The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recalls affecting certain Gulf Stream, Freightliner Customer Chassis and Ford Transit units.
Gulf Stream Coach
Axle May Contact Black Water Holding Tank
Gulf Stream Coach is recalling certain 2020-2021 Super-Lite 19RD Travel Trailers. When the black water holding tank is full, the clearance between the axle and the black water holding tank may be insufficient. Axle contact with the black water holding tank may result in a hole, spilling the tank contents on the road way, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall affects 22 units.
Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle with a drop axle to allow more clearance between the top of the axle tube and the black water holding tank. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.
Daimler Trucks North America
Damaged Circuit Board May Affect Lighting Function
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XBP, 2016-2019 XCM, 2017-2020 XCS, 2018-2019 XBR, 2017-2019 XBS, 2016-2019 XCL, 2017-2020 XCP and 2016-2020 XCR recreation vehicle chassis that received the ‘inspection-only’ remedy from recall 18V-582. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning. Non-functioning exterior marker lights can increase the risk of a crash.
The recall affects 12,038 units.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PDM, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 10, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA’s number for this recall is FL-856.
Ford Motor Co.
Side Curtain Air Bags May Not Properly Inflate
Ford is recalling certain 2020 Escape and Transit vehicles. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain air bags which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment. In the event of a crash, if the diffuser detaches from the inflator during air bag deployment, the curtain air bag may not inflate properly, increasing the risk of injury.
The recall potentially affects 68 units.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side curtain air bag modules, free of charge. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk will be mailed August 3, 2020. A second letter will be sent once parts are available, which is expected to be in September 2020. Owners may contact Ford’s customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 20S35.