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The front camera module system may falsely detect an obstacle, causing the automatic emergency braking to engage unexpectedly.

NHTSA issues recalls for emergency brakes, battery fires

March 15, 2024
The administration's latest safety recall covers Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Kenworth, Ram, and Mack.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued recall notices for several commercial vehicle brands, including Ford, General Motors, 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.

Some Chevrolet and GMC models’ emergency braking may activate unexpectedly

General Motors is recalling certain 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles. The front camera module system may falsely detect an obstacle, causing the automatic emergency braking to engage unexpectedly. Unexpected automatic emergency braking can cause the vehicle to abruptly stop or slow down, increasing the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 55,755 vehicles. Dealers will update the front camera module software. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 800-462-8782 or Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is A232424660.

Some Ford Maverick models’ instrument panels may not illuminate

Ford is recalling certain 2022-2023 Maverick Hybrid vehicles. The Instrument Panel Cluster may not properly illuminate warning lights or gauges. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 101, "Control and Displays," and 102, "Transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect" as well as FMVSS numbers 105, 108, and 208. An instrument panel that does not illuminate critical safety information, such as the speedometer or warning lights, can increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 62,813 vehicles. Dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software. 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 24C01.

Some Ford F-650, F-750 models’ parking brakes may release

Ford is recalling certain 2023-2024 F-650 and F-750 vehicles. The parking brake may malfunction and allow the lever to be released without pressing the release button. A parking brake that is released unexpectedly may result in a vehicle rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

This recall potentially affects 18,244 vehicles. The remedy is still under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 8. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S09.

See also: NHTSA recalls: Ford, Toyota, and Volvo trucks

Some Ford F-150 models’ batteries may cause fires

Ford is recalling certain 2023 F-150 Lightning vehicles. The fasteners that secure the junction box busbars inside the high-voltage battery pack may not have been tightened securely, which can cause electrical arcing at the busbars. Electrical arcing increases the risk of a fire. In addition, a loss of drive power may occur, which can increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 216 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and repair the busbar fasteners and replace any damaged components as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on March 18. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S11.

Some Kenworth models may have insufficient air volume in brake system

Paccar is recalling certain 2009-2021 Kenworth C500, 2014-2016 Kenworth T440, 2009-2015 Kenworth T660, 2015-2024 Kenworth T680, 2009-2024 Kenworth T800, 2013-2023 Kenworth T880, and 2009-2019 Kenworth W900 vehicles. The air tanks have an insufficient volume of air for the brake system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, "Air Brake Systems." Insufficient air volume can reduce braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 697 vehicles. Dealers will install the correct volume air tanks. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 23. Owners may contact Paccar customer service at 425-828-5888. Paccar’s number for this recall is 24KWD.

Some Mack Granite models may have insufficient air volume in brake system 

Mack Trucks is recalling certain 2022-2024 Granite vehicles. The air tanks have an insufficient volume of air for the brake system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 121, "Air Brake Systems." Insufficient air volume can reduce braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall potentially affects 10 vehicles. Dealers will add additional air tank volume. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0458.

Some Ram Promaster models’ seat belt warning systems may malfunction

Chrysler is recalling certain 2022-2023 Ram Promaster vehicles. The driver seat belt warning light and audible chime may not activate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." A malfunctioning seat belt warning system can result in improper seat belt use, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

This recall potentially affects 27,744 vehicles. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver seat belt buckle as necessary. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 12. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is 02B.


This article was originally published on FleetOnwer.com.

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