Among the latest recalled vehicles are the  (left-right) 2022 Ram 1500, the 2023 Freightliner 108SD, and the 2023 Chevrolet 4500HD.  -  Photo: Stellantis, Daimler Trucks, GM, Government Fleet

Among the latest recalled vehicles are the  (left-right) 2022 Ram 1500, the 2023 Freightliner 108SD, and the 2023 Chevrolet 4500HD.

Photo: Stellantis, Daimler Trucks, GM, Government Fleet

Are your fleet vehicles affected by the latest vehicle recallsGovernment Fleet has a roundup of vehicle recalls from April 2023 so you can ensure your fleet is in safe working condition.

Alexis Fire Apparatus: Corrosion on Remote Control Circuit Board

Alexis Fire Equipment Company is recalling certain 2022 Emergency Utility, Flatbed Brush, and 300 Gallon Mini Pumper Fire Apparatus vehicles, equipped with a Warn Winch and a wireless handheld remote. Water may enter the handheld remote control for the winch and cause circuit board corrosion, which can allow the winch to operate unintentionally.

Alexis Fire will work with Warn Industries, Inc. to provide owners instructions on how to inspect the remote for corrosion and disable the wireless function by removing the battery pack from the remote. If corrosion or water intrusion is found when removing the battery pack owners should stop using the remote and contact WARN customer service for a replacement remote, free of charge. Once new parts are available, WARN will make a replacement water resistant remote available, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed April 5, 2023.

Altec Trucks: Missing Weld On Rear Pole Rack

Altec Industries is recalling certain 2016-2022 DM, DH, DC, DL, D2000, D3000, and D4000 series digger derricks, and AM55 aerial devices. The base of the rear pole rack may be missing a weld.

Altec will inspect the rear pole rack mounting plate, and if necessary, replace any required welds, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 26, 2023.

Chevrolet Trucks: Brake Pressure Switch May Short and Cause Fire

General Motors is recalling certain 2019-2023 Chevrolet 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD Medium-Duty trucks. The brake pressure sensor assembly may leak brake fluid into the brake pressure switch and cause an electrical short-circuit. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will replace the master cylinder pressure sensor and inspect the wire harness, replacing it, if necessary, free of charge.

Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed May 29, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available.

Daimler Trucks: Loss of Steering from Missing Tie Rod Fastener

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain trucks because the tie rod tie rod may be missing a fastener, allowing the steer arm to detach. Here are the affected vehicles:

  • 2022 FCCC MT45G.
  • 2022-2023 FCCC MT50E and MT55.
  • 2022 FCCC S2C.
  • 2023 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Cascadia, and M2.

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 4, 2023.

Ram 1500s: High Pressure Fuel Pump Failure, Missing Air Bag Sensors, & Incorrect PCM Software

Chrysler is recalling certain 2022-2023 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with a 3.0L diesel engine. That's because the high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) may fail. Dealers will replace the HPFP and replace additional fuel system components, as necessary, free of charge.

Chrysler is also recalling certain 2022 Ram 1500 vehicles because the B-pillar impact sensors may be missing, which can result in delayed air bag deployment or non-deployment. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, install the B-pillar impact sensors, free of charge.

Lastly, Chrysler is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 vehicles equipped with 5.7L eTorque engines because the powertrain control module software may cause an incorrect fuel mixture condition in the engine, and result in an engine stall. Dealers will update the Powertrain Control Module calibration software, free of charge.

Owner notification letters for all recalls are expected to be mailed June 2, 2023.

Spartan Fire Apparatus: Steer Axle Fasteners May Come Loose

Spartan Fire is recalling certain 2020, 2022 and 2023 Gladiator and 2023 MetroStar vehicles. The front-drive steer axle fasteners may loosen, resulting in a complete separation of the axle assembly joints.

Dealers will inspect and replace the pro-torque nut keeper on the steer axle assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 1, 2023.

Tesla Model 3s: Front Suspension Lateral Link May Separate

Tesla is recalling certain 2018-2019 Model 3 vehicles because the front suspension lateral link fasteners may loosen, allowing the lateral link to separate from the sub-frame.

Tesla Service will tighten or replace the lateral link fasteners as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 30, 2023.

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Christy Grimes

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Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet Government Fleet publications.

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