The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Altec Industries is recalling certain 2016-2021 AT and TA aerial devices. The chassis fuel line clamps may not have been secured properly after they were removed to install an aftermarket accessory. Unsecured fuel lines may become damaged and leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 26,901 units are affected by the recall.
- Chrysler is recalling certain 2019-2022 Ram 2500 and 2021-2022 Dodge Durango vehicles, and 2019-2022 3500 cab chassis with GVWR less than 10,000 lbs. The ABS control module software may prevent the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction indicator light from illuminating during certain conditions. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems." An ESC malfunction indicator light that fails to illuminate during an electronic stability control problem can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 370,437 units are affected by the recall.
- Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner EFX School Buses. The passenger seat mounting bolts may break due to improperly placed mounting that allows contact with the chassis cross member bolts. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorage" and 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection." A seat with broken mounting bolts may not properly restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing their risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 539 units are affected by the recall.
- Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2021 F-150 vehicles. The front windshield wiper motor may become inoperative, causing the wipers to fail. Inoperative windshield wipers can reduce visibility in certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 157,306 units are affected by the recall.
- Sutphen Corporation is recalling certain 2021 Fire Trucks equipped with Meritor 180 series drive pinions. The rear axle drive pinion may fracture. A fractured drive pinion may contact the brake drop hose, and unintentionally engage the parking brake without detection or without the brake lights activating, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 53 units are affected by the recall.