The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2023 Transit vehicles equipped with the Special Vehicle Operations Accessory Service Kit #1 or #2 with a High Specification Vehicle Interface Connector. When the accessory kit is installed, the auxiliary wire harness will disable the heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) including the defrost and defog systems. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems." An inoperative windshield defrosting and defogging system may decrease the driver's visibility under certain driving conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 4,804 units are affected by the recall.
- Navistar is recalling certain 2022-2024 International HV, International MV trucks, and 2022-2023 IC Bus TC commercial buses. When the parking brake is applied, the automatic transmission is still in drive or reverse position, and the stationary power take-off (PTO) switch is engaged by the operator, the engine may rev and overcome the parking brake's ability to keep the vehicle from moving. Unexpected vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 27,972 units are affected by the recall.
- Navistar is recalling certain 2018-2021 International HV, 2019-2021 International RH, 2019-2022 International MV, and 2022 International HX vehicles. A software error in the Body Control Module (BCM) may cause the park brake to fail. Park brake failure can allow the vehicle to move unexpectedly and increase the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA says potentially 4,199 units are affected by the recall.
- Xos is recalling certain 2021 RM01, SA01, and 2021-2022 SV05 vehicles. The bolts connecting the electronic parking brake rotor to the driveshaft may have been improperly tightened. Loose bolts may allow the driveshaft to separate, causing a loss of drive power and increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 275 units are affected by the recall.
- Xos is recalling certain 2021-2022 SV05 Stepvan vehicles. The tire and loading information label has an incorrect front gross axle weight rating, which could lead to an unintentional overloading of the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS numbers 120, "Wheels and Rims-Other than Passenger Car," and 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." An overloaded vehicle can increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 259 units are affected by the recall.