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Stay Safe on the Road: Latest NHTSA Recalls Issued for Ford Transit, International Trucks, and Xos Vehicles Due to Safety Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued safety recalls for various vehicle models from Ford Motor Company, Navistar, and Xos due to safety issues that could increase the risk of a crash or injury.

NHTSA Recalls Issued

Ford Transit vehicles equipped with the Special Vehicle Operations Accessory Service Kit #1 or #2 with a High Specification Vehicle Interface Connector are affected by the recall. When the accessory kit is installed, the auxiliary wire harness may disable the heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems, including the defrost and defog systems, which fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103. NHTSA states that potentially 4,804 units are affected.

Navistar is recalling certain 2022-2024 International HV, International MV trucks, and 2022-2023 IC Bus TC commercial buses. The recall is due to a safety issue where the engine may rev and overcome the parking brake’s ability to keep the vehicle from moving when the parking brake is applied, the automatic transmission is still in drive or reverse position, and the stationary power take-off (PTO) switch is engaged by the operator. NHTSA states that potentially 27,972 units are affected.

Navistar is also recalling certain 2018-2021 International HV, 2019-2021 International RH, 2019-2022 International MV, and 2022 International HX vehicles. A software error in the Body Control Module (BCM) may cause the park brake to fail, allowing the vehicle to move unexpectedly and increasing the risk of a crash or injury. NHTSA states that potentially 4,199 units are affected.

Xos is recalling certain 2021 RM01, SA01, and 2021-2022 SV05 vehicles due to improperly tightened bolts connecting the electronic parking brake rotor to the driveshaft, which may cause a loss of drive power and increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA states that potentially 275 units are affected by the recall.

In addition, Xos is recalling certain 2021-2022 SV05 Stepvan vehicles due to an incorrect tire and loading information label that could lead to an unintentional overloading of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA states that potentially 259 units are affected by the recall.

Here at The Heavy Duty Parts Report, we take your safety on the road very seriously. Explore more related news here: Increasing Safety When It Comes to Your Fleet. We urge you to double-check if your vehicle is impacted by any of the latest safety recalls released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s crucial to take immediate action by contacting your manufacturer or dealer to ensure you’re equipped with the necessary information and steps to resolve any issues. Your well-being and that of others on the road is our top priority, so don’t hesitate to act on this critical matter.

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Author: Jamie Irvine

Jamie Irvine is the host of The Heavy-Duty Parts Report and a consultant that works with manufacturers, distributors, and SaaS companies serving the heavy-duty truck parts industry.


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