What top recalls do work truck fleet managers need to be aware of in February 2024?   -  Photo: Work Truck

What top recalls do work truck fleet managers need to be aware of in February 2024? 

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We have all the latest work truck recalls you need to know for February 2024 in one place.

If you have any Brightdrop, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Western Star, International, Ford work trucks, or Marion and Terex utility vehicles in your fleet, check out these latest recalls. 

Pickup Truck & Van Recalls

General Motors

  • Recall Number: N232466420
  • Vehicles: 2022 model year BrightDrop EV600
  • Potential Units Affected: 66
  • Component: Powertrain
  • Breakdown: The front-drive unit may leak oil and cause an engine compartment fire.
  • Solution: replace the vehicles, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 24, 2024. 

Ford

  • Recall Number: 24S02
  • Vehicles: 2011-2019 model-year Ford Explorer
  • Potential Units Affected: 1,889,110
  • Component: Structure
  • Breakdown: The A-pillar trim retention clips may not be properly engaged, allowing the trim to detach.
  • Solution: Dealers will inspect and replace the A-pillar trim as necessary, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed March 13, 2024. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available, anticipated later second half of 2024.

Medium- & Heavy-Duty Truck Recalls

Peterbilt & Kenworth 

  • Recall Number: 24KWA and 24PBA.
  • Vehicles: 2022-2024 model-year Peterbilt 535, 536, 537, and 548; Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480
  • Potential Units Affected: 11,053
  • Component: Visibility 
  • Breakdown: The glass lock ring on the cab mirror assembly may not be fully seated, allowing the mirror glass to detach.
  • Solution: Dealers will inspect the mirror glass lock ring and repair it as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 15, 2024. 

Peterbilt & Kenworth 

  • Recall Number: 24PBC and 24KWC
  • Vehicles: 2024-2025 model year Kenworth T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, L770, and W990; Peterbilt 389, 520, 535, 536, 537, 548, 567, 579, and 589.
  • Potential Units Affected: 47,208
  • Component: Steering 
  • Breakdown: The steering gear assemblies may have been assembled incorrectly with fewer recirculating balls than are required, which may result in a loss of steering control.
  • Solution: Dealers will inspect and replace the steering gears as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 25, 2024.

Peterbilt & Kenworth 

  • Recall Number: 24PBB and 24KWB.
  • Vehicles: 2024 Peterbilt 389, 520, 567, and Kenworth T880.
  • Potential Units Affected:  48
  • Component: Steering 
  • Breakdown: The bearing journals may not be fully seated in the steering knuckle assemblies, preventing the proper installation of the wheel end hub assemblies.
  • Solution: Dealers will inspect and replace the steering knuckle assemblies as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 25, 2024.

Western Star & Freightliner

  • Recall Number: FL993
  • Vehicles: 2024-2025 model-year Western Star 49X and 2025 Freightliner Cascadia. 
  • Potential Units Affected: 7
  • Component: Electronic Stability Control 
  • Breakdown: The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software has incorrect axle spacing parameters. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 136, "Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles."
  • Solution: Dealers will update the ESC software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 31, 2024. 

International Trucks

  • Recall Number: 24501
  • Vehicles: 2024 International HV and MV 
  • Potential Units Affected: 297 
  • Component: Seat belts. 
  • Breakdown: The driver's seat belt tether bolt may not be properly seated in the anchor, causing a bind at the anchor point.
  • Solution: Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belts as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 18, 2024. 

Utility Fleet Recalls 

Altec

  • Recall Number: CSN-3142
  • Vehicles: 2004-2023 AT Series aerial devices from Altec. 
  • Potential Units Affected: 437
  • Component: Electrical System
  • Breakdown: The cables in the engine compartment may contact the vehicle's hood, damaging the cables and causing a short circuit.
  • Solution: Altec will inspect and relocate the cables and fuse blocks, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 8, 2024.

Marion Body Works

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V028000 
  • Vehicles: 2020-2022 model year Pumper, Rescue, Aerial, and RPM vehicles equipped with Weldon 8X16 Input-Output nodes.
  • Potential Units Affected: 25
  • Component: Electrical System
  • Breakdown:  In the event of a short circuit or wiring failure, the firmware in the node may fail to shut off the output pin, resulting in overloaded electrical circuits.
  • Solution: Marion will work with the equipment manufacturer Weldon to update the firmware, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 26, 2024. 

Terex South Dakota Inc.

  • Recall Number: SN724
  • Vehicles: 2023 model year Optima-TC55, Optima-HRX50, Optima-HRX55, and XT Pro vehicles. 
  • Potential Units Affected: 340
  • Component: Equipment 
  • Breakdown: The boom rotation bearing bolts may not be tightened properly.
  • Solution: Dealers will tighten the boom rotation bearing bolts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 23, 2024. 
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