Potential Windows Falling Out and Driver Visibility Issues Spark Latest Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) and Ford Motor Company (Ford).

Volvo

The recall, according to NHTSA, states that windows may become detached from the impacted vehicles, which would increase the risk of an accident.

“Volvo is recalling certain 2020 VNL vehicles. The window hinge and mounting hardware are insufficient to hold the window in place if the truck is driven with the sleeper bunk windows open,” a portion of NHTSA’s release reads.

This recall impacts more than 8,000 vehicle owners and is expected to begin on November 27, 2020, according to NHTSA.

Volvo stated the company has notified all affected vehicle owners of its latest safety recall. Auto glass companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their window hinges will be replaced, at no cost to the customer. Shop owners can advise their impacted Volvo vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-800-458-1552 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX2005. NHTSA’s campaign number for this recall is 20V613000.

Ford

Ferrari is recalling more than 700,000 of its vehicles in North America because of issues involving the vehicle’s backup camera. According to the company, its backup cameras can show distorted images or suddenly go dark, which can increase the possibility of drivers having an accident.

“Ford’s recall covers most 2020 versions of its F-Series trucks, as well as the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge. Also included are the Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair,” a portion of Ford’s release reads.

According to documents filed by Ford with NHTSA, the auto manufacturer cited that a poor electrical connection is the cause of the problem.

The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2020.

Ford stated the company will notify all of its impacted vehicle owners. Auto glass companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers that their rearview camera will be replaced at no cost. Shop owners can advise their impacted Ford vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-800-392-3673 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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