Latest NHTSA US Vehicle Recalls- Pacifica, Endevor, Yamaha, BlueBird

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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     BLUE BIRD / ALL AMERICAN     1998-2002
     BLUE BIRD / COMMERCIAL SERIES     1998-2002
     BLUE BIRD / TC2000     1998-2002
Manufacturer : BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V062000 Recall Date : FEB 22, 2005
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 18891
Summary:
 CERTAIN BLUE BIRD ALL AMERICAN, TC2000 SCHOOL AND TRANSIT BUSES, AND COMMERCIAL SERIES BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISB DIESEL ENGINES. THE FUEL PUMP COULD FAIL TO TRANSFER FUEL APPROPRIATELY CREATING AN ENGINE STALL CONDITION.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE, A POSSIBLE VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
 CUSTOMERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY CUMMINS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO HAVE THE FUEL LIFT PUMP REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE.
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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     CUMMINS / ISB     9999
     SPARTAN / BV     1999
     SPARTAN / CV     1999
     SPARTAN / SB     1999
     SPARTAN / SBFE     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / SBFE-2142     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / SCHOOL BUS     1999
     SPARTAN / SP     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / TB2242     1998
Manufacturer : SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V063000 Recall Date : FEB 25, 2005
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 84
Summary:
 CERTAIN SPARTAN MY 1998-2000 SCHOOL AND SPECIALTY BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISB DIESEL ENGINES. THE FUEL PUMP COULD FAIL TO TRANSFER FUEL APPROPRIATELY CREATING AN ENGINE STALL CONDITION.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE, A POSSIBLE VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
 CUSTOMERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY CUMMINS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO HAVE THE REMEDY DONE FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes:
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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     CUMMINS / ISB     9999
     SPARTAN / BV     1999
     SPARTAN / CV     1999
     SPARTAN / SB     1999
     SPARTAN / SBFE     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / SBFE-2142     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / SCHOOL BUS     1999
     SPARTAN / SP     1999-2000
     SPARTAN / TB2242     1998
Manufacturer : SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V063000 Recall Date : FEB 25, 2005
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 84
Summary:
 CERTAIN SPARTAN MY 1998-2000 SCHOOL AND SPECIALTY BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS ISB DIESEL ENGINES. THE FUEL PUMP COULD FAIL TO TRANSFER FUEL APPROPRIATELY CREATING AN ENGINE STALL CONDITION.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE, A POSSIBLE VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
 CUSTOMERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY CUMMINS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO HAVE THE REMEDY DONE FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes:
 N/A
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     CHRYSLER / PACIFICA     2005
Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V066000 Recall Date : MAR 01, 2005
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 43180
Summary:
 CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HALOGEN HEADLAMPS MAY EXPERIENCE AN INTERMITTENT AND EVENTUAL TOTAL LOSS OF HEADLAMP FUNCTION.
Consequence:
 THE HEAD LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY WHICH COULD RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR NO HEADLIGHT FUNCTION. THIS COULD IMPAIR A DRIVER'S VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY, THE WIRING HARNESS AND LOW BEAM BULB ON BOTH HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes:
 DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E04. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
     YAMAHA / XV250     1996-2005
     YAMAHA / XVS11     1996-2005
     YAMAHA / XVS65     1996-2005
Manufacturer : YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V067000 Recall Date : FEB 25, 2005
Component: SEATS:MOTORCYCLE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 190000
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE MOUNTING HARDWARE HOLDING THE PASSENGER SEAT TO THE FENDER COULD LOOSEN DUE TO THE PASSENGER'S WEIGHT SHIFTING ON THE SEAT.
Consequence:
 IF THE MOUNTING HARDWARE BECOMES LOOSE ENOUGH TO FALL OFF, THE PASSENGER SEAT CAN FALL OFF THE REAR FENDER. A PASSENGER ON THE MOTORCYCLE COULD LOSE BALANCE AND FALL, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SEAT'S MOUNTING HARDWARE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH OR APRIL 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-227-5963.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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     MITSUBISHI / ENDEAVOR     2004-2005
Manufacturer : MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.  
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V069000 Recall Date : FEB 24, 2005
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 65436
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION. THE LOCK NUT MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, WHICH WILL REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARKING BRAKE.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT PLACED INTO THE "PARK" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SLOPE, THUS RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE LOCK NUT, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON APRIL 1, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notes:
MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-05-001. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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