The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Autocar is recalling certain 2020-2021 Legend vehicles. The steering column tilt control cable may contact the steering shaft, possibly causing the steering shaft to bind and requiring an increased effort to steer the vehicle. A sudden increase in steering effort can increase the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 60 vehicles are affected by this recall.
- Autocar is recalling certain 2020 Legend vehicles. The headlight and windshield wiper wiring harness may become disconnected during operation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment", and 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems." A disconnected headlight and windshield wiper wiring harness can cause a sudden loss of headlight and windshield wiper function, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 24 vehicles are affected by this recall.
- Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 F-150, 2018-2020 F-250, F-350, and 2019 Escape vehicles equipped with Continental tires. On the affected vehicles, it is possible that one or more tires were cured for too long during tire production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall, resulting in sudden air loss or belt edge separation which could lead to tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 15,769 vehicles are affected by this recall.
- Hino Motors Sales is recalling certain 2020 NE8J, NJ8J, NV8J, NH1A, NV1A and TH1A vehicles. The mirror glass may not be bonded properly to the carrier plate, allowing it to detach. Detached mirror glass can reduce driver visibility, or become a road hazard to other drivers. Either of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 4,848 vehicles are affected by this recall.
- Shyft Group is recalling certain 2017-2019 Utilimaster Mobile Maintenance Trucks equipped with a generator set. The flexible exhaust tube may tear, releasing hot exhaust gases into the generator compartment. An exhaust gas leak in the generator compartment can increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 34 vehicles are affected by this recall.