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As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers.

Note that these recalls apply only to items that could affect vehicle occupancy safety. Items listed under separate manufacturer technical service bulletins are not always covered by warranty.

Passenger Vehicles

2015-2016 Subaru Legacy, Outback

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year Subaru Legacy four-door and Outback vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to July 27, 2015. Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke. If the transmission oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge.


2016 Volvo XC90

Volvo Cars of V.A., LLC is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo XC90 vehicles manufactured January 27, 2015, to July 10, 2015. The third row seating side curtain airbags may not fully inflate, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will modify the D-pillar interior panels to allow full inflation of the third row airbags, free of charge.


2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured January 4, 2010, to June 23, 2010. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an improperly routed side-impact sensor wiring harness in the driver side front door. The misrouted wiring harness could cause an electrical short that disables the driver side curtain airbag.

A disabled driver side roof-rail airbag will not deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of airbags, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sensor’s wiring in the driver’s door and make repairs as necessary, free of charge.


2016 Honda HR-V

Honda is recalling certain model year HR-V vehicles manufactured Jan 12, 2015, to May 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be missing the required tire placard indicating “Tire and Loading Information.” These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.”

If the tire placard is missing, the driver or owner may not know at what pressure to inflate the tires, resulting in over- or under-inflation, which potentially increases the risk of tire failure and crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and apply a new label, free of charge.


2015 Chrysler 200

Chrysler is recalling certain vehicles manufactured January 7, 2014, to September 23, 2014. The affected vehicles may have a Power Distribution Center electrical connector that may cause intermittent power failures to certain electrical components. An intermittent loss of power to electrical components could cause a vehicle to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the C4 connector using a 12-wire split kit for 3.6L engines, or replace the transmission wiring harness for 2.4L engines, free of charge.


2015 Ram 4500, 5500

Chrysler is recalling certain pickup trucks manufactured January 30, 2015, to February 6, 2015. The affected vehicles may have inadequate penetration of the front upper control arm loop to spacer weld, reducing the front suspension stability. A reduction of suspension stability control could affect control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any upper control arms, free of charge.


2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 19, 2015, equipped with front vented-heated passenger seats. The Automatic Occupant Sensing system may fail to suppress the front passenger airbag if a child seat is in the front passenger seat. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

If the front passenger airbag deploys with a child seat in the front passenger seat, it increases the risk of injury to the child.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will correct the calibration-learning error by preconditioning the empty seat and also resetting the ECU to a seat zero-value, free of charge.


2013-2016 Cadillac ATS

General Motors LLC is recalling certain vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to June 25, 2015. The affected vehicles may experience the roof panel closing automatically when the non-recessed switches are pressed and the roof panel is open. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 118, “Power-Operated Window, Partition and Roof Panel Systems.”

Because the switch is not recessed, the roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed resulting in unintended auto-closure of the roof panel, increasing the risk of personal injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate, free of charge.


2015 Dodge Durango; 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 12, 2015, to June 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear lower control arms that may have been incorrectly heat-treated. This may cause the rear lower control arm to fracture.

If the rear lower control arm fractures, it may result in a change in ride height, loss of rear end stability and reduced braking capabilities, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the lower control arms, free of charge.


2016 Nissan Maxima

Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Nissan Maxima vehicles manufactured March 19, 2015, to June 2, 2015. In the affected vehicles, due to an improperly installed o-ring that may not have been seated correctly at the time of assembly, during a crash fuel may leak from the area where the fuel-sending unit attaches to the fuel tank.

If fuel leaks from between the fuel sending unit and the tank, it may increase the risk of a fire in the event of a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, Tiguan; 2010-2013 Volkswagen Eos, Jetta; 2011-2014 Volkswagen Golf, GTI; 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the airbag clock spring — a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the airbag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal airbag.

A loss of electrical connection to the driver’s frontal airbag will prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development.


Commercial Vehicles

2011-2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, T880

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain trucks manufactured January 14, 2010, to May 22, 2015, and equipped with HID Headlamps and the option for Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

The DRLs are required to deactivate when the hazard warning lights are activated. However, the DRLs on these vehicles override the hazard flashing functionality after the brake pedal is pushed for more than two seconds. Normal hazard flashing functionality returns once the service brake is released. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

If the hazard warning lamps are overridden by the DRL, oncoming vehicles may fail to be warned, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kenworth will notify owners, and dealers will update the cab controller software, free of charge.


2016 Kenworth T440, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, W900

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain model year 2016 Kenworth trucks manufactured February 16, 2015, to March 9, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with an SR-7 spring brake valve assembly that may have had the primary and secondary service brake applications installed in reverse. In the event of a failure in the primary or secondary circuit, the redundant circuit would not provide adequate service brake functionality. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, “Air Brake Systems.”

A loss of braking ability increases the risk of a crash.

Kenworth will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and correct the air line installations as required, free of charge.


2012-2016 Peterbilt 365, 367, 384, 386, 388, 389, 567, 579, 587

PACCAR Incorporated is recalling certain trucks manufactured January 13, 2011, to April 20, 2015. The affected trucks, equipped with extended-body Leece Neville alternators, have alternator charge cables that may chafe against a formed metal freon discharge line.

If the alternator cable rubs through its insulation, an electrical short may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

Peterbilt will notify owners, and dealers will reroute the alternator charge cable away from the metal freon line and install a plastic insulator on the cable end, free of charge.


Recreational Vehicles

2015 Elkhart ECE4; 2014-2015 Forest River Rockport; 2015 Glaval Bus Apollo, Concorde II, Entourage, Legacy; 2014-2015 Starcraft Bus Allstar, Allstar MVP, Allstar XL, Starlite, Starquest, XLT, Xpress

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain recreational vehicles equipped with a back up camera system that may display images in reverse. If an object or person is on the left side of the screen, but is actually on the right side of the vehicle, or vice versa, there is an increased risk of a collision.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the camera free of charge.


2014-2016 Forest River Sandpiper, Sierra

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain recreational vehicles manufactured October 15, 2013, to July 13, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an inaccurate gross vehicle weight rating.

An inaccurate weight rating on a certification label conveys inaccurate information to the vehicle owner or operator about that vehicle’s load carrying capacity, thereby increasing the risk of vehicle overloading which can cause tire failure and a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide a new federal certification label, free of charge.


2012-2016 Winnebago Era

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling certain recreational vehicles manufactured November 11, 2010, to July 20, 2015. The certification label affixed to the vehicles provides an incorrect front tire inflation pressure. Incorrect tire pressure information could cause an owner or operator to under or overinflate the tire, increasing the risk of a tire failure and a crash.

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will provide a new certification label with the correct tire inflation pressure specifications, free of charge.


2015-2016 Cedar Creek Silver Back

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain recreational vehicles manufactured October 23, 2014, to July 2, 2015. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is less than the vehicle’s GVWR represented on its certification label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Inaccurate weight information can mislead an owner as to the vehicle’s weight carrying capacity, which could result in vehicle overloading and the increased risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new set of corrected certification labels, free of charge.


2015-2016 Spartan K2, K3

Spartan Motors USA is recalling vehicles manufactured November 19, 2013, to May 7, 2015.

Power could be lost in the vehicle’s air suspension system. A failure of the air suspension system could result in a loss of some vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will install an independent electrical circuit that will supply power to the control module, free of charge.

 

2016 Fleetwood Flair, Jamboree Sport, Storm, Terra SE, Tioga Montara, Tioga Ranger, Admiral, Trek; 2016 Holiday Rambler Admiral; 2016 Monaco Trek

Allied Recreation Group, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have been improperly manufactured with a vertical propane gas tank regulator, instead of the required horizontal gas tank regulator. Use of the incorrect regulator can allow moisture to build up in the regulator, possibly resulting in improper operation, increasing the risk of fire.

ARG will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorhomes and replace the regulator, as necessary, free of charge.

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