Chassis Recalls, Service Bulletins, and Manufacturing Data
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Safety Recall / Driveshaft Flexible Coupling
Reason for This Safety Recall
In the affected vehicles, the driveshaft flexible coupling may crack with increasing mileage, resulting in driveline noise and vibration. Continued driving with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving, or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied. In addition, separation of the driveshaft can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.
The automotive industry is facing an unprecedented challenge with respect to the recall of Takata airbags. As you probably know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has made the determination that millions of Takata airbags are potentially defective and the inflators in these airbags, if defective, could explode causing injury or even death… See links below for more information and VIN search.
Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured April 1, 2015, to October 31, 2015. The affected vehicles may have had multiple layers of paint applied, and as a result, in a crash, the windows may separate from the vehicle when the outer layer of paint peels from the layer below.
If the windows separate from the vehicle in a crash, the occupants are at a greater risk of injury. DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove the windows and inspect the paintwork, repainting the vehicles as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-770-705-2070.
Dodge Trucks (2013-2015) Equipped with a Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM), Tech Service Bulletin (TSB) number is 08-108-15
View Owners Notification Letter
View Seatbelt Modification Notice
On certain 2003-2015 model year Chevrolet Express, 2003-2007 Chevrolet Silverado, 2008-2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD, 2003-2015 GMC Savana, 2003-2007 GMC Sierra 3500, and 2007-2012 GMC Sierra HD model vehicles equipped with a Duramax diesel engine and an engine-block heater (RPO YF2 and K05), continuously activating the engine-block heater through Ambulance body up fit “shore power” may cause excessive heat buildup, cause a high-resistance short, damage the engine-block heater, or, in rare cases, melt electrical connections or cause an engine-compartment fire.
The issue is the front a/c evaporator core will freeze up causing the cab vent temperature to rise in the cab.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tie rod assembly, free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler’s recall campaign number is R16.
Special Diesel Emissions for Dedicated Emergency Vehicles - C/K Cab Chassis PCZ and YF2 Ambulance Package
In order to demonstrate compliance with the law, GM requires additional documentation to show that the incomplete chassis are sold only for use by manufacturers building dedicated emergency vehicles. GM dealers who order the chassis initially are required to document the chassis sale with the attached end product certification form.
Factory Bulletin ( TYPE I ) Ford F-Series equipped with Ambulance Prep package Code 47A. Bad Exhaust Gas Sensor will cause engine to shut down and not allow it to be started for an hour.
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The safety of our customers is a primary concern to Ford Motor Company. For that reason, we want to make sure that you understand how to properly position and restrain all vehicle occupants, especially children. Air bags are safe and beneficial and are intended to be used with safety belts. They have been credited with saving over 1,100 lives and preventing injuries in thousands of other instances. However, improperly positioned or improperly belted occupants (especially children 12 and under, who should be buckled in the rear seat, if possible) can be seriously injured or killed during air bag deployment.
We urge you to adhere to the following very important guidelines:
- Always wear (and require passengers to wear) safety belts.
- Always read and follow your child seat manufacturer’s Owner Guide and your Ford Owner Guide
- Always move driver and front passenger seats as far rearward as practical
- Never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an air bag unless used in a Ford truck where the air bag has been manually deactivated
- Never allow children (or any occupant) to slide the shoulder belt behind them.
- Always buckle children 12 and under in the rear seat, if possible. Older children should also be properly buckled up and are safer in the rear seat.
We have also enclosed with this letter two warning labels to help remind you of these important guidelines. Please follow the mounting instructions on the back of the labels.
Remember, with or without air bags, children are ALWAYS safer in the rear seat. Ford Motor Company urges that every time you drive: “Buckle Up, Children in the Back.”
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