Recall report: Navistar issues engine-related recall; Ford recalls transit van for roof safety issue

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

  • Autocar is recalling certain 2016-2020 Autocar Xpeditor vehicles and 2017-2021 Autocar Xpert vehicles equipped with Wabco Automatic Traction Control (ATC) electronic control units (ECU). The ATC ECUs may not be programmed correctly and may malfunction without warning. An ATC ECU malfunction may increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 150 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain 2020-2021 Vision and All American school buses. The foot pedal parking brake assembly may have been improperly assembled possibly resulting in a failure to hold the vehicle stationary on an incline when the vehicle is loaded to its maximum weight. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.” Unintended vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 1,585 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2010-2020 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses. The lettering on the instruction label for the rear emergency exit window may be too small. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS number 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release.” Small lettering may be difficult for occupants to read, delaying the reaction time to open the exit, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 4,499 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with a Panoramic Fixed-Glass Vista roof. The panoramic roof panel may have been inadequately bonded to the vehicle, possibly resulting in the panel separating from the vehicle. If the panoramic roof panel separates from the vehicle while it is being driven, it may increase the risk of an injury or crash. NHTSA says potentially 5,088 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Navistar is recalling certain 2018-2020 International LT and 2019-2020 International RH trucks. The wrist pin bushing of the engine connecting rod may fail. Connecting rod failure may result in unexpected an unexpected engine shutdown, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 4,499 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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