NHSTA Issues Recalls Involving BMW, Porsche and Fire Trucks
April 5, 2013

by Jenna Reed, jreed@glass.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced several recalls, including those involving the rearview mirrors on a Porsche and two BMW models.

NHTSA recently announced US Specs is recalling one 2002 Porsche Carrera, one 1997 BMW 750IL and two 1986 BMW 635 CSI vehicles for "failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, 'Rearview Mirrors.'"

The administration adds, "While performing conformity-related modifications for the U.S. market, labels with an incorrect size font were applied to the passenger side mirror. Drivers of these vehicles may not know the proximity of the objects in the passenger side mirror, increasing the risk of a crash."

Furthermore, NHTSA announced Spartan Motors Chassis, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, is recalling 2012-2013 Metro Star and Gladiator fire trucks manufactured from March 29, 2012, through January 30, 2013, which are equipped with a Spartan advanced protection system, which is supplied by Takata Protection Systems.

"The circuits on the control module of the APS may short and cause an inadvertent air bag deployment," NHTSA reports.

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