Brake Light May Randomly Illuminate - 2016-2018 North Central Ambulances

April 10, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V285000

Brake Light May Randomly Illuminate

If the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V285

Manufacturer North Central Emergency Vehicles

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 5

 

Summary

North Central Emergency Vehicles (North Central) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Ambulances remounted on Ford E-350 and E-450 and Chevrolet G4500 chassis equipped with Whelen brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed.

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VS3LEDSENS - Headlamps Lack Calibrated Sensors - 2019 Freightliner Sprinter

April 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V284000

Headlamps Lack Calibrated Sensors

Unexpected changes in the headlamp lighting angle may affect the drivers visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V284

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 590

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles equipped with LED high performance headlights. The sensor for the headlamp range adjustment may not have been mounted or calibrated, possibly causing unexpected changes in the headlamp lighting angle.

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Air Pressure May Build up in Rear Brake System - 2015-2018 Proterra Catalyst 40 Buses

April 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V283000

Air Pressure May Build up in Rear Brake System

A build up of air pressure can cause the brakes to drag and possibly overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V283

Manufacturer Proterra Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 39

 

Summary

Proterra, Inc. (Proterra) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Catalyst 40 buses equipped with an optional tow fitting and airline that allows a tow truck to operate the rear brakes on the vehicle. The mesh cap covering the airline for the tow fitting can be clogged with road debris in inclement weather, possibly resulting in a build up of air pressure in the rear brake system.

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19PBB - Undersized Wires may cause Engine Shutdown - 2017-2020 Peterbilt 520

April 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V282000

Undersized Wires may cause Engine Shutdown

An unexpected engine shut down can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V282

Manufacturer PACCAR Incorporated

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,051

 

Summary

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2017-2020 Peterbilt 520 vehicles. Due to undersized wires, the connector between the cab power harness and the power distribution center (PDC) harness may overheat and melt, possibly resulting in an engine shutdown.

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FLCWBL0419 - Brake Light May Randomly Illuminate/FMVSS 108 - 2018-2019 Pierce Frontline C-35X, C-25, C-45X-3 & Encore Rescue Vehicles

April 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V280000

Brake Light May Randomly Illuminate/FMVSS 108

If the brake lights incorrectly illuminate, it can confuse other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V280

Manufacturer Pierce Manufacturing

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4

 

Summary

Pierce Manufacturing (Pierce) is 2018-2019 Frontline C-35X, C-25, C-45X-3 and Encore Rescue vehicles equipped with Whelen brake lights. Depending on the specific wiring of the vehicle, these brake lights may illuminate when the brake pedal has not been pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

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