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Recalls - 1991 SPARTAN GLADIATOR

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall Number

96V040000

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

THE ELECTRICAL HARNESS POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER WAS MOUNTED BEHIND THE KICK PANEL IN THE STEP WELL AREA OF THE TRUCK, AND THE UNSEALED CONNECTORS, IF EXPOSED TO WATER, COULD RESULT IN STRAY VOLTAGE, SHORTING, OR CORROSION.

Defect Consequence

IF THE UNSEALED CONNECTORS EXPERIENCE A CONDITION THAT ALLOWED MOISTURE TO ENTER, THE ENGINE CAN EXPERIENCE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL PROBLEMS. THE FOOT OPERATED THROTTLE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE ELECTRONIC-GOVERNED ENGINE SPEED, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW ELECTRICAL HARNESS WITH SEALED CONNECTORS AND RELOCATING THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

Notes

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; WIRING. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FIRE TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL DDEC SERIES 60 ENGINE WITH A 0601-GG5 ELECTRICAL HARNESS. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VHEICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT SPARTAN AT 1-517-543-6400. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

STRUCTURE

Recall Number

99V010000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FIRE TRUCKS. THE CAB TILT SYSTEM CONTAINS A 12 VOLT ELECTRICAL SOLENOID ASSEMBLY AS AN ACCESSORY TO THE CAB TILT ELECTRIC MOTOR/HYDRAULIC PUMP ASSEMBLY. RAIN, SNOW, SALT SPRAY OR OTHER CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT CAN CORRODE THE SOLENOID OR "BRIDGE" THE ENERGIZING COIL WIRE TERMINAL CAUSING THE CAB TILT SYSTEM TO OPERATE UNCONTROLLABLY.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD CAUSE THE CAB TILT SYSTEM TO ACTUATE WITHOUT CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HERMETICALLY SEALED SOLENOID ASSEMBLY.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 18, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SPARTAN AT 1-800-722-3025. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Recall Number

99V118000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: FIRE TRUCKS. THESE FIRE TRUCKS ARE ALL 4-DOOR MODELS WHICH CONTAIN DUAL, FORWARD FACING PASSENGER SEATS. THE HARDWARE UTILIZED TO MOUNT THE SEAT BOX TO THE CAB FLOOR AND TO THE BACKWALL STRUCTURE, AND ALSO TO MOUNT THE TYPE 1 SEAT BELT SYSTEMS, WAS INADEQUATE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NOS. 207/210, ""SEATING SYSTEMS" AND "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

Defect Consequence

THE SEAT BOX MOUNTING/RESTRAINING HARDWARE CAN LOOSEN OR FAIL ALLOWING THE SEAT/SEAT BOX ASSEMBLY TO BREAK FREE OF ITS MOUNTING TO THE CAB FLOOR AND/OR BACKWALL WHICH COULD CAUSE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THOSE SEATS.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BOX MOUNTING FASTENERS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 29, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SPARTAN AT 1-800-722-3025. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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