The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Blue Bird Body Company is recalling certain 2023 Vision school buses equipped with an Allison transmission. The starter interlock settings in the vehicle software are incorrect, allowing the engine to crank while the T-handle gear shifter is in Reverse or Drive. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect." A bus that is started in reverse or drive may result in unintended vehicle movement, and increase the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 53 units are affected by the recall.
- Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020 Freightliner Cascadia, 2020-2022 Western Star 4700 and 5700, 2022 Western Star 4900, and 2020-2023 Freightliner New Cascadia vehicles. The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) listed on the Federal Certification Label is incorrect, which can allow the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." An overloaded vehicle can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 185 units are affected by the recall.
- DTNA is recalling certain 2022 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) may be manually disabled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS numbers 121, "Air Brake Systems," and 136, "Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles." Disabled ABS and ESC may lead to loss of braking or stability control, which can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 24 units are affected by the recall.
- DTNA is recalling certain 2021-2022 FCCC MT50e walk-in vans. The rotary shift position knob may malfunction, which can cause an unintended shift to drive. Unintentionally shifting to drive can cause unexpected vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 19 units are affected by the recall.
- Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2016 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles. Dust may accumulate in the steering wheel clock spring, causing a disconnection in the electrical connection, resulting in the driver air bag not deploying as intended. A driver air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of injury in a crash. NHTSA says potentially 310,203 units are affected by the recall.
- Kuntry Kustom RV is recalling certain 2017-2020 Rich Specialty Trailers Sanitation, Movie, Office, and Bunk House trailers, equipped with Winntec model 6020 two-stage propane regulators. The regulators may fail, causing an increase in propane pressure. Increased propane pressure can enlarge the flames in gas appliances, increasing the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 172 units are affected by the recall.
- Nova Bus is recalling certain 2013-2022 LFS Artic buses. The momentary STOP and YIELD text message board is duplicating the stop light and turn signal light signals. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the FMVSS number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The momentary text message board duplicating light signals may cause confusion, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 307 units are affected by the recall.