NHTSA safety recalls from Daimler, Navistar, and more

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

  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCL, XCP, XCR and XCS and 2015-2019 Custom Chassis XCM vehicles. The instrument panel brightness cannot be adjusted, possibly causing glare when driving at night. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, “Control and Displays.” Glare can reduce the driver’s visibility of the road, thus increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 1,715 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Kovatch Mobile Equipment is recalling certain 2017-2020 Commercial Pumper and Predator SS Rescue, 2018 Predator Panther Pumper and Commercial Skid, 2018-2020 Predator SS Aerial, 2020 Predator Panther Tanker, 2016 Predator Panther Aerial and Commercial Rescue, 2015-2019 Commercial Tanker, 2018-2019 Commercial Wildland, 2017 Predator SS Chassis and 2018-2021 Predator SS Pumper vehicles equipped with certain Code 3 7×9 Stop-Tail-Turn Reverse All-in-One LED stop, tail, turn, and reverse lights. The lights may be too bright, exceeding the maximum light output allowed which may adversely affect the vision of drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” The excessive brightness may affect the vision of other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 38 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Navistar is recalling certain 2020-2021 International HX vehicles equipped with SL2065 steerable lift axle suspension systems with a 20,000lb capacity. The lower rear pivot cap screws that connect the trailing arm to the steerable auxiliary lift axle that may not be long enough to sufficiently engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts. The short screws can cause the hardware to separate from the suspension system and become road hazards, increasing the risk of a crash and/or injury. NHTSA says potentially 36 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2019-2021 Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes, models 27B, 29M, 32T, 33X, 34J, 34R and 35M. The electronic control center circuit board may be damaged from voltages over 17 volts or a reverse polarity situation. A damaged circuit board could increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 2,061 vehicles are affected by this recall.

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