NHTSA Recalls: October 10, 2016

October 10, 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 Grand Cherokee manufactured August 8, 2016 – August 16, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the rear tow hook bracket or tow eye bracket may be loose. If the tow bracket is loose, the bracket may detach from the vehicle while being it is being driven, possibly becoming a road hazard.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will confirm both tow hook bracket bolts are properly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 6, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S73.

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Ford Focus hatchback vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012 – August 26, 2016, and equipped with a manual transmission. The hatchback of the affected vehicles may be unlatched with a single press of the interior latch-release button. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.” With only a single press needed, the driver may accidentally unlatch the hatchback, increasing the risk of injury to any unsecured passengers in the back.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Body Control Module with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16C13.

General Motors LLC is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express cargo and cutaway vans manufactured September 25, 2015 – August 22, 2016, and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans manufactured January 28, 2016 – May 18, 2016. The affected vehicles were manufactured without an inside rearview mirror and with a right-hand convex exterior review mirror. These vehicles are required to have either an inside rearview mirror or both left and right-hand flat exterior rearview mirrors. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.” If the driver does not have a clear unobstructed view to the back of the vehicle, it can increase the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will instal a right-hand flat rearview mirror, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 16036.

Motor Coach Industries is recalling certain model year 2017 J4500 motorcoaches manufactured March 14, 2016 – August 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may experience a multiplexing programming error that will not provide any visual or audible warnings if the vehicle’s primary service brake air reservoir system has low pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” If the driver is unaware that the service brakes have low air pressure, the brakes may apply automatically, increasing the risk of a crash.
MCI will notify owners, and dealers will correct the programming of the multiplexing system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 800-241-2947. MCI’s number for this recall is SB 439.

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Canyon Star motorhomes manufactured June 5, 2014 – September 6, 2016. These vehicles have a wheelchair access door with a power door lock that may open while the vehicle is in motion if the key-fob button is pressed accidentally. If the wheelchair access door opens while the vehicle is being driven, it could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will add a relay harness to prevent the key-fob button from opening the door while the vehicle is in motion. The recall is expected to begin November 26, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300.

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Four Winds and Chateau motorhomes manufactured June 16, 2015 – April 29, 2016. The affected motorhomes are equipped with a spare-tire bracket that may loosen and detach during vehicle operation. If the spare tire bracket and spare tire detaches, it could be a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install carriage bolts to properly secure the spare-tire bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 17, 2016. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000122.

Owners interested in any of the above recalls may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline:
888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) | www.safercar.gov.


 

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