by Bob Beranek
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There is a longer list of recalls this week and most of them are for technicians who service buses and large trucks. The recalls that directly pertain to glass replacement include the Mack truck, Ford Transit Connect, Taurus/MKS and the Nova Bus exit window.

The others are good to know and good to warn your customers about. Check out these potential issues when you are working on these vehicles and make sure everything is working properly. If the fix will mean the dealer must get involved, urge the customer to visit the dealership to have the repairs done.

Report Receipt Date: February 2, 2015

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign Number: 15V056000

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 734

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • MACK LEU 2015

Manufacturer: Mack Trucks, Inc.

Summary:

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2015 Mack LEU trucks manufactured March 31, 2014 to December 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a component of the door opening mechanism may be too short and as a result, the door may not be able to be opened by someone inside the truck.

Consequence:

If the door cannot be opened from the inside, egress from the vehicle could be hindered which would increase the risk of injury in the event of an emergency.

Remedy:

Mack will notify owners and dealers will replace the inner door latches, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 26, 2015. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 800/528-6586. Mack’s number for this recall is SC0388.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: January 30, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V050000

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,091

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 2014

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co.

Summary:

Ford is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 6, 2013 to September 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the upper seat belt bolts may have been improperly torqued, allowing them to loosen over time.

Consequence:

If the seat belt anchorage fasteners loosen over time, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy:

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the original seatbelt fasteners with properly torqued fasteners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866/436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S03.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: January 28, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V040000

Component(s): STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 194,889

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • FORD TAURUS 2010-2013
  • LINCOLN MKS 2011-2013

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co.

Summary:

Ford is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

Consequence:

If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866/436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 15S02.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: February 9, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V075000

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 17

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • NOVA BUS NOVA LFS 2006-2007

 

Manufacturer: Nova Bus

Summary:

Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the rear exit door controls may not function properly.

Consequence:

If the rear exit door does not open and close as expected, there is an increased risk of injury to bus occupants.

Remedy:

Nova notified owners, and dealers corrected the exit door control programming, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 450/472-6410. Nova’s number for this recall is CR1300.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: February 9, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V076000

Component(s): VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • NOVA BUS NOVA LFS 2008

 

Manufacturer: Nova Bus

Summary:

Nova Bus (Nova) is recalling certain model year 2008 LFS transit buses manufactured January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008. Surrounding material may interfere with opening of the emergency exit windows, making them more difficult to open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release.”

Consequence:

An emergency exit that is difficult to open may hinder egress in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:

Nova has notified owners, and dealers removed any material that restricted the opening of the emergency exit, free of charge. Owners may contact Nova customer service at 450/472-6410. Nova’s number for this recall is CR1314.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: February 18, 2015

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V093000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 61,793

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

  • LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 2013-2015
  • LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 2014-2015

Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Summary:

Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012 to February 5, 2015, and 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport vehicles manufactured June 16, 2013 to February 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a light weight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system (OCS) and, as a result, the front seat passenger air bag may be disabled.

Consequence:

If the front passenger air bag is disabled during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury.

Remedy:

Land Rover will notify owners and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 800/637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is P059.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 800/424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Comments (3)

  1. […] TODAY’S BLOG: An Update on Glass-Related Recalls […]

  2. John R. Allen said on 26-02-2015

    Thanks for sharing Bob…Very useful information!

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