Recall report: Daimler announces massive recall

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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 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailers. The single brake modulator valve may be affected by chemical corrosion which can slow down the release timing and cause the brakes to pull to the affected side during automatic braking events. Brakes that pull to one side during automatic braking events may cause a sudden change in vehicle direction, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 164,317 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Forest River is recalling certain 2020-2021 Vengeance trailers, models VGF351A13-81, VGF371A13-81, VGF383V16-81 and VGF4007V-81. The fifth-wheel landing legs may not be seated properly with enough space between the brackets which are welded to the chassis, allowing the fifth wheel to slip down the landing leg and can puncture the floor of the vehicle. The punctured floor can increase the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 370 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Hino Motors Sales USA is recalling certain 2021 NJ8A low-profile heavy trucks equipped with a full air brake system. The Anti-Lock Braking System control unit (ABS ECU) may be programmed with incorrect datasets for the tone ring teeth, causing the anti-lock braking system to mistakenly detect a difference between front and rear wheel rotation speeds resulting in deactivation of the Anti-Lock Braking function. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” A loss of ABS function can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 10 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018-2021 VNL and VNR buses. The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the rear drive axles stated on the Federal Certification Label exceeds the rating of the wheel hubs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” If the rear axles are overloaded, over time the wheel hubs may fail prematurely, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 89 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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