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Recalls - 2014 MACK CHU

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

SERVICE BRAKES

Recall Number

13V195000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

Mack Trucks, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, MRU, and LEU trucks manufactured July 16, 2012, through march 18, 2013 and equipped with drum brakes. The clevis pin for the brake slack adjuster may be missing a cotter pin. If the cotter pin is not installed, the clevis pin may loosen and fall out causing a loss of brake function on the affected wheel.

Defect Consequence

A loss of brake function at one wheel will lead to increased stopping distances and pulling to the left or right when braking, which may increase the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Mack Trucks, Inc. will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake slack adjusters and install the brake hardware, as necessary, free of charge. An interim was mailed to owners on June 20, 2013. A second notice was mailed to owners on September 30, 2013. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-800-528-6586. Mack Trucks' recall campaign number is SC0370.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS

Recall Number

13V492000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

Mack Trucks is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, LEU, and MRU vehicles manufactured with pro-torque axle spindle nuts from August 28, 2012, through August 16, 2013. The pro-torque nut may not have been installed correctly, which may result in a loosening of the nut.

Defect Consequence

If the nut comes loose, the hub assembly may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Mack Trucks will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on November 12, 2013. Mack's recall number is SC0371. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-336-393-2000.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT

Recall Number

14V208000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

Mack Trucks Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 CHU, CXU, and MRU, 2007 CT and CV, 2008-2014 GU, and 2011-2014 LEU, and TD trucks manufactured February 28, 2006, through November 8, 2013, and equipped Hamsar Electronic Flasher. The hazard warning lights may fail.

Defect Consequence

A failure of the hazard warning lights could reduce the trucks visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Mack will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electronic flasher unit, free of charge. The recall will begin by mid-June 2014. Interim letters went out to owners on June 23, 2014. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-866-298-6586. Mack's number for this recall is SC0379.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall Number

14V078000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) notified the agency on February 20, 2014, that they are recalling certain model year 2010-2012 CHU, CXU, GU and TD vehicles manufactured from June 16, 2009, through July 8, 2011. While continuing to research the scope of the issue, Mack expanded the recall on November 18, 2014 to include certain model year 2008-2009 and 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU and TD vehicles manufactured from June 16, 2009, through July 8, 2011. Having completed its investigation, Mack once again expanded the recall during February 2015 to include an additional 53,780 vehicles from model years 2007 and 2015. The recall now covers model year 2007-2015 includes CHU, CXU, GU and TD vehicles produced October 13, 2006, through October 3, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Distribution Module (EPDM) may be contaminated from water leaks in, and around, the windshield. If exposed to water leaks, contaminants such as road salts may deposit on the EPDM.

Defect Consequence

Deposits of contaminants may result in the circuits being bridged, creating a high resistance short, increasing the risk of a fire.

Defect Corrective Action

Mack has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the EPDM. If contamination has occurred, dealers will replace the EPDM and address the leak, free of charge. Owners of model year 2010-2012 CHU, CXU, GU and TD vehicles were initially notified April 24, 2014. Owners affected by the recall expansions were notified in February 2015. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-336-393-2000. Mack's number for this recall is SC0375.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Component Description

FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL

Recall Number

14V545000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 CXU and 2014-2015 CHU trucks manufactured August 23, 2012, through June 27, 2014, and equipped with adaptive cruise control. Due to a software error, the affected vehicles may not provide visual or audible alerts to the driver warning them that an obstruction in the road was detected.

Defect Consequence

If the driver is not warned of something being in the truck's path, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Defect Corrective Action

Mack will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle control unit, free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2014. Owners may contact Mack customer service at 1-800-866-1177. Mack's number for this recall is SC0381.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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