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Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for commercial vehicles and EVs

Feb. 20, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature incorrectly assembled steering gear, improperly secured grounding connections, missing welds, etc.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles, including brands from Daimler, Hino, General Motors, Ford, and more. 

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.

Some Chevy Silverado models may have incorrect seat belt bezels

General Motors is recalling certain 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV vehicles. An incorrect seat belt bezel on the second-row center seat belt may damage or tear the seat belt in the event of a crash. A torn or damaged seat belt may not properly restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

This recall potentially affects 352 vehicles. Dealers will replace the second-row center seat belt bezel. Owner notification letters are expected to begin March 25. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is N242430730.

Some FCCC & Freightliner models may have incorrectly assembled steering gear

Daimler Truck North America is recalling certain 2024 FCCC MT45G, MT45, and Freightliner Cascadia vehicles. The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in losing steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 11 vehicles. Dealers will replace the steering gears. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA's number for the recall is FL995.

Some Ford E-350 & E-450 models’ power steering pressure line may detach and leak

Ford Motor Co. is recalling certain 2021-2022 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels. An inadequate connection between the power steering pressure line and the brake hydroboost unit may result in a sudden loss of power steering fluid. A sudden loss of power steering fluid can result in a loss of power steering and power brake assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 16,543 vehicles. Dealers will replace the power steering pressure line and the hydroboost jumper line. Vehicles in this recall were previously recalled under 22V-089, and owners will need to have the new remedy completed even if their vehicle was remedied under the prior recall. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 25. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 24S07.

Some Hino models may have improperly secured grounding connections

Hino Motors Sales USA is recalling certain 2022-2024 Hino NE7A, NE7B, NH7A, NH9A, NH9B, NH9C, NJ7A, NJ7B, NJ7C, NV7A, NV7B, NV7C, NM9A, NM9B, TH9K, and TM9K vehicles. The ground connection in the telematics control unit harness may not be secured properly, which can result in the ground connection overheating. An overheated ground connection can increase the risk of a fire.

This recall potentially affects 12,118 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and repair the ground circuit and replace any damaged harnesses. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5. Owners may contact Hino customer service at 248-699-9300. Hino's number for this recall is M0460.

Some International models may have incorrectly assembled steering gear

Navistar Inc. is recalling certain 2024 International HX, LT, RH, and 2024-2025 International HV and MV trucks. The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in losing steering control. A loss of steering control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 893 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the defective gears. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 18. Owners may contact Navistar's customer service at 800-448-7825. Navistar's number for this recall is 24503.

Some Western Star models may have missing welds

Daimler Truck North America is recalling certain 2022-2024 Western Star 49X vehicles. The suspension hanger may fail due to missing welds, which can result in difficulty steering and maintaining the direction of the front two wheels. Difficulty steering and a loss of directional control increases crash risks.

This recall potentially affects 49 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL994.

About the Author

Jenna Hume | Digital Editor

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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