According to a series of news report, a series of vehicles are being recalled.
Two companies have launched recall campaigns that impact some popular brands. Consumers who have been impacted are urged to avoid ignoring the reports. Heed the instructions provided by the manufacturers or the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at once and make sure to have your vehicle repaired promptly before it’s too late.
The first recall campaign impacts a little over than 40,000 vehicles nationwide.
The recall was launched by Daimler Vans USA. The company has recalled several vehicles, including all of the 2006 through 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. Other units impacted include the 2007 and 2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles.
All units listed under this recall come with passenger side frontal air bags that were associated with the latest nationwide Takata air bag recall.
Air bags used in these vehicles could be exposed to moisture intrusion, and as a result, the internal parts of the air bags may rupture in case the air bags deploy in the event of a collision.
As a result, the metal parts may explode and impact occupants as a result. This type of issue could lead to serious or even deadly personal injuries.
Takata decided to launch the nationwide recall in order to appease its critics and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in particular. The agency had urged the parts maker to launch a nationwide recall as soon as the first announcements for regional recall campaigns associated with the Takata air bags hit the news. Takata was only able to meet the NHTSA’s requests recently. That puts millions of vehicles across the country in risk since 1 in every 7 cars may have been impacted by the Takata problem.
Daimler Vans USA will be contacting all impacted Freightliner vehicle owners while Fiat Chrysler will be reaching out to Dodge vehicle owners with the recalled units. If you were impacted, the company should make sure to have your car’s passenger air bag inflators replaced for free. While the notification schedule hasn’t been released yet, consumers are urged to act promptly to avoid any potential personal injuries.
The second recall campaign launched recently impacts several units of vehicles manufactured by Volvo Trucks North America.
The vehicles impacted by the recall have been fitted with engine crankcase that could experience excessive pressures due to the fact the 90-degree elbow of the vent tube assembly may become detached from the crankcase ventilator breather. As a result, the engine oil may come into contact with hot surfaces, increasing the risk of a possible fire.
Volvo has claimed that all impacted vehicle owners are being contacted immediately. Once they are contacted, vehicles will be inspected at dealers and the ends of the 90-defree elbows will be secured. The fixes should be carried out for free. The company has also stated that the software that adjusts the engine output under misfire conditions will also be reprogrammed as part of the repair package. If you are curious about this recall, contact Volvo Trucks as soon as possible for more details.
For the official NHTSA report on the Takata and Dodge recall, click here.