The latest work truck recalls include major and minor recalls in the utility, heavy-duty, and electric sectors.
The recalls are from Ford, Altec, Autocar, and Daimler. So let’s dive into it!
- Vehicle: 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup truck.
- Component: High-voltage battery pack.
- Breakdown: The high-voltage battery pack may experience an electrical short-circuit when the battery is fully charged or near fully charged.
- Solution: The high-voltage battery pack will be replaced at the dealership for free.
- Vehicle: 2022-2023 ACX (Xpeditor) and 2020-2023 DC (Legend).
- Component: Powertrain driveline.
- Breakdown: The powertrain driveline center support bearing hardware may not have been properly secured.
- Solution: The dealership will inspect and replace if necessary the powertrain driveline support bearing hardware.
Daimler Vans Recall
- Vehicle: 2019-2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter.
- Component: Instrument panel.
- Breakdown: The instrument cluster may fail to display any information when the vehicle is started. A blank instrument panel will not show critical information, such as vehicle speed, fuel gauge, warning messages, and warning lights, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Solution: The affected instrument cluster software will be updated at the dealership.
Lightning eMotors Recall
- Vehicle: 2020 FE4-86 and FT3-43, 2019-2021 FE4-129, and 2019-2022 FT3-86.
- Component: Battery packs.
- Breakdown: The battery packs may have defective structural welds and experience an internal radiator leak. Battery failure can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Battery failure can also increase the risk of a fire.
- Solution: The solution is currently under development.
Altec Industries Recall
- Vehicle: 2016-2022 DM, DH, DC, DL, D2000, D3000, and D4000 series digger derricks, and AM55 aerial devices.
- Component: Rear pole rack.
- Breakdown: The base of the rear pole rack may be missing a weld. A missing weld on the rear pole rack can lead to a crack that could cause the pole and rack to drop in height, increasing the risk of an injury.
- Solution: Replace any required welds, if necessary.