Volvo Trucks North America
Certain 2025 VN, VNRe, and VHD trucks have a drag link that may contain an improperly heat-treated ball stud.

Recall Roundup: Safety notices issued for Volvo, Daimler, Mack Trucks

June 12, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices warn of steering control loss, battery failures, wheel detachments, and more across major truck manufacturers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for commercial vehicles, including brands from Volvo Trucks, Daimler Truck, Mack Trucks, 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.

Volvo Trucks may suffer sudden steering control loss

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2025 VN, VNRe, and VHD trucks.

The drag link in these vehicles may contain an improperly heat-treated ball stud that can fail, resulting in a sudden loss of steering control, which increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 488 vehicles. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the repair has been performed. Dealers will inspect and replace the drag links, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 2. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Truck's number for this recall is RVXX2402.

Volvo Trucks can lose power steering assist

Volvo Trucks is also recalling certain 2025 VN and VHD trucks.

The steering gear in these trucks may have an improperly seated plug in the valve housing, which can result in a sudden loss of steering control. A sudden loss of power steering assist increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 424 vehicles. Dealers will inspect the plug and replace the steering gear as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 2. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Volvo Truck's number for this recall is RVXX2403.

Mack Trucks can have sudden steering control loss

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2025 Mack Anthem, Granite, and TE trucks.

The drag link in these trucks may contain an improperly heat-treated ball stud that can fail, resulting in a sudden loss of steering control, which increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 860 vehicles. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will inspect and replace the drag links, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 2. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0465.

Mack MMde electric truck battery shutdowns

Mack Trucks is also recalling certain 2024 MD electric trucks.

The battery management system software of the truck may cause the high-voltage battery to shut down, which can result in a sudden loss of steering control and drive power. A sudden loss of steering control and drive power increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 24 vehicles. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will update the battery management system software, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 2. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0464.

Daimler Truck models suffering tie rod separation

Daimler Truck North America is recalling certain 2025 Freightliner Cascadia, 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, Western Star 47X, 49X, Freightliner Custom Chassis S2RV 106, and S2C 106 transit buses, cabs, and chassis, as well as certain 2024-2025 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses.

The front axle tie rod ball joint studs on these vehicles may crack and break, which can result in tie rod separation. Tie rod separation can cause a sudden loss of steering control and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 540 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 3. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is D24R6.

Daimler Truck wheel detachments

DTNA is recalling certain 2025 Freightliner Custom Chassis MC, MT45, MT45G, MT55, S2C 106, S2RV 106, XBS, XCM, XCP, XCR, XCS, Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Business Class M2, Western Star 47X, 49X, 57X, and Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 transit buses, cabs, and chassis.

The wheel hub fasteners on these models may loosen and cause the wheel to detach, which can result in a loss of vehicle control. A loss of vehicle control increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 285 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development.

NHTSA also announced a separate recall for certain 2025 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 and EFX school buses for the same wheel hub fasteners issue. That recall potentially affects 106 vehicles.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 30. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA's number for these recalls is F1002.

Timpte deck trailers may have unsecure folding ramp

Timpte is recalling certain 2024-2025 Timpte 1420 and 1424 deck trailers.

The retaining rod bolts on these trailers may have been improperly tightened and can fall off, resulting in the folding ramp not being secured. An unsecured ramp can increase the risk of injury.

This recall potentially affects 34 trailers. Dealers will inspect and install new hardware as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 11. Owners may contact Timpte customer service at 1-402-367-3056. Timpte's number for this recall is 71-14KDO Bolt Recall.

Toyota Tundra faces engine stalling

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling certain 2022-2023 Tundra and Lexus LX600 vehicles equipped with a V35A engine.

Debris from the manufacturing process may contaminate the engine and cause the main bearings to fail, which can result in an engine stall and loss of drive power. A loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 102,092 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development.

Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed July 15. A second notice will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 24TB07/24TA07 and 24LB04/24LA04.

Ram trucks disabled electronic stability control

Chrysler is recalling certain 2022 Ram 2500, 3500, and Dodge Durango vehicles.

Due to a software malfunction, the ABS control module in these vehicles may disable the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems." Driving with a disabled electronic stability control system can increase the risk of a crash.

The recall potentially affects 211,581 vehicles. Dealers will update the ABS control module software, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expecting to be mailed July 26. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is 55B.

Ram trucks loss of drive power

Chrysler is also recalling certain 2023 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles.

An insufficient weld in the transmission control unit can allow transmission fluid to leak on to electrical components, resulting in a loss of drive power or loss of park function. A loss of drive power or a loss of park function increases the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 214 vehicles. Dealers will replace the valve body and control unit, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 26. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is 63B.

About the Author

Jeremy Wolfe | Editor

Editor Jeremy Wolfe joined the FleetOwner team in February 2024. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with majors in English and Philosophy. He previously served as Editor for Endeavor Business Media's Water Group publications.

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