NHTSA Recalls: November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016
Filed under RV News
The following recalls have been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2017 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured October 13, 2016, to October 17, 2016. Improper welds on the driver’s knee air-bag inflator may prevent the air bag from properly inflating. If the driver’s knee air bag does not properly inflate, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s knee air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S84.
Entegra Coach is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Cornerstone and Anthem motorhomes manufactured April 7, 2015, to August 18, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress that may burn quickly when on fire. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 302, “Flammability of Interior Materials.” If the mattress burns quickly, a vehicle occupant may not have enough time to exit the vehicle in the event of a fire, increasing the risk of injury. Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress with a Sleep Number Mattress, free of charge. The recall began on November 3, 2016. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 800-517-9137. Entegra’s number for this recall is 9903329.
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2017 Ford F-250 SuperDuty, F-350 SuperDuty, F-450 SuperDuty, and F-550 SuperDuty trucks manufactured March 21, 2016, to August 28, 2016. The protective shield on the fuel-conditioning module may have inadequate adhesion, allowing the shield to become dislodged. If the shield becomes dislodged, the drain valve may open, resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire. Under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the protective shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S39.
General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment. If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 16079.
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2017 King Aire motorhomes manufactured January 22, 2016, to October 4, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with WABCO OnGuard collision-mitigation radar which may have been mounted upside down on the front lower bumper, resulting in decreased performance. If the collision-mitigation radar has reduced performance, there may be an increased risk of a crash. Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will check the orientation of the OnGuard radar and, if necessary, correct the orientation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 23, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300.
Vehicle owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.