October Vehicle Recall Information

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 31-Oct-2011

Staying informed about recalls regarding your vehicle can be as simple and making sure your contact information is updated and manuafcturers and deals have a method of reaching you if notification is necessary. In addition, staying updated about the various parts and the recalls tied to equipment is vital to protecting you and your vehicles passengers. Take a look at the following list of vehicle recalls that occurred during October to make sure your car, truck or SUV is free of vehicle defects. For more information about equipment and vehicles that have been or are being recalled, see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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BMW (11V521000) BMW of North America, LLC

Models: BMW 5 Series 2008-2011

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 2008-2011

BMW 7 Series 2008-2011

BMW X5 2008-2011

BMW X6 2008-2011

Reason: Circuit board for electric auxiliary water pump may overheat causing smoldering or vehicle fire.

Date Recalled: October 20, 2011

Spartan (11V516000) Spartan Chassis, Inc.

Models: Spartan K2 2010-2011

Spartan K3 2010-2011

Spartan MM 2010-2011

Spartan SU 2010-2011

Reason: When brake is applied, cruise control may cancel. May inadvertently increase speed after cruise control is established.

Date Recalled: October 17, 2011

Spartan (11V500000) Spartan Chassis, Inc.

Models: Spartan Diamond 2008

Spartan Furion 2008-2009, 2011

Spartan Furion R/T 2010

Spartan Gladiator 2007-2012

Spartan Metrostar 2008-2012

Spartan Force 2012

Reason: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may activate unnecessarily when vehicle is driven in particular road conditions, affecting slip angle

Date Recalled: October 11, 2011

American LaFrance (11V51500)

Models: American LaFrance / Eagle

Reason: ESC module may cause unnecessary activation during certain driving and road conditions.

Date Recalled: October 13, 2011

Freightliner (11V514000), Daimler Trucks North America

Models: Spartan Diamond 2008

Freightliner / Cascadia 2005-2011

Freightliner / Century 2005-2011

Freightliner / Classic XL 2005-2011

Freightliner / Columbia 2005-2011

Freightliner / Coronado 2005-2011

Reason: Lower pinion bearing on rack and steering system could corrode and fail, leading to possible spool valve seal damage and unexpected right or left turning, loss of control and crash risk.

Date Recalled: October 14, 2011

Keysone (11V513000) Keystone RV Company

Models: Keystone / Passport 2012

Reason: Rear living room is missing Egress window, which could cause injury if evacuation is necessary.

Date Recalled: October 14, 2011

Volvo (11V508000), Volvo Cars of N.A. LLC

Models: Volvo C70 2006-2012

Volvo S60 2011-2012

Reason: Spare tire kit fails to comply with federal requirements and does not contain correct information for vehicles equipped with accessory spare tire and wheel kit, which could result in improper inflation and tire failure.

Date Recalled: October 14, 2011

Lotus (11V510000), Lotus Cars USA, Inc.

Models: Lotus / Elise 2005-2006

Lotus / Exige 2005-2006

Reason: Oil cooler could become detached from fitting, which could spray oil on tire and increase risk of crash or spray oil in engine compartment, which could increase risk of fire.

Date Recalled: October 14, 2011

PJ Trailers (11V509000)

Models: PJ Trailers / DD 2011

PJ Trailers / FD 2011

PJ Trailers / FY 2011

PJ Trailers / LD 2011

PJ Trailers / LY 2011

PJ Trailers / TD 2011

Reason: Welds on top of equalizer that holds bushing through equalizer bolts to trailer not properly welded, which can cause axle to detach from the trailer, resulting in possible crash.

Date Recalled: October 17, 2011

PJ Trailers (11V509000)

Models: Chevrolet / Equinox 2012

GMC / Terrain 2012

Reason: Tire pressure monitoring system does not comply with federal requirements of safety standards. The light does not illuminate until pressure is more than 25% below recommended cold tire pressure. May result in underinflated tires during heat or overloading, which could lead to blowout or crash.

Date Recalled: October 18, 2011

Blue Bird Buses (115V504000)

Models: Blue Bird / All America 2012

Blue Bird / Vision 2012

Reason: Incorrect rivets may have been used to attach handles for windows that could be used during emergency. Emergency windows cannot be re-secured, which could pose a risk for children.

Date Recalled: October 17, 2011

Harley Davidson (11V506000), Harley Davidson Motor Company

Models: H-D / FLHP 2009-2012

H-D / FLHPE 2009-2011

H-D / FLHR 2009-2012

H-D / FLHRC 2009-2012

H-D / FLHT 2009-2010

H-D / FLHTC 2009-2012

H-D / FLHTCU 2009-2012

H-D / FLHTCUSE4 2009

H-D / FLHTCUSE5 2010

H-D / FLHTCUSE6 2011

H-D / H-D / FLHTCUSE7 2012

H-D / FLHTCUTG 2009-2012

H-D / FLHTK 2010-2012

H-D / FLHTP 2009-2012

H-D / FLHX 2009-2012

H-D / FLHXSE 2010

H-D / FLHXSE2 2011

H-D / H-D / FLHXSE3 2012

H-D / FLHXXX 2011

H-D / FLTR 2009

H-D / FLTRSE3 2009

H-D / FLTRU 2010-2012

H-D / FLTRUSE 2011

H-D / FLTRX 2010-2012

H-D / FLTRXSE 2012

Reason: Rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system, which could cause switch to not activate brake lamp or activate when no brake is applied. Could also cause brake fluid leak, affecting brake performance and risking crash.

Date Recalled: October 19, 2011

Ferrara (11V507000), Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Models: Ferrara / Igniter 2009-2011

Ferrara / Inferno 2009-2011

Reason: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may cause system to activate unnecessarily when driven in certain conditions or manners, which could cause over steering and risk of crash.

Date Recalled: October 11, 2011

Collins (11V502000), Collins Bus Corporation

Models: Collins / Bantam 2006-2008

Collins / Grand Bantam 2006-2008

Collins / Super Bantam 2006-2008

Reason: Carrier Genv EM 1 Evaporator Units, fuse may become loose in holder, increasing risk of fire.

Date Recalled: October 13, 2011

Thomas Built Buses (11V505000), Daimler Trucks North America

Models: Thomas Built Buses / Saf-T-Liner C2

Reason: Fuel line going from fuel water separator to engine may rub on hydraulic brake lines, potentially resulting in brake fluid leak, which could reduce brake performance.

Date Recalled: October 17, 2011

Thomas Built Buses (11V503000), Daimler Trucks North America

Models: Thomas Built Buses / Saf-T-Liner C2 2005-2007

Reason: Pass-through power cable connections behind driver’s side kick panel may corrode, resulting in an electric fault or circuit, resulting in possible fire.

Date Recalled: October 17, 2011

Jayco Travel Trailer (11V495000), Jayco, Inc.

Models: Jayco Travel trailer / Jay Feather Lgt. 2008

Jayco Travel Trailer / Jay Feather Lgt. 2007

Reason: Pass-through power cable connections behind driver’s side kick panel may corrode, resulting in an electric fault or circuit, resulting in possible fire.

Date Recalled: October 11, 2011

Jayco Travel Trailer (11V495000), Jayco, Inc.

Models: Jayco Travel trailer / Jay Feather Lgt. 2008

Jayco Travel Trailer / Jay Feather Lgt. 2007

Reason: Insufficient tires and wheel wall clearance could cause tires to contact wheel well,

increasing risk of crash, injury or death

Date Recalled: October 11, 2011

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