity, Impel, Enforcer, and Arrow XT 110-foot aerial trucks. When the aerial platform is extended to its maximum angle, the platform mounting bracket may interfere with the basket handrail hinge peg and cause the handrail to detach from the basket.

Dealers will install new basket handrail hinge pegs, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed March 16, 2023.

Tesla Model Ys: Second-Row Seat Frame May Be Improperly Secured

Tesla is recalling certain 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles. The bolts securing the second-row seat back frames may not have been securely tightened.

Tesla Service Centers will inspect and tighten the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 25, 2023.

Volvo Trucks: Hub Cover May Detach from Vehicle

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2024 VNR, VNL, and VHD vehicles. The hub covers do not properly fit on the hub and can detach from the vehicle.

Dealers will remove the hub covers, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 5, 2023.

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Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes

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Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet publications. She has also written for School Bus Fleet.

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