Recall report: Custom chassis, buses force OEM to make several recalls

Employee performing safety inspection

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

  • Altec Industries is recalling certain 2017-2020 DT65-H and DT65-E vehicles. The location of the capacity placard plate could cause a pinch point between the boom and the placard plate. If the operator's hand is resting on the plate it could be pinched as the boom is raised, increasing the risk of an injury. NHTSA says potentially 613 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Altec Industries is recalling certain 2017-2019 DC1317 and DRM12 Chippers equipped with a gasoline engine. The flexible section of the exhaust pipe may separate, creating an exhaust gas leak. An exhaust gas leak in the engine compartment increases the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 355 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Freightliner Custom XC Chassis vehicles. The adjustable brake pedal assembly may be missing a return spring. This may cause the brake lights to stay illuminated after the brake pedal is released. Also, in certain towed vehicles, the brakes may stay engaged after the brake pedal is released. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." Malfunctioning brake lights can fail to alert other motorists of the driver's intention, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, brakes remaining unintentionally engaged on a towed vehicle can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 276 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • DTNA is recalling certain 2019-2021 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses equipped with Cummins B6.7N engines. The engine control module software may be calibrated incorrectly, causing the engine to not limit engine speed or torque as intended for certain safety-related functions such as vehicle braking, traction and stability control, speed control, or collision avoidance. If safety-related functions such as vehicle braking, stability, speed, and collision avoidance do not function properly, it can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 159 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • DTNA is recalling certain 2019-2020 Freightliner Custom Chass XBA Chassis equipped with Cummins B6.7N engines. The engine control module software may be calibrated incorrectly, causing the engine to not limit engine speed or torque as intended for certain safety-related functions such as vehicle braking, traction and stability control, speed control, or collision avoidance. If safety-related functions such as vehicle braking, stability, speed, and collision avoidance do not function properly, it can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 35 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2022 Thomas Built Minotour School Buses equipped with an optional rear door Vandalock system. The engine can potentially be started while an emergency exit is still locked. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release." A locked emergency exit can delay passengers from exiting the vehicle during an emergency, increasing their risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 14 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Navistar is recalling certain 2021 International LT vehicles equipped with a Cummins X15 engine. The capscrews that attach the flywheel to the crankshaft may have been improperly torqued, allowing the flywheel to detach. A detached flywheel can cause loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, driveline pieces may be ejected from the engine compartment, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially seven vehicles are affected by this recall.


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