(From left) The Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid EV, the Peterbilt 520, and the Mack MD are among the latest vehicle recalls.  -  Photo: Stellantis/PACCAR/Mack/Government Fleet

(From left) The Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid EV, the Peterbilt 520, and the Mack MD are among the latest vehicle recalls.

Photo: Stellantis/PACCAR/Mack/Government Fleet

Vehicle recalls from a handful of automakers have been announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the last several weeks. Government Fleet has a roundup of popular vehicle makes and models for public sector fleets.

Alexis Fire Apparatus: Delay in Park Brake Engagement

Alexis Fire is recalling certain 2021-2024 Fire Apparatus vehicles built on Spartan Chassis. A defect in the inversion valve may delay park brake engagement, which could allow the vehicle to move unintentionally, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

Dealers will inspect and replace the inversion valves as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Nov. 20, 2023. 

Autocar Trucks: Improperly Tightened Wheel Lug Nuts

Autocar is recalling certain 2023 ACX Xpeditor and DC Legend trucks. The wheel lug nuts may not be tightened properly, which can allow the wheel to detach.

Dealers will inspect and tighten the lug nuts, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Dec. 28, 2023.

Chrysler Vans: Battery Post May Short Circuit and Cause Fire

Chrysler is recalling certain 2023 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. An electrical short may occur due to an incorrectly installed 12-volt battery isolator post, resulting in a fire while parked or driving.

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will correct the isolator to fit the anti-rotation stud, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Dec. 29, 2023.

Custom Fire Apparatus: Delay in Park Brake Setting

Custom Fire is recalling certain 2021-2024 Spartan Gladiator, MetroStar, and FC-94 emergency vehicles. A defect in the inversion valve may delay the park brake setting after engagement, which could allow the vehicle to move unintentionally.

Dealers will inspect and replace the faulty inversion valve, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Nov. 16, 2023.

Ford Trucks: Front Wheel and Hub Extender May Detach

Ford is recalling certain 2022-2023 Ford Super Duty F-350, F-450, F-550, and F-600 vehicles. The fasteners for the front wheel hub extender may be insufficiently tightened, which can result in the wheel and wheel extender detaching from the vehicle.

Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repair has been performed. Dealers will inspect the front wheel hub extender retaining nuts. If the retaining nuts are loose, dealers will replace the wheel hub extender, retaining nuts, and hub assembly. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters were expected to be mailed Nov. 27, 2023.

Hino Trucks: Incorrect Shift Selector May Result in Rollaway

Hino is recalling certain 2022-2023 Hino truck models. Those include:

  • NE7A.
  • NE7B.
  • NJ7A.
  • NJ7B.
  • NV7A.
  • NV7B.

The recall affects an estimated 985 vehicles equipped with a 2500 series transmission. The transmission shift selector has a Park 'P' position, even though the transmission does not contain a mechanical park mechanism.

Dealers will inspect and replace the shift selector as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Jan. 5, 2024.

Mack Trucks: Rear Lifting Bracket on Engine May Detach & Steering Wheel May Loosen and Detach

Mack is recalling certain 2024 Granite and TerraPro trucks. The rear lifting bracket that attaches to the engine cylinder head may be insufficiently secured, which can allow it to detach. That can result in the engine falling or swinging, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect and replace the flanged stud in the rear lifting bracket, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Dec.15, 2023.

Mack is also recalling certain 2024 MD trucks. The steering wheel attachment bolt may loosen and separate from the steering shaft, causing the steering wheel to detach.

Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the repair has been performed. Dealers will replace the steering wheel retention bolt, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Nov. 20, 2023. 

Peterbilt Trucks: Rear Lifting Bracket on Engine May Detach

PACCAR is recalling certain 2024 Peterbilt 520 trucks. The rear lifting bracket that attaches to the engine cylinder head may be insufficiently secured, which can allow it to detach. A rear lifting bracket that detaches while the engine is being lifted can result in the engine falling or swinging, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect and replace the flanged stud in the rear lifting bracket, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification were mailed Nov. 14, 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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