Recall report: Peterbilt issues minor recall; Fire, crash risk forces larger RV recall

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

  • Autocar is recalling certain 2014-2018 Xpeditor vehicles manufactured with a single cross-member behind the engine and equipped with a front engine power take off (FEPTO). The mounting brackets of the first cross member behind the engine may fail prematurely due to strain caused by improper spacing between the cross members, causing the supportive cross member to become loose and detach from the frame rails. If the cross member fails, the components that it supports may come loose from the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash. NHTSA says potentially 82 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Great Dane Trailers is recalling certain Truck Bodies equipped with Maxon GPTLR and GPTWR Lift Gates with License Plate Bracket Light number 908120-01. If installed, the license plate light may aim rearward and not towards the license plate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” A license plate light aimed toward other drivers may increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 23 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Paccar is recalling certain 2020 Peterbilt 520 vehicles. Incorrect bolts may have been used to secure the steering assist cylinder bracket, possibly allowing the bolts to loosen. Loose bolts may cause the bracket to flex or break, potentially damaging adjacent components or locking up the steering, increasing the risk of crash. NHTSA says potentially 239 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017-2021 Freedom Elite motorhomes. A 100amp converter breaker was incorrectly installed at the battery tray when a 70amp breaker is required, possibly resulting in the wiring connected to the breaker overheating. Overheated wires can increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 2,009 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017-2020 Aria, Venetian and Tuscany, 2017 Tuscany XTE and 2017-2019 Palazzo motorhomes vehicles that received an inspection-only remedy for recall 18V-763. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning. Non-functioning exterior marker lights can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 1,780 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2021 Daybreak, Four Winds, Quantum, Chateau, and Freedom Elite motorhomes built on the 2020 Ford E-Series chassis. The battery cable may not have been properly secured within the chassis rail, which can cause it to contact the exhaust manifold and heat shield. Battery cable contact with the exhaust manifold and heat shield can increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 63 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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