NHTSA Recalls for December 2008

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Manufacturer: CATERPILLAR INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 10, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E069000
N/A

CATERPILLAR IS RECALLING OVER 1,500 C-15 SERIES, HEAVY-DUTY COMMERCIAL TRUCK ENGINES EQUIPPED A CERTAIN EMMISION CONTROL DEVICE. ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, THE DEVICE MAY DEVELOP A HOLE DURING USE ALLOWING HEAT AND FLAME TO ESCAPE, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.


Manufacturer: DILL AIR CONTROLS PRODUCTS
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 05, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08T028000
EA08022

DILL AIR CONTROLS PRODUCTS IS RECALLING 1.8 MILLION REPLACEMENT RUBBER TIRE VALVES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2006 AND JULY 2007. THESE VALVES MAY LACK AN ADDITIVE REQUIRED TO PREVENT PREMATURE DETERIORATION. AS A RESULT, AFFECTED VALVE STEMS, WHEN SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS, MAY WEATHER AND CRACK EARLIER THAN NORMAL FOR THIS PRODUCT. OVER TIME, ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, SUCH DETERIORATION COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A FLAT TIRE AND/OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.


Manufacturer: COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 11, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08T029000
N/A

COOPER TIRE IS RECALLING 1,692 COOPER CS4 TOURING (VR) TIRES, SIZE 215/55R17, PRODUCED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 7 AND OCTOBER 11, 2008. THESE TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN CURED FOR AN INADEQUATE AMOUNT OF TIME. N ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO TREAD SEPARATION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND A CRASH.


Manufacturer: DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 18, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V622000
N/A

DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING 17,050 CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2009 THOMAS BUILT SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES EQUIPPED WITH SOLID STATE CIRCUIT BREAKERS. THESE CIRCUIT BREAKERS MAY TRIP UNNECESSARILY POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A LOSS OF POWER TO THE BUS CHASSIS AND BODY ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS CAUSING AN UNEXPECTED LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING. ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, UNEXPECTED LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.


Manufacturer: KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.
Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 20, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V623000
N/A

KAWASAKI IS RECALLING 4,628 MY ZG1400A8F/A8FL, AND ZG1400B8F/B8FL MOTORCYCLES. TRAPPED ROAD DEBRIS MAY INTERFERE WITH FREE MOVEMENT OF THE REAR BRAKE PEDAL, PREVENTING FULL RELEASE OF THE REAR BRAKE. ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, THIS COULD LEAD TO OVERHEATING DAMAGE, AS WELL AS POSSIBLE BRAKE FAILURE AND A CRASH.


Manufacturer: STARTRANS BUS CORPORATION
Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 19, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V627000
EQ08011

STARTRANS IS RECALLING 4,409 MY 2004-2008 SENATOR AND CANDIDATE SHUTTLE BUSES BUILT ON FORD OR CHEVROLET CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. ANTI-STOW INTERLOCK MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER BECAUSE THE PRESSURE SENSING SWITCH THAT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM WAS NOT ADJUSTED TO THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY LEVEL. THE LIFT COULD STOW EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS STILL ON THE LIFT. ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.


Manufacturer: COACHMEN RV COMPANY, LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 04, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V639000
N/A

COACHMEN IS RECALLING 13,662 MY 2002-2008 MOTOR HOMES, FIFTH WHEEL AND TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH GLASS SHOWER DOORS AND MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2001 THORUGH AUGUST 6, 2007. ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, WHEN PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE TOWEL BAR ON THE GLASS SHOWER DOOR, THE EDGE OF THE BAR MAY CONTACT THE GLASS POTENTIALLY BREAKING THE GLASS AND CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY.


Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 04, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V641000
N/A

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 108,429 MY 2007-2008 DODGE RAM 2500 AND 3500 PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 6.7L DIESEL ENGINES. A SECTION OF NOISE INSULATION CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) COOLER WHICH COULD, ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.


Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 05, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V645000
N/A

SUBARU IS RECALLING 5,130 MY 2008-2009 TRIBECA PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) G-SENSOR WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THIS SENSOR IS DESIGNED TO BE MOUNTED IN A FORWARD FACING DIRECTION BY MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED BACKWARDS DURING PRODUCTION. IF THE SENSOR WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED, VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS DURING HARD BRAKING, SUDDEN TURNS OR OTHER QUICK MANEUVERS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO REACT IN AN UNEXPECTED MANNER OR RESULT IN UNSTABLE HANDLING WHICH, ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.


Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 12, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V657000
EA08020

BMW IS RECALLING 28,450 MY 2007-2008 MINI COOPER S VEHICLES. THE CENTRALLY LOCATED TAILPIPE EXTENSION PROTRUDES SLIGHTLY BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER PERMITTING INADVERTENT CONTACT WITH A PERSON’S LEG. IF, ACCORDING TO THE RECALL NOTICE, THE TAILPIPE EXTENSION IS HOT DURING INADVERTENT CONTACT, A BURN COULD OCCUR.

 

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