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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Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24

Highly Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24 Atlanta

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session to collect comments and information on autonomous truck technology, or what it calls “highly automated commercial vehicles,” at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop in Atlanta on April 24th. They hope to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and deployment of HACVs. FCMSA will webcast the entire session to allow for increased viewing and participation for…

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Tiffin Allegro Open Road Motor Home Recall

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Allegro Open Road motor homes. The tow hitch on these vehicles may detach from the coach under heavy loading or hard braking conditions. CONSEQUENCE: If the hitch detaches, the tow vehicle would not be connected to the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install frame rail extension liner brackets, free of charge. The…

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REV Fleetwood Motorhome Fuel Pump Recall

Fleetwood & Holiday Rambler Motor Home Fuel Pump Recall

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2015 Fleetwood Bounder Classic motorhomes, 2015-2016 Fleetwood Terra motorhomes, 2016-2017 Fleetwood Storm, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE and Fleetwood Flair motorhomes, and 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XE motorhomes. The affected vehicles, equipped with an Onan 5.5 Kilowatt Generator, have an external fuel pump and in-line fuel filter that may be improperly secured to the chassis. CONSEQUENCE: If the fuel pump or filter detach or…

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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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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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2017 Navistar International Trucks Recall

Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain 2017 International ProStar, LoneStar, 9900i, and TranStar trucks. The affected vehicles have a metallic battery cover latch that may unlatch and contact the battery jump start stud, causing an electrical short to ground if the jump start stud is not covered. CONSEQUENCE: An electrical short to ground increases the risk of a fire in these trucks. REMEDY: Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will…

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Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet. “These added vehicle features underscore our commitment to over-the-road safety for our commercial truck rental customers and their drivers,” said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental at Penske. “These systems can help commercial drivers avoid collisions and the braking system provides additional stopping power when needed.” Penske has…

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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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