Winnebago Recalls 5,057 RVs for Electrical Issue

Winnebago Itasca Recalls 5057 MotorCoaches for Electrical Issue

Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Winnebago View, VIA, ERA, and Itasca Navion motorhomes. The affected vehicles have an Axxess radio volume control module that may interfere with the chassis electrical system. CONSEQUENCE: The Axxess radio volume control module can affect electrical system functions, possibly causing an engine shutdown, power loss, illumination of malfunction indicator warning lights, and interfere with the restraint system. These scenarios can increase the…

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2013-2017 Hino Trucks Clutch Drum Recall

Hino Trucks Clutch Drum Spline Recall Notice

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling certain 2013-2017 XFC710L, XFC720L, XFC730L, and XFC740L vehicles. The clutch drum spline of the front module of the Hybrid Vehicle (HV) motor may wear out. CONSEQUENCE: If the clutch drum spline wears out, the vehicle will lose the ability to move under its own power, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: The Manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch…

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Class 8 Heavy Duty Truck Orders Up 42%

Class 5-8 Truck Orders Up

Orders for Class 5-8 trucks rose to a 16-month high in March, according to data from ACT Research. Preliminary net orders rose to 47,300 units, ACT reported, which represents a 19% improvement year-over-year. “Against easy comps, March Class 8 orders were up 42% compared to March 2016,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “On a seasonally adjusted basis, orders were booked at a 267,000 unit SAAR in the…

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Navistar International Trucks Air Dryer Recall

Navistar International Trucks Air Brake Dryer Recall

Navistar Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2016-2018 International LT, 2016-2017 International ProStar, 2017 International LoneStar, and 2017-2018 International RH heavy diesel trucks. The air dryer mounting bracket may fracture, causing air system leaks or a loss of air pressure to the brake system. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of brake air pressure could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Navistar will notify owners,…

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2016-2017 Mercedes Benz Metris BSM Recall

Daimler Vans USA LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. These vans were to be equipped with the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) feature, however, the installed instrument cluster and steering wheel does not support the function, and thus, the BSM system does not work on the vehicle. CONSEQUENCE: If a vehicle is in the driver’s blind spot, but the BSM system does not warn the driver, there would…

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Freightliner Business Class M2 & SD Recalls

Business Class M2 Instrument Cluster Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD trucks. The affected trucks have been modified to be equipped with both left hand and right hand instrument clusters. Due to incompatibilities between the displays, the instrument clusters and/or turn signals may become unresponsive. CONSEQUENCE: Unresponsive instrument clusters and/or turn signals can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners,…

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EPA Says Chrysler Cheated Diesel Emissions

Dodge Jeep Chrysler EcoDiesel 3.0L Turbo Diesel EPA Cheating Emissions Scandal

The US Environmental Protection Agency has accused a second major car company, Fiat Chrysler, of cheating on its diesel emissions testing by using secret software applications in multiple models. The company’s Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Ram vehicles used “management software” that “increases air pollution” from nitrous oxide for three years, the EPA alleged in a notice of violation issued Thursday. Fiat Chrysler said it was “disappointed” in the citation, and…

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2016-2017 Daimler Trucks RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America Chassis Frame Recall

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 FCCC XBR, XCL, XCM, and XCR recreational vehicle chassis manufactured January 1, 2016, to October 12, 2016, equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering…

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Freightliner MotorHome Chassis Brake Recall

Freightliner RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR, and XCL motorhome chassis manufactured December 21, 2012, to December 22, 2015. On certain motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake activation signal to a towed device…

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August Truck Sales Up 36% Over July

Class 8 Commercial Trucks

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research. Class 8 truck orders in August will be around 14,200 units for the month, a significant rebound from July’s dismal 10,358 units ordered, according to ACT Research. July’s order numbers were the worst recorded by ACT since the first…

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