Chrysler Recalls Over 1 Million Ram Trucks

Chrysler Recalls More Than 1 Million 2013 - 2016 Dodge Ram Trucks

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ram 1500, 2500 Trucks, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 vehicles. Certain driving conditions, such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). If this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying. CONSEQUENCE: If the…

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Foretravel Phenix & Nimbus Motorhome Recall

Foretravel, Inc. (Foretravel) is recalling certain 2012-2018 ih-45, Phenix and Nimbus motorhomes. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. CONSEQUENCE: A separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will inspect clean, and secure the ball joint, free of charge. The…

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Spartan Motors Chassis Cab Ball Joint Recall

Spartan Chassis Cab IFS Recall Alert

Spartan Motors USA (Spartan) is recalling certain chassis cab vehicles including 2011-2017 Gladiator, 2016-2017 MetroStar, 2012-2018 K2, 2011-2018 K3, 2017-2018 K4, and 2011-2017 MM vehicles. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. CONSEQUENCE: A separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Spartan will notify owners, and…

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2016 Sprinter Drive Shaft Support Recall

Daimler Sprinter Van Drive Shaft Recall Alert

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded. CONSEQUENCE: If the event of a crash, the bracket may detach and the drive shaft may damage the fuel system, increasing the risk of a fire. REMEDY: DVUSA will notify owners…

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Daimler Trucks Western Star 4900 Recall

Western Star 4900 Air Brake Tank Recall

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks. The aluminum air tanks on these vehicles may have improper welds possibly resulting in a rapid loss of air pressure. CONSEQUENCE: A rapid loss of air pressure without warning may cause a sudden application of the park brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aluminum air…

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Isuzu Issues Recall Involving 21,000 Trucks

Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (Isuzu) is recalling certain 2015-2017 NPR HD, NPR XD, NQR and NRR trucks. During manufacturing, the stamping equipment may have created burrs on the frame crossmember that the transmission is mounted to. These burrs may cause the transmission mounting studs to break. CONSEQUENCE: If the studs break, the transmission may not be properly supported, preventing it from shifting correctly and increasing the risk of…

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Prevost Motor Coach Steering Arm Recall

Prevost Motor Coach Recall

Prevost Cars, Inc. (Prevost) is recalling certain 2017 H3-45 and X3-45 motor coach models. These vehicles have steering arm levers that were incorrectly forged, possibly resulting in the steering arm levers cracking and failing. CONSEQUENCE: If the steering arm lever fails, causing a loss of steering, it can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Prevost will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering arm lever, free of charge. The…

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Van Hool MotorCoach Steering Box Recall

Van Hool N.V. (Van Hool) is recalling certain 2010-2014 C2045 and T2145 motorcoaches, 2014-2015 TX40 motorcoaches, 2014-2017 TX45 motorcoaches, 2011-2015 TD925 motorcoaches, 2014-2016 CX45 motorcoaches and 2010-2013 T2140 motorcoach. When the vehicle is started in low temperatures, the steering wheel may be difficult to turn. CONSEQUENCE: Reduced steering ability can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Van Hool will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering box, free…

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DOT Report on Tesla Trailer AutoPilot Crash

DOT Releases Report on Tesla Tractor-Trailer Accident

A report issued this month by the Department of Transportation regarding the high-profile 2016 crash involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor-trailer reached the conclusion — again — that the inattention of the Tesla’s driver was to blame for the crash. NHTSA says the car’s operator, who died in the collision, was leaning too heavily on the car’s driver assist systems, which failed to brake when a tractor-trailer crossed…

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Mack Truck Front Wheel Hub Recall Alert

Mack Trucks Front Wheel Hub Recall Alert

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2012, 2014-2015 and 2017 Granite (GU), 2012-2017 Pinnacle (CHU, CXU), and 2013-2015 and 2017 Titan (TD) trucks manufactured January 7, 2011, to September 29, 2016. The affected vehicles were built with front wheel hubs that cannot support the gross axle weight rating of the front axle. CONSEQUENCE: Overloaded front wheel hubs can result in premature failure of the hubs, bearings, and…

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