Recall report: Ford calls back nearly half million F-150s; Ram has major transmission fluid leak

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

  • Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2021-2023 Thomas Built Buses Minotour school buses. The forward seat barrier behind the driver may not provide sufficient protection to passengers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection." Occupants may collide with the front seat barrier with more force than intended during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 20 units are affected by the recall.
  • FCA US (Chrysler) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Ram 2500 and 2020-2022 Ram 3500 vehicles. A build-up of pressure and heat inside the transmission may result in a transmission fluid leak from the dipstick tube. Leaking transmission fluid may contact an ignition source within the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire. NHTSA says potentially 248,342 units are affected by the recall.
  • Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2021-2022 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 453,650 units are affected by the recall.
  • Navistar is recalling certain 2023 International MV vehicles. The locking clips of the wheel hub retaining nut may have been damaged during installation, which may cause the wheel hub to loosen and separate from the axle housing. A wheel hub that separates from the axle housing may increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 10 units are affected by the recall.
  • Nova Bus is recalling certain 2018-2022 LFS and 2018-2021 LFS Artic buses equipped with a Bosch steering gear box. The steering gear box may have an insufficient clamp load, which may allow the mounting plate sub-assembly fasteners to loosen and possibly fall out. Missing fasteners may cause a of a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 827 units are affected by the recall.
  • REV Recreation Group is recalling certain 2022-2023 Fleetwood Bounder, Fortis, Southwind, Holiday Rambler Invicta, and Holdiay Rambler Vacationer motorhomes. The step tread on the interior entryway steps may be improperly secured, causing the tread to become loose. Loose step tread may shift or detach when stepped on, increasing the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 687 units are affected by the recall.
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