Recall report: Seat belts for GM recall; Volvo Trucks called back for leak issue

Updated Dec 29, 2020
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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 2020 EcoSport and 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles. Depending on the model, either the driver side or passenger side frontal air bag modules are missing the first-stage booster propellant and sleeve. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” Air bag modules missing the first-stage booster propellant will not deploy as intended in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 12 units are affected by this recall.
  • General Motors is recalling certain 2019-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL and 2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The seat belt brackets may not be secured to the seat frame in the front-row center seating position. If a seat-belt bracket is not secured, the seat belt may not properly restrain an occupant in the front-row center seat position, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. NHTSA says potentially 624,216 units are affected by this recall.
  • Halcore Group is recalling certain 2020-2021 American Emergency Vehicle Traumahawk Type I Ram 4500, 2020 American Emergency Vehicle Type I Ford F-450 and Ford F-550, and 2021 American Emergency Vehicle Medium Duty Ambulance Freightliner M2 vehicles, equipped with Weldon V-Mux Vista IV Standard LCD displays used for controlling emergency vehicle lighting and HVAC functions. These displays may experience low voltage spikes, and cause the LCD display to lock up or become nonfunctional, due to varying electrical installations. If the LCD display becomes locked up or non-functional it can delay emergency efforts, which can increase the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially seven units are affected by this recall.
  • Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 2021 VNL, VNR, VAH, and VHD vehicles. The collets (internal jaws) for the brass fitting inserts used in the pneumatic pass-through plate may have been damaged during leak testing. As a result, the brass fitting may completely release the air brake line from the pass-through plate while under pressure. If this occurs on the park brake circuit, signal pressure that holds off the mechanical spring in the park brake chambers will be lost allowing the park brakes to apply. If the park brakes apply unexpectedly, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. NHTSA says potentially 6,314 units are affected by this recall.
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