Visibility and spontaneous glass breakage were focal points of the latest recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The auto manufacturers involved are Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA), Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati), and Gillig LLC (Gillig).
Just over one thousand 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 1500, 2500, 3500 and 4500 vehicles were affected by the administration’s latest recall, which states the wrong rear side windows may have been installed. According to the NHTSA, the rear side windows may be single-pane “safety glass” instead of laminated safety glass.
“In the event of a side impact crash or vehicle rollover, the fitted side windows may not adequately protect the rear occupants from being ejected, increasing their risk of injury,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2019.
DVUSA stated it aims to notify vehicle owners impacted by its recall. Glass companies willing to replace the recalled models can assure their customers they will replace the single-pane safety glass with laminated safety glass, at no cost to them. Shop owners can advise their Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicle owners to contact DVUSA’s customer service center at 1-877-762-8267 if they have additional questions. DVUSA’s number for this recall is VS3VERGLAS
Hundreds of Maserati 2019 Levante vehicle owners are impacted by the company’s latest visibility recall. The vehicles affected are equipped with full LED headlights with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS). According to the administration, the headlights may be misadjusted above the maximum height allowed. This issue could possibly impair other driver’s visibility on the road and increase the chances of an accident.
“These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2019.
Maserati released a statement claiming it plans to notify owners of its latest recalled vehicle. Glass companies who will be working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their headlights will be adjusted at no cost.
Shop owners can advise their customers to contact Maserati’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati’s number for this recall is 387.
Vehicle owners with glass roof hatches in certain Gillig 2018-2019 Low Floor vehicles are impacted by the NHTSA’s latest recall. According to the administration, temperature and vibration stresses may cause the tempered glass roof hatch to shatter spontaneously.
“If the tempered glass roof hatch shatters, glass fragments may fall onto passengers, increasing the risk of an injury,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.
Gillig has notified affected owners. Glass companies who will work on the recalled models can assure their customers their hatch lids will be replaced at no charge.
Shop owners can advise their Gillig vehicle owners to contact the company’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-510-264-5073.