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Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for semi-trucks and pickups

Jan. 10, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature improperly installed equipment, failing auto-hold, etc.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles, including Rivian, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Old Dominion, and Ford.

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 contact the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit nhtsa.gov for more details. More information on each recall can be found below.

Auto-hold may not activate on some Rivian models

Rivian is recalling certain 2022 R1T and R1S vehicles. The accelerator pedal may not detect when the driver releases the pedal, failing to activate "auto-hold" or "park" as intended. Failure to activate "auto-hold" or "park" can result in unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 7,873 vehicles. Rivian has released an over-the-air software update and will replace the accelerator pedals. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 16, 2024. Owners may contact Rivian customer service at 888-748-4261. Rivian's number for this recall is FSAM 1342.

Volvo Trucks recalls one VNL model for an improperly installed wheel end hub 

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling one 2024 VNL truck. The bearing journals may not be fully seated in the steering knuckle assembly, preventing the proper installation of the wheel end hub assembly. Having an improperly installed wheel end hub assembly can leak oil, causing the axle spindles to loosen or fracture, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall affects one vehicle. A dealer will inspect and replace the steering knuckle assembly as necessary. The owner notification letter is expected to be mailed Feb. 8, 2024. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks number for this recall is RVXX2315.

Volvo trucks recalls one VNL model for incorrect steering gear assembly

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling one 2020 VNL truck. The steering gear assembly may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall affects one vehicle. A dealer will inspect and replace the defective gears as necessary. An owner notification letter is expected to be mailed Feb. 23, 2024. The owner may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 800-528-6586. Volvo Trucks number for this recall is RVXX2316.

See also: Recall roundup: Safety notices issued for trucks, vans, and buses

Wheel end hubs on some Mack models not properly installed

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2024 Granite vehicles. The bearing journals may not be fully seated in the steering knuckle assembly, preventing the proper installation of the wheel end hub assembly. An improperly installed wheel end hub assembly can leak oil, causing the axle spindles to loosen or fracture, increasing the crash risk.

This recall potentially affects five vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering knuckle assembly as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 8, 2024. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack’s number for this recall is SC0456.

Steering gear on some Mack models not properly assembled

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2024 Anthem, Pinnacle, and TerrarPo vehicles. The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 284 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the defective gears as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 23, 2024. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0457.

Hoists on some Old Dominion models may fail

Alamo Group Inc. is recalling certain 2021-2023 Old Dominion Brush Company DCL1000SE25, DCL800SM30, DCL800SM25, DCL800SM20, DCL800TM30, DCL800TM25, DCL800TM20, and DCL750 vehicles. The bolt between the connecting rod and yoke on the hoist can shear, resulting in hoist failure. Hoist failure can lead to the dump body dropping and colliding forcefully with the chassis, increasing the risk of injury.

This recall potentially affects 195 vehicles. Dealers will inspect the hoist and add a pressure relief valve and replace the bolt, as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 20, 2024. Owners may contact Old Dominion Brush Company customer service at 804-887-4541.

Ford F-150 models’ rear axle hub bolt might break

Ford is recalling certain 2021-2023 F-150 vehicles equipped with the Trailer Tow Max Duty package and a 9.75-inch heavy-duty axle with a 3/4 float axle design. The rear axle hub bolt may fatigue and break, which can result in damage to the axle hub splines. Damaged axle hub splines can result in a vehicle rollaway when the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied or cause a loss of drive power. Both of these conditions can increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 112,965 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an interim repair if they experience symptoms related to rear axle bolt breakage, such as a clicking or rattling noise. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Jan. 29, 2024. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 23S65.

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