Check your fleets! Are any of your vehicles involved in the latest round of recalls announced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration?
Government Fleet has a roundup of these recalls and more.
Various Emergency Vehicle Makes and Models: Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire
The manufacturers of several emergency vehicle makes and models have issued recalls over concerns that in the event of a short circuit or wiring failure, the firmware in the node may fail to shut off the output pin, resulting in overloaded electrical circuits.
Overloaded electrical circuits can overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
The vehicles recalled are those equipped with a Weldon 8x16 Input-Output node. The node was not built to the proper specification and may become overloaded resulting in an unplanned increased risk of heat related damage or fire.
The recall includes the following vehicle makes and models:
- 2022-2023 Alexis Fire apparatus fire trucks equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes
- 2021-2023 E-ONE ARFF
- 2021-2023 E-ONE Cyclone N
- 2020-2024 E-ONE Commercial
- 2020, 2022-2023 E-ONE Cyclone 2
- 2023 E-ONE Cyclone E
- 2022 E-ONE Typhoon
- 2020-2023 E-ONE Typhoon N
- 2020-2023 Freightliner Chassis vehicles equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes
- 2020-2023 International Chassis vehicles equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes
- 2020-2022 Marion Pumper, Rescue, Aerial, and RPM vehicles equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes
- 2020-2023 MAXI-METAL Freightliner/Kenworth trucks equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes
- 2020-2021 Northstar ambulances
- 2020-2024 PL Customs Ambulance, and Rescue Vehicle Type 1 and Type 3 vehicles
- 2020-2024 REV Type I, III, IX ambulances
- 2020-2022 Rosenbauer Avenger
- 2019-2024 Rosenbauer Commander
- 2020-2023 Rosenbauer Warrior
- 2023 Rosenbauer Commercial F-350
- 2023 Rosenbauer Commander F-550
- 2024 Rosenbauer Commercial 114SD
Note: In the recall notices for some of the models listed above, the manufacturer specified that only those equipped with the Weldon 8X16 Input-Output node were recalled. We included that detail on the list of models when mentioned.
Dealers for the respective vehicles will update the firmware, free of charge.
Alamo Trucks: Dump Truck Hoist May Fail
Alamo is recalling certain Old Dominion Brush Company dump trucks. The bolt between the connecting rod and yoke on the host can shear, resulting in hoist failure.
The recall includes the following 2021-2023 models:
Dealers will inspect the hoist and add a pressure relief valve and replace the bolt, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 20, 2024.
Altec Aerial Devices: Engine Compartment Fire from Short Circuit
Altec is recalling certain 2004-2023 AT Series aerial devices. The cables in the engine compartment may contact the vehicle's hood, damaging the cables and causing a short circuit.
Altec will inspect and relocate the cables and fuse blocks, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 8, 2024.
Battle Motors Trucks: Drag Link May Become Deformed or Break
Battle Motors is recalling certain 2023-2024 Let2 trucks.
The drag link connecting the steering gear to the roadside steering knuckle may become deformed or break. A broken drag link can cause a complete loss of steering control.
The recall affects an estimated 1,327 trucks.
Dealers will install a new drag link, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 9, 2024.
Daimler Vans: Missing Frame Member Reinforcement Fasteners, Partition Wall May Detach, & Crossmember Connection May Loosen
Daimler Vans is recalling certain 2019-2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The longitudinal frame members may be missing reinforcement fasteners, reducing vehicle stability and decreasing the structural integrity of the third-row seats.
The recall affects 2019-2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, and 4500 van models.
More than 3,700 vehicles may be affected.
Dealers will inspect and repair the frame members as necessary, free of charge.
Daimler is also recalling certain 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and 2019-2021 Freightliner Sprinter vans for another potential issue. The partition wall may be missing bolts, allowing the wall to detach during a crash.
The following vehicles are included in the recall:
- 2019-2021 Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500.
- 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500.
Dealers will inspect and secure the partition wall as necessary, free of charge.
Additionally, Daimler is also recalling certain 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The connection between the propeller shaft bearing and crossmember may loosen, reducing vehicle control.
Reduced vehicle control increases the risk of a crash. Additionally, the propeller shaft may damage the fuel tank during a crash, causing a leak and increasing the risk of a fire.
The recall affects 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500, and 4500 van models.
Dealers will inspect and replace the crossmember as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters for all three recalls are expected to be mailed Feb. 16, 2024.
Doosan Generators: Brake Harness Connected Incorrectly
Doosan is recalling certain 2019-2023 Portable Generator Trailers. The electric brake harness was connected to the battery disconnect switch instead of the positive distribution lug of the battery, deenergizing the brakes when the battery disconnect switch is in the off position.
Deenergized brakes will not engage when the operator attempts to use them. This increases the risk of a crash
Owners will be instructed to immediately stop towing the affected trailers until repairs have been made. Dealers will correct the wiring, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Jan. 23, 2024.
E-One Fire Trucks: Loss of Power Steering Assist
E-One is recalling certain 2022-2023 Cyclone 2, Cyclone N, Typhoon N, and 2023 Cyclone E vehicles.
The steering assist bracket may have been machined incorrectly. This may cause a reduction in hydraulic force, requiring greater steering effort and increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the steering assist bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Jan. 31, 2024.
Ford SUVs: Exterior A-Pillar Trim May Detach
According to NHTSA documents, the recall includes all Explorer body styles, an estimated 1.9 million vehicles.
The NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation received 164 complaints on the affected vehicles alleging a windshield trim panel on the vehicle detached while driving at highway speeds.
Some of the complaints reported that the driver of the vehicle following behind the impacted vehicle allegedly was startled when the trim piece hit the windshield and momentarily lost control of the vehicle.
Dealers will inspect and replace the A-pillar trim as necessary, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 13, 2024. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available.
Ford Trucks: Rear Axle Hub Bolt May Break
Ford is also recalling certain 2021-2023 F-150 pickup trucks equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-in. heavy duty axle with a 3/4 float axle design.
The rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines. Damaged axle hub splines can result in a vehicle roll away when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied or cause a loss of drive power.
An estimated 113,000 trucks are included in the recall.
The remedy is currently under development. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an interim repair if they experience symptoms related to rear axle bolt breakage, such as a clicking or rattling noise.
Interim owner notification letters explaining the safety risk are expected to be mailed Jan. 29, 2024. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts become available, anticipated during the 2nd Quarter of 2024.
Ford Cars: Engine Oil Pump Failure
The oil pump drive belt or drive belt tensioner may fail, resulting in a loss of engine oil pressure. A loss of oil pressure can result in an engine stall and a loss of power braking assist.
Approximately 140,000 vehicles are impacted by the recall.
Dealers will replace the oil pump tensioner assembly and oil pump drive belt, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters explaining the safety risk are expected to be mailed Feb. 13, 2024. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts become available, anticipated during the 2nd Quarter of 2024.
Freightliner Trucks: Vehicle Rollaway from Incorrect Gear Shifter
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2024 Freightliner M2 Business Class trucks. The vehicle may be incorrectly equipped with a transmission gear shifter that includes a 'PARK' position despite the transmission not having a park pawl.
When shifted into 'PARK', the transmission will actually be in 'NEUTRAL', increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway and crash. An estimated 2,547 trucks are included in the recall.
A remedy and is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 20, 2024.
GM SUVs: Door Strikers May Fracture
GM is recalling certain 2024 vehicle models due to a potential for the door strikers to fracture. This could result in the door opening unexpectedly.
The recall includes the following 2024 models:
Dealers will replace all four door strikers and attaching bolts, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Jan. 24, 2024.
GM Vans: Front-Drive Unit May Leak Oil and Cause Fire
GM is also recalling certain 2022 BrightDrop EV600 vans. The front-drive unit may leak oil and cause an engine compartment fire.
GM will replace the vehicles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 15, 2024.
Mack Trucks: Steering Gear Assembled Incorrectly, Axle Spindles May Fracture
Mack is recalling certain 2024 Anthem, Pinnacle, and Terrapro trucks. The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in a loss of steering control.
Dealers will inspect and replace the defective gears as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 23, 2024.
Mack is also recalling certain 2024 Granite trucks. The bearing journals may not be fully seated in the steering knuckle assembly, preventing the proper installation of the wheel end hub assembly.
An improperly installed wheel end hub assembly can leak oil, causing the axle spindles to loosen or fracture and increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the steering knuckle assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters for this recall are expected to be mailed Feb. 8, 2024.
Navistar Trucks: Driver's Seat Belt Bolt Not Properly Attached
Navistar is recalling certain 2024 International HV and International MV trucks. The driver's seat belt tether bolt may not be properly seated in the anchor, causing a bind at the anchor point.
Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 18, 2024.
PACCAR Trucks: Cab Mirror Assembly May Detach
PACCAR is recalling certain truck models due to the potential that the glass lock ring on the cab mirror assembly may not be fully seated. This can allow the mirror glass to detach.
The recall includes the following 2022-2024 models:
Dealers will inspect the mirror glass lock ring and repair it as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 15, 2024.
Rivian SUVs and Trucks: Auto-Hold or Park May Not Activate as Intended
Rivian is recalling certain 2022 R1T trucks and R1S SUVs. The accelerator pedal may not detect when the driver releases the pedal, failing to activate "auto-hold" or "park" as intended.
This can result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash.
Rivian has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update. Rivian will also replace the accelerator pedals, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed Jan. 18, 2024.
Terex Trucks: Boom Rotation Bearing Bolts Not Tightened Properly
Terex is recalling certain trucks due to the potential that the boom rotation bearing bolts may not be tightened properly. Improperly tightened boom rotation bearing bolts may fail, causing the boom to fall, and increasing the risk of injury.
The recall includes the following 2023 models:
- XT Pro
Dealers will tighten the boom rotation bearing bolts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 23, 2024.
Tesla EVs: Rearview Image May Not Display
Tesla is recalling certain 2023 Model S, X, and Y vehicles equipped with full self-driving computer 4.0 and running a software release version 2023.44.30 through 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100. Software instability may prevent the rearview camera image from displaying.
The recall affects an estimated 200,000 vehicles.
Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 22, 2024.