Government Issues Recalls Affecting Industry

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has issued the following recalls:

 Daimler Trucks North America, LLC

Hydraulic Caliper Tie Bar May Be Loose

A dangling tie bar could come in contact with the rotating wheel-end components or damage may occur from the brake parts flexing. Either scenario may increase the risk of a crash.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 80

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2021 Freightliner Custom Chassis MC, Business Class M2, Custom Chassis MBC Chassis, Custom Chassis S2 Chassis, Custom Chassis MT55 Chassis, and 2022 Custom Chassis Saf-T-Liner C2 vehicles. The hydraulic caliper tie bar support fasteners on the steer axles may not have been properly tightened or the tie bar may have not been installed in some cases.

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect both steer axle wheel-ends to make sure that the four tie bar mounting fasteners are properly tightened. If the required tie bar is missing, the caliper anchor mounts and functionality (brake pad slide pins and pad movement) will be inspected before installing a tie bar. All repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 18, 2021. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-871.


Escape Trailer

Stove Saddle Valves May Leak Gas

Gas leaks can increase risk of fire.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 294

Escape Trailer is recalling certain 2020 19, 21C, 21NE and 5.0 RV trailers with Dometic 3 burner cooking stoves. One of the stove’s bolts may be overtightened, causing a continuous gas leak.

Escape Trailer will notify owners, and a Dometic repair center will replace gaskets, washers and bolts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2021. Owners may contact Escape Trailer customer service at 1-604-703-1650. Escape Trailer’s number for this recall is E012020.

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