Recall report: Sprinters recalled for brake fluid leak, Engine cover heating issue plagues Ford E-vehicles

Updated Jan 29, 2021
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The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2021 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school buses. If the service brake pedal is pressed and then released while the parking brake is engaged, the parking brake may release unexpectedly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” An unexpected disengagement of the parking brake without continual application of the service brake may allow the vehicle to roll freely, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. NHTSA says potentially 28 units are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles equipped with electric parking brakes. The rear brake calipers may leak brake fluid into the housing of the electric parking brake connected to the rear axle service brake system, allowing air to enter the hydraulic brake system. Air in the brake system can result in extended brake pedal travel, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 9,094 units are affected by this recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2021 E-350 and E-450 vehicles. The underside of the engine cover may have mispositioned insulation, allowing the cover to get excessively hot. Direct and continuous contact with certain areas of engine cover surface in the passenger compartment may increase the risk of injury or burns to the skin of the driver or front seat passenger. NHTSA says potentially 29,344 units are affected by this recall.
  • Navistar is recalling certain 2021-2022 IC Bus CE school buses. The weather seal of the illuminated stop sign unit may allow contaminants to enter into the unit, resulting in reduced performance. In certain cases, an electrical short may occur which would render the unit inoperable. If the sign performance is inhibited, or completely inoperable, it can reduce the visibility for oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 28 units are affected by this recall.
  • Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2018-2019 Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes. The overhead cabinets located above the driver and front passenger seats may detach and fall onto the seat occupants, possibly causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 940 units are affected by this recall.
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