NHTSA RECALLS: October 24, 2016
October 24, 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 2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured June 16, 2015, to August 14, 2016. In certain crash conditions, the front-impact-sensor wiring may be pulled until it detaches before a signal can be received by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). If the ORC module does not receive a signal from the front impact sensor, both frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners will not deploy in the event of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the front-impact-sensor wiring and relocate the impact sensor branch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is S76.
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 9, 2015, to August 12, 2016. During dealer servicing, the affected vehicles may be have been updated with incorrect Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software. This software can cause the ESC system to lose engine torque control, and not provide any warning lamps to warn the driver if there was an ABS or ESC system malfunction. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems” and number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.” Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS module, and update the service software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16C14.
Newmar Corporation is recalling certain model year 2017 Newmar King Aire, Essex, London Aire and Mountain Aire motorhomes manufactured May 12, 2016, to August 23, 2016, and built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The affected vehicles have a power-steering pump that may have an occasional loss of output power resulting in reduced or intermittent loss of power steering assist. Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan Motors dealers will replace the power-steering pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2016. Owners may contact Spartan Motors customer service at 800-543-4277 or Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 16V 676.
Newmar is also recalling certain model year 2015 Dutch Star motorhomes manufactured July 24, 2014, to September 10, 2014 and built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR or XCL motorhome chassis. In these vehicles with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake-activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. If the brake-activation signal to a towed device remains active when the motorhome chassis service brakes are released, the brakes on a towed device may remain engaged depending on brake configuration of the trailer. As a result, the brakes would drag and possibly overheat potentially resulting in a fire. Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will modify the affected pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 5, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 16V 654.
Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain model year 2017 Versa vehicles manufactured August 1, 2016, to August 16, 2016. A seam in the fabric section of the side-curtain air bags may tear during side-curtain air-bag deployment, potentially affecting the performance of the air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation” and number 214, “Side Impact Protection.” Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left- and right- side-curtain air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 800-647-7261.
Owners of any of the above vehicles may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) or visit www.safercar.gov.