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Recalls - 1996 SPARTAN SB

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

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Recall Number

96V052000

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 FAN CLUTCH FOR THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM FAN WAS COMBINED WITH AN INAPPROPRIATE FAN, WHICH INTERFERES WITH THE DRIVE AND CAN CAUSE THE DRIVE TO SEPARATE.

Defect Consequence

IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE THE ENGINE COVER IS OPEN, A PERSON WORKING IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE COULD BE STRUCK BY A PORTION OF THE FAN CLUTCH. IF THE FAN CLUTCH SEPARATES, THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FAN WHICH HAS A CUPPED MOUNTING PLATE WITH A FAN HAVING A STRAIGHT MOUNTING PLATE. THE FAN CLUTCH, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY INTERFERENCE WITH THE FAN, IS BEING REPLACED WITH A NEW DRIVE OF THE SAME MODEL.

Notes

SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM; FAN. VEHICLE DESCRIPITON: CLASS 7 AND 8 (26,001 POUNDS AND OVER) CHASSIS FOR TYPE D SCHOOL BUS WITH A FRONT DIESEL ENGINE. NOTE: 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 1-517-543-6400. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


Component Description

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall Number

00V001000

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: SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH MECHANICAL B5.9 FRONT DIESEL ENGINE SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 26, 1995 THROUGH MARCH 18, 1998. DUE TO THE ACCELERATOR CABLE ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET HAVING AN INCORRECT BEND ANGLE, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE HAS A COMPOUND BEND RADIUS WHICH ALLOWS THE INNER CABLE TO WEAR THROUGH OUTER CABLE SHEATH END FITTINGS AND POSSIBLY JAM IN THE GROOVE RESULTING FROM THIS WEAR.

Defect Consequence

THE ENGINE THROTTLE MAY THEN FAIL TO REACT TO ACCELERATOR PEDAL MOVEMENTS.

Defect Corrective Action

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CORRECTIVE ACTION KIT. THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED: (1) EXISTING ACCELERATOR CABLE ASSEMBLY; (2) ENGINE END; CABLE CLAMPING BRACKET, AND (3) ENGINE END; QUICK RELEASE BALL SOCKET.

Notes

SPARTAN RECALL NO. SPEC 99009. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 15, 2000. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR KIT 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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