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Recall roundup: Safety notices issued for several trucks and trailers

Dec. 6, 2023
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature defective tires, electronic parking brake failure, cracked mid-beams, and deactivated defroster and defogger system controls on certain commercial vehicles operating in the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles, including equipment from major truck OEMs. 

Owners of the affected vehicles should be contacted via U.S. mail over the next two months, but fleet and independent owners of these vehicles can reach the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit nhtsa.gov for more details. More information on each recall can be found below. 

Mid-Beam on some Pratt trailers may crack

Pratt Intermodal Chassis is recalling certain 2022-23 container chassis trailers. When the chassis is in the 20-foot configuration, the mid-beam of the chassis may bend or crack when fully loaded or when the 20-foot container is overloaded. This recall potentially affects 320 vehicles. 

The chassis mid-beam will be inspected for cracks, and if no cracks are found, modified to be used in the 40-foot position. If cracks are found, the trailer cannot be used. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Pratt customer service at 269-262-0933. Pratt's number for this recall is 2023-00001.

2021-2022 Xos vehicles may experience electronic parking brake failure

Xos Inc. is recalling certain 2021-22 SV05 vehicles. The electronic parking brake may malfunction or fail to engage without warning to the driver. This recall potentially affects 97 vehicles. 

Dealers will replace the electronic parking brake controller system, free of charge. Owners may contact Xos customer service at 1-818-316-1890. Xos' number for this recall is REC 004-23.

Some Rivian vehicles’ defroster and defogger system controls deactivated

Rivian Automotive LLC is recalling certain 2022-23 R1T and R1S vehicles. A software update may have deactivated the defroster and defogger system controls. This recall potentially affects 1,463 vehicles. 

Rivian has released a free, over-the-air software update. Owners may contact Rivian customer service at 1-888-748-4261. Rivian's number for this recall is FSAM-1331.

Some 2024 Big Tex trailers may have defective tires

Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing Inc. is recalling certain 2024 trailers with defective Goodride ST 200 tires. The sidewall of the tires may experience bubbling and separation, causing a loss of tire pressure. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars."

This recall potentially affects 5,746 vehicles. No remedy has been established at this time. Owners may contact Big Tex Trailer customer service at 1-800-594-5637.

See also: Anyline uses AI to analyze tire health and offer fleet insights

Certain 2023 & 2024 Mack Trucks may have delays returning to engine idle 

Mack Trucks is recalling some 2023-2024 GR, AN, LR, and Terrapro vehicles. The engine may not return to idle within 2 seconds if the accelerator pedal position sensor becomes disconnected. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."

This recall potentially affects 851 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0455.

2023 & 2024 Volvo Trucks may have delay returning to engine idle

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2023-24 VN vehicles. The engine may not return to idle within 2 seconds if the accelerator pedal position sensor becomes disconnected. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."

This recall potentially affects 1,009 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586. VTNA's number for this recall is RVXX2313.

Some Lode-King 2021-2024 semi-trailers' chute doors may fall off

Lode-King Industries is recalling certain 2021-2024 Prestige AHV42-2 semi-trailers equipped with a lockable 2-speed gearbox. An open and unlocked chute door may fall off while the trailer is in transit. This recall potentially affects 66 vehicles. 

Dealers will install a safety decal beside the 2-speed gearbox and remove and replace the stopper finger free of charge. Owners may contact Lode-King customer service at 204-325-4345.

Some 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EVs have loose seat belt buckle attachment bolts

General Motors is recalling 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV vehicles. The left or right front seat belt buckle attachment bolts may not be tightened properly. This recall potentially affects 115 vehicles. 

Dealers will tighten the left and right front seat belt buckle attachment bolts, free of charge. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 833-EVCHEVY (833-382-4389) (TTY 711 / 800-833-2438) / 833-HUMMER-EV (833-486-6373) (TTY 711 / 800-833-2438). GM's number for this recall is N232419280.

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