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Damaged bolts may loosen or break, which can result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for trucks and pickups

April 9, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature fractured steering gear shafts and more.

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

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.

Kenworth & Peterbilt models’ steering gear shafts may fracture

Paccar is recalling certain 2025 Peterbilt 536, 548, 567, 579, and Kenworth T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, and W990 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 782 vehicles. Dealers will inspect the serial numbers and replace the steering gears as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 26. Owners may contact Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5888 and Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4220. Paccar’s numbers for this recall are 24PBF and 24KWF.

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

Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon models’ front wheel hub bolts may be overtightened

General Motors is recalling certain 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles. The front wheel hub bolts may have been over-tightened and damaged during installation. Damaged bolts may loosen or break, which can result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 17 vehicles. Dealers will replace the left and right front wheel hub bolts. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N232431480.

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