NHTSA safety recalls for buses, trucks, and truck parts

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The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain 2018-2021 Vision school buses equipped with Ford 6.8L gasoline engines with an optional right-hand mounted parking brake lever. Due to improper routing of the parking brake cables, the parking brake cable may contact and chafe the gasoline fuel line, potentially causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 352 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Hino Motors Sales USA is recalling certain 2020-2021 NV8J, NJ8J, NE8J, NJ8A, NV8A, NE8A, NE8G, NJ8C, NE8C, and NV8G trucks. The ground cable that connects the negative battery terminal to the frame may be too short and may break as a result. If the ground cable breaks, the engine cannot be re-started to move the vehicle to a safe area, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 13,700 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • National Van Builders is recalling certain vehicles based on 2019-2020 Ford Transit and 2019 Ram Promaster vans equipped with Freedman GO-ES foldaway seats. The seat belt retractor block out zone may have not been set correctly, potentially resulting in a seat belt that may not properly secure the occupant. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.” An unsecured occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. NHTSA says potentially five vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2020-2021 VNL and VNR trucks. The steering gear fasteners may have not been properly tightened. The loose fasteners may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 23 vehicles are affected by this recall.

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