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Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for commercial trucks

Jan. 18, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature exposed wiring, overloaded electrical circuits, and delayed parking brake engagement.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles and upfits, including Isuzu, Pierce, and Daimler Truck. 

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.

Reefer upfits may have exposed wiring

Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. is recalling certain 2020-2023 Isuzu NRR vehicles. The 12-volt wire harness on the truck refrigeration unit may be exposed and missing heat shrink, which can cause electrical arcing. Electrical arcing can increase the risk of a fire.

This recall potentially affects 37 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and secure/insulate exposed wires of the TRU, add a connector, and remove a fuse. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in January 2024. Owners may contact Mickey Truck Bodies customer service at 336-882-6806.

Pierce models may have overloaded electrical circuits

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain 2020-2023 Freightliner and International Chassis vehicles equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes. In the event of a short circuit or wiring failure, the firmware in the node may fail to shut off the output pin, resulting in overloaded electrical circuits.

This recall potentially affects 248 vehicles. Pierce will work with the equipment manufacturer Weldon to update the firmware. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Pierce customer service at 888-974-3723. Pierce's number for this recall is Pierce 74B332.

Daimler Truck models may experience a delay in parking brake engagement

Daimler Truck North America is recalling certain 2023-2024 Western Star 4900 and 2023 Western Star 6900 vehicles. A defect in the inversion valve may delay parking brake engagement, which could allow the vehicle to move unintentionally. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, "Air Brake Systems." Unintentional vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

This recall potentially affects 149 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 10, 2024. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL992.

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Digital Editor Jenna Hume previously worked as a writer in the gaming industry. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in creative writing from Truman State University and a master of fine arts degree in writing from Lindenwood University. She is currently based in Missouri. 

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