Friday

Inability to Open Door from Inside

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. The recall is expected to begin March 26, 2015. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Mack's number for this recall is SC0388.

If you own a 2015 Mack LEU truck, you can call your Mack dealer to find out if your truck is subject to this recall, or call Mack.

If bought your truck used, then you can check with your Mack dealer or Mack Trucks to find out if the recall was done on your truck already. If not, then make an appointment with your Mack dealer to get the recall work done right away. In case of an accident or truck fire, this could be a deadly defect trapping you inside the truck.

And if you end up with a lemon Mack truck, or any lemon truck, call us. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do.

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Thursday

Chrysler to Buy Back Death Wobble Trucks and Others

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After years of denial, Chrysler has agreed  to buy back the trucks that thousands of owners had complained about and owners and experts had nick-named the Death Wobble trucks because of their uncontrollable shaking problem.

Under a recent agreement between Chrysler in the federal government safety recall agency, Chrysler agreed to repurchase thousands of motor vehicles whose recall work had not been done properly or whose owners had not been notified properly. If you have one of these Chrysler lemons, you need to know if Chrysler has to buy it back.

Is your vehicle affected?

278,229 vehicles were recall because the axle may lock up and could cause an accident. The vehicles involved are the 2009 Chrysler Aspen, the 2009 Dodge Durango, 2009 through 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks, and the 2009 through 2011 Dodge Dakota trucks.

Another 36,710 vehicles were recall because of the defect that can cause the driver to lose steering, power and control and crash. These vehicles involved are the 2008 through 2012 Dodge Ram 4500 trucks, and the 2008 through 2012 Dodge Ram 5500 trucks.

265,057 other vehicles were recalled because a steering link defect could cause the driver to lose power steering control and crash. The models involved are the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, 2008 through 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks, and the 2008 through 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 truck models.

If you have one of these lemon trucks or cars, what can you do?

1. Call your local dealer and tell them your vehicle is one of the recalls and you want them to buy it back.

2. Call Chrysler at 1–800–853–1403 and tell them that your vehicle is one of the recalls you want them to buy it back.

3. Make notes of what you say and what they say.

4. If you don't get it resolved promptly, call us call another lemon lawyer near you. To find the name and phone number of a lemon lawyer near you, keep reading.

How do you find out about recalls for your vehicle?

How do you find a local lemon law lawyer near you?

To stay up-to-date on all recalls for your vehicle, download the Ohio lemon law app for your smart phone. It has all 50 state laws and a list of lemon lawyers in all 50 states.


Just click here and look for the link in the lower right corner of the page. With the app on your smart phone, go to the recalls page and enter "my recalls" info for your vehicle and press "get recalls" and you will always know when a recall is issued for your vehicle.

For the iPhone app, click here

For the Android app, click here

Friday

Peterbilt is recalling several trucks for incorrect tire information on label.

SUMMARY:
PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2006-2016 Peterbilt 587, 579, 567, 389, 388, 387, 385, 382, 379, 378, 367, 365 and 357 trucks manufactured July 25, 2005, to February 26, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with Tire and Rim Certification Labels that list a tire pressure below the actual correct amount. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds)."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the tires are underinflated due to the incorrect inflation pressure listed on the label, the truck may not be able to carry the maximum gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) load listed without experiencing tire failure which would increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Peterbilt will notify owners and mail them a corrected Tire and Rim certification label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Peterbilt customer service at 1-940-591-4000. PACCAR's number for this recall is 215-D.


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Monday

Peterbilt is recalling several of its trucks for an improperly seated brake chamber diaphragm.

SUMMARY:
PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2015 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579, and 587 trucks manufactured from May 30, 2014, to October 24, 2014, and 2015 Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured from May 23, 2014, to October 29, 2014, equipped with certain air brake actuators. The affected vehicles may experience brake drag due to an improperly seated diaphragm in the brake chamber.
CONSEQUENCE:
Brake drag may result in a wheel end fire.
REMEDY:
Kenworth and Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake chamber, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during February 2015. Owners may contact PACCAR customer service at 1-425-828-5000 (Kenworth), or 1-940-591-4000 (Peterbilt). PACCAR's number for this recall is 14KWP (Kenworth), and 1214L (Peterbilt).


Spartan Motors, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 K3 Chassis for a possible steering slip shaft for premature wear.

SUMMARY:
Spartan Motors, Inc. (Spartan) is recalling certain model year 2015 K3 Chassis manufactured November 22, 2013, to October 28, 2014. The steering slip shaft, located between the steering column and steering gear, may prematurely wear.
CONSEQUENCE:
Premature wear of the steering slip shaft may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected slip shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400. Spartan's number for this recall is 14022.

Tuesday

Mack Trucks is recalling certain model year CHU and CXU trucks for a Ball Socket that may Detach from Tie Rod

SUMMARY:
Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2015 CHU, CXU trucks manufactured March 31, 2014, to June 26, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the collars that prevent the ball sockets from backing out of the tie rod may have been incorrectly positioned. This may allow the ball sockets to come loose.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the ball sockets come loose from the tie rod, a complete loss of steering may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Mack will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-position the collar if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-528-6586. Mack's number for this recall is SC0385.



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Peterbilt is recalling its 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride and Class trucks for an Incorrect or Loose Steering Wheel Attachment

SUMMARY:
PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain model year 2015 Peterbilt 389 "Pride and Class" edition trucks manufactured September 30, 2014, to November 3, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the steering wheel may have been installed with an incorrect attachment nut, or the nut may not be have been properly torqued.
CONSEQUENCE:
An incorrect or improperly torqued steering wheel attachment nut could allow the steering wheel to come loose, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
PACCAR will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel attachment nut, and replace it and/or tighten it, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact PACCAR customer service at 1-940-591-4220 (Peterbilt). PACCAR's number for this recall is 1114K.



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Monday

Mac Truck is recalling its 2013-2015 CXU for no cruise control visual and audible alerts.

SUMMARY:
Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 CXU trucks manufactured August 23, 2012, through June 27, 2014, and equipped with adaptive cruise control. Due to a software error, the affected vehicles may not provide visual or audible alerts to the driver warning them that an obstruction in the road was detected.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the driver is not warned of something being in the truck's path, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Mack will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle control unit, free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2014. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0381.


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Thursday

Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Ford F-59 commercial chassis vehicles for a possible short circuit that may cause a fire.

SUMMARY:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Ford F-59 commercial chassis vehicles manufactured December 17, 2009, to April 30, 2014. Corrosive environments, such as water mixed with road salt, may cause a short circuit between the electrical junction block and the mounting bracket/frame.
CONSEQUENCE:
A short circuit may result in a fire.
REMEDY:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the junction block with an improved design, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S11. Note: Since the short may result in a fire whether the vehicle is being operated or not, owners are advised to park affected vehicles outside until they have received the recall remedy.


Monday

Diamler Trucks is recalling its 2013 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles due to missing locking snap rings on wheel end drive axle.

SUMMARY:
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles with rear axles assembled by Meritor and equipped with ConMet Preset Plus Hubs manufactured from August 6, 2012 through December 7, 2012. In the affected axles, the axle hub may be missing a locking snap ring.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the snap ring is missing, the rear wheels may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

2013 Freightliner Cascadia
2013 Freightline Cascadia
 
 
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Friday

Autocar is recalling 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles for loose bolts that may allow the seat to move. #Recalls

SUMMARY:
Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. During manufacturing, the floor mat may have been captured between the seat brackets and the cab sheet metal at all four connection points. This could cause the torque on the bolts to relax to below the required torque, allowing them to loosen. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
Loose bolts may allow the seat to move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.




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Navistar is recalling its 2013-2015 International DuraStar trucks because of missing bolts on the brake caliper mounting plate.

SUMMARY:
Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 International DuraStar vehicles manufactured November 2012 through December 2013, International WorkStar vehicles manufactured December 2012 through January 2014, and 2014-2015 International TranStar and International ProStar vehicles manufactured January 2013 through February 2014. The affected vehicles are built with air disc brake feature codes 04WEY, 04WEZ, or 04WZK. These vehicles may have an incorrect number of bolts mounting the brake caliper to the caliper mounting plate and some of the bolts may be improperly torqued.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the air disk brake caliper has loose or missing bolts, the air disk brake caliper may come loose from the mounting plate causing the vehicle to pull left or right while braking and lengthening the distance needed to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

Autocar Industries is recalling 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles due to brake valve bolts that may loosen increasing the risk of a crash. #Recalls

SUMMARY:
Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. The bolts securing the brake valve to the cab may be below the required torque which could cause a failure in the connection of the airlines and the brake valve. Thus, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
Low bolt torque may result in a loss of brake line air pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Floor Mat Caught Between Seat Brackets/FMVSS 207

SUMMARY:
Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Xpert vehicles manufactured July 11, 2011, through March 5, 2014. During manufacturing, the floor mat may have been captured between the seat brackets and the cab sheet metal at all four connection points. This could cause the torque on the bolts to relax to below the required torque, allowing them to loosen. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
Loose bolts may allow the seat to move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Wheelchair Lift/Outer Roll Stop Latching Mechanism

SUMMARY:
Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply, Inc. (Cummings) is recalling various model year 1994-2011 Ford and Chevrolet vans equipped with Braun NCL-2, and NVL-2 wheel chair lifts manufactured November 20, 2006, through September 10, 2010. Over time, and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier of the lifts in these vans may become bent or misaligned.
CONSEQUENCE:
A wheelchair occupant may defeat or ride over the insufficiently latched roll stop. If this occurs when the lift platform is in an elevated position, the wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.

Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

SUMMARY:
Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 VNL trucks, and 2013-2014 VNM trucks equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G engines. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor.
CONSEQUENCE:
The improper operation of the sensor could induce elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire or burn injury to a person near the exhaust pipe.

Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

SUMMARY:
Mack Trucks Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 CXU, 2010-2015 LEU, and 2011-2015 MRU vehicles manufactured with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISX12 G engines. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor.
CONSEQUENCE:
The improper operation of the sensor could induce elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire or burn injury to a person near the exhaust pipe.

Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

SUMMARY:
Autocar Industries, LLC, (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2014 Xpert trucks manufactured November 7, 2013, through January 13, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor.
CONSEQUENCE:
The improper operation of the sensor could induce elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire or burn injury to a person near the exhaust pipe.

Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

SUMMARY:
Eldorado National-California, Inc. (Eldorado) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 Axess transit buses, 2008-2014 E-Z Rider II transit buses, and 2008-2012 XHF transit buses, equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines. Condensation in the intake manifold may freeze during cold weather conditions and interfere with the proper operation of the intake manifold pressure sensor.
CONSEQUENCE:
The improper operation of the sensor could induce elevated exhaust temperatures or flames from the exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire or burn injury to a person near the exhaust pipe.

Incorrect Axle Shafts may cause Spline Failure

SUMMARY:
Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 International Prostar trucks manufactured September 2013 through December 2013, and equipped with feature code 14GXP 6X2 rear axles with 'R' hubs and Dual Track rear axles. In the affected vehicles, axle shafts of an incorrect length may have been installed which can cause the splines on the axles shafts to be only partially engaged into the side gears of the rear axle differential.
CONSEQUENCE:
The partial engagement could cause the axle shaft splines or side gears to fail which may result in loss of power to the drive wheels causing the vehicle to stall on the roadway, increasing the risk of a crash.