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Tie rod failure can cause a loss of vehicle steering control and increase the risk of a crash.

Recall Roundup: New safety recalls feature tie rod failure

July 9, 2024
NHTSA’s latest safety notices feature tie rod failure, improperly bonded windshields, and more.

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

Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon fuel pumps improperly secured

General Motors is recalling certain 2024 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles. The lock ring that secures the fuel pump to the fuel tank assembly may not have been fully locked during assembly, which can result in a fuel leak during a crash. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

This recall potentially affects 8,622 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and fully lock the fuel tank lock ring as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 13. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020, or the GMC Customer Call Center at 888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N242451330.

Ford F-150 windshield may detach

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2024 F-150 vehicles. The windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, allowing it to detach during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 212, "Windshield Mounting." A windshield that detaches from a vehicle during a crash can increase the risk of injury.

This recall potentially affects 4,361 vehicles. Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield. Owner notification letters were expected to be mailed July 8. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24C20.

Ford F-650 & 750 may experience tie rod failure

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2025 F-Super Duty F-650 and F-750 vehicles. The front axle tie rod assemblies may contain ball studs that have been incorrectly heat-treated, which can cause them to break and possibly result in tie rod failure. Tie rod failure can cause a loss of vehicle steering control and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 2,605 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the front axle tie rod assembly as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 13. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S42.

See also: Recall Roundup: New safety recalls issued for commercial trucks

Freightliner & Western Star models may experience tie rod failure

Daimler Truck North America is recalling certain 2025 Freightliner Cascadia and 114SD as well as Western Star 47X and 49X vehicles equipped with Composolite EXS20 steerable lift axle suspension assemblies. The tie rod assembly ball stud could have been improperly heat-treated and can fail. The ball stud can separate from the vehicle and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 60 vehicles. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 1. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is F1005.

Mack models may experience tie rod failure

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2025 LR, Granite, and Pinnacle vehicles equipped with Composilite EXS20 steerable lift axle suspension assemblies. The tie rod assembly ball stud could have been improperly heat-treated and can fail. The ball stud can separate from the vehicle and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 59 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the tie rod end assemblies as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 30. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0468.

Volvo Trucks models may experience tie rod failure

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 2025 VN and VHD trucks equipped with Composilite EXS20 steerable lift axle suspension assemblies. The tie rod assembly ball stud could have been improperly heat treated and can fail. The ball stud can separate from the vehicle and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 12 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the tie rod end assemblies as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 30. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 800-528-6586. Volvo Truck's number for this recall is RVXX2405.

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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