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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Peterbilt Offers Model 579 Daycab Configuration

Peterbilt Model 579 Epiq Daycab

Based on the success of the aerodynamic Model 579 EPIQ sleeper truck, Peterbilt has introduced the aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 EPIQ daycab. Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the new model during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, which ends today in Las Vegas. “Fleets wanting to operate fuel-efficient daycabs have been an underserved market, and Peterbilt is pleased to provide the new Model 579 EPIQ daycab,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s…

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International Introduces New Class 8 Truck

International LT Series Flagship Class 8 Tractor Trailer

International on Friday introduced its new flagship line of Class 8 on-highway trucks, taking the mantle from the company’s ProStar. International says its LT Series, the company’s most fuel efficient line of trucks to date, was designed with feedback from drivers that resulted in a final product that Jeff Sass, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Navistar, calls “the most driver-centric Class 8 vehicle we’ve ever built.” The truck…

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Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Track Bar Recall

Dodge Ram 2500 3500 Track Bar Recall

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Dodge RAM 2500 trucks, and Dodge RAM 3500 trucks and cab chassis. The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, possibly resulting in the bracket components separating from the frame. CONSEQUENCE: If the bracket components separate from the frame, the vehicle may have a reduced response to steering input, increasing the risk of a…

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