Recall report: Chevrolet, Ford announce recalls to medium-duty, transit equipment

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

  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2016-2017 Transit Connect vehicles. The front driver and/or passenger seat belt pretensioner initiators could contain an improper generant mix ratio that may prevent the seat belt pretensioners from deploying in the event of a crash. In the event of a crash, the front driver and/or passenger seat belt pretensioners may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 1,616 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Forest River is recalling certain 2019-2020 Coachmen Mirada and Pursuit Class A motorhomes. The gasoline-powered generator fuel supply hose may leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 1,140 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • General Motors is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD Medium Duty trucks. If the vehicle’s body control module loses communication with the vehicle’s electronic brake control module (EBCM), the EBCM software programming may not illuminate the vehicle’s ABS malfunction indicator light. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.” If a driver is unaware that the ABS system is malfunctioning, there may be an increased risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 12,200 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2020 Daybreak, Four Winds, Delano, Gemini, Quantum, Tiburon, Chateau Citation, Compass, Chateau, Siesta, Freedom Elite, and Synergy motorhomes built on Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis [platform 907 (VS30)]. The rear part of the fender liner on the front axle may contact and chafe the brake hose, possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid. If the brake fluid leaks, this may extend the braking distance, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 566 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2020 Daybreak, Four Winds, Delano, Gemini, Quantum, Tiburon, Chateau Citation, Compass, Chateau, Siesta, Freedom Elite, and Synergy motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis [platform 907 (VS30)] equipped with automatic transmissions. The owner’s manual does not correctly specify the certain conditions under which the automatic parking function (Auto-P) operates. If a customer were to rely on the Auto-P function as described in the Operator’s Manual, the possibility of a vehicle rollaway or unintended vehicle movement cannot be ruled out which could increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 566 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2020-2021 Quantum, Chateau and Four Winds, and 2020 Vegas and Axis motorhomes built on a Ford E-series chassis. A wire harness in the rear of the vehicle may contact the vehicle frame, resulting in damage to the circuits that support the fuel pump and the ABS. Damage to the fuel pump circuit in the wiring harness could result in an unexpected engine stall. Damage to the ABS wiring can lead to reduction of ABS functionality and a loss of roll stability control functionality. These scenarios increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 34 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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