Recall report: NHTSA recalls more than 280,000 trucks from three OEMs

Updated Jun 3, 2021
Safety Recalls

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

  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2022 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles equipped with halogen headlight assemblies. The halogen headlight bulb may dislodge during replacement and contact other vehicle components, possibly causing them to melt. Melting components can increase the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 72,508 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • DTNA is recalling certain 2021-2022 Freightliner 114SD, 122SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia, 108SD, Western Star 4900, 4700, 5700, Custom Chass RV Chassis, Custom Chass S2 Chassis, Custom Chass XC Chassis, Custom Chass XB Chassis, and Custom Chass MT Chassis. The tie rod clamps may be loose, which could result in loose tie rod ends that could break or detach. Detached or broken tie rod ends can result in steering loss, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 8,482 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • DTNA is recalling certain 2021-2022 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX School Buses and Saf-T-Liner C2 School Buses. The tie rod clamps may be loose, which could result in loose tie rod ends that could break or detach. Detached or broken tie rod ends can result in steering loss, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 479 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. The screws for the front door hinges may not have been tightened properly. Loose door hinge screws could change the gap between the door and vehicle body, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 2,016 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2013-2021 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 2.5L engines. The bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may degrade or detach. A damaged or missing bushing may prevent the vehicle from shifting into the intended gear, causing the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction. Additionally, the vehicle may roll after the driver selects the 'Park' position. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 192,080 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2021 Super Duty F-350 and F-450 vehicles equipped with a fifth wheel left-hand mounting bracket that may be cracked. A cracked mounting bracket could result in the fifth wheel detaching from the vehicle while towing, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 1,796 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • General Motors is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet 6500HD vehicles. The engine control module (ECM) was calibrated incorrectly, allowing the vehicle to exceed the tires' maximum speed rating of 75 mph. Tire failure can occur if the vehicle speed exceeds the maximum tire speed rating, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 196 vehicles are affected by the recall. 
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