There are several vehicle recalls to share with you that were announced during the month of May. Here are details on the latest recalls affecting government vehicle makes and models.
Braun Ambulances: Rear Brake Line Failure
Braun Ambulances is recalling certain 2019-2023 Chief XL Type I, Express Plus Type I, and Liberty Type I ambulances built on Chevrolet medium and heavy-duty chassis. The Liquid Spring suspension systems may come in direct contact with the right rear brake line, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the loss of the rear brakes.
Dealers will replace and reroute the rear brake lines, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 29, 2023.
Daimler Trucks: Vehicle May Understeer
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling several vehicle models that are equipped with an electronic stability control system and tire combination that may understeer during a J-turn. These include certain short wheelbase:
- 2020-2024 Freightliner Cascadias.
- 2020-2024 Freightliner M2 Business Class trucks.
- 2022 Western Star 4700s.
- 2020 Freightliner Classic Cascadia trucks.
These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 136, "Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles."
The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 24, 2023.
Ford Explorers: Incomplete PCM Update May Result in Rollaway
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2020-2022 Explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.3L RWD, 3.3L GAS, 3.3L FHEV, or 3.0L ST powertrain. The previous powertrain control module (PCM) update completed under recall 22V-255 did not include the automatic electronic parking brake feature when the vehicle is shifted to park, as intended.
In addition, the rear axle horizontal mounting bolt may fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect.
Dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in May 2023.
Navistar Trucks: Brake Pressure Switch May Short and Cause Fire
Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain 2017-2023 International CV trucks. The brake pressure switch assembly may leak brake fluid into the brake pressure switch's electrical components 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 brake pressure switch assembly and if necessary, the wire harness or fuse, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 19, 2023.
Ram Vans: Unsecured Transmission May Cause Rollaway
Chrysler is recalling certain 2019-2021 Ram ProMaster vehicles equipped with a 62TE transmission. The park pawl may not fully engage the park gear due to debris inside the transmission, leading to a potential rollaway.
Dealers will update the powertrain control module software, and inspect and replace, as necessary, the transmission or components within the transmission, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 16, 2023.
Volvo Trucks: High Voltage Battery Pack May Short Circuit
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2020-2024 VNR Electric vehicles. The coolant line in the high voltage battery pack may not be fully seated and locked, which can result in the loss of coolant and an electrical short circuit.
Volvo Trucks will work with the battery manufacturer Akasol to inspect and replace the batteries, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 9, 2023.