The Latest Apparatus Truck Recalls
Michelin Tire is recalling (NHTSA #13-006) a number of different tires. I don’t see any sizes that I recognize as being used on engines or ladders, but I do see some that could turn up on trailers or other vehicles. A total of about 100,000 tires is involved.
Michelin Tire is recalling certain Latitude Tour P255/70 R18 (DOT TIN B9YU99CX and DOT date range 1313 through 2113)
and P255/60 R19 108 S (DOT TIN B9R1W3WX and DOT date range 1913 through 2113),
X Radial LT2 P265/65 R18 112 T (DOT TIN B9KA003X and DOT date range 0513 through 2113)
P275/55 R20 111 T (DOT TIN B99Y001X and DOT date range 0513 through 2113),
LTX M/S2 RBL P275/55 R20 111 T (DOT TIN B99Y56EX and DOT date range 3812 through 2113),
LTX M/S2 ORWL P265/60 R18 109 T (DOT TIN B95E788X and DOT date range 1513 through 2113),
LTX M/S2 tires P265/65 R18 112 T (DOT TIN B9XP001X and DOT date range 0513 through 2113).
Due to a perforation in the sidewall, the tires may lose pressure while driving.
Michelin will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace any affected tire, free of charge. This recall was to have begun on July 22. Owners may contact Michelin at 855 851 4951.
While tire dealers generally are very good about recording to whom tires are sold, my caution about generic parts stands. Make it your business to know what you have. If you think you may have some of these and haven’t been contacted, make the call.
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Beijing Capital Tyre Co. is recalling (13T-007) certain LT24575R16 tires manufactured in the last half of 2012. These tires failed the endurance test standards of FMVSS 139, and contain incorrect maximum load data on the sidewall.
During use, the tires may crack in the tread area leading to sudden air loss and tire failure. Additionally, owners may unknowingly overload the tires which can also lead to failure.
Beijing Capital Tire will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall was to have begun on September 2, 2013. Owners may contact Tire Group International, BCT’s U.S. contact, at 305 696 0096, ext. 5538.
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Chrysler is recalling (13V-287) certain 2013 RAM 1500 4×4 trucks. Because of a software issue with the electronic stability control (ESC) module, the ESC system may be disabled when the vehicle is started. A disabled ESC system may lead to loss of directional control.
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the ESC module software free of charge.
Chrysler is also recalling (13V-288) certain 2013 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks. An incorrect bolt may have been used to attach the track bar to the frame. The incorrect bolt may break or fall out, resulting in the vehicle suddenly pulling to one side.
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the track bar fasteners as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800 247 9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is N41.
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General Motors is recalling (13V-315) certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado trucks and certain 2014 GMC Sierra trucks.
Welding on the passenger air bag inflator may fracture when the air bag is deployed, allowing some gas from the air bag inflator to vent behind the instrument panel instead of into the air bag. As a result, the air bag may not fully inflate.
General Motors will notify owners and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module, free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 866 694 6546 and GMC at 866 996 9463. GM’s recall number is 13230.
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PACCAR is recalling (13V-322) certain 2010 – 2012 Kenworth T4 and W9 series vehicles. The alternator wiring may come in contact with the exhaust manifold. If the wiring comes in contact with the exhaust manifold, the wiring may melt and lead to a vehicle fire.
PACCAR will notify owners and dealers will reroute the alternator wiring, free of charge. Owners may contact PACCAR at 425 468 7400. Kenworth’s recall number is 13 KWJ.
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