Recall report: Ram issues major recall; Fuel leak impacts Paccar

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Updated Aug 30, 2021
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The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Chrysler is recalling certain 2015-2020 Ram 1500 Classic, 2015-2016 Ram 3500, and Ram 2500 vehicles, and 2016 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating less than 10,000 lb. The side air bag inflatable curtain (SABIC) inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture. A separated inflator end cap or inflator rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components being propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash. NHTSA says potentially 212,373 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015-2020 Transit vehicles. An incorrect driveshaft torsional damper service kit may have been installed, which can allow the damper shield to contact the parking brake cable, possibly resulting in parking brake failure. Parking brake failure can result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 24 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is recalling certain 2020-2021 Fuso FEC9T gas trucks. The front leaf spring rear-lower shackle bolts may be loose. Loose bolts can detach and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 952 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Paccar is recalling certain 2021-2022 Peterbilt 536, 537, 548 and Kenworth T270, T280, T370, T380, T440, T470, and T480 vehicles equipped with Cummins L9 diesel engines. A fuel leak may occur from the fuel hose between the fuel pump and the remote fuel filter head. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 688 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Volvo Bus Corporation is recalling certain 2009-2021 Volvo 9700 vehicles equipped with wheelchair lifts. When the lift's outer barrier is fully deployed, it may not withstand a sufficient amount of force, which could cause it to fail. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 403, "Platform Lift Systems" and 404, "Platform Lift Installations." In the event that a mobility device pushes into the outer barrier, the barrier may fail, increasing the risk of injury for the lift occupant. NHTSA says potentially 368 vehicles are affected by the recall.
  • Wabash National Corporation is recalling certain 2018-2022 Van Trailers. The fuel tank brackets may detach. Detached fuel tank brackets could allow the fuel tank to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 352 vehicles are affected by the recall.
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