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The fuel tanks may have an open pinch joint between the two molds, which can allow fuel to leak.

Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for commercial trucks and pickups

March 19, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature leaking fuel tanks, turn signal malfunctions, and more.

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

Ford Maverick models’ fuel tanks may leak 

Ford is recalling certain 2024 Maverick vehicles. The fuel tanks may have an open pinch joint between the two molds, allowing fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a vehicle fire.

This recall potentially affects 217 vehicles. Owners are advised to park and shut off the engine immediately if a fuel leak is detected or the Malfunction Indicator Lamp illuminates. Dealers will replace the fuel tanks. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 18. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 24S17.

International LT models’ turn signals may malfunction

Navistar is recalling certain 2025 International LT vehicles. Two wires in the taillight jumper harness may be reversed, causing the turn signal to activate in the opposite direction of what the driver intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Turn signals that do not function as intended may confuse other road users, increasing the crash risk.

This recall potentially affects 38 vehicles. Dealers will replace the taillight jumper harness. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 6. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 800-448-7825. Navistar’s number for this recall is 24506.

See also: Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for vans and trucks

Kalmar Ottawa T2 models’ steering gear may be improperly assembled

Kalmar Solutions is recalling certain 2023 Ottawa T2 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 two vehicles. Dealers will replace the defective gears. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 21. Owners may contact Kalmar customer service at 785-229-6327.

Some Kenworth and Peterbilt models’ gear shift may be improperly crimped 

Paccar is recalling certain 2021-2024 Peterbilt 348, 365, 367, 389, 535, 536, 537, 548, 567, 579, Kenworth T180, T280, T380, T480, T880, W990, and 2021-2025 T680 trucks. The right-hand gear shifter stalk connectors may have been improperly crimped, resulting in a loss of communication. A loss of communication between the gear shifter and the transmission may cause the vehicle to become disabled after coming to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 116,343 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the gear shifter assembly as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 7. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5888 or Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4220. Paccar’s numbers for this recall are 24PBE and 24KWE.

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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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