Safety recalls from Ram, Paccar, and Altec Industries

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

  • Altec Industries is recalling certain 2015-2018 LR7, ALB, AC18, AC23, and AC38 vehicles built on an International N9/N10 chassis. During an HC Desorb cycle, the vehicle’s idle will rapidly rise causing an increase in pump flow. The increased pump flow can result in the moving speed of the boom changing. The change in boom speed can result in unintended positioning of the boom, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 17 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Altec Industries is recalling certain 2018-2020 EC505 6S+3S and EC655 6S+6S vehicles. The load holding grip of the grapple tines may loosen, resulting in a loss of load control. Loss of load control may increase the risk of death or injury. NHTSA says potentially 30 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Chrysler is recalling certain 2019-2020 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 cab chassis built with a Cummins 6.7-liter High Output engine. Inadequate warmup protection can cause a lack of oil film on the engine connecting rod bearings while the engine is reaching operating temperature. This can result in engine damage and connecting rod failure, which could potentially puncture the engine block. A damaged engine block may leak oil, which can contact hot engine or exhaust components, increasing the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 32,318 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Paccar Incorporated is recalling certain 2020-2021 Peterbilt 348, 365, 367, 389, 520, 567 and Kenworth T800, T880, W900, W990 vehicles equipped with Watson and Chalin steerable lift axle suspension systems (model SL2065). The axles may have lower rear pivot bolts that are not 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 1,097 vehicles are affected by this recall.

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