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The steering gear sector shaft may have been improperly heat-treated, which can cause the gear teeth to crack or fracture.

Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for vans and trucks

March 13, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature fractured steering gear shafts, overloaded electrical circuits, low air pressure warning malfunctions, and more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles, including brands from Autocar, Navistar, Mack, 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.

Autocar Legend models may have a low air pressure warning malfunction

Autocar is recalling certain 2020-2024 DC (Legend) vehicles. A software error may cause the low air pressure warning to not function properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, "Air Brake Systems." A low air pressure warning that does not function properly can result in driving without functioning brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 586 vehicles. Dealers will update the low air pressure warning software. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 26. Owners may contact Autocar customer service at 888-218-3611. Autocar's number for this recall is DC-2401.

Some International models’ steering gear shafts may fracture

Navistar is recalling certain 2025 International HV, HX, LT, and MV vehicles. The steering gear sector shaft may have been improperly heat-treated, which can cause the gear teeth to crack or fracture. Fractured steering gear teeth can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 272 vehicles. Dealers will replace the steering gears. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 29. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 800-448-7825. Navistar's number for this recall is 24505.

Isuzu models may experience overloaded electrical circuits from wiring damage

Isuzu is recalling certain 2019-2024 FTR, 2020-2024 Chevrolet LCF 6500XD, 2022-2024 FVR, and 2023-2024 Chevrolet LCF 7500XD vehicles equipped with a Mobileye Collision Warning System. The Mobileye camera cable may have been routed improperly, which can result in wiring damage and an overloaded electrical circuit. Overloaded electrical circuits can overheat, increasing the risk of fire. In addition, wiring damage may cause a loss of turn signal, hazard lights, and/or collision system function, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 2,891 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and reroute the Mobileye camera cable or replace the Mobileye camera cable and T-harness, as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 29. Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at 866-441-9638. Isuzu's number for this recall is V2401.

Mack MD models may experience incorrect park brake pressure switches

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2024 MD6 and MD7 vehicles. The park brake light may indicate the incorrect brake status due to an incorrect park brake pressure switch. The park brake light may indicate that the park brake is applied when it is not, possibly resulting in a vehicle rollaway and increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 117 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake pressure switch as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 26. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0460.

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Mack Granite models may have incorrect GAWR on certification labels

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2024-2025 Granite vehicles. The Gross Axle Weight Rating listed on the vehicle certification label is incorrect, which can cause the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." An overloaded vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 35 vehicles. Dealers will provide new labels. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 26. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0459.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter models may shortcircuit from incorrectly routed wiring

Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. The main wiring harness may chafe against the drive shaft and short circuit, which can result in a loss of drive power, power steering, and brake system control. A short circuit increases the risk of a fire. In addition, a loss of drive power, power steering, and brake system control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 828 vehicles. Dealers will inspect the routing of the main wiring harness and correct it, as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 29. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BEFHAU.

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